2 Cards test positive for COVID-19 amid concerns from MLB

By The Associated Press | Posted - Jul. 31, 2020 at 5:31 p.m.



MILWAUKEE (AP) — Today’s game between Milwaukee and visiting St. Louis had to be postponed after two Cardinals players tested positive for COVID-19. The teams are now expected to play a doubleheader on Sunday. The Cardinals are quarantined in their Milwaukee hotel. The team says it learned of the positive tests on Thursday night.

NEW YORK (AP) — Commissioner Rob Manfred spoke to union leader Tony Clark about the importance of players following the sport’s coronavirus protocols. A person familiar with the conversation told The Associated Press that the two discussed what is needed to be done to complete the season. Concerns have been expressed about lax behavior by players on the field and off, including on-field incidents of spitting and high-fives.

UNDATED (AP) — The NFL has suspended free-agent wide receiver Antonio Brown for the first eight regular-season games of the 2020 season under the league’s personal conduct policy. Brown can still be signed by any team and would be eligible to participate in all of his club’s preseason activities. He pleaded no contest on June 12 to charges related to a fight with a moving truck driver outside his South Florida home earlier this year.

UNDATED (AP) — The Pac-12 has set Sept. 26 as the start of its 10-game, conference-only football schedule, joining the Southeastern Conference in pushing back its season by nearly a month because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Pac-12 announced three weeks ago it would eliminate nonconference games to give its 12 member schools a better chance to manage complications and disruptions caused by the health crisis.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Brendon Todd will carry a two-shot advantage into the third round of the PGA’s FedEx St. Jude Invitational. Todd followed Thursday’s 64 with a 5-under 65 that leaves him two ahead of Rickie Fowler. First-round leader Brooks Koepka (KEHP’-kuh) shot a 1-over 71 that drops him into a third-place tie with Chez Reavie and Byeong Hun An at minus-7.

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