The Latest: Wisconsin women’s hoops cancels another game

Wisconsin says its women’s basketball home game next Tuesday with Prairie View A&M has been canceled due to protocols related to COVID-19

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The Badgers’ Big Ten opener Saturday at Iowa remains on as scheduled.

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Kent State’s football game at Miami (Ohio) scheduled for Saturday has been canceled due to positive COVID-19 tests within the Golden Flashes’ program.

The Mid-American Conference issued a statement saying the game has been declared a no contest.

It’s the second cancellation for Miami, which had its Nov. 17 game against Ohio wiped out.

Kent State said the cancellation was “made out of an abundance of caution in consultation with university leaders and medical professionals, with the safety and well-being of our student-athletes and staff as our first priority.”

Kent State’s next scheduled game is against Ohio on Dec. 12.

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George Mason has called off its men’s basketball game at Maryland scheduled for Friday because of what the Virginia school says is a positive COVID-19 test within the program.

George Mason announced Wednesday that its team “temporarily paused activities” after the result showed up during routine testing, which happens three times a week.

The Terps announced they’re hosting St. Peter’s on Friday instead. Maryland is 3-0 this season.

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The Cleveland Browns are dealing with another COVID-19 case after an unidentified staff member tested positive.

The team closed its facility Wednesday to conduct contact tracing, which has become routine the past two weeks because of several other positive tests. The Browns are expected to practice indoors after heavy snow in the area.

On Tuesday, the team activated star defensive end Myles Garrett from the reserve/COVID-19 list and expect him to practice as it gets ready to play at Tennessee on Sunday. Garrett missed two games after becoming infected.

Fullback Andy Janovich is also back following a stint on the COVID-19 list.

Linebacker Sione Takitaki and defensive ends Porter Gustin and Joe Jackson remain isolated following positive tests. They all missed last week’s game against Jacksonville as the Browns improved to 8-3.

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The final scheduled World Cup ski races used to test the 2022 Olympic downhill course have been canceled by the Chinese ski federation.

The International Ski Federation says it has been told by the Chinese federation that the women’s downhill and super-G races scheduled for Feb. 27-28 in Yanqing will not take place because of the coronavirus pandemic.

FIS says says it expects to confirm the cancellation within days.

Men’s World Cup races on the Olympic hill were canceled in February. Those were among the first international sports events to be called off as infections spread from China.

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Fiorentina coach Cesare Prandelli has tested positive for the coronavirus.

The Italian club says Prandelli is self-isolating and that the rest of the squad will now go into a “bubble” in accordance with protocol.

The 63-year-old Prandelli is in his second spell at Fiorentina and has been in charge for less than a month. He replaced Giuseppe Iachini.

Fiorentina has lost both of its league matches under the former Italy coach.

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