Sunday, March 29, 2020 1:30 AM EST
By The Associated Press, AP
DENVER (AP) — A second Colorado Avalanche player has tested positive for COVID-19. The team says it was informed Friday night, and the unidentified player is in self-isolation. A statement from the Avalanche on Saturday says those who came in close contact with the player have been informed and remain isolated. There are now four NHL players known to have tested positive, with the others coming from the Ottawa Senators.
UNDATED (AP) — A deal negotiated by Major League Baseball and the players doesn’t include details of what a reconfigured schedule would look like. The agreement calls for play to resume “as soon as is practicable” with a goal of completing “the fullest 2020 championship season and postseason that is economically feasible.” It also says there must be no legal restrictions on mass gathering and travel. The two sides agreed to consider playing past the usual end of the postseason in late October, even if it involves using neutral sites and domes.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Longhorns athletic director Chris Del Conte has confirmed that basketball coach Shaka Smart will be back for a sixth season with the team, telling the Austin American-Statesman, “Shaka's our coach.” The Longhorns have reached the NCAA Tournament twice in four tries under Smart. Texas went 19-12 this past season without any seniors in the lineup. But the team is just 40-50 in the Big 12 under Smart, who is 90-78 overall with the Longhorns.
NEW YORK (AP) — St. John's wing LJ Figueroa has declared for the NBA draft. School officials say he hasn't hired an agent and still has the option to return to school. Figueroa can return to school for his final season of eligibility if he withdraws from the draft pool by June 3. Figueroa started 32 games in each of his two seasons with the Red Storm, averaging 14.5 points and 5.4 rebounds.
MIAMI (AP) — Tiz the Law ran away in the stretch to easily win the Florida Derby and wrap up a spot in the Kentucky Derby field. The win at Gulfstream Park was worth 100 points, far more than what will be needed for a chance to run at Churchill Downs if the rescheduled Kentucky Derby goes off as planned in early September. Shivaree was second after going off at 80-1. Shivaree picked up 50 points to likely clinch a spot in the Derby field.