The Newest on the results of the coronavirus outbreak on sports activities around the globe:
The curling world championship playoffs are on maintain due to a optimistic COVID-19 take a look at end result contained in the bubble arrange for a collection of occasions in Calgary, Alberta.
The World Curling Federation mentioned Saturday’s match between america and Switzerland has been postponed. The winner was to play Sweden within the semifinals. The Canadian curling federation mentioned the asymptomatic optimistic take a look at didn’t contain a competitor on any of the playoff groups.
Organizers mentioned all opponents have been to be examined on Saturday morning earlier than play may resume. Scotland had already crushed Canada within the different qualification match, incomes a semifinal matchup with the crew from Russia.
All six playoff groups earned a spot for his or her international locations within the 2022 Olympics in Beijing.
Final 12 months’s world championships have been among the many occasions canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. This 12 months’s event was the final of six curling occasions deliberate for a managed atmosphere in Calgary.
The event was scheduled to finish on Sunday.
The Skilled Girls’s Hockey Gamers Affiliation postponed its Dream Hole Tour cease in St. Louis this weekend after one among its groups was uncovered to COVID-19.
The PWHPA didn’t present particulars Saturday on which crew was uncovered or the variety of gamers. The 2-game cease was in partnership with the NHL’s Blues, and was to be the affiliation’s third occasion over the previous six weeks.
The groups scheduled to compete are made up principally of U.S. Nationwide crew members and based mostly within the PWHPA’s hubs of Minnesota and New Hampshire. Video games have been scheduled at a neighborhood rink on Saturday and on the Blues’ residence on Sunday.
The PWHPA says the video games will probably be rescheduled. ___
Chicago Cubs first base coach Craig Driver has examined optimistic for COVID-19.
Driver wasn’t feeling nicely so he stayed in Chicago when the crew traveled to Pittsburgh for the beginning of a six-game journey.
The membership mentioned Saturday that contact tracing decided nobody within the touring get together was an in depth contact. It additionally mentioned testing got here again unfavourable on the touring get together on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
The Cubs have been to play the Pirates once more on Saturday. Mike Napoli was the primary base coach for Chicago’s 4-2 win within the collection opener Thursday.
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