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In The Loop: 'The Match' best moments, McCaffery shows off hands

In The Loop: 'The Match' best moments, McCaffery shows off hands

First up in our look around the sports world on this Memorial Day, during the champions for charity golf match this weekend, Tom Brady has quite the day. From being taunted by Peyton Manning and Charles Barkley, to ripping his pants, to making a birdie on the seventh hole earning a $100,000 donation to charity from Brooks Koepka it was a roller coaster kind of day.

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Oh no, Tom 😂 Watch #CapitalOnesTheMatch on TNT

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Next up, Christian McCaffery shared this video of his quarantine workout. An incredible behind the back catch, and let it be known this was a severely under thrown ball - show off!

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CMC just showing off 😳 (via @christianmccaffrey)

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Lastly, Nashville Predators left winger Colin Wilson isn’t a regular dad, he’s a cool dad. This video of him taking his pup for a ride on a scooter is everything you needed to see today.

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Maryland native, tennis star Frances Tiafoe tests positive for the coronavirus

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Maryland native, tennis star Frances Tiafoe tests positive for the coronavirus

Frances Tiafoe has tested positive for the coronavirus, the Hyattsville, Maryland native said in a Twitter post on Saturday.

"Unfortunately, I tested positive late Friday for Covid-19 and have to withdraw from the All-American Team Cup special event in Atlanta this weekend. Over the past two months, I have been training in Florida and tested negative there as recently as a week ago," Tiafoe's tweet read. 

This week Tiafoe was playing in the unsanctioned All-American Team Cup in Atlanta, Ga. With the ATP and WTA tours, the sports' official sanctioning bodies, suspended, there have been no events since March. This exhibition was to serve as an option to get some of the top American males back on the court ahead of the season starting in August. 

The All-American Team Cup is a team event that does have fans in attendance. Tiafoe, 22, was the captain of Team Stars with Reilly Opelka, Taylor Fritz and Tommy Paul. On Friday, Tiafoe played Sam Querrey for a straight-sets victory.


Tiafoe's positive test comes on the heels of Novak Djokovic's Adria Tour that resulted in four players testing positive for COVID-19, including Djokovic. Health and safety protocols were not followed based on photos and videos released from the event. In Atlanta, the event was looking to learn from the missteps at Djokovic's tournament and had rigorous procedures in place to prevent the spread of the virus, even with a limited amount of fans. 

“Like all the players, Tiafoe was tested prior to or upon arrival in Atlanta and has passed daily temperature tests," the All-American Team Cup said in a statement. "Following his match, he was showing symptoms and was retested and tested positive. Tiafoe has left the event site and will not participate in the remainder of the event. Upon learning this information, we immediately began deep cleaning and sanitizing the event site, and enacted protocols in place for contact tracing and alerting individuals who may have been exposed. The health and safety of our event participants, staff and attendees are a top priority, and we will continue to diligently enforce all guidelines from local health officials."

Christopher Eubanks will replace Tiafoe in the event and it will continue on as scheduled. 

Tiafoe was ranked No. 81 in the world when the rankings points froze in March. He has verbally committed to play in Washington D.C.'s Citi Open on August 13 which is set to be the first sanctioned men's tennis tournament when the sport restarts action. 


Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson tests positive for coronavirus

Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson tests positive for coronavirus

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson has tested positive for the coronavirus and will miss this weekend's race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway,

The 44-year-old Johnson is the first driver in any NASCAR series to test positive and the news cast a shadow over the historic NASCAR-IndyCar doubleheader races coming up Saturday and Sunday. There was no indication any races would be affected.

Hendrick Motorsports said Johnson will not return until he is cleared by a physician. He has no symptoms, but was tested today after his wife tested positive.

Johnson earlier Friday held a Zoom session with reporters to discuss Sunday's race and an upcoming test of an Indy car on the road course at the fabled venue. He will now miss that test, as well as what was supposed to be his final Brickyard 400. Justin Allgaier will replace him Sunday in the No. 48 Chevrolet.

Johnson is scheduled to retire from full-time NASCAR competition at the end of the season and was trying to tie Jeff Gordon and Michael Schumacher as the only five-time winners at Indianapolis.

Johnson has made 663 consecutive Cup Series starts -- the longest streak among active drivers -- and is currently 12th in the standings, 63 points inside the playoff picture. NASCAR's rules state a driver must be symptom free and have two negative coronavirus tests in a 24-hour span to return.

Johnson could potentially also miss the Cup race at Kentucky and the All-Star race at Bristol. Next week's test of the road course at Indy in Scott Dixon's car has also been scrapped.

NASCAR was one of the first sports to resume competition from the pandemic shutdown and has completed 11 Cup races since its May 17 return. The sanctioning body does not test for coronavirus but participants are required to do a temperature check as they enter the facility.

Drivers have been told to isolate at the track and there is very little interaction beyond radio conversation between the competitor and his crew.

Although Stewart-Haas Racing and Team Penske both said they've had positive tests from shop-based team members, Johnson is the first driver. Earlier Friday, Brazilian sports car driver Felipe Nasr said he had tested positive and will miss Saturday's IMSA event at Daytona International Speedway.

Johnson earlier Friday discussed the Indy car test scheduled with Chip Ganassi Racing, which he said was the first step in determining if actual races are in his future. If he's any good, he said, he would be open to racing all 12 street and road course events on the IndyCar schedule.

Johnson has long said safety concerns would keep him from racing on IndyCar oval tracks, but Friday he offered a surprisingly softer stance about the Indy 500. IndyCar this year unveiled its aeroscreen windshield designed to protect the drivers from debris as they sit in the open-air cockpits. Saturday will mark just the second race with the device, but it appeared problem-free last month on the oval at high-speed Texas Motor Speedway.

“Their safety on ovals has dramatically increased this year with the windscreen. So, I’ll keep a close eye on things there and see how the safety level looks,” Johnson said. “I’ve always wanted to race the Indy 500. I’d have to do a lot of selling to my wife to get that pass, but my true desire right now is to just run the road courses.”

Johnson has his eye on the street course race in Long Beach, California, a race that was canceled this year because of the coronavirus pandemic but is one of the most storied events on the IndyCar calendar at a track just a couple hours from his native El Cajon.

“When I was a kid growing up, the closest IndyCar racing for me was at Long Beach so one of my hopes is that I am able to race at Long Beach,” Johnson said. "I hung on the fence a lot as a kid watching and dreaming. .... There’s a lot of sentimental value with that race and I hope to race there.”

He is stuck in a three-year losing streak but Hendrick Motorsports has been dramatically improved this season and Johnson has been competitive. He has also been actively prepping for a whirl in an Indy car and had been scheduled to test with the McLaren team before the pandemic.

“It’s a test, it’s a tryout and it’s a two-way street. Two-way tryout for the team to look at me and for myself to look at a team,” he said. "If I’m about four seconds off the pace, then that’s probably a quick sign that I don’t need to be in one of these cars. If I’m within a certain amount of time and I have a good feel of the car, then for me, I feel like that’s an important first step that I need to know that I can be competitive.

“I do not want to go race in any series and not be competitive," he said.