West Ham have been dealt another injury blow after Ricardo Vaz Te dislocated his shoulder against Swansea on Sunday. Press Association However, there will be concern at Upton Park as the 27-year-old suffered a similar injury last season which required surgery and kept him out for almost three months. Boss Sam Allardyce is already without his main striker Andy Carroll, who has yet to play this season due to a foot injury. Carlton Cole, who came on as a second-half substitute at Swansea, is in line to make his first start since re-signing for the Hammers when they travel to Burnley in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday night. Portuguese striker Vaz Te had to go off during the first half of the goalless draw at the Liberty Stadium and faces a spell on the sidelines. The Hammers have told Press Association Sport there is no timescale for his recovery at the moment.
The Latest: Brazilian soccer club Corinthians giving out PPE The club says the players are feeling fine and remain in isolation.Four of the players have displayed symptoms of COVID-19 while one has shown no symptoms at all.The club says the five players did not attend the match against Proleter on Saturday when the Serbian league champions completed their season.About 20,000 fans attended a Serbian Cup semifinal match against Partizan Belgrade this month as the country lifted most of its COVID-19 restrictions.The match against Proleter was also attend by about 20,000 fans. Both gatherings have drawn criticism from the public as Serbia records dozens of new coronavirus cases each day. The São Paulo-based club said Sunday that 13 players are fully recovered, but eight will not be allowed to start training on July 1 because of the disease. Corinthians tested 190 people, including players, staffers and their families. The club did not name the players who tested positive. Brazil is Latin America’s hardest hit country by the new coronavirus, with more than 50,000 deaths and 1 million confirmed cases.___The National Hockey League has begun winnowing its possible locations to resume the season amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Those positive results came from the 117 athletes who participated in the school’s initial campus screening. The Wisconsin athletic department’s infection response team is monitoring the recovery of the athletes but didn’t specify which teams the two play for. Wisconsin plans to release the aggregate number of positive tests at regular intervals during the initial phase of athletes’ return to campus.___Boston College says its football players began returning to the school Monday as part of its COVID-19 operational plan to bring all its student-athletes back to campus.The school says its new protocols include limiting personnel at facilities, mandating face coverings be worn in common areas, as well as daily temperature checks for staff and athletes. Increased cleaning measures will also be in effect at all facilities. Associated Press Incoming freshmen players also were allowed on campus on Monday and they were tested and put in a separate dormitory. They will not be integrated with the rest of the team until they pass a second COVID-19 test.The workouts are voluntary and Schiano said some players have elected to skip them.___The ATP men’s tennis tour says it is continuing to “plan and adjust” its precautions and protocols related to the coronavirus pandemic with an eye to its planned Aug. 14 resumption of competition.The tour issued a statement Monday following word that two top-35 players tested positive for COVID-19 after participating in unsanctioned exhibition matches organized by No. 1 Novak Djokovic in Serbia and Croatia. The protocols are being done in accordance with all federal, state, medical and university guidelines to begin voluntary workouts.Regardless of home state, all athletes will be required to self-quarantine upon arriving on campus for a maximum of 14 days. Quarantine time may vary based on additional guidance from the state and the phase of reopening in Massachusetts.All athletes will be tested for COVID-19 on or about Day 8 of quarantine. Protocols are also in place for the quarantine and treatment of positive COVID-19 cases should they occur.___Two Rutgers football players have tested positive for the new coronavirus. Coach Greg Schiano discussed the test results Monday during a conference call. It was his first media availability since the team was allowed to return to campus last week for voluntary workouts.Schiano said players and coaches were tested before the team returned on June 15, either with mail-in tests or after being tested locally. One of the positive tests came from those samples and the player was not allowed to return to campus and is being isolated at home.The second positive test came from a sample taken when the players reported. That player was isolated and three players who had contact with him were placed in quarantine.The university has a protocol for allowing players who test positive to eventually return, which includes a non-positive test, Schiano said.Schiano said players and coaches underwent a third screening on Monday. June 22, 2020 Louisville football’s season opener against North Carolina State has been moved up a day to Wednesday, Sept. 2 to avoid conflicting with the rescheduled Kentucky Derby weekend at neighboring Churchill Downs.The Kentucky Oaks and Derby were postponed from May 1-2 to Sept. 4-5 because of the coronavirus pandemic. The preceding and highly attended Thursday race card known as “Thurby” was set for the same day as the Cardinals’ Atlantic Coast Conference matchup against the Wolfpack, but the schools announced Monday that they had agreed to the switch to avert logistical conflicts with parking and traffic.“We appreciate the NCAA, ACC and N.C. State honoring our request for a date change for the opening game,” Louisville athletic director Vince Tyra said in a news release. “We are trying to be thoughtful about the shared city resources needed to host a football game and Thurby at the same time.”___Serbian soccer club Red Star Belgrade says five players have tested positive for the coronavirus. There were no social distancing measures observed at the Adria Tour exhibitions.Three-time Grand Slam semifinalist Grigor Dimitrov, who is currently No. 19, and his opponent in Croatia on Saturday, No. 33 Borna Coric, both said they have COVID-19.The ATP said it “continues to urge strict adherence to responsible social distancing and health and safety guidelines to contain the spread of the virus.”Exhibition events have been staged in various places around the world while the ATP and WTA tours have been suspended since March because of the pandemic. The tours announced last week they plan to return in August.___ ___Croatian tennis player Borna Coric says he has tested positive for the coronavirus after taking part in an exhibition event.The 33rd-ranked Coric posted the news on Twitter.He says “I want to inform you that I am positive for Covid-19. Please everyone who has been in contact with me for the last few days gets tested!”He says he is feeling well and has no symptoms. Coric was among about 1,000 people who were tested for the virus after Grigor Dimitrov announced that he tested positive. That led to the cancellation of an exhibition event in Croatia where top-ranked Novak Djokovic was scheduled to play in the final.Coric played a match against Dimitrov in Zadar on Saturday in the second leg of the exhibition series.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The Blue Jackets were informed Monday that Columbus will not be one of the NHL’s hub cities. Columbus was one of 10 finalists, including seven in the U.S.Las Vegas is now considered the U.S. favorite to host NHL playoff games, unless two Canadian cities are selected. Canada’s federal government last week said it would allow the league to quarantine internally, making Toronto, Vancouver and Edmonton realistic possibilities — if not the front-runners.The NHL has said it will select two hub cities — one for the Eastern Conference playoffs and one for the Western Conference. The Stanley Cup Final or “final four” would likely be in one of the two cities.___Wisconsin officials say that two Badgers’ athletes have tested positive for COVID-19 and are self-isolating. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Players of Brazilian soccer giant Corinthians visited the club on Monday to pick up personal protection equipment against COVID-19 after tests showed 21 out of its 27 players had contracted the disease.
Handler of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, is believed not satisfied yet with the quality of the Nigerian senior national team despite no defeat in the eight games played under his watch.Eagles played two friendlies against Corsica and Togo in Paris last week, drawing the former and winning the latter. Rohrâ€™s men took their tally to 11 goals under the short tutelage of the Franco-German.Speaking with KwesÃ©ESPN after his side defeated Togo 3-0 in Paris last week, admitted that there is still more work to be done to bring the team to his expected standard.â€œOur team is young and has a good future, (but) there is a lot of work to do still,â€ Rohr observed further.â€œWe had a good camp in Corsica on the invitation of their association. Between the mountain and the sea, we could work well with our four local (in Nigeriaâ€™s domestic league) players and new ones like (Henry) Onyekuru and (Mikel) Agu.â€œAnd we also had excellent conditions in Paris. Nice pitches and a beautiful stadium where we got to work on two different organisations, 4-2-3-1 and 4-4-2 and give competitive football to the players who needed it,â€ he told KwesÃ©ESPN.He confirmed that he is actively trying to lower the average age of the squad with his introduction of young players, like Wolfsburgâ€™s 18-year-old Victor Osimhen.â€œYou see what I am trying to do. We must bring him up slowly to a high level,â€ Rohr said of the young forward, who appears to be the gafferâ€™s long-term pick for the central striking role.But with a frontline bursting at the seams with talent, young and old, it is elsewhere that Rohrâ€™s headaches pound.His defence has allowed just four goals in his tenure, but there is always the nervous tic of a backline teetering on the edge of collapse.Three of his major defensive stalwarts â€” Carl Ikeme, Leon Balogun, and Kenneth Omeruo â€” always seem to be one kick or one tackle away from injury, and his full-back positions remain a constant area of tinkering.But the gaffer remains optimistic. Musa Mohammed is being groomed to fill the right-back role. However, while he lingers, Abdullahi Shehu has stepped in and impressed his manager.â€œEven making Ramadan, he played a good 45 minutes,â€ Rohr said of the Cyprus-based defender, which should be more than enough motivation for Mohammed to hurry up and get ready,â€ he concluded.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram *Only Echiejile, Omeruo, Ahmed Musa expected to complete squad todayDuro IkhazuagbeAhead of Saturdayâ€™s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying clash with South Africa, 21 out of the 23 invited Super Eagles players arrived the teamâ€™s camp in Uyo yesterday.Only newly wedded Elderson Echiejile, Kenneth Omeruo and Ahmed Musa are expected to join the rest of the squad today.Media Officer of the Super Eagles, Toyin Ibitoye who confirmed the players in camp to THISDAY last night hinted that all the players went straight to business with gym work to loosen up ahead of proper training today.