Approximately 20% of the capacity of Grizzlies, Memphis

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Fans attending this season’s NBA matches Memphis Grizzlies and Memphis Tigers will be limited to 20% of the capacity at FedExForum.

On Friday, officials announced policies for all events for the foreseeable future at FedExForum following guidance from the Shelby County Health Department and protocols from the NBA. Fans must wear face masks or hoods at all times within the arena, and the NBA has already said that face shields and bands will only count as a second layer of protection. A physical spacing of at least 6 feet will also be necessary.

Officials are also studying the possibility of testing for COVID-19 for audiences seated in designated areas within the Grizzlies Arena. The NBA season is set to begin on December 22.


Fans attending the NCAA college football match between Northern Illinois and Buffalo on Wednesday night, November 4, 2020, in DeKalb, Illinois, follow guidelines on wearing masks and social distancing. (Mark Bush / Daily Chronicle via AP)Mark Bush / AP

Georgia Tech will limit capacity to 1,200 in men’s basketball matches this season, excluding any general ticket sales due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The school said it is following recommended social distancing guidelines for indoor events by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

For games in the 8,600-seat McCamish Pavilion, 900 Georgia Tech student tickets will be reserved. If this assignment is not fully used, these tickets are made available to Georgia Tech’s faculty and staff.

The remaining 300 seats will be distributed to guests of the athletes, coaches and employees of the Athletics Department.


Sienna has temporarily suspended all activities of the men’s basketball team after two positive COVID-19 test results among the program’s Level 1 employees.

This includes coaches, athletes, team managers, and employees.

According to New York State guidelines and the Siena Protocols, anyone who tests positive is isolated and close contacts with these individuals are quarantined.

The state Department of Health initiates all contact tracing processes and will work in collaboration with the school after interviewing positive individuals to identify close contacts.


Eight Tennessee soccer aides have rejected proposed wage cuts with the sports division dealing with a $ 40 million loss in revenue during the coronavirus pandemic.

Tennessee announced pay cuts in October from November 1 through June 30 for employees earning more than $ 50,000 a year. But Tennessee football coaches must agree to any cuts as part of their contracts.

The Knoxville News-Sentinel reported on Friday that every major Tennessee coach has signed a contract amendment agreeing to cut wages through June 30.

But Athletics Department spokesman Tom Satchoyak confirmed Friday that eight aides had not. This includes attack coordinator Jim Chaney, the highest paid of the eight, with $ 1.6 million a year; Defense Coordinator Derek Ansley; Offensive line coach Will Friend, midfield coach Chris Winke; Inside coach Brian Niedermeier’s midfielders; Coach, outside back, Shelton Felton. Coach Joe Osovit. And strength and conditioning trainer AJ Artis, the lowest paid assistant at $ 200,000 a year.

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The only football assistants accepting their pay cuts are coach T. Martin and full-back coach Jay Graham, who both played for Tennessee.

Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt was not asked to cut his salary because he did not accept a 2020 increase in a contract extension signed in September. Athletics director Philip Vollmer announced in August that he would receive a 15% pay cut that began on November 1.


Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah has been confirmed to be infected with the Corona virus.

The announcement was made by the Egyptian Football Association on Twitter ahead of Saturday’s match against Togo.


A Cleveland Browns player tested positive for coronavirus.

In a statement, Brown did not identify the player, but said they were informed of the test Friday morning.

“The individual immediately isolated himself and the Brown facility was closed this morning during the contact tracing procedure,” the club said. “The team will continue to hold remote meetings (part of the intensive NFL-NFLPA protocol) and will consult with the league and medical experts on appropriate next steps as the health and safety of our players, coaches, staff and the entire community remains our top priority.”

Browns midfielder Baker Mayfield is back in training on Wednesday after being on the COVID-19 list and is expected to play Sunday against Houston. Mayfield has been in isolation for several days after being in close contact with an employee who tested positive for the Coronavirus.


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The 15th game at Coastal Carolina in Troy on Saturday was postponed due to a combination of positive tests for COVID-19 and injuries to a group of specific locations within the Troy football team.

Both schools announced the postponement Friday. The two schools and the Sunbelt Conference are working on rescheduling the match.

Matt Hogg, sporting director for the Carolina Coast, said the team was disappointed not to play this weekend, but he understood why.

The Militants were looking to go 8-0 overall. Their next match will be on November 21 at home against Appalachia. Troy is due to play the midfield game at home on November 21.


The Norwegian Football Association has canceled training after an unnamed player tested positive for coronavirus.

The federation said the player had been placed in quarantine.

Norway is due to play Romania in Bucharest on Sunday in the Nations League.


The Swedish Football Association said defender Karl Starfelt has tested positive for the Coronavirus.

Team physician Anders Valentine says Starfelt is “doing well” and has been quarantined in his hotel room.

Sweden is due to play Croatia in Stockholm on Saturday.


Irish midfielder Alan Brown has tested positive for coronavirus after playing against England in a friendly match.

The Irish Football Association said Brown has been sacked from the rest of the team, but that no one else is considered closely related.

The Football Association says the rest of the team tested negative before Sunday’s match in the Nations League against Wales.


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