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DeGrom still plans to pitch

UNDATED (AP) — New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom wants to start opening day, but his manager isn’t sure that will happen.

The two-time Cy Young Award winner says he feels good two days after leaving an intrasquad game early because of back tightness. A precautionary MRI came back clean, and deGrom thinks he simply might have slept “wrong” the night before.

However, skipper Luis Rojas says the team is taking a day-to-day approach concerning a season-opening assignment as deGrom receives treatment.

In other major league news:

— Tampa Bay outfielder Austin

The Latest: Meadows tests positive, Moncada back from virus

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Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Austin Meadows was placed on the injured list after testing positive for the coronavirus.

Left-handed reliever Aaron Loup was added to the roster in place of Meadows, who was a first-time All-Star and batted .291 with 33 homers and 89 RBIs last season.

Meadows had not been seen at Tropicana Field since working out with the Rays on July 3, the first day of summer camp.

The 25-year-old is the second Tampa Bay player known to have tested positive for the coronavirus. Right-handed

The Latest: Meadows tests positive, Moncada back from virus

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

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Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Austin Meadows was placed on the injured list after testing positive for the coronavirus.

Left-handed reliever Aaron Loup was added to the roster in place of Meadows, who was a first-time All-Star and batted .291 with 33 homers and 89 RBIs last season.

Meadows had not been seen at Tropicana Field since working out with the Rays on July 3, the first day of summer camp.

The 25-year-old is the second Tampa Bay player known to have tested positive for the coronavirus. Right-handed

Update on the latest sports

MLB-NEWS

DeGrom still plans to pitch

UNDATED (AP) — New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom wants to start opening day, but his manager isn’t sure that will happen.

The two-time Cy Young Award winner says he feels good two days after leaving an intrasquad game early because of back tightness. A precautionary MRI came back clean, and deGrom thinks he simply might have slept “wrong” the night before.

However, skipper Luis Rojas says the team is taking a day-to-day approach concerning a season-opening assignment as deGrom receives treatment.

In other major league news:

— Yankees hurler Masahiro

Update on the latest sports

MLB-NEWS

DeGrom still plans to pitch

UNDATED (AP) — New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom wants to start opening day, but his manager isn’t sure that will happen.

The two-time Cy Young Award winner says he feels good two days after leaving an intrasquad game early because of back tightness. A precautionary MRI came back clean, and deGrom thinks he simply might have slept “wrong” the night before.

However, skipper Luis Rojas says the team is taking a day-to-day approach concerning a season-opening assignment as deGrom receives treatment.

In other major league news:

— Yankees hurler Masahiro

The Latest: Northern Colorado suspends sports workouts

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The University of Northern Colorado has suspended athletic workout activities after a spate of positive cases of COVID-19, including among football players who have been advised to quarantine.

There is no timeline for when the student athletes will be allowed to return to voluntary workouts at the campus about an hour north of Denver.

The university on Thursday declined to identify those who tested positive for the virus, citing patient privacy and Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment

The Latest: West Coast Conference delays fall competition

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The West Coast Conference will delay the start of fall competition in all sports until Sept. 24 because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The league said Thursday that the affected sports are cross country, soccer and volleyball. The decision doesn’t apply to sports which aren’t sponsored by the league, including BYU and University of San Diego football.

Training and practices can be conducted at the discretion of each school.

Sports that are played in the spring won’t participate in any fall competition

The Latest: Pacers’ Malcolm Brogdon wearing mask at practice

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Indiana Pacers guard Malcolm Brogdon, one of the NBA players who tested positive for COVID-19, says he has been wearing a mask at practice for two reasons: To help get in shape and to make his teammates comfortable he won’t spread the disease.

Brogdon was a late arrival in Orlando, Florida, after announcing June 24 that he had a positive test. He returned to practice for the first time Wednesday and intends to wear the mask until games start.

“I feel really good,” Brogdon said. “My conditioning is not

Update on the latest sports

MLB-NEWS

DeGrom still plans to pitch

UNDATED (AP) — New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom wants to start opening day, but his manager isn’t sure that will happen.

The two-time Cy Young Award winner says he feels good two days after leaving an intrasquad game early because of back tightness. A precautionary MRI came back clean, and deGrom thinks he simply might have slept “wrong” the night before.

However, Luis Rojas says the team is taking a day-to-day approach concerning a season-opening assignment as deGrom receives treatment.

In other major league news:

— Cubs pitcher Kyle Hendricks will be

The Latest: Health leaders want MLB to avoid risky behavior

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A coalition of health department leaders in major American cities cautioned Major League Baseball to avoid risky behavior when the season resumes next week.

In statement issued by Executive Director Chrissie Juliano, the Big Cities Health Coalition made some recommendations about procedures to follow when the baseball season resumes July 23. They range from proper handwashing stations to only traveling on charter flights.

“It is critical that the local public health status of COVID-19 be considered when