The Latest: English Premier League player tests positive

The latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:
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A Norwich player is one of two players in two English Premier League clubs who tested positive for the new corona virus before the competition was restarted.
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Players and club staff are tested twice a week. 1,200 people were tested in the 20 clubs on Thursday and Friday.
The league does not identify who tests positive for COVID-19. Norwich confirmed the positive case, but did not name the player.
The league's 100-day closure ends on Wednesday. Aston Villa play against Sheffield United and Manchester City against Arsenal.
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An Arizona Coyotes representative has tested positive for COVID-19 and is isolated at home in the Phoenix area.
The employee is asymptomatic and feels good, the team said.
All other employees or players involved in phase 2 of the NHL test protocol were tested negative as the teams prepare to begin voluntary small group training on Monday.
The mandatory NHL training camps can open on July 10th until an agreement to return to the game has been made later this summer.
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Warren Hansen, Hall of Famer, says alternative plans have to be made to at least top television competitions.
Some lower-class curling tour stops have been canceled, but the campaign's first top event, the Masters in Ontario, is scheduled for October 20-25.
Hansen, who has carried out event operations for the national association for more than two decades since 2015 and has been advising since then, says that curling takes too long to get by without a presence. Especially in other sports such as soccer, golf and car racing.
"Find an arena near the airport, do a deal with some hotels, and try to stage things at least for your television audience," said Hansen of Vancouver.
Hansen believes that hosting events in major cities such as Winnipeg or Calgary would be a solid alternative because there is a risk that air travel will be inappropriate or transportation will be hindered. That way, Hansen said, most top curlers could probably compete in a small ice rink to keep costs down.
"I think you will have a (TV) audience that is starved for every sport and starved for curling," said Hansen. `` The audience ... I think it will be good no matter what you do or how you do it.
"You will never know how it will work and how it will be until you try."
The exams for the Winter Olympics in Beijing are less than 18 months away, and Hansen: "We have to make sure that we do everything we can to promote something in any way."
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Celebrated Pakistani all-rounder Shahid Afridi has tested positive for COVID-19.
'' I have felt uncomfortable since Thursday; My body hurt badly. I have been tested and unfortunately I am positive. Do you need prayers for a speedy recovery, InshaAllah? Afridi tweeted on Saturday.
Afridi left international cricket in 2017 and has played in 20 leagues around the world since then.
Former test opener Taufeeq Umar became infected with the virus in May and has fully recovered.
A former top Pakistani cricketer, Zafar Sarfraz, died during the outbreak.
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