COVID-19 strikes the sports world as numerous players and coaches test positive

COVID-19 has lead the world to a standstill as it infects thousands of people, including some of the biggest athletes in the world.

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COVID-19 has lead the world to a standstill as it infects thousands of people, including some of the biggest athletes in the world.

By Ciara Morrissey, Sports Editor

As the numbers for COVID-19 continue to skyrocket around the world, the virus shows no mercy for anybody, including professional athletes and coaches. The Wire has composed a comprehensive list of players and coaches that have tested positive for COVID-19. 

NBA

Current status on 19-20 season: Suspended indefinitely

  1. Rudy Gobert, Utah Jazz
  2. Donovan Mitchell, Utah Jazz
  3. Christian Wood, Detroit Pistons
  4. Marcus Smart, Boston Celtics
  5. Kevin Durant, Brooklyn Nets
  6. Three unnamed Brooklyn Nets players
  7. Two unnamed Los Angeles Lakers players
  8. Unnamed Pistons player
  9. Three unnamed Philadelphia 76ers players
  10. Unnamed Denver Nuggets player

 

NHL

Current status on 19-20 season: Suspended indefinitely

  1. Two unnamed Ottawa Senators players

 

NFL

Current status on 2020 season: Expected to commence as normal

  1. Sean Payton, New Orleans Saints head coach

 

MLB

Current status on 2020 season: Start of season delayed 

  1. No Major league players have tested positive, two minor league players have tested positive

 

XFL

Current status on 2020 season: Canceled 

  1. Unnamed Seattle Dragons player

 

Soccer (Serie A, La Liga, Premier League)

La Liga: Season suspended indefinitely 

Serie A: Suspended by the Italian government until at least April 3. 

Premier League: Suspended until at least end of April

  1. Daniele Rugani, Juventus, center back
  2. Mikel Arteta, Arsenal head coach
  3. Callum Hudson-Odoi, Chelsea, winger
  4. Numerous Valencia players and staff (La Liga)