The latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports:

Positive tests

n N.C. State reported two positive tests among its latest wave of testing for athletes, coaches and staff.

Athletics spokesman Fred Demarest tweeted the results Friday, noting the two positive results came from 280 tests administered since school’s last update from July 9.

That brings the Wolfpack to a total of seven positive results among 595 tests administered since the school began the process May 29, a positive rate of 1.2%.

n Duke said 25 athletes have tested positive over the past three weeks as they began returning to campus for voluntary practice, with nine in mandatory isolation.

The school announced the results Friday night after a total of 700 tests being administered to 309 athletes, coaches and staff. Sixteen athletes tested positive, but have gone through a required isolation period and have been cleared by physicians to return to regular activities.

n The University of Virginia said no student-athletes have tested positive since the last test results were announced a week ago, keeping the total at four since workouts resumed.

n The Atlanta Falcons have placed defensive tackle Tyeler Davison and quarterback Danny Etling on the team’s reserve/COVID-19 list. The team has put five players on the list since opening training camp. Previously, fullback Keith Smith, safety Jamal Carter and rookie safety Jaylinn Hawkins were placed on the list.

Davison started in 12 of 16 games last season and set a career high with 55 tackles. Etling spent most of 2019 on the practice squad and is a candidate for the No. 3 spot behind Matt Ryan and Matt Schaub.


n The Pac-12 on Friday set Sept. 26 as the start of its 10-game, conference-only football schedule, joining the Southeastern Conference in pushing back its season by nearly a month.

n A month before the U.S. Open is supposed to start in New York, the U.S. Tennis Association said Friday it “continues its plans” to hold its marquee event and another tournament beforehand.

The U.S. Open — usually the year’s last Grand Slam tournament, but the second of 2020 because of the pandemic — is scheduled to run Aug. 31 to Sept. 13.

The Billie Jean King National Tennis Center also will host the Western & Southern Open on Aug. 20-28; that tuneup was moved from Cincinnati as part of a doubleheader organized by the USTA.


n George Washington is discontinuing seven sports programs, three that compete at the NCAA level and four non-NCAA sports, as part of the university’s attempt to address an expected $200 million budget shortfall.

GW announced after this academic year it was cutting NCAA programs in men’s indoor track, men’s tennis and women’s water polo. The university also intends to eliminate men’s rowing, sailing, and men’s and women’s squash.

George Washington competes in the Atlantic 10 in most sports.

Opting out

n Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Al Woods, who has played for five teams during his 10-year NFL career, said he won’t play in the 2020 season.

Woods, 33, signed a one-year, $2.75 million deal with Jacksonville in free agency. He played for Seattle in 2019. He also spent time with Indianapolis, Tennessee, Pittsburgh and Tampa Bay since being drafted in the fourth round in 2010. He has 196 tackles and 5½ sacks.

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