The Latest: Two Texas football players test positive for the virus

Published 1:16 pm Thursday, June 11, 2020

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The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:


Two Texas football players have tested positive for coronavirus this week and a third tested positive for the COVID-19 antibody, the university said Wednesday night.

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Texas brought in 58 players this week to the campus that is otherwise closed to students. One of them presented symptoms during pre-screening and was tested before arriving. The other two were tested during the on-campus screening process.

Senior Associate Athletics Director for Sports Medicine and Performance Allen Hardin said their families have been notified and the two players with the COVID-19 virus are self-isolating.

The announcement did not indicate if any of the players were among a group that marched together with coach Tom Herman last week from the campus football stadium to the state Capitol in honor of George Floyd.

The players wore masks during the march but many also walked with their arms locked together.


One player and three caddies on the developmental Korn Ferry Tour have tested positive for the coronavirus.

The PGA Tour says it administered 1,559 tests — at home and at tournament sites — for the PGA Tour event in Fort Worth, Texas, and the Korn Ferry Tour event in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

The positive results were from saliva tests and were done at home. The tour recommended — but did not require — that players and caddies take tests before traveling to the tournament.

The tour did not disclose the names of those testing positive. They were to self-isolate for at least 10 days and have two negative test results at least 24 hours apart before returning.

The tour said there 487 tests at tournament sites on the PGA Tour and 407 tests on the Korn Ferry Tour, all negative.


The opening two rounds of the 2020 AMA Motocross season will have fans in attendance.

The July 18 race at Ironman Raceway in Crawfordsville, Indiana, and the July 25 races at WW Motocross Park in Jacksonville, Florida, will include social distancing policies to be announced later.

The rest of the outdoor motocross schedule will be rolled out in phases as additional venues are allowed to welcome fans.

Motocross’s decision comes a day after NASCAR announced it will allow fans to attend races in Florida and Alabama.


The English Premier League says one person has tested positive for the new coronavirus after testing on 1,213 players and staffers across the 20 clubs.

The person who tested positive was not identified.

Testing is taking place at clubs twice a week ahead of ending the league’s 100-day shutdown next Wednesday.

All games will be closed to fans for the remainder of the season.