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Customers line up outside a sportswear retailer in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. Australias second largest city of Melbourne which was a coronavirus hotspot emerges from a nearly four-months lockdown, with restaurants, cafes and bars opening and outdoor contact sports resuming on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)

Customers line up outside a sportswear retailer in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. Australias second largest city of Melbourne which was a coronavirus hotspot emerges from a nearly four-months lockdown, with restaurants, cafes and bars opening and outdoor contact sports resuming on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)

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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Switzerlands soccer and hockey leagues will exclude fans again after the federal government imposed a ban on events of more than 50 people amid a spike in coronavirus cases.

The Swiss soccer league said a prolonged ban is an existential threat to clubs that rely on matchday revenue. Clubs will be urgently dependent on interest-free government loans in December.

New restrictions take effect Thursday as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations rise sharply.

Soccer and hockey teams had been allowed to sell tickets at two-thirds of stadium capacity this month if local rules permitted. That was up from a limit of 1,000 fans at soccer games in September.

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The Houston Texans closed their practice facility Wednesday, hours after a player tested positive for the coronavirus.

The team was notified of the positive test on Tuesday night and said the unidentified player immediately self-isolated according to NFL protocols. Contact tracing is being conducted and the facility is underdoing deep cleaning, the Texans said in a statement.

We are in close consultation with the NFL, as well as our team of independent doctors and specialists, and will follow their guidance regarding our scheduled bye week operations, the team added. “The health and safety of our team, as well as our entire staff, are of highest priority.

Houston (1-6) does not play again until Nov. 8 at Jacksonville.

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Louisville will limit attendance for mens and womens basketball games to 15% capacity or 3,000 people, with physical distancing at the 22,090-seat KFC Yum! Center.

The school intends to contact season ticket holders about options in the plan that will spread spectators throughout the arenas lower bowl and premium seating areas. Ticketing will be digital and safety measures will include temperature checks at entrances and face coverings.

The downtown arena has not been used since March 10.

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