Public health

A fan wearing face mask to protect against coronavirus waits for the start of the UEFA Nations League soccer match between Portugal and Sweden at the Jose Alvalade stadium in Lisbon, Portugal, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
October 21, 2020 - 12:27 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Washington Football Team will allow only friends and family in attendance at FedEx Field on Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys, even after Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan allowed teams to fill outdoor stadiums to 10...
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FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2020, file photo, empty seats are shown at Levi's Stadium during the first half of an NFL football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Arizona Cardinals in Santa Clara, Calif. California health officials announced Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, that they will allow a limited number of fans to attend professional sporting events in counties with lower rates of transmission of the coronavirus. That includes Santa Clara County, home to the San Francisco 49ers professional football team, but health officials there said they won't allow fans at such events anytime soon. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
October 20, 2020 - 8:04 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will let fans back in outdoor stadiums for pro sporting events in counties with low coronavirus infection rates but isn’t ready to allow Disneyland and other major theme parks to reopen, the state's top health official said Tuesday. San Francisco and neighboring...
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A fan wearing face mask to protect against coronavirus waits for the start of the UEFA Nations League soccer match between Portugal and Sweden at the Jose Alvalade stadium in Lisbon, Portugal, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
October 20, 2020 - 4:51 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ UEFA has called off the under-19 European Championship in men’s soccer that was twice postponed and pushed into 2021. Europe's governing soccer body says the cancellation in Northern Ireland is “due to the current...
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October 19, 2020 - 4:08 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The NFL and the NFL Players Association found instances when the Tennessee Titans failed to wear masks at all times and were “insufficiently clear” to players about not meeting or working out once the facility closed in a review given to the team Monday, a person familiar...
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A fan wearing face mask to protect against coronavirus waits for the start of the UEFA Nations League soccer match between Portugal and Sweden at the Jose Alvalade stadium in Lisbon, Portugal, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
October 19, 2020 - 3:54 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The National Football Foundation’s annual awards dinner in New York on Dec. 8 has been postponed because of the coronavirus. “The coronavirus has impacted every aspect of life in our country, creating an...
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Soccer supporters keep social distance guidelines prior the German Bundesliga soccer match between RB Leipzig and FC Schalke 04 in Leipzig, Germany, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
October 19, 2020 - 12:36 pm
DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has brought a new dividing line to the Champions League this season. No longer is it only the super rich clubs against everyone else. There is now a split between those playing in front of fans and those playing in empty stadiums. As of Monday,...
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FILE - A passer-by walks past a New England Patriots football team logo near the Patriots ProShop at Gillette Stadium, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass. The Patriots went back to work Saturday, Oct. 17, one day after a fifth player on the team tested positive for COVID-19 and one day before their twice-postponed game against the Denver Broncos.(AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
October 17, 2020 - 6:49 pm
The New England Patriots went back to work Saturday in preparation for their twice-postponed game against Denver even as they added three more players to the COVID-19 injury list. Offensive lineman Shaquille Mason and defensive lineman Derek Rivers were added to the list on Saturday, as was running...
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Florida head coach Dan Mullen, left, talks with wide receivers Kadarius Toney (1) and Jacob Copeland (15) during a timeout in the first half of an NCAA college football game against South Carolina, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, in Gainesville, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux, Pool)
October 17, 2020 - 6:40 pm
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida coach Dan Mullen, who last week wanted 90,000 fans packed inside the stadium amid a pandemic, says he has tested positive for COVID-19. Mullen made the announcement Saturday on Twitter, saying his initial positive result was confirmed by a second test. The 10th-...
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This is a 2019 photo of Curtis Modkins of the Denver Broncos NFL football team. Modkins has tested positive for COVID-19 and won’t accompany the team on its trip to New England. The Broncos said they learned of Modkins’ diagnosis early Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/File)
October 17, 2020 - 2:36 pm
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Denver Broncos running backs coach Curtis Modkins has tested positive for COVID-19 and won’t accompany the team on its trip to New England. The Broncos said they learned of the diagnosis early Saturday. “Curtis is currently at home in self-isolation and experiencing no...
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New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton jogs off the field after an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 35-30. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)
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October 16, 2020 - 8:34 pm
From New England to Atlanta to Indianapolis, the focus was not on football on Friday. It was on, not surprisingly, coronavirus tests. The Patriots canceled practice Friday and later placed center James Ferentz on the reserve/COVID-19 list. He became the fifth player on the team to test positive for...
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