The Latest: ‘Nova Pauses Hoops, Coach Wright Tests Positive

The Latest: ‘Nova Pauses Hoops, Coach Wright Tests Positive

The Latest on the effects of the

coronavirus

outbreak on sports around the world:

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Villanova coach Jay Wright has tested positive for

COVID-19

and the No. 5 Wildcats have paused basketball activities.

Wright says in a statement issued Sunday by Villanova that he another staff member tested positive. Wright says he has been experiencing mild symptoms.

Villanovas game against Xavier scheduled for Saturday has been postponed, but the school outside Philadelphia says no determination has been made for games beyond this week. The next game on the Wildcats’ schedule is Jan. 5 at DePaul.

Earlier this month, Wright got St. Johns to agree to postpone a Big East matchup scheduled for Dec. 30 so the Villanova players could be off over the holidays, with Wright saying they needed a break.

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Buffalo Bills running back T.J. Yeldon has tested positive for

COVID-19

.

Yeldon was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list and will not travel and play in Monday nights game at New England.

Yeldon has 10 carries for 70 yards in three games this season. He hasnt played since Week 5 for the AFC East champion Bills.

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Syracuse has paused all womens basketball-related activities and contact tracing is underway after a positive

COVID-19

test was confirmed within the program.

The 22nd-ranked Orange women have canceled a game against Morgan State scheduled for Monday night. Their next scheduled game is Thursday at home against North Carolina.

The Syracuse men also have been on pause. They halted team activities after a home game a week ago against Buffalo. One of the Bulls players tested positive after the game.

Mississippi also has

coronavirus

issues within its womens basketball program. The Rebels’ game against No. 5 South Carolina on Thursday night has been postponed.

The Gamecocks last played Dec. 17 against Temple. Their next game is scheduled for Jan. 4 at Alabama. South Carolina said in a news release that that game could not be played due to a combination of positive

COVID-19

tests, contact tracing and quarantining individuals according to SEC protocols. There has been no makeup date announced.

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