Sports figures who have tested positive for coronavirus

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Sports figures who have tested positive for coronavirus

The coronavirus has drastically affected the sports world, leading to cancellations and postponements from major pro leagues and NCAA athletic events as the world attempts to slow its spread. But even with play suspended around the world, some athletes have tested positive.

Here's a look at sports figures who have announced that they tested positive:

Pro athletes/coaches/officials/executives with COVID-19:

Sean Payton, New Orleans Saints coach

Marcus Smart, Boston Celtics guard

Rudy Gobert, Utah Jazz center

Donovan Mitchell, Utah Jazz guard

Christian Wood, Detroit Pistons forward

Kevin Durant, Brooklyn Nets forward, and three unidentified teammates

Jason Collins, former NBA player

Kozo Tashima, Japan Football Association president and vice chairman of Japan's Olympic Committee

Mikel Arteta, Arsenal manager

Paulo Dybala, Juventus

Paolo Maldini, former player and current AC Milan technical director

Daniel Maldini, AC Milan forward

Callum Hudson-Odoi, Chelsea winger

Eliaquim Mangala, Valencia defender

Daniele Rugani, Juventus defender

Timo Hubers, Hannover defender

Trey Thompkins, Real Madrid power forward

Lorenzo Sanz, former Real Madrid president. He died on March 21 at 76.

Hyun-Jun Suk, Troyes AC striker

Luca Kilian, Paderborn defender

Javier Castellano, jockey

An unidentified player for the Ottawa Senators

A second unidentified player for the Senators

An unidentified player for the Colorado Avalanche

St. Louis Blues play-by-play announcer John Kelly

Unidentified XFL player: Spring football league confirmed that a member of the Seattle Dragons tested positive and has been quarantined.

Two unidentified New York Yankees minor leaguers

An unidentified Boston Red Sox minor leaguer

ESPN NBA analyst Doris Burke

Los Angeles Sparks guard Sydney Wiese

Five players from Italian soccer club UC Sampdoria: Omar Colley, Albin Ekdal, Manolo Gabbiadini, Antonino La Gumina and Morten Thorsby. Team doctor Amedo Baldari also tested positive.

Three players from Italian soccer club Fiorentina: German Pezzella, Patrick Cutrone and Dusan Vlahovic

Paulo Dybala, Juventus forward, and his girlfriend

Paolo Maldini, AC Milan technical director. The former player's 18-year-old son Daniel, who recently made his Serie A debut for Milan, also tested positive.

Chris Kielsmeier, Cleveland State women's basketball coach Maldini’s 18-year-old son,

Dominique Blanc, Swiss Football Association president

Enrique Bonilla, Liga MX president

An official who worked the championship game of the Northeast Conference tournament

An official who worked the Colonial Athletic Association basketball tournament

A backstretch worker at Belmont Park horse racing track on Long Island

Portsmouth (England) FC players Ross McCrorie, James Bolton, Andy Cannon, Haji Mnoga and Sean Raggett

Thiago Wild, Brazilian tennis player

Source: https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/2020/03/14/coronavirus-sports-figures-who-have-tested-positive-covid-19/5050315002/

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