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North Platte, Ne - Staff and members of the NEBRASKAland DAYS Board of Directors continue to communicate and gather as much information as we can in an effort to make the best decisions possible about the upcoming 2020 Festival, currently still scheduled for June 17-27, 2020. “We’ve been in contact with State officials, industry partners, and our national contacts throughout the course of the last month,” says Executive Director David Fudge. “At the moment we’re working through a number of scenarios.” 

NEBRASKAland DAYS is complying with the Governor’s Directed Health Measures to keep our team safe. While the office remains open, the lobby has been closed to the public. “The sooner we get this behind us the sooner we can get people back to work,” says Fudge. “Right now our prayers are with the frontline medical staff who are working hard to keep people healthy.” 

As the situation evolves, information will be released to the public through local media, our social media channels, and our new app, which will be released in the coming week. “When we have a direction, we’ll let everyone know as quickly as possible. We’ll communicate with all of our stakeholders, including those who have tickets purchased. We will not leave you hanging.”


Covid-19 update from City Hall - Starts at 11am City of Grand Island

Posted by KRGI News on Monday, April 20, 2020


Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department (SWNPHD) has been notified of an additional person from SWNPHD’s health district that have tested positive for COVID-19. 

New cases include:

                One Furnas County resident - A man in his 20s who is currently self-isolating.

Contact investigations are underway to identify people who came into close contact to help prevent further spread. All identified close contacts will self-quarantine and be actively monitored daily by public health officials for fever and respiratory symptoms.

COVID-19 is active in the communities of southwest Nebraska and not related to any specific location. SWNPHD recommends everyone practice the same protective measures when they go to any location outside their own home.


Certain people are at higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19 including older adults and people of all ages with underlying medical conditions, particularly if not well controlled, including:

  • People with chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma
  • People who have serious heart conditions
  • People who are immunocompromised.  Many conditions can cause a person to be immunocompromised, including cancer treatment, smoking, or organ transplantation.
  • People with severe obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 40 or higher)
  • People with diabetes
  • People with chronic kidney disease undergoing dialysis
  • People with liver disease


For general information on COVID-19 call the DHHS hotline at 402-552-6645, or visit the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services website at


For more information on COVID-19 in southwest Nebraska, visit  You can also follow SWNPHD on Facebook and Twitter. SWNPHD serves Chase, Dundy, Frontier, Furnas, Hayes, Hitchcock, Keith, Perkins and Red Willow counties.  SWNPHD is located at 404 West 10th St (1 block north of Arby’s) in McCook or at 501 Broadway in Imperial (5th St.entrance).   

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska man convicted of killing a store clerk who arranged a Tinder date with him has had a hearing to determine whether he’ll be sentenced to death or life in prison postponed for nearly six months. The new hearing date for 53-year-old Aubrey Trail is now scheduled to begin Dec. 15. It had been set to begin June 23. Trail was convicted of first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder and improper disposal of human remains in the November 2017 death and dismemberment of 24-year-old Lincoln store clerk Sydney Loofe. She arranged a date with Boswell and disappeared. 

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska has seen its number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus surpass 1,100 and jump of 6.8% in a day. The state Department of Health and Human Services reported Saturday that the Nebraska had another 72 confirmed coronavirus cases since Friday morning to bring the total to 1,138. The state’s number of COVID-19-related deaths remained at 24. The biggest hotspot was Hall County in central Nebraska, home to Grand Island and the fourth most-populous county in the state. The state health department reported that it had 491 confirmed cases as of Saturday afternoon. 

Burwell, NE – Loup Basin Public Health Department (LBPHD) is alerting those in attendance at the funeral in Dunning, Nebraska on Monday, April 13, 2020 of a possible exposure to COVID19. An individual, who lives outside LBPHD’s jurisdiction, attended the funeral and later tested positive for COVID-19.

Through an investigation performed by Panhandle Public Health District, it was identified that
the individual who tested positive entered the viewing at Sandhills High School between 10:00
a.m. and 10:30 a.m. The individual was also outside of their vehicle at the grave site at Dunning Cemetery.

Those who were identified as high-risk exposures have been contacted and instructed to self quarantine through April 27, 2020. Since the individual who tested positive was unable to
identify all those within six feet, those who pinpoint they were at the above-mentioned
locations during the specified times are considered low risk and should self-monitor for
symptoms through April 27, 2020.

Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, chills, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, muscle
aches, headache, vomiting, diarrhea, and loss of smell/taste. If you develop any of these
symptoms, immediately self-isolate and contact your primary medical provider.

For the latest information, visit the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
website at or LBPHD on Facebook by searching
Loup Basin Public Health Department. 

(April 16th) Burwell, NE –Loup Basin Public Health Departments (LBPHD) has identified two additional positive COVID-19 cases in Howard County. The first case is a male in his 50s with underlying health conditions. The second is a female in her 20s. Both cases were in contact with an individual who was known to be positive with COVID-19. Patient information is considered protected health information under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and will not be provided to protect the patient's privacy.
Contact tracing has been completed and one location of low-risk public exposure includes
Casey’s General Store at 1013 2nd Street in St. Paul, Nebraska. The times identified for low risk exposure to the public include April 10th and April 13th from 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. both days.

Those who identify that they were at this public place of low risk exposure during the specified
times should monitor themselves for symptoms for 14 days from the date of potential
exposure. Those who develop symptoms (fever, sudden onset of cough or shortness of breath,
diarrhea) should contact their health care providers for further direction.

As testing becomes more widespread in Nebraska, asymptomatic COVID-19 positives cases
have been identified. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), approximately 25%
of people continue to show no symptoms. With one in four COVID-19 cases being
asymptomatic, it is important to take measure to protect yourself when in public settings. The
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the use of cloth face coverings.

Cloth face coverings should fit snugly but comfortably against the sides of the face, be secured
with ties or ear loops, include multiple layers of fabrics, allow for breathing without restriction
and be able to be laundered and machine dried without damage or changing the shape. Cloth
face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble
breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without

For the latest information, visit the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
website at or LBPHD (website: or
on Facebook by searching Loup Basin Public Health Department). 

(CDHD Release) - Central District Health Department (CDHD) sadly reports two new Covid-19 related deaths in the district. A male in his 70’s died on April 15, 2020 at a hospital in Hall County. A male in his 80’s died on April 18, 2020 in a long-term care facility in Hall county. The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in the Central District is 8.

CDHD additionally reports a total of 491 lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases as of 2:00 p.m. today.  This total reflects an increase of 66 cases from yesterday’s total of 425. For the last few days, there have been at least 60 new positive cases each day. The total breakdown by county is Hall: 468; Hamilton: 17; and Merrick: 6.

A new research study shows that a person is likely most contagious before or just when he or she starts feeling symptoms. This is one reason why regular use of masks by the general public can be effective in reducing the spread of COVID-19. CDHD advises continued social distancing, staying at home, and if it necessary to leave the house, wearing a well-fitting mask at all times.

The CDHD office will be closed tomorrow. You may leave a message at 308-385-5175, or use the DHHS COVID-19 Information line: 402-552-6645. Office hours for the week of April 19, 2020 are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.



Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department (SWNPHD) announced today that a second person from SWNPHD’s health district has tested positive for COVID-19.

This second positive case is a male in their twenties in Furnas County.  They are currently self-isolating at home. Contact investigations are underway to identify people who came into close contact to help prevent further spread. All identified close contacts will self-quarantine and be actively monitored daily by public health officials for fever and symptoms.

SWNPHD and the other local health departments in Nebraska join Governor Ricketts in urging every Nebraskan to do all we can to Stay Home, Stay Healthy, Stay Connected.


Stay Home

  • Stay home whenever possible.
  • Avoid gathering in any groups (if a group is necessary, limit it to no more than 10 people – and remember the 6 feet rule)
  • Do not visit or host people who do not live with you.  This includes family.
  • Work from home if you can.

Stay Healthy

  • Keep at least 6 feet distance from anyone you don’t live with.
  • Stay home if you are sick or if someone in your home is sick.
  • If you are an employer, make plans so that your employees can stay home when needed.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a cloth mask when you are out in public.
  • Shop once each week, alone, and be efficient.  Avoid browsing or lingering.

Stay Connected

  • Stay in touch with friends and loved ones by using your phone, tablet, computer, letters, or cards.
  • Check in on neighbors and other people who may be alone or need help.


All Nebraskans need to act today to limit the impact of coronavirus on our communities.


For general information on COVID-19 call the DHHS hotline at 402-552-6645, or visit the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services website at


For more information on COVID-19 in southwest Nebraska, visit  You can also follow SWNPHD on Facebook and Twitter. SWNPHD serves Chase, Dundy, Frontier, Furnas, Hayes, Hitchcock, Keith, Perkins and Red Willow counties.  SWNPHD is located at 404 West 10th St (1 block north of Arby’s) in McCook or at 501 Broadway in Imperial (5th St. entrance).   

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Supreme Court has upheld the murder conviction and death penalty sentence of a state prisoner who admitted killing his cellmate for being too talkative. Patrick Schroeder was sentenced to death by a panel of judges in 2018 for strangling 22-year-old Terry Berry in April 2017 at the Tecumseh State Prison in southeast Nebraska. Schroeder, who was already serving a life sentence for the 2006 killing of 75-year-old Pawnee City farmer, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder for killing Berry. He also served as his own attorney and did not contest prosecutors' death penalty case, saying he wanted to be put to death for his crimes.


UNDATED (AP) — A person with knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press that the NFL will cut the preseason in half and push the start of exhibition play back a week to give players more time to get in shape. Players are still discussing with their union whether to ask for cancellation of all preseason games, according to two people familiar with their thinking. The pandemic forced teams to conduct their entire offseason programs via videoconference. So, teams will be gathering together for the first time when training camps open July 28.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man has been freed from prison after a county prosecutor declined to retry his case, punctuating years of work by WNBA star Maya Moore and other supporters who argued he was falsely convicted of burglary and assault charges. Moore was on hand when Jonathan Irons, 40, walked out of the Jefferson City Correctional Center. She clapped as Irons approached a group of people waiting for his release. She then dropped to her knees at one point before joining a group hug around Irons.

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Novak Djokovic says he and his wife have now tested negative for the coronavirus. The top-ranked player tested positive for the virus after playing in an exhibition series he organized in Serbia and Croatia with zero social distancing amid the pandemic. His media team says “Novak Djokovic and his wife Jelena are negative for COVID-19.” The statement says both had no symptoms and that they were in self-isolation in the Serbian capital since testing positive 10 days ago. Djokovic was the fourth player to come down with the virus after participating in matches held in Belgrade and Zadar, Croatia.

LONDON (AP) — The cancellation of the Wimbledon tennis tournament has led to a “berry” big boon for health care workers in London. The All England Club says it will donate 200 portions of strawberries to workers on the front line of the coronavirus pandemic every day. Wimbledon says it is a “small gesture of appreciation for the dedicated service of the NHS during what would have been The Championships Fortnight.” Wimbledon was canceled this year for the first time since World War II because of the pandemic. The tournament had been scheduled to start on Monday.

UNDATED (AP) — Watkins Glen International is open again for racing in upstate New York. Track president Michael Printup says most of the employees who were furloughed because of the pandemic have returned to work. Printup says it’s too early to speculate, but if all goes according to plan he estimates the track could host at least 20,000 fans for NASCAR weekend in mid-August. That will snap a string of five consecutive sellouts that has attracted more than 90,000 fans annually. It would still be a welcome boost for the local economy.

NEW YORK (AP) — The baseball organization that presents the annual MVP awards will consider whether the name of former commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis should be pulled from future plaques. A longtime official of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America says the issue will be put up for discussion. Former NL Most Valuable Players Barry Larkin, Mike Schmidt and Terry Pendleton this week told The Associated Press they would favor removing Landis’ name because of concerns over his handling of Black players. Landis was hired in 1920 as MLB’s first commissioner and no Blacks played in the majors during his quarter-century tenure.

NEW YORK (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals have replaced the New York Yankees as the opponent for the Chicago White Sox in the Field of Dreams game on Aug. 13 at Dyersville, Iowa. The schedule change caused by the new coronavirus pandemic meant the White Sox no longer play the Yankees this season. The new opponent, first reported by The Des Moines Register, was confirmed to The Associated Press by a person familiar with the arrangements who spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the matchup has not been announced. Major League Baseball hopes to announce its new schedule next week.

UNDATED (AP) —The tour’s latest policy change on the coronavirus means Cameron Champ can play the Rocket Mortgage Classic this week in Detroit. Champ tested positive for the virus last week when he arrived for the Travelers Championship. That meant he had to self-isolate for 10 days without showing symptoms. Champ was asymptomatic when he tested positive. The tour says he had three negative tests over the next three days. The tour consulted with the CDC on its policy change. Now, anyone who is asymptomatic and tests positive will be eligible to return with two negative tests at least 24 hours apart.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) —Catcher Patrick Bailey has agreed to a minor league contract with the San Francisco Giants that includes a $3.8 million signing bonus. He was selected 13th overall in last month’s amateur draft, The 21-year-old hit .296 with six homers, including three grand slams, and 20 RBIs in 17 games in the pandemic-shortened season as a junior at North Carolina State. He earned the Johnny Bench award as the top Division I catcher, an honor also won the Giants’ Buster Posey in 2008 and Joey Bart in 2018.

UNDATED (AP) — The Oklahoma athletics department is cutting $13.7 million from its budget, blaming those cuts on fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. Budget cuts include a 10% salary drop for any employee earning at least $1 million per year. Athletic director Joe Castiglione said the moves were the “first steps” in responding to the financial losses associated with virus outbreak.


NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball’s minor leagues canceled their seasons Tuesday because of the coronavirus pandemic, and the head of their governing body said more than half of the 160 teams were in danger of failing without government assistance or private equity injections. The National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues president Pat O’Conner says the leagues “don’t have national TV revenues.” O’Conner estimated 85-90% of revenue was related to ticket money, concessions, parking and ballpark advertising.

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball says a team will not specifically announce a COVID-19 injured list placement for a player who is removed from the club after testing positive, just an IL trip. MLB’s operations manual says a positive test and exhibiting symptoms that require isolation for additional assessment or exposure to someone who has had the virus are cause for placement on the new COVID-19.

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres have acquired infielder Jorge Mateo from the Oakland Athletics in the first trade since baseball resumed after a shutdown of more than three months due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Padres will send either a player or cash to the A’s for the 25-year-old Mateo, who will be added to the player pool for the resumption of spring training. The Padres are scheduled to have their first workout Friday at Petco Park.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Pelicans general manager David Griffin says three New Orleans players have tested positive for COVID-19 and will be in self-isolation until testing shows they can return to team activities without infecting others. Griffin declined to identify the players, citing medical privacy laws. The positive tests occurred on June 23, the first day all members of the team were tested as part of the NBA’s plan to restart the season, which was suspended in mid-March because of the pandemic.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis Grizzlies rookie guard Ja Morant posted and deleted an Instagram photo suggesting he’d replace his name with an expletive on his number 12 jersey in a protest against police. Morant then apologized, saying the post didn’t “accurately convey” what he wanted to share. Morant said he knows “there are good cops” out there. The league, Nike and the players association are reportedly working on a deal that would allow players to replace the names on the backs of their jerseys with social justice statements.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The reigning World Series champion Washington Nationals will be without at least two holdovers from last year’s team. Longtime infielder Ryan Zimmerman and pitcher Joe Ross are opting out of playing as Major League Baseball tries to get back amid the COVID-19 pandemic. General manager Mike Rizzo says the team supports Zimmerman and Ross deciding not to play the 60-game season that’s set to start in late July. Zimmerman cites family health concerns.

TORONTO (AP) — The premier of Ontario says Major League Baseball is close to winning approval to play in Toronto amid the coronavirus pandemic. Ontario Premier Doug Ford says city, provincial and federal authorities “kind of gave their approval,” but the Toronto Blue Jays are waiting for a letter of support from the federal government. MLB requires an exemption, as anyone entering Canada for nonessential reasons must self-isolate for 14 days, and the U.S.-Canada border remains closed to nonessential travel until at least July 21.

NEW YORK (AP) — Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie and center DeAndre Jordan say they have tested positive for the coronavirus. Dinwiddie told The Athletic he is experiencing symptoms and it is unclear if he can play when the NBA season resumes. He has played well this season with Kyrie Irving out of the lineup because of injuries. At least six Nets players have tested positive. The other four were in March, with Kevin Durant saying he was among them.

WASHINGTON (AP) — John Wall will not join the Washington Wizards for the resumption of the NBA season this summer, ending the chances of the five-time All-Star guard playing his first game since 2018. General manager Tommy Sheppard effectively ruled out Wall returning this season when he said Monday that the 29-year-old wouldn’t be part of the Wizards’ traveling party to Central Florida. Among the factors in the decision was a cap of 35 people per team in the quarantined bubble at Walt Disney World. The COVID-19 pandemic also hindered Wall’s progress in his rehab from multiple surgeries.

HILTON HEAD, S.C. (AP) — PGA veteran Nick Watney says it’s not the greatest feeling to be known as the first Tour player to test positive for the new coronavirus. In his first interview since the June 19 test at the RBC Heritage, Watney says he hasn’t had a fever, coughing or shortness of breath. He says he only felt a little fatigue and a lot of boredom. Monday was the 10th day of his self-isolation in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. That’s the minimum time for players who test positive. Watney says he’ll give it an extra day before driving 17 hours home to Austin, Texas. Also Monday, Harris English tested positive at the Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit.

Saturday, June 27th (Kearney, NE) 

Final - Millard West 12, Grand Island Home Federal 3 (6 Innings) 

Grand Island now 6-5 on the year. Back in action Monday, June 29th at Columbus for a double header at 5pm & 7pm. Both games will air live on KRGI 1430 AM/105.5 FM & 

Stats from the game below 

Friday, June 26th 
Fremont, NE 

Game 1 - Fremont 11 Grand Island 3 

Game 2 - Grand Island 6 Fremont 4 

GI Home Federal now 6-4 on the season will be back in action Saturday, June 27th vs Millard West in Kearney. Listen live on KRGI 1430 AM/105.5 FM & 

Listen to post-game interview after Fremont below with Head Coach Kirby Wells. 

Kirby Wells post game Fremont

UNDATED (AP) — The NFL has canceled the Hall of Fame game that traditionally opens the preseason and is delaying the 2020 induction ceremonies for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Aug. 6 exhibition game in Canton, Ohio, between the Dallas Cowboys and Pittsburgh Steelers is the first on-field event the league has canceled during the pandemic. It will now be played on Aug. 5, 2021. Enshrinements for 20 men scheduled for this year now will occur on Aug. 7, 2021.

UNDATED (AP) — The USGA has announced its exemption categories for a U.S. Open that won’t have open qualifying for the first time in nearly a century. That includes taking the top 70 golfers in the world ranking from March 15, the last one before the ranking was frozen because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The U.S. Open usually takes the top 60. The exemption categories announced Thursday include a spot for Phil Mickelson, who was at No. 61 in March. The U.S. Open is the only major Mickelson hasn’t won. The U.S. Open is scheduled for Sept. 17-20 at Winged Foot, just north of New York City.

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Authorities in the Dominican Republic are opening an investigation into allegations Minnesota Twins slugger Miguel Sanó participated in the kidnapping and assault of a man. The Twins, however, say they were told Sanó was cleared of the accusations. Sanó, who signed a three-year, $30 million contract with the Twins in January, denies the allegations and has says he's being blackmailed.

UNDATED (AP) — Vince Carter made his retirement official by announcing on his podcast Thursday that his 22-year NBA career has come to an end. The announcement was largely a formality because the 43-year-old Carter had said many times over the course of the season that this would be his last in the NBA. His 22 seasons are the most in league history. Carter appeared in 1,541 NBA games, behind only Robert Parish and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on the league’s all-time list.

HOUSTON (AP) — One of America’s top pro women’s softball teams is in an uproar after a tweet by their general manager regarding the national anthem. The now-deleted tweet by Connie May, general manager of the Houston-based Scrap Yard Dawgs, included the Twitter handle for President Donald Trump as it noted the team’s players were standing for the anthem and respecting the flag. The fallout has been swift. All 18 Scrap Yard players, including some members of the US national team, have walked out and say they won’t play for the team.

Nebraska track and field senior Kevin Cahoy was named to the 2019-20 Google Cloud Academic All-America First Team and senior Luke Siedhoff was named to the Second Team on Thursday, the College Sports Information Directors of America announced. The awards move Nebraska's nation-leading Academic All-America total to 340 all-time across all sports.

Cahoy, a Grand Island native, has a 3.99 GPA majoring in biological sciences and microbiology. He finished third in the pole vault at the 2020 Big Ten Indoor Championships with a personal-best clearance of 17-3 1/2 (5.27m).

A 2018-19 CoSIDA Second-Team All-American, Cahoy was also a three-time Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and academic All-Big Ten selection. He was on the CoSIDA Academic All-District Team in both 2019 and 2020 and is a three-time member of the USTFCCCA All-America Team.

Cahoy becomes the 10th Husker male track and field student-athlete to earn multiple Academic All-America awards in a career and the first since Drew Wiseman in 2015 and 2017.

Siedhoff, a Crete native, has a 3.91 GPA while majoring in biological sciences and Spanish. He received second-team All-Big Ten honors in the 60-meter hurdles at the 2020 Big Ten Indoor Championships with a time of 7.79 to finish as the runner-up. In the prelims at the Big Ten Indoor Championships, he ran a personal-best time of 7.78 in the 60-meter hurdles to qualify for the finals, good for the No. 7 time on the NU top-10 list.

The 2019-20 Nebraska Male Student-Athlete of the Year, Siedhoff is a three-time Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and academic All-Big Ten Selection. He was also a member of the CoSIDA Academic All-District Team in 2020 and is a three-time member of the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team.

Grand Island, NE - Ryder Park 

Game 1 
GI Home Federal - 9 
North Platte - 5 

Game 2 
North Platte - 3
GI Home Federal - 2 

Home Federal is now 5-3 on the season. Back in action Friday, June 25th at Fremont. Double header starts at 4pm. Listen live on KRGI 1430 AM & 105.5 FM. Online at 

TORONTO (AP) — The Canadian government says Major League Baseball has submitted a plan to play in Toronto and health authorities are examining it. A spokeswoman for the Public Health Agency of Canada confirmed it is examining the restart plan. Anyone entering Canada for nonessential reasons must quarantine for 14 days, and the U.S.-Canada border remains closed to nonessential travel until at least July 21. On Tuesday, the Canadian government said it was open to MLB playing in Toronto this summer, but the league had not submitted the required plan to health authorities.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The return of Indiana Pacers guard Malcolm Brogdon has been delayed after he tested positive for the coronavirus. And Sacramento Kings forward Jabari Parker says he has been dealing with the virus as well. The NBA is set to start again in Central Florida next month. All 22 NBA teams that will be part of the resumed season began mandated testing Tuesday.

UNDATED (AP) — Brooks Koepka chose to withdraw from the Travelers Championship because his caddie tested positive for the coronavirus. The four-time major champion feels even worse for his younger brother. Chase Koepka is trying to make it on the Challenge Tour in Europe, just like his brother once did. He made it through a Monday qualifier for a PGA Tour event. Both withdrew out of caution from being in close contact with someone who tested positive for the virus. Brooks Koepka says he feels responsible for putting his brother in that position. His brother had no place to stay Monday night after qualifying so Koepka had him stay in his house.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Redskins are removing former owner George Preston Marshall from their Ring of Fame and striking all references to him on their website. Marshall’s name has already been removed from the history wall at the team’s training facility. Marshall refused to integrate by signing Black players until “forced to do so” in 1962. There have been renewed calls for owner Dan Snyder to change the team’s name.

UNDATED (AP) — Jarome Iginla (juh-ROHM’ ih-GIHN’-luh) headlines the Hockey Hall of Fame’s class of 2020 after being elected in his first year of eligibility. Iginla will be the fourth Black player inducted after Grant Fuhr, Angela James and Willie O’Ree. Iginla was the first Black player to lead the NHL in goals and points and was the first Black athlete in any sport to win a gold medal in the Winter Olympics. Iginla is joined in the 2020 class by winger Marian Hossa, defensemen Kevin Lowe and Doug Wilson, Canadian women’s star Kim St. Pierre and longtime general manager Ken Holland.

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