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Nashville SC forced to pull out of MLS is Back tournament following COVID-19 outbreak

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Nashville SC is going to have to wait another year to play in the MLS.

The Tennessee-based team, which made their MLS debut in February, announced that they have decided to withdraw from the MLS Is Back tournament due to nine players contracting the coronavirus while preparing for the league’s return.

“Due to the number of positive tests, the club has been unable to train since arriving in Orlando and would not be able to play matches,” said MLS commissioner Don Garber.

They become the second club forced to miss the tournament due to COVID-19. The tournament, which began on Thursday when the Philadelphia Union beat New York City FC 1-0, is now down to 24 clubs.

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LaMarcus Aldridge abruptly retires from NBA after experiencing irregular heartbeat

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Some shocking news coming out of the NBA.

After a scary experience with an irregular heartbeat, veteran big man LaMarcus Aldridge has decided to put his health first and retire from the game of basketball.

“Though I’m better now, what I felt with my heart that night was still one of the scariest things I’ve experience,” said Aldridge.

“With that being said, I’ve made the difficult decision to retire from the NBA. For 15 years, I’ve put basketball first, and now, it is time to put my health and family first.”

The 35-year old had just signed with the Brooklyn Nets on March 28 after being waived from the San Antonio Spurs following the trade deadline.

The seven-time All-Star averaged 19.4 points, 8.2 rebounds and 2.0 assists over 15 seasons and 1,029 career games split between the Portland Trail Blazers, San Antonio Spurs and Nets. 

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Avalanche goalie Philipp Grubauer tests positive for COVID-19

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The Colorado Avalanche are going to have to get by without their starting goalie for a little while.

The team has confirmed that Philipp Grubauer will be sidelined for at least two weeks after being placed in the NHL COVID-19 protocol after a positive COVID-19 test.

“It’ll be at least 14 days before his next game,” said Avalanche head coach Jared Bednar.

“Not ideal, but I know he’ll be hungry to get back in the net when he’s healthy.”

The 29-year old has posted a 25-8-1 record with a 2.00 goals-against average, .920 save percentage and five shutouts in 34 games this season.

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