Update on the latest sports

first_imgUpdate on the latest sports March 15, 2020 In other virus-related news:— Christian Wood of the Detroit Pistons is said to be feeling fine after testing positive for the coronavirus. That’s according to a person with direct knowledge of the situation who spoke to The Associated Press Saturday night. The positive result hasn’t been confirmed by Wood or the Pistons. Wood recently played against the Utah Jazz and Rudy Gobert (goh-BEHR’), who was the first NBA player known to test positive for the virus. Utah’s Donovan Mitchell has also tested positive. Gobert has donated $500,000 to support health services in the U.S. and France and employees of the team impacted by the coronavirus.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Results were announced Sunday.The deal, which runs through the 2030 season, was accepted by the 32 team owners last month. The NFL Players Association’s membership spent the last week voting on the 439-page document after its executive board narrowly rejected it by a 6-5 vote. The player representatives voted 17-14 in favor, with one abstention.The total vote, among the nearly 2,500 union members who participated, was 1,109-959. Ratification required a simple majority.Soon after the union announced the voting results, it began discussing with the league the planned opening of the 2020 NFL business season on Wednesday with free agency and trades. A delay is possible given league restrictions on travel as a safeguard against the new coronavirus.A 17-game schedule won’t happen before the 2021 season. The mechanics for an uneven number of games — neutral sites or which teams get nine home games — will be worked out in the interim. Associated Press center_img In other NFL news:— A person familiar with the situation says the Jacksonville Jaguars have agreed to trade veteran defensive lineman Calais Campbell to the Baltimore Ravens for a fifth-round pick in the upcoming NFL draft. The 33-year-old Campbell was due to earn $15 million this season and count $17.5 million against Jacksonville’s salary cap. He’s expected to agree to a revised deal with the Ravens. He’s made five Pro Bowls, including three in a row.— Veteran tackle Anthony Castonzo has agreed to a two-year contract extension with the Indianapolis Colts. The 31-year-old has been the anchor of the offensive line since he arrived in 2011 as a first-round pick. And after Castonzo considered retirement earlier this offseason, Colts general manager Chris Ballard made it clear he wanted Castonzo back as part of one of the league’s top offensive lines over the last two seasons. Castonzo has started all 132 games he has appeared in during his NFL career, plus eight postseason games. In 2019, Castonzo started all 16 games for the sixth time in his career.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSPistons’ Wood tests positive for coronavirus UNDATED (AP) — A minor leaguer for the New York Yankees has tested positive for the coronavirus, making him the first known player affiliated with Major League Baseball to contract COVID-19.The Yankees didn’t identify the player. The team said the player had spent his entire time at the minor league complex in Tampa, Florida, and hadn’t been over at the main stadium and facilities used by the major leaguers.In the wake of the virus outbreak, Major League Baseball and the union had given players the option to stay at the site of their spring camp, return to their offseason homes or go to the club’s home city.MLB is expected to update teams on its policy Monday.The rest of the spring training schedule was called off Thursday and opening day, which had been scheduled for March 26, was postponed for at least two weeks. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNFL-NEWSNFL players approve labor deal, including 17-game seasonUNDATED (AP) — NFL players have approved a new labor agreement with the league that features a 17-game regular season, higher salaries, increased roster sizes and larger pensions for current and former players.last_img

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