British Variant of Covid-19 Causes Problems at 2nd Division Football Club in France as 9 Players Test Positive

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Ryder Cup captain Padraig Harrington has tested positive for the coronavirus and has withdrawn from the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

Harrington missed the cut last week at the Phoenix Open, ending his streak of seven consecutive cuts made worldwide.

The Irishman is the fifth player this year in six PGA Tour events who had to withdraw because of a positive test. That includes Jim Herman, who tested positive in Florida and did not finish his self-isolation in time to travel to Maui for the Sentry Tournament of Champions.


Big Ten officials announced Tuesday that the conference is moving next months mens basketball tournament from Chicago to Indianapolis.

The tournament will be played March 10-14 at Lucas Oil Stadium, site of this years Final Four. The Big Ten womens tournament was already scheduled to take place the same week at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, home of the NBAs Indiana Pacers and WNBAs Indiana Fever. The venues are just a few blocks apart.

League officials say the decision was made because of health and safety concerns, the ability to enact consistent medical protocols for both tournaments, and the centralized accommodations in a city that already is planning to host most of the 67 NCAA mens tournament games in March and April.

Indianapolis also was the site of last years Big Ten Tournament, which was canceled before the second day of games began because of the coronavirus pandemic.


The British variant of the coronavirus is causing problems for a second-division soccer club in France.

FC Chambly says nine of its players have been infected with the more contagious COVID-19 variant. Three staff members and one management official have also tested positive at the club.

The club says it is worried about what will happen next because the rest of the team continues to train and risks being contaminated.

Chambly says further testing will be carried out ahead of its league match at Clermont on Saturday.


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