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first_imgDr. Allen Sills, the NFL chief medical officer, said more than one negative test is required before players initially enter the building to begin physical exams or any form of team activity. NFL-CHIEFSChiefs won’t take the field for a whileKANSAS CITY (AP) — The Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs began the intake process for first-year players Monday after the NFL gave them the go-ahead along with the Houston Texans, their opponent in the season opener Sept. 10. But it could be quite a while before they get on the field for training camp. All players must test negative twice before they are admitted to the facility, then they will spend a couple of days doing the more routine physicals and getting their equipment sorted out. Update on the latest sports Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNFL-TESTING POLICY NFL players to be tested daily for COVID-19 first 2 weeks UNDATED (AP) — NFL players will be tested daily for the coronavirus for at least the first two weeks of training camp per the league’s new testing protocols. The NFL and the players’ union reached an agreement as rookies for Houston and Kansas City were set to report to camp Monday. Rookies for other teams begin arriving Tuesday. LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Alamitos is off probation after the California Horse Racing Board approved its plan to address injuries and deaths at the Orange County track. The board voted 6-0 to allow Los Alamitos to continue operating. The track had been on a 10-day probation and under threat of losing its license that runs through Dec. 22. The board says 21 horses have died from racing or training at the track in 2020, including 10 since May 26. Track owner Ed Allred told the board his group will do everything possible to improve in the future. Veterans are due July 28, and coach Andy Reid said it could be 10 days after that before full practices begin.NFL-JETS-GIANTS-FANSNo fans at Jets or Giants gamesEAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets and Giants announced they will not have fans at home games this season “until further notice” because of the coronavirus pandemic.The teams, who play at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, and have separate training facilities in the state, released a joint statement Monday after Gov. Phil Murphy announced an executive order limiting outdoor public gatherings to 500 people. The Jets and Giants say the decision to not have fans – at least for now – was reached after discussions with Murphy, with the health and safety of fans, players and staff being considered.The teams also announced that “out of an abundance of caution,” fans will not be able to attend training camp practices this summer.VIRUS OUTBREAK-MLB-BLUE JAYSBlue Jays talk to other teams about sharing ballparkTORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays are talking to the Pittsburgh Pirates about sharing a major league ballpark this season after Canada’s government barred them from playing in their home stadium amid the coronavirus pandemic. center_img The league, in consultation with its players, is not revealing the identity of players who test positive, or their teams. The two players who tested positive are self-isolating per national and local health protocols.A total of 2,618 tests of more than 800 players from July 13-17 were done by the league. Training camps opened July 13, with 24 teams preparing to compete in an expanded playoff format in Toronto and Edmonton, Alberta, starting on Aug. 1.Teams are scheduled to travel to both hub cities on Sunday.The NHL reported it had 33 players test positive during the period after the league paused its season in March to the start of camps.MLB-BRAVES-CHOP SIGN NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball has doubled the isolated camera angles available for video review from 12 to 24 and arranged for high-frame rate cameras to stream directly to the new replay operations center and ballpark video rooms. The time each manager has to decide whether to challenge an umpire’s call has been cut from 30 seconds to 20. The shift to a new replay operations center twice the size of the old one is part of the move of Major League Baseball and MLB Advanced Media to a combined office space in Manhattan, across the street from Radio City Music Hall.HORSE RACING-LOS ALAMITOS-PROBATIONCalifornia racetrack off probation after new safety plan approved Braves remove ‘Chop On’ signATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have removed a “Chop On” sign that sat near an entrance to Truist Park as the team considers its stance on fans’ tomahawk chop chant. The removal of the wooden sign came as the team changed its slogan from “Chop On” to “For The A” for the 2020 season. The team’s stance on the chant has been watched closely since last year’s NL Division Series. St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Ryan Helsley, a member of the Cherokee Nation, said he found the chant insulting. The Braves said they would continue to examine the chant after the season, and that process continues.MLB-VIDEO REVIEW More camera angles, less time to challenge Pirates President Travis Williams confirmed the talks and sounded ready to welcome the Blue Jays. Williams calls it a challenge but says if the Pirates are able to safely accommodate the Blue Jays, it will bring international attention to Pittsburgh. Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins says the team is focused on getting into a major league facility and has more than five backup plans. VIRUS OUTBREAK-NHLTwo players test positive during early days of training campUNDATED (AP) — The NHL says only two players tested positive for COVID-19 during the first five days of training camp last week. July 20, 2020last_img read more

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