Corey Conners was freaked out at first, he says, and closed his eyes so he wouldn’t see the near 20-centimetre instrument slip into his nose. A quick twist later, his on-site COVID-19 test was done — with just a few tears as evidence.

“It was very unpleasant,” says Conners with a laugh. “It wasn’t as painful as I thought, but it was just a funny feeling.”

Nothing, Conners says, was as weird as the nasal swab last week at the Charles Schwab Challenge – the first event back on the PGA Tour schedule after a 91-day break due to COVID-19.

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NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Jarrett announced Tuesday he has tested positive for COVID-19 and now is in quarantine.

The 63-year-old Jarrett broke the news during NASCAR’s Hall of Fame announcement, explaining that’s why he did not return to NBCSN’s studio with the other hosts.

The three-time Daytona 500 winner and 1999 Cup champion said the only symptom he had was a slight cough and that he was doing well.

“I’ve been one of the very fortunate ones that my symptom has only been a slight cough throughout all of this and it’s really getting less and less each day, … Read More

MADRID — In its first match without fans at the 99,000-capacity Camp Nou Stadium since the Spanish league was suspended because of the coronavirus, Barcelona defeated Leganes 2-0 Tuesday with a goal by Lionel Messi.

Ansu Fati also scored as Barcelona overcame a slow start against its last-place opponent to open a five-point gap to Real Madrid ahead of the rival’s home game against Valencia on Thursday.

Fati opened the scoring just before halftime and Messi converted a 69th-minute penalty for his league-leading 21st goal. It was also his 699th career goal for club and country.

Messi also scored as

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As more aspects of the NBA’s return-to-play plan come into focus, details have emerged regarding what day-to-day life in the league’s quarantine ‘bubble’ at Disney World will look like.

The Athletic‘s Shams Charania revealed the daily schedule given to players in preparation of the late-June resumption of the 2019-20 season:

The schedule lays out hour-by-hour plans spanning from team breakfast in the morning to pre-game preparations and post-game arrangements. The plan notes a virtual media availability for a selection of players pre- and post-game, as well as how players will navigate the shootaround and warmups on game day, including

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HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — When it comes to Tiger Woods returning to the PGA Tour, it’s all about the calendar.

Nothing raised hopes that he would be at Hilton Head like a website tracking yachts that showed his Privacy on its way to Sea Island off the Georgia coast, about 80 miles south of the RBC Heritage, this week.

Woods played Hilton Head only in 1999 (he tied for 18th), but this is a different kind of year.

Then again, it’s also the 13th birthday of his daughter on Thursday, and that’s likely what Woods was doing around Sea

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. spent his whole life chasing meaningful rewards.

He waited longingly for a pat on the back from his famous father, worked diligently to generate compliments from crew members and other drivers and reveled in the roar of his fans — those he inherited from his father and the new ones he brought along for the ride.

NASCAR’s longtime fan favourite received the sport’s biggest honour Tuesday, being selected to join his father in the series’ Hall of Fame. Earnhardt will be inducted in Charlotte, North Carolina, along with the late Mike Stefanik and 87-year-old Red Farmer, who

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LAS VEGAS — The Pro Bowl is headed to Las Vegas.

The NFL announced Tuesday that the 2021 all-star game will be played at the new Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas on Sunday, Jan. 31 — one week before the Super Bowl in Tampa.

Plans include what the league calls a week-long celebration of football, and will include NFL FLAG Championship games and a Pro Bowl skills showdown in which players compete in a variety of events. There will be community and charity initiatives as well.

“We look forward to partnering with the Raiders and the Las Vegas Convention and

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