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Celtics Smart doing well after positive COVID-19 test

By Associated Press Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens says guard Marcus Smart is doing well and remains in good spirits following his positive test for coronavirus last week. Smart announced his diagnosis on March 19, seven days after Utah Jazz All-Stars Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell tested positive for COVID-19. Boston played the Utah Jazz on March 6. Celtics players and staff were also tested as a precaution and those tests have all come back negative. Stevens said he and team officials have been checking in with Smart and the rest of the team regularly via conference calls. “I’m proud of how he kind of took the initiative to tell people that he had it and that he felt good and that he got online, just continued to ask people to practice social distancing and self-isolation right now,” Stevens said. “It’s just, you know, it’s a really unique, unsettling time for everyone.” — Kyle Hightower reporting from Boston  .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMar 28th, 2020Related News

Utah s Gobert, Mitchell cleared from coronavirus

Per Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated, all Utah Jazz players and personnel — including Gobert and Mitchell — were cleared by the Utah Department of Health......»»

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U.S. indicts Venezuela leader Maduro for narco-terrorism

WASHINGTON DC, USA – The US Justice Department announced the indictment Thursday, March 26, of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and offered a $15-million reward for information leading to his capture.  The Justice Department called Maduro the head of a cocaine trafficking group called "The Cartel of the Suns" ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsMar 26th, 2020Related News

NBA& rsquo;s Gobert details COVID-19 effects to his body

Los Angeles--Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert, whose positive coronavirus test prompted the NBA to shut down its season, says the virus has caused him to lose his sense of smell......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: SportsMar 23rd, 2020Related News

Gobert nawalan ng pang-amoy

Halos dalawang linggo matapos lumabas na nagpositibo sa coronavirus si Utaz Jazz big man Rudy Gobert, nawala na aniya ang kanyang sense of smell......»»

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More players infected

  THE American professional league National Basketball Association (NBA) has been without game action since March 12 (March 13, Manila time) due to the global coronavirus pandemic that has so far infected seven players – namely, Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz, Christian Wood of the Detroit Pistons, and Kevin Durant and […] The post More players infected appeared first on Bandera......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsMar 18th, 2020Related News

Kevin Durant, three other Nets test positive for coronavirus

There are now a total of seven NBA players across three teams with coronavirus since patient zero Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz testing positive last week......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsMar 18th, 2020Related News

Gobert: Wish I would& rsquo;ve taken this thing more seriously

​Los Angeles--Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert, the first NBA player to test positive for the coronavirus, says he is feeling better every day but wishes he had taken it more seriously......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: SportsMar 16th, 2020Related News

NBA loses big money

THE National Basketball Association (NBA) took the lead by suspending its regular-season games for at least a 30-day period starting March 12 (March 13, Manila time) amid the global coronavirus disease that has infected three players so far — initially Frenchman Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz and then later Christian Wood […] The post NBA loses big money appeared first on Bandera......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsMar 16th, 2020Related News

Gobert pledges $500,000 for arena workers, health services

Utah Jazz star Rudy Gobert, who apologized for his careless actions before he was diagnosed with novel coronavirus, has pledged to donate more than half a million dollars to health services and arena workers affected by the pandemic. More than half the money will go towards COVID-19 related social service programs in Utah, Oklahoma City […] The post Gobert pledges $500,000 for arena workers, health services appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsMar 15th, 2020Related News

Report: Pistons Wood is third NBA player to contract coronavirus

Detroit Pistons' Christian Wood, who played against NBA patient zero Rudy Gobert and the Utah Jazz last Sunday, is reportedly asymptomatic and "doing well"......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsMar 15th, 2020Related News

Police: Child tests positive for coronavirus after getting autograph in NBA game

According to CBS Sports, the police said that an elementary student went to the Boston Celtics-Utah Jazz game last March 6 and came in contact with a player who is confirmed to have contracted the virus......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsMar 14th, 2020Related News

No fine, suspension for Jazz s Gobert for actions prior to coronavirus result

Gobert, whose positive result prompted the suspension of the NBA season for at least thirty days, joked about the league's policies before his positive result......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsMar 14th, 2020Related News

NBA: Raptors say all of travel party tested negative

Associated Press The Toronto Raptors say all members of their travel party — players, coaches, staff — have tested negative for the coronavirus, with one result still pending. The Raptors were tested in Toronto on Wednesday night, two nights after they played the Utah Jazz. A pair of Jazz players, Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell, have tested positive for COVID-19. Gobert and Mitchell both played in that game against Toronto. The Raptors said they’ll continue to be vigilant even after the test results came back negative. The team says “those asked to self-isolate by Toronto Public Health will continue to do so. We will all practice social distancing and good hand hygiene, and — most importantly — carefully monitor our health.” Toronto officials also have sought ongoing guidance from Canadian health officials and infectious disease experts......»»

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Donovan Mitchell s father negative for coronavirus

NEW YORK (AP) — Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell's father, who works for the New York Mets, tested negative for the coronavirus. Donovan Mitchell Sr. is the Mets’ director of player relations and community outreach. The younger Mitchell confirmed Thursday he tested positive for the virus after Jazz teammate Rudy Gobert became the first NBA player to test positive, with Gobert's result prompting the league to suspend the season. The elder Mitchell was tested Thursday and a negative result was received Friday night, the Mets said in a statement. After learning of the Jazz situation Wednesday night, the Mets advised Mitchell Sr. not to report to the team facility Thursday morning. After finding out Thursday that Mitchell Jr. tested positive, the Mets’ medical staff recommended his father be tested as a precaution. Major League Baseball canceled the rest of the spring training schedule Thursday amid the novel coronavirus outbreak and postponed opening day by at least two weeks to no sooner than April 9. MLB decided Friday to suspend spring training camps as well, and players were told they could remain at camp, report to their team's home city or go to their own home. The Mets planned to make general manager Brodie Van Wagenen available to reporters on a conference call Saturday......»»

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Utah s Gobert says sorry for coronavirus: I was careless

Gobert, who had reportedly been careless in the Utah Jazz locker room and the press room prior to his positive result, apologized for his actions that may lead to more people being infected by the virus......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsMar 13th, 2020Related News

Jordan Clarkson tests negative for coronavirus

After being quarantined at the Chesapeake Arena in Oklahoma Ciy yesterday, all Utah Jazz players and staff were tested for the virus following Rudy Gobert's positive result......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsMar 13th, 2020Related News

LeBron nalungkot,buong 2020 pina-cancel NBA season sinuspinde

SINUSPINDE na ng NBA ang season until­ further notice matapos­ mag-positibo sa Coronavirus Disease­ o COVID-19 ang isang Utah Jazz player nitong Miyerkoles......»»

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Gobert apologizes for embarrassing, inexcusable virus gaffe

    LOS ANGELES, USA – Utah Jazz star Rudy Gobert apologized Thursday, March 12, for potentially exposing people to the coronavirus, a day after news of his infection with COVID-19 prompted the NBA to abruptly suspend the season . In a post on Instagram, the 27-year-old Frenchman said he had "no excuse" for ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsMar 13th, 2020Related News

Scrubbed: March Madness leads long list of canceled sports

By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer The world's sports schedule cratered at warp speed Thursday, with one of the biggest events on the U.S. calendar, the fun-filled and colorful college basketball tournament known as March Madness, becoming the first mega-event to be scrubbed due to fear of the spread of the coronavirus. Leaders at all levels of sports, including the NCAA, NBA, NHL, Major League Baseball, tennis and soccer, decided the risk of playing games with the threat of the virus hanging over them was too great despite the billions of dollars — to say nothing of the trophies, pride and once-in-a-lifetime experiences — hanging in the balance. By late in the afternoon of an extraordinary, headline-a-minute day across a pandemic-rattled globe, the NCAA, which regulates March Madness and virtually all major U.S. college sports, basically had no choice. With conferences and individual teams calling off their basketball seasons at breakneck pace, the NCAA followed suit. They scrapped all college winter and spring championships, the highlight of which is the men's basketball tournament — a three-week extravaganza that stands as the biggest event this side of the Super Bowl on the U.S. sports calendar. The cancellation leaves a massive hole in American sports — from campuses across the country, to a growing passel of sports-betting businesses that rely on college hoops money, to say nothing of the hearts of players who were poised to get their first, or last, or only chance to shine on the big stage. All of it was to be covered by CBS and its partners; about 80 percent of the NCAA's $1.05 billion annual budget is bankrolled by the money the networks pay to present the 68-team tournament over the air, on cable and online. “This is bigger than a sport or championship,” said Kansas University coach Bill Self, whose team would've been the likely favorite to win it all. Hours earlier, Kansas and Duke had each taken matters into their own hands, announcing they wouldn't be sending any of their teams to games, no matter the stakes. It wasn't even the most jaw-dropping moment of the morning. That came, fittingly, at one of the world's most renowned sports venues — Madison Square Garden — where at halftime of a Big East Conference tournament game, the PA announcer came on and said the tournament had been called. By then, every major conference, and virtually all of the minor ones, had done the same thing. They were prompted in part by the NCAA's decision a day earlier to hold all its tournament games — which had been scheduled to start next week in nine cities and close April 6 at a 71,000-seat stadium in Atlanta — in front of friends and family and limited “essential” personnel. Only 24 hours later, with the stock market tanking, mixed messages coming out of Washington and no promise of quick relief being offered by world health experts, it became even more clear that gatherings involving thousands of people were hard to justify. Also clear: The NCAA would have trouble assembling an equitable bracket for its tournament, given that most games designed to suss out the most-deserving teams and automatic qualifiers had already been scrubbed. “I’m not a researcher in immunology or infectious disease, but those who are engaged at the NCAA level provided some stark information yesterday,” said Greg Sankey, the commissioner of the Southeastern Conference. The March Madness news meant it will be a world free of basketball for the foreseeable future. A day after the NBA put its season on temporary hiatus, a second member of the Utah Jazz — Donovan Mitchell — tested positive for the coronavirus. The league said its suspension would last for at least 30 days — possibly a conservative guess, as teams undertake the task of identifying any player or referee who has had recent contact with the Jazz, then putting them into isolation for the required two weeks. “What would kill the NBA season is if more players catch it,” Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said in an interview on CNBC. He called the hiatus a matter of “us being vigilant, as all businesses should be. Businesses are going to have to be incredibly vigilant, and that's hard.” The NHL also suspended its season, though it did not report any positives for COVID-19. Major League Baseball scrapped spring training and postponed the start of its season, currently scheduled for March 26, for at least two weeks. Before the start of one of the biggest golf tournaments on the calendar, the PGA Tour announced that the last three rounds of The Players Championship, best known for the rowdy gatherings around the island green on the 17th hole, would be played without fans. The same goes for the three events that follow, all of which lead into the Masters, which was, for the time being, slated to go on as scheduled the week of April 6. The LPGA postponed three tournaments, beginning next week, including its first major of the season. Tennis will also be canceling events. The ATP called off men's tournaments for the next six weeks; the WTA said its tournament in South Carolina, set for April 6-12, would not be held as scheduled, with decisions about the rest of the season to come in the next week. NASCAR announced it would race the next two weekends, in Atlanta and Miami, without fans, and IndyCar made the same decision for its race this weekend in St. Petersburg, Florida. Horse races were going on in several states, though without fans in the stands — leaving the parimutuel wagers to be made online; organizers of the Kentucky Derby were moving forward with plans for the May 2 race. The NFL, never off the radar even in the depths of the offseason, announced a number of changes and cancellations on its schedule of meetings, fan fest and scouting trips — all related to coronavirus. The U.S.-based Major League Soccer said it would shut down for a target period of 30 days. Earlier in the day, soccer leagues and teams scrambled to make changes: —Belgium's soccer league backpedaled on an earlier decision, and decided to close stadiums to fans. —A Champions League game involving Real Madrid was postponed after the Spanish team puts its players in quarantine. —Dutch soccer authorities canceled all matches through the end of the month, including friendlies against the United States and Spain. —Also, a second player from Italy's top soccer division tested positive. All sports in that hard-hit country have been suspended through April 3. For once, there were no major announcements coming out of Tokyo, where conflicting messages about the status of this summer's Olympics have come out of the country, and the IOC, for weeks. Instead, the IOC went ahead with its ceremonial lighting of the Olympic flame, an event held in front of the ruined Temple of Hera in Ancient Olympia. "We are strengthened ... by the many authorities and sports organizations around the world which are taking so many significant measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus,” IOC president Thomas Bach said......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMar 13th, 2020Related News