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NFL

Giants face Tampa Bay

UNDATED (AP) — The New York Giants are at Tampa Bay tonight for Monday night football. Giants defensive back and leading tackler Logan Ryan will miss tonight’s game against the Buccaneers because of COVID-19.

Ryan told the team on Thursday he had a close contact with a person who had the virus. Also out are linebacker Lorenzo Carter (ankle/illness), wide receiver Sterling Shepard (quad) and defensive back Nate Ebner (knee).

Meanwhile, the Buccaneers’ Tom Brady hasn’t lost more than two games in a row in 19 years, and he’ll try to keep that streak alive.

T-25 MEN’S BASKETBALL

No. 1 Gonzaga takes on Central Michigan

UNDATED (AP) — In men’s Top 25 college basketball, No. 1-ranked Gonzaga is at Central Michigan tonight. No. 2-ranked UCLA plays Bellarmine and No. 7 Duke completes a five-game homestand tonight night against The Citadel.

CHINA-PENG APPEARS

IOC call with Chinese tennis star Peng raises more questions

UNDATED (AP) — A video call between Olympic officials and Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai was meant to reassure the world that she was safe — but instead has raised more questions.

Concern grew in the last week for the former No. 1-ranked doubles player who hadn’t been seen since accusing a senior Chinese official of sexual assault on Nov. 2. Tennis stars and fans alike demanded to know where she was and the head of the Women’s Tennis Association threatened to pull events from China.

On Sunday, the International Olympic Committee said Peng spoke to officials in a 30-minute video call. According to the organization’s statement, she reassured them that she was well. The IOC posted a photo showing the call but did not release video of the call.

CAVENDISH INJURED

Cavendish suffers “small collapsed lung” at Belgian event

BRUSSELS (AP) — British cyclist Mark Cavendish has broken two ribs and suffered a “small collapsed lung” during a crash at a track event in Belgium.

His team says in a statement that Cavendish spent Sunday night in the Ghent University Hospital following the incident at the Ghent Six Day.

The 36-year-old Cavendish has enjoyed a revival this season, equaling Eddy Merckx’s all-time record of 34 Tour de France stage wins in July.

FRENCH LEAGUE-FAN VIOLENCE

Sports minister wants sanctions after French soccer violence

PARIS (AP) — France’s sports minister (Roxana Maracineanu) says domestic soccer needs a “radical” reality check following more crowd trouble in a league match between Lyon and Marseille.

The violence on Sunday was the latest in a series of disturbing episodes in France. The match was halted after a fan hit Marseille player Dimitri Payet on the head with a bottle filled with water in the fourth minute.

The French league says the repeated incidents are “destroying the image of the league in France and internationally.”

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