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The Latest: Packers To Keep Limited Attendance At Home Games

The Latest: Packers To Keep Limited Attendance At Home Games

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

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:
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Andrea Lee has withdrawn from the U.S. Womens Open after testing positive for the coronavirus.
Lee tested negative in a pre-arrival test by the USGA last week in Dallas while playing an LPGA Tour event. She traveled to Houston and tested positive, with mild symptoms.
The U.S. Womens Open, the final golf major of the year, starts Thursday. Lee, who is eligible for next weeks CME Group Tour Championship, was replaced by Ayaka Watanabe of Japan.
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Marshall says Fridays regular-season football finale against Charlotte has been canceled due to injuries and a lack of available Thundering Herd players at key positions, which it attributed to COVID-19 issues.
Due to the developments this week, myself and our medical team felt that it was unsafe to put the team on the field Friday evening, Marshall athletic director Mike Hamrick said in a statement.
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Butler has postponed Mondays mens basketball game against St. Johns and will now open its Big East season on Dec. 16 at No. 9 Villanova.
The Bulldogs (1-0) havent played since Nov. 25 after a Tier 1 member of the program tested positive for COVID-19. Anyone deemed a close contact to that person was instructed to quarantine for 14 days.
School officials announced the next day that all team activities had been paused.
Butler already had postponed games against Eastern Illinois, Northern Kentucky and Kansas State.
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Washington has paused football activities after a rise in positive COVID-19 cases within the Huskies’ program, putting in doubt the fate of its game this Saturday against Oregon.
Washington did not reveal the number of cases but said it would not practice Wednesday while undergoing additional PCR testing.
The school said it would announce the status of the Oregon game when more information becomes available. Should the game be played, the winner of the Washington-Oregon matchup will be Pac-12 North champions and play in the conference title game on Dec. 18.
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North Carolina State has paused mens basketball activities amid positive COVID-19 tests and contact tracing.
The school announced the move Wednesday. That comes after the Wolfpack had to cancel a Bubbleville game against Connecticut in the Huskies home state last weekend as well as postpone Tuesdays trip to Michigan for the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.
Because of the pause, N.C. States scheduled game against Florida Atlantic this weekend wont be played. The schedule beyond that game is unclear.
At the time of the UConn cancellation, N.C. State said all program members had tested negative before traveling to Connecticut to face Massachusetts-Lowell and again after their arrival. But a subsequent test came back positive the day before the matchup with the Huskies.
N.C. States announcement says there have been two members of the traveling party who have tested positive.
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The Atlantic Coast Conference says it will allow limited fans to attend its football championship game between No. 2 Notre Dame and No. 4 Clemson on Dec. 19.
The state of North Carolina previously issued public-gathering restrictions for outdoor venues because of the coronavirus pandemic, allowing schools to fill 7% of their stadium capacity for fans. Following that guidance, the ACC said Wednesday that capacity would be set at 5,240 for Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte.
The league says fans and staff must wear masks in the stadium and follow social-distancing markers displayed throughout the stadium.
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The Green Bay Packers will limit attendance at Lambeau Field games to team employees and their families for the remainder of the regular season.
The team says the decision is based on a continued high rate of coronavirus activity in Brown County and many areas of the state. The team is also concerned rates may spike with the holiday season approaching.
Packers president and CEO Mark Murphy says the health and safety of our community, players and fans is our top priority.
WLUK-TV has reported that the Packers allowed a limited group of about 500 employees and their families during their last two home games on Nov. 29 and last Sunday.
The Packers have two regular season home games remaining. They face the Carolina Panthers on Dec. 19 and the Tennessee Titans on Dec. 27.
The team says an approach to any potential home playoff games will be decided at a later date.
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first published:December 09, 2020, 19:06 IST