..

23 Clemson Football Players Test Positive, NHL Considers Canada for Reboot

Written by:
Associated Press
Published on:
Jun/20/2020

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson said  23 football players have tested positive for the coronavirus since the athletes returned to campus this month.


*6 weeks free trial - test drive - best in the biz
*Deposit with Bitcoin - They'll double it!
*Get your own domain, customized website, logo
*Switch in under an hour, earn mrore $$ for doing so
*Odds featured on DonBest.com
*Thousands of betting options daily + live in-play
*Easy and discreet payment options include gift cards
*Walmart gift cards also accepted
Start Earning Money From Your Sheet Here

The school in all there have been 28 positive tests for COVID-19, including two football staffers and three athletes from other sports.

None of those contracting the virus have been hospitalized.

Those testing positive are isolated for at least 10 days.

The uptick at Clemson is similar to one in the state of South Carolina, which reported a single-day high of 1,081 cases on Friday. 

NHL Considers Canada Reboot Following Surge in US Covid Cases

(AP) - Canada has approved the NHL’s return-to-play proposal that could lead to one or more cities north of the border serving as host sites for the league's 24-team playoff format.

Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland announced Friday that the nation’s top public health officer, and health officials in Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario had signed off on the NHL plan.

The decision followed discussions with government health officials, and comes as the league enters the advanced stages of selecting its hub cities — most likely two — from a list of seven in the U.S. and three in Canada, NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly wrote in an email to The Associated Press.

Daly didn’t rule out the possibility of two hubs being located in Canada from among Toronto, Vancouver and Edmonton.

The NHL, however, did encounter a setback in its bid to resume playing since the season was paused on March 12.

The Tampa Bay Lightning closed their facilities indefinitely Thursday after three players and “additional staff members” tested positive for COVID-19. The team said the players were largely asymptomatic and were self-isolating.

The move came as baseball's Philadelphia Phillies announced that some of their players and staff had tested positive in nearby Clearwater, Florida, and the Toronto Blue Jays had one player show symptoms consistent with the coronavirus in nearby Dunedin, Florida.

The NHL announced late Friday that 11 of the 200 players tested since training facilities were allowed to open on June 8 have tested positive. They are self isolating. The league declined to say who. 

Two weeks ago, NHL players were allowed to return to their respective facilities for voluntary on- and off-ice workouts. Players were allowed to skate in groups of up to six a time. 

The NHL’s return-to-play plan approved by Canada required an exemption allowing players and team officials to cross the border. The border is currently closed to non-essential travel until at least July 21, and those entering Canada must self-isolate for 14 days. 

Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s chief public health officer, said robust protocols such as group quarantining and testing will be in place. The decision on selecting hub cities — each would host 12 teams — could come as early as next week. 

“I want to emphasize that it will be very important for the NHL and the players to continue to work very closely with public health officers and to follow their instructions," Freeland said. “This is essential not only for the players, which I know we all have affection for, but for the health and safety of Canadians.” 

The NHL is targeting July 10 to open training camps, with games being played without fans present starting in late July or early August. 

Though Las Vegas and Columbus, Ohio, are considered strong candidates to serve as hub cities, the focus on Canada comes at a time the United States is experiencing a spike in positive tests. Playing games in Canada could also be cost-effective, with the Canadian dollar worth about 73 cents versus its U.S. counterpart. 

Daly said it wasn't of “significant consideration” as to whether the hubs are located in separate or the same time zones. 

Toronto Mayor John Tory supported his city being selected, noting he considers it to be the “hockey capital of the world.” 

“It will be a morale boost for us,” Tory said. “It will be great for the psychology of the city.” 

Football News News

South Carolina Gamecoacks vs. Florida Gators Betting Odds, Prop Bets

South Carolina Gamecoacks vs. Florida Gators Betting Odds, Prop Bets

The South Carolina Gamecocks vs. Florida Gators game featured a line of Florida -18.

NFL Betting – Denver Broncos at New York Jets

NFL Betting – Denver Broncos at New York Jets

There are two things we know about the Thursday Night Football matchup between the Denver Broncos and New York Jets. First, there’s a good chance one team gets its first win of the season. And second, the losing team’s coach jumps to the front of the line for the first to be fired.

Titans Shut Down Facilities Following Positive Covid-19 Tests

NFL May Move Titans-Steelers Game to Monday Night Following Covid Scare

The Tennessee Titans have closed their facilities until Saturday following three players and five staff testing positive for Covid-19. The NFL made the announcement on Tuesday.

CFB Betting – Texas AM Aggies at Alabama Crimson Tide

CFB Betting – Texas AM Aggies at Alabama Crimson Tide

Even in a pandemic-riddled season some things in the SEC never change. The Alabama Crimson Tide are the top dogs and the Texas AM Aggies are chasing them. Jimbo Fisher’s squad looks to change that this week when his club pays a visit to Tuscaloosa in a matchup of top-20 teams.

Ravens Again Find Misery at Hands of Mahomes, Chiefs

Chiefs Slice and Dice the Ravens.... Again

Three years, three games, three defeats.  The Baltimore Ravens just can't seem to beat Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs, and after their latest loss Monday night, all they can do is hope for another shot down the road.

Syndicate