Tag: COVID-19

MLB postponed Wednesday’s game between the Guardians and White Sox after Terry Francona and others in the Cleveland coaching staff tested positive for COVID-19. (Image: Frank Franklin II/AP)

COVID-19 Cancels First MLB Game of 2022 as Guardians Suffer Organizational Outbreak

Major League Baseball declared its first COVID-19 postponement of the season on Wednesday as the Cleveland Guardians reported multiple positive tests for the coronavirus within their organization. The league chose to postpone the game to allow for additional testing and contact tracing. Francona tests positive for COVID-19 The Guardians announced […]

Novak Djokovic won a legal battle that has him now preparing to play in the Australian Open next week. (Image: TNS)

Djokovic Focused on Playing in Australian Open after Judge Reinstates Visa

Federal Circuit Court Judge Anthony Kelly reinstated Novak Djokovic’s visa on Monday, but that still doesn’t fully guarantee the tennis star’s participation in the Australian Open beginning next week. The judge overturned the cancellation of Djokovic’s visa and ordered the government to release the Serbian from his quarantine hotel in […]

Australian border officials have denied Novak Djokovic entry into the country, threatening his ability to play in the Australian Open. (Image: Annie Wermiel/NY Post)

Australia Denies Entry to Novak Djokovic as Defending Champion Fights to Stay in Australian Open

The Australian Border Force has denied entry into the country to Novak Djokovic, jeopardizing the defending champion’s quest for a 10th Australian Open title. Djokovic applied for a medical exemption to Australia’s vaccination requirement. His application was granted by Victorian state officials, who acted independently of national officials. Djokovic files […]

Texas A&M dropped out of the Gator Bowl due to a combination of COVID-19, injuries, and players leaving the team since the end of its regular season. (Image: Michael Reaves/Getty)

Texas A&M Drops Out of Gator Bowl; Are More COVID Cancellations Coming?

Texas A&M announced Wednesday that it won’t play against Wake Forest in the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl on Dec. 31, citing a combination of COVID-19 and injuries that decimated its roster in recent days. The Aggies said that they had only 38 scholarship players ready to travel to Jacksonville for the […]

The Montreal Canadians were among four teams to shut down team activities on Monday, adding to the growing number of NHL squads dealing with COVID-19 issues. (Image: Graham Hughes/CP)

NHL Pausing Season Through Christmas to Combat COVID-19 Outbreaks

The NHL has been dealing with an increasing number of COVID-19 cases that have forced the league to cancel games and stop team activities. Now, the entire league will take at least a short break in an effort to allow the situation to settle down before games continue. ESPN reports […]

The Ottawa Senators have postponed their next three games as a COVID-19 outbreak spreads among the team’s players and coaches. (Image: Icon Sportswire/Getty)

Struggling Ottawa Senators Postpone Three Games Due to COVID-19 Outbreak

The NHL has postponed three Ottawa Senators games over the coming week after nearly a dozen players and coaches have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 10 days. A total of 10 players have returned positive tests, along with assistant coach Jack Capuano. Senators first team with severe outbreak […]

England dropped all COVID restrictions on Monday, but users at prediction markets like Smarkets are betting that at least some regulations will return this year. (Image: Henry Nicholls/Reuters)

Betting Markets Predict New COVID Restrictions in England Before End of 2021

On Monday, England lifted nearly all of its COVID restrictions, an event some in the British media dubbed “Freedom Day.” But prediction markets are skeptical that the looser guidelines will last for long. Under the new rules, nightclubs, sporting events, and other venues can function at full capacity in England, […]

Just like the last time Del Mar played host to the Breeders' Cup in 2017, the seaside track will open to 100% of capacity. (Image: Sean M. Haffey/Getty)

Saratoga, Breeders’ Cup Opening Gates to 100% of Capacity

Officials from both Saratoga Race Course and the Breeders’ Cup at Del Mar announced Wednesday that their facilities will open to 100% capacity this year. The NYRA also announced the full reopening of Belmont Park, beginning June 24. The NYRA’s announcements came on the heels of New York Gov. Andrew […]

Fans will be welcomed back to historic Saratoga Race Course this summer. All they have to do is show proof of COVID-19 vaccination to access most of the storied track. (Image: NYRA Photo)

NYRA Giving Vaccinated Fans a Shot to See Racing at Saratoga

The New York Racing Association and the State of New York want to give racing fans seeking a seat at storied Saratoga this summer a literal shot in the arm. All eager fans have to do for a shot at visiting the famed track is to get a COVID-19 shot. […]

The Woodbine Racetrack gates open June 18. The Canadian track was shuttered due to a provincial COVID-19-related stay-at-home order issued in April. (Image: Woodbine Entertainment)

After Provincial COVID Shutdown, Woodbine Opens its Gates June 18

The resumption of horse racing in Canada has a finish line, with Thursday’s announcement that Woodbine Racetrack will open for Thoroughbred racing on Friday, June 18. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the suburban Toronto track and its Standardbred sister track, Woodbine Mohawk Park, remained shut down under Government of Ontario […]

The LA Lakers continue to struggle with health issues. Guard Dennis Schroder is the latest member of the Lakers to miss time and he’s out with COVID-19. (Image: Jayne Kamin-Oncea/USA Today Sports)

Lakers Lose Dennis Schroder for 10 to 14 Days to COVID Protocol

The Los Angeles Lakers are attempting to prevent a free fall after slipping to the #6 seed in the Western Conference playoff standings, but they just got a batch of terrible news with guard Dennis Schroder out 10 to 14 days due to the NBA’s COVID-19 safety and health protocols. […]