The Latest: Nashville-New England on despite 1 positive test

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A Nashville player has tested positive for COVID-19, but the MLS team will play the New England Revolution as scheduled after other test results came back negative.

Once the player tested positive, Nashville announced Saturday that the player self-isolated immediately and the team worked through tracing his contacts. Nashville also suspended training until all other players and staff had back-to-back negative results. The player who tested positive will remain in quarantine until medically cleared.

The team left for Massachusetts on Saturday morning to play the New England Revolution that night.


England’s Premiership Rugby said it is conducting an “urgent review” ahead of Sunday’s final round of matches after a team reported multiple coronavirus cases.

Sale Sharks reported “a number of positive COVID-19 tests” ahead of a key match against Worcester Warriors.

League CEO Darren Childs said more than 900 tests were conducted Thursday. Contact tracing began Friday when teams learned of the results. He did not indicate how many teams had positive cases.

The results are being analyzed with the help of national and local health authorities.

Childs said these consultations will help determine if they can hold the Sharks vs. Warriors match “and any others that have been affected by positive results.”

Childs said this “methodical process … cannot be rushed.”


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