pic.twitter.com/x99Lr9iXzo— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) August 3, 2020The Eagles opened its training camp on July 28.Pederson is the second known NFL head coach to test positive, after the New Orleans Saints’ Sean Payton contracted the virus and recovered in the spring.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailAllen Kee / ESPN ImagesBy ABC News(PHILADELPHIA) — Doug Pederson, the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, has tested positive for COVID-19.The team released a statement Sunday night confirming the diagnosis, noting that Pederson is currently “asymptomatic and doing well.”“He is currently in self-quarantine and in communication with the team’s medical staff,” the Eagles said.The team added that “any individuals in close contact with Pederson at our facility have been notified and will continue with daily testing procedures and compliance with all protocols before returning to the facility.” Written by August 3, 2020 /Sports News – National Philadelphia Eagles coach Doug Pederson tests positive for COVID-19 Beau Lund
Virat Kohli notched up his 40th ODI century.Kohli smashed his second ton against Australia in Nagpur.India lead the series 1-0. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. highlights Kohli started off with a bang by hammering Coulter-Nile for two boundaries in the fourth over. After a great start, Kohli rotated the strike and continued to maintain a good rate of scoring. Despite losing wickets at regular intervals, Kohli found the boundary by steering a flatter delivery to the third man fence. The Indian skipper was given good company by Vijay Shankar and he grew in confidence, hammering Adam Zampa, the bowler who has dismissed him four times for two boundaries, one to deep square leg and another to deep extra cover. In the process, Kohli registered his 89th fifty-plus score in ODIs, in addition to 39 centuries. Sachin Tendulkar has the most with 145 scores of fifty-plus and it includes a world record 49 centuries and a massive 96 ODI fifties. Kohli became the 24th batsmen to hit 50+ fifties in ODIs. After getting to the landmark, Kohli targeted both Lyon and Zampa but his straight-drive resulted in Vijay Shankar being run-out for 46. Despite losing MS Dhoni (0) and Kedar Jadhav (11) in quick succession, Kohli held firm and shared a solid stand with Ravindra Jadeja. Kohli survived a run-out chance as Maxwell missed with the throw at the striker’s end and he drilled Coulter-Nile to the deep extra cover fence to come closer to the landmark. Kohli notched up the landmark in grand style by steering Coulter-Nile to the third man fence to bring up his century in style. It was his seventh century against Australia, equalling Rohit Sharma’s tally and he is now second in the all-time list, behind Tendulkar. Kohli, however, is the first batsman to hit seven or more centuries against three teams, scoring eight against Sri Lanka and seven each against West Indies and Australia.After blasting a boundary off Zampa straight down the ground, Kohli pulled a short ball from Cummins to deep midwicket where Marcus Stoinis took the catch and he departed for 116 off 120 balls. The Indian skipper is on his way of creating more records in the coming games. India are currently leading the five-match ODI series 1-0 after victory in Hyderabad. New Delhi: When Virat Kohli comes out to bat everytime in an ODI, everybody expects a century or at least a fifty. In many cases, the Indian cricket team skipper does not disappoint his vast legion of fans and his amazing consistency is proof. In the Nagpur ODI against Australia on Tuesday, Kohli enhanced his already legendary status in this format by blasting his 40th century to put India on course for a big score at the VCA stadium. This knock will be highly rated by many as it came with the Indian cricket team losing wickets at regular intervals. Kohli had already signalled his intentions that he was ready for a big score today after nudging a back of a length delivery from Nathan Coulter-Nile to deep backward square leg to bring up his 50th half-century. Prior to the Nagpur ODI, Kohli was facing a situation called ‘nervous 40s’. In four out of five ODIs against Australia and New Zealand, Kohli was out in the 40s, managing scores of 46,45,43 and 44 in the previous ODI in Hyderabad. However, in this match at Nagpur, Kohli displayed his brilliance as he revived India following Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan’s cheap dismissals.
But that doesn’t mean the teams aren’t without their weaknesses and questions. Here’s every team’s biggest strength, weakness and question heading into the 2019 MLB season.SN’s 2019 MLB GUIDES:AL: East | Central | WestNL: East | Central | WestMetsStrength: RotationWeakness: Health, health, health, healthQuestion: Can the Mets finally, finally, avoid major injuries?There’s a good chance that Citi Field was built on cursed ground. Last year, the Mets lost Noah Syndergaard to injury for a chunk of the year, Yoenis Cespedes for almost the entirety of it, and Jay Bruce dealt with back and hip issues all season.Though it’s early, the Mets have already lost Jed Lowrie and Todd Frazier to injuries. Drew Smith, a pretty key piece for the 2019 New York bullpen, is out for the season, as he will undergo Tommy John surgery. You’ll have a better chance of seeing Tim Tebow on the field in a Mets jersey than you will Cespedes. (That’s a real thing in 2019.)Fret not, though, the Mets boast plenty of talented players: Michael Conforto, Brandon Nimmo, Amed Rosario and Jeff McNeil to name some already on the major-league roster. Pete Alonso and Dominic Smith are battling it out for the first-base spot, and first-year GM Brodie Van Wagenen did a good job this offseason remedying two of the bigger issues around the team: depth and bullpen.Gotham NL acquired Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz from the Mariners, signed Jed Lowrie and Keon Broxton as smart depth pieces. The Mets signed Wilson Ramos to start behind the plate, hoping to end the revolving door of catchers that the team has faced for a few years.These are all fine and good, and on paper the Mets have a much better team heading into 2019 than they did in 2018. But that won’t mean a thing if they can’t keep their best players on the field throughout the season.NationalsStrength: Lineup, rotation.Weakness: ConsistencyQuestion: How will the Bryce Harper departure affect the team?The early answer to that question is “not much.”Nineteen-year-old wunderkind Juan Soto made lots of noise with his bat in 2018, finishing second in the Rookie of the Year voting, and the Nats still boast plenty of young talent.Harper leaving in free agency would signal a rebuild for most teams, but not Washington. Even without Harper, the Nationals still boast pretty good talent top to bottom: Soto, Trea Turner, Victor Robles, Anthony Rendon. They acquired Yan Gomes from Cleveland, solidifying the catcher spot and signed the No. 1 pitching free agent in Patrick Corbin.Washington fielding quality, competitive teams is as sure a thing as The Rock making bank at the box office: They’ve finished above .500 for the past seven seasons and won four division titles in that span. Dave Martinez is going to have to figure out what went wrong in his debut season as Nats manager, one in which they finished second in the NL East and could never seem to flip the switch. Manager aside, the rest of that team is going to be very, very good and should sit as the favorites in the division heading into 2019.PhilliesStrength: Lineup.Weakness: Bullpen.Question: Who are the Phillies?The Phillies were more up and down than an elevator in a New York highrise last year, finishing sub-.500 and 8-20 in September. With the addition of Bryce Harper, the Fightin’ Phils are in for a fight in the division.But who are the Phillies, really? While Philadelphia was touted by some to be a wild-card contender last year — to be fair, they were in the race for a fair amount of the season — they faltered down the stretch and had to make big-time changes and acquisitions this offseason to ensure that same thing doesn’t happen again in 2019.Consider this: The Phillies acquired the top four in their lineup this offseason: Andrew McCutchen, Jean Segura, Harper and J.T. Realmuto. Sprinkle in some Rhys Hoskins and you’ve got yourself a pretty good one through five. At the same time, knowing how those guys mesh together is going to be tough to project right now.The Phillies are also going to have to see some improvement from Scott Kingery — he was worth -1.5 bWAR in 2018 — and hope that Aaron Nola can repeat his 10.5-bWAR performance from 2018.So we’ll see a revamped Phillies team in 2019 — but who are the real Phillies? Are they still the team of the future or the present?MarlinsStrength: Uh.Weakness: Yikes.Question: How bad is it going to get?The Odyssey of the Marlins isn’t a secret to the baseball world: They traded reigning MVP Giancarlo Stanton in 2017, they traded the future NL MVP Christian Yelich in 2018 and traded start catcher J.T. Realmuto this offseason. They also parted with Marcell Ozuna after the 2017 season.For what it’s worth, the Marlins are on the right track of rebuilding, so save your jokes and insults for another day. For an organization as rotten as Miami had been over the past decade or so, the new ownership group does have a plan in place. But make no mistake, this year is going to be bad in Miami. Just how bad is the question. While they replenished some of the farm system with the recent trades, there’s still a ways to go until they’re competitive. But for now, the trainwreck in Miami is going to be one you can’t take your eyes off.BravesStrength: The top of the orderWeakness: Starting pitchingQuestion: Who is the real Josh Donaldson? The Beasts of the East.Four teams in the NL East are going to vie for a division crown in 2019 in one of the most loaded and improved divisions in all of baseball. Just check out the starpower among the five teams: J.T. Realmuto, Robinson Cano, Bryce Harper, Max Scherzer, Ronald Acuna Jr., Juan Soto, Jacob deGrom, Aaron Nola. It’s an Avengers-like roster of quality names. The Braves won the NL East in 2018 on the strength of Ronald Acuna Jr.’s excellent rookie year. The Braves should have gone bigger in 2018, but it just wasn’t meant to be.Instead, they signed Josh Donaldson to a one-year prove-it deal at massive money. Donaldson grew up a Braves fan, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’ll translate to great production for Atlanta. In a small sample size with the Indians, Donaldson turned around his 2018 fortunes, hitting .280 with a .920 OPS in 16 games. Could that be the real Donaldson? Or is the real Donaldson the guy who faced injuries and was generally ineffective with the Blue Jays earlier in the year?The Braves are going to need Donaldson to turn back the clock and get back to MVP form to prove their 2018 wasn’t entirely a fluke, especially with a questionable rotation and better competition inside the division in 2019.