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Minnesota Vikings linebacker Cameron Smith recovering from open heart surgery for birth defect found due to COVID-19

Timothy T Ludwig/Getty ImagesBY: JULIA JACOBO, ABC NEWS (WASHINGTON) — Minnesota Vikings linebacker Cameron Smith is feeling “great” as he recovers from open heart surgery for a birth defect that was detected as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Smith received a presumptive positive test result when the Vikings reported for training camp in July,…read more »

NFL fines Saints, Patriots for COVID-19 violations, investigating two other teams

Bryan Allen/Getty ImagesBy IVAN PEREIRA and KATIE CONWAY, ABC News(NEW YORK) — The NFL cracked down this weekend on two teams who broke the league’s coronavirus-related policies and are looking into two other teams for possible violations, according to reports.The league fined the New Orleans Saints $500,000 after the players and the team posted a…read more »

Scoreboard roundup — 11/29/20

iStockBy ABC News(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Sunday’s sports events:NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUEAtlanta 43, Las Vegas 6Buffalo 27, LA Chargers 17Cleveland 27, Jacksonville 25Miami 20, NY Jets 3Minnesota 28, Carolina 27NY Giants 19, Cincinnati 17New England 20, Arizona 17Tennessee 45, Indianapolis 26New Orleans 31 Denver 3San Francisco 23, LA Rams 20Kansas City 27,…read more »

San Francisco 49ers not allowed to play in stadium for 3 weeks under new COVID-19 restrictions

Michael Vi/iStockBy MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(SANTA CLARA, Calif.) — The San Francisco 49ers will not be allowed to practice or play in their stadium for three weeks under new county health restrictions that prohibit contact sports.Stanford University’s athletics, including its football program, will also be affected.Santa Clara County health officials announced the new restrictions on…read more »

Vanderbilt’s Sarah Fuller could be first woman to play in Power 5 football game

fstop123/iStockBY: MEREDITH DELISO, ABC NEWS (NEW YORK) — No woman has ever played in a Power 5 conference game. That could all change on Saturday if Sarah Fuller takes to the field when Vanderbilt plays Missouri. The history-making move would come on the heels of a Southeastern Conference championship-winning soccer season for the Vanderbilt senior.…read more »

Denver Broncos the latest NFL team hampered by coronavirus

Augustas Cetkauskas/iStock By CARMEN COX, ABC News (DENVER) — More positive COVID-19 tests forced the Denver Broncos to cancel Friday’s practice. This is the third time the Broncos have cancelled practice because of the coronavirus.NFL medical staff initially cleared the team to practice on Thanksgiving after moving quarterback Jeff Driskel to the reserve/COVID-19 list the…read more »

Scoreboard roundup — 11/26/20

iStockBy ABC News(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Thursday’s sports events:NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUEHouston 41, Detroit 25Washington 41, Dallas 16TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALLGonzaga 102, Kansas 90Villanova 83, Arizona State 74Illinois 97, Chicago State 38West Virginia 78, VCU 66Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.read more »

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