Australian Open 2021: Players, support staff isolating after one positive COVID-19 test at hotel

Andreas Milano
Tennis: Australian Open

Players and support staff at the Australian Open were forced into isolation on Wednesday after a hotel quarantine worker in Melbourne tested positive for COVID-19. In total, the players and support staff amounts to an estimated 600 people — all of whom will now have to isolate until that are able to receive a COVID-19 test, according to Reuters.

There were six warm-up events scheduled for Thursday at Melbourne Park, but they have been canceled. Organizers explained on Twitter that an updated schedule will be released on Friday.

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Nick Kyrgios stops play during Australian Open warm-up after time violation

Andreas Milano

Nick Kyrgios refused to play for several minutes after receiving a time violation during his 6-2 7-6 (9-7) win over fellow Australian Harry Bourchier in an Australian Open warm-up event in Melbourne.

Kyrgios fought off three set points in the second-set tiebreak before finally getting over the top of world No. 303 Bourchier in an entertaining clash on Wednesday night.

The biggest talking point came with the scores locked at 5-5 in the second set when Kyrgios was called for a time violation on his serve.

The issue had been brewing all match, with Kyrgios venting his anger at the

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Australian Open players isolate after positive COVID-19 test

Andreas Milano

MELBOURNE (AP) — All competition at six Australian Open tuneup events scheduled for Thursday was called off after a worker at one of the tournaments’ Melbourne quarantine hotels tested positive for COVID-19.

Players preparing for the year’s first Grand Slam tournament, which is supposed to begin Monday, must isolate at their hotels until they test negative for the illness caused by the coronavirus.

“We will work with everyone involved to facilitate testing as quickly as possible,” Tennis Australia said in a statement announcing the postponement of all matches that were to be played Thursday at Melbourne

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AP sources: Twins bring back DH Cruz, add Colome to bullpen

Andreas Milano

FILE – In this Sept. 27, 2020, file photo, Minnesota Twins’ Nelson Cruz, center, smiles in the dugout after the Twins clinched the AL Central championship with the Chicago White Sox’s loss during the tenth inning of a baseball game in Minneapolis. The Minnesota Twins are bringing back designated hitter Nelson Cruz on a one-year, $13 million contract, according to a person with knowledge of the negotiations. The agreement was reached late Tuesday and confirmed Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021, to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal was pending completion of a physical exam.(AP Photo/Craig Lassig, File)

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Sports briefs: Schottenheimer moved to hospice | Ap

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Schottenheimer moved to hospice

Former Kansas City Chiefs coach Marty Schottenheimer has been moved to a hospice facility near his home in Charlotte, N.C., according to a statement released by his family.

Schottenheimer, 77, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2014.

Schottenheimer coached the Chiefs, Browns, Chargers and Washington, but his tenure in Kansas City spanned the longest. He coached the Chiefs for 10 seasons, finishing first or second in the division in the first nine. Seven made the playoffs, though his defensive-dominant “Martyball” teams could not get over the hump and into the Super Bowl.

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Brady joins exclusive club with 10th title game

Andreas Milano

A 10th trip to the Super Bowl puts Tom Brady in some exclusive company across sports.

Brady’s 10th trip to the title round comes a few months after LeBron James did the same in the NBA Finals, making them the only players in the four major North American sports leagues to do that in more than 30 years.

Brady and James are the first players to make it to the title round for a 10th time since Kareem Abdul-Jabbar did it in his final season in the NBA in 1989.

In all, 24 players have done that in any of

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