Monday, November 23, 2020 3:18 PM EST
By The Associated Press, AP
BALTIMORE (AP) — Several members of the Baltimore Ravens organization have tested positive for COVID-19, leaving the team to conduct all activities virtually with a game against unbeaten Pittsburgh coming up Thursday night. The Ravens said they were informed late Sunday night that “multiple” people tested positive. The team has shut down its practice facility and started the process of contact tracing. The names of those who tested positive for COVID-19 have not been released.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns defensive star Myles Garrett will miss his second consecutive game as he recovers from COVID-19. Garrett sat out Sunday’s win over Philadelphia and he’ll also be kept out of this week’s game at Jacksonville. Coach Kevin Stefanski did not provide any details on Garrett’s condition other than saying he will not be back in time to face the Jaguars. Garrett has 9 1/2 sacks and has been among the NFL’s best defensive players all season.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee has paused activities in the men’s basketball program with head coach Rick Barnes among staff, players and other personnel that have tested positive for COVID-19. A release from the school said the positives were detected Sunday during routine surveillance testing conducted three times a week. The No. 12 Volunteers were scheduled to open against Charlotte on Wednesday before facing VCU on Friday in the Volunteer Classic in Knoxville. The school will update the status of those games on Tuesday.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Chicago White Sox will host the New York Yankees in the rescheduled Field of Dreams game at Dyersville, Iowa, on Aug. 12. MLB says the plan is tentative, contingent on the status of public health next summer. The teams had been scheduled to play at the ballpark next to the “Field of Dreams” movie site last Aug. 13. When the schedule was revamped because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Yankees were replaced as the opponent by the St. Louis Cardinals, but the game was called off on Aug. 4. The rescheduled game will be MLB’s first in Iowa.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona has assembled his coaching staff for 2021, but it won’t include his longtime friend and bench coach Brad Mills. Francona will replace Mills with DeMarlo Hale. The 59-year-old Hale joins the Indians after spending the past two seasons with the Atlanta Braves. Hale previously worked on Francona’s staff in Boston from 2006-2011. Mills opted out of the 2020 season for personal reasons. He’s expected to stay with the Indians in a yet-to-be determined capacity.