The Latest: Virus KOs UCLA women's game at Oregon State
The latest on the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:
The UCLA women's basketball game in Oregon state on New Years Day has been postponed indefinitely.
The beavers announced a confirmed case of COVID-19 on December 20. As a result, their game against the Bruins had to be abandoned for testing and contact tracing.
The 10th Bruins will continue to travel to Eugene to play in Oregon on January 3rd.
The Cleveland Browns postponed their flight to New York for Sunday's game against the Jets to conduct contact tracing after a player tested positive for COVID-19.
The team issued a statement on Saturday announcing the positive test and saying it had shut down its tracing facility. The team was scheduled to leave Cleveland at 2:45 p.m. But the players stay at home while the chase is over. The player who tested positive was not immediately identified.
The Browns (10-4) can potentially reach a playoff spot with a win over the Jets (1-13).
Plus, the team hasn't yet announced whether rookie Jedrick Wills will play. He was put on the COVID-19 list Thursday after being in close contact with someone outside the team.
Like numerous other NFL teams, the Browns have dealt with positive cases for most of the season. Defensive star Myles Garrett missed two games after contracting the virus.
The Houston Rockets will have to do at least two games without DeMarcus Cousins, Eric Gordon, Mason Jones and John Wall while they complete quarantines related to the NBA's coronavirus safety protocols. Their quarantines would end on Wednesday if they tested negative.
The Rockets play in Portland on Saturday in their late season opener. Their original start was planned last Wednesday against Oklahoma City and had to be postponed because Houston didn't have enough players. They're also playing in Denver on Monday.
James Harden is expected to play on Saturday. He was serving a four-day quarantine for violating protocols, one reason the Rockets couldn't play on Wednesday.
Arsenal said center-back Gabriel is self-isolating because he has been in close contact with someone with COVID-19 and will miss the next three games.
The London club also tweeted that ex-Chelsea players David Luiz and Willian are feeling uncomfortable, but they both recently tested negative for the virus. All three players were unavailable for the English Premier League game against Chelsea on Saturday.
Arsenal said: "We will continue to monitor, support and evaluate their conditions."
With the Premier League ahead of us, several lower division English football games have been suspended due to coronavirus cases.
Rotherham's scheduled Boxing Day game in Middlesbrough in the second division championship has been suspended after visitors recently passed positive COVID-19 tests.
Rotherham's previous game against Wayne Rooney's Derby County had also been canceled. The club discovered more cases this week after an increased series of tests.
Millwall announced an outbreak this week that would force the suspension of Saturday's game against runner-up Bournemouth. It has been postponed to January 12th.
Some games in the third division of League 1 have also been postponed due to coronavirus cases.
Doncaster's match against Accrington Stanley was suspended hours before kick-off on Saturday.
Other suspended games of the day include leaders Portsmouth versus Swindon Town.
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