48 NBA Players Test Positive for COVID-19 as 2020-21 Season Prepares to Kick off. On Dec. 2, the NBA and National Basketball Players Association released a joint statement regarding recent COVID-19 testing in the league. Out of 546 players that were tested for COVID-19 from Nov. 24 to Nov. 30, 48 tested positive. . All coronavirus-positive players have been instructed to quarantine in their team’s city until they are “cleared” to leave. . These results are a part of the league’s initial round of player testing, as the 2020-21 regular season is slated to begin on Dec. 22. . Individual workouts officially began on Dec. 1, with the first preseason games scheduled for Dec. 11. . The NBA’s 2020-21 season will not operate in a bubble environment, even though it was highly successful for the previous season. In the bubble, the league was able to finish its season without any players, coaches or staff members testing positive for COVID-19. . On the flip side, the NFL’s bubble-less 2020 season has seen many players sidelined and games rescheduled because of COVID-19.
Pat Patterson, WWE Legend and First Gay Wrestling Superstar, Dead at 79. The WWE shared news of his death on Dec. 2. . Patterson joined the WWE in the late '70s and became the first Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion in 1979. After later working in the ring and becoming a color commentator for WWE, Patterson retired in 1984. He then joined Vince McMahon as a WWE executive and came up with the idea for the Royal Rumble in 1988. In 1996, he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. Patterson came out as gay in 2014 on an episode of 'WWE Legends' House.'. Many in the wrestling world, including John Cena, took to social media to express their appreciation for Patterson upon hearing the news
Among the teams contending for a playoff spot, the intrigue is not about who No. 3 Ohio State is playing as much as who will be play playing for the Buckeyes this weekend
No spectators will be allowed at the Rose Bowl for the College Football Playoff semifinal on Jan. 1 because of state, county and city of Pasadena COVID-19 restrictions
The unbeaten Pittsburgh Steelers and the defending champion Kansas City Chiefs are closing in on clinching their respective divisions going into Week 13
Louisville has canceled its men’s basketball game Friday against UNC Greensboro and paused team activities indefinitely following a positive COVID-19 test within the program and subsequent quarantining and contract tracing
A man has been charged in the killing of former Indiana University football player and businessman Chris Beaty in downtown Indianapolis in May during unrest following the death of George Floyd
President Donald Trump calls Lou Holtz “one of the greatest coaches in American history” and has honored the college football Hall of Famer and political ally with the nation’s highest civilian honor