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Sport: Report: Nashville SC leaves MLS Is Back Tournament after team COVID-19 count rises to nine

15 players test positive for COVID-19 after reporting to training camp

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The coronavirus spread among the Nashville SC ranks has grown consistently since its last training session June 30. By Thursday, its chances of participating in the MLS Is Back Tournament in Orlando were erased entirely. 

a person wearing a costume: Nashville SC midfielder Dax McCarty arrives at Orlando International Airport ahead of the MLS Is Back Tournament at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. © Submitted: Nashville Soccer Club Nashville SC midfielder Dax McCarty arrives at Orlando International Airport ahead of the MLS Is Back Tournament at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.

The Athletic reported Thursday that Nashville will exit the MLS Is Back Tournament after nine Nashville players tested positive for the coronavirus from July 5-8. Nashville is the second club that MLS has withdrawn from the tournament. FC Dallas exited Monday after 10 players and one coach tested positive. 

NFL could ask fans to sign coronavirus liability waiver to attend games

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MLS already postponed the club's first match against Chicago on Wednesday. Its next match was scheduled for July 14 against Philadelphia Union.

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Nashville has not trained since June 30 and not played since March 8 against the Portland Timbers. Although Commissioner Don Garber told reporters in June he was "very optimistic" the league's regular season would resume in the fall, no plans have been confirmed. 

Nashville fullback Brayan Beckeles self-identified Monday as one of the players who tested positive for the coronavirus. The club has cited the HIPAA Privacy Rule, a federal law that provides protection of individual health and personal information, for not identifying other players who tested positive.  

Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner expects fans in Yankee Stadium in 2020

  Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner expects fans in Yankee Stadium in 2020 Despite recent spikes in coronavirus cases throughout the country, Steinbrenner thinks the Yankess will be able to host fans at some point in 2020.“I do expect to see fans in our stadium at some point to some degree,” says Steinbrenner. There are limitations to the vision, naturally. Even the KBO, which has been playing now for some time, has yet to reintroduce fans and will do so on a limited basis when the time comes. Steinbrenner guesses attendance will “be in the 20-30 percent [capacity] range, hopefully, at first.

It is unclear when Nashville will return home from the bubble at the Swan and Dolphin Resort at Walt Disney World.

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NFL will treat COVID-19 players as injured players

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