Oklahoma’s De’Vion Harmon tests positive for COVID-19, will miss NCAA Tournament
Oklahoma guard De’Vion Harmon tested positive for COVID-19 and will not be able to play in the NCAA Tournament, coach Lon Kruger said Wednesday.
Losing Harmon, who averaged 12.9 points and shot 48 percent from the field this season, is a huge blow to the No. 8 seed Sooners’ chances of beating their first-round opponent, No. 9 seed Missouri, in the West regional.
“He’s feeling fine, no symptoms, nothing that would hurt him physically at this point,” Kruger said. “The team’s disappointed for him. Others have been through it, so they know how disappointing it is and they feel badly for him. He handled it like you’d expect, very disappointed to not be playing and to be there for his teammates.”
Kruger said no other players had to be placed into contact tracing protocols as a result of the positive test.
“Indianapolis and the hotels and the transportation folks have been unbelievably organized and outstanding in that way,” Kruger said. “No way we’ve been close for any contact tracing. That would be their objective, that if one guy tested positive it didn’t go through the whole team.”
The NCAA so far has reported seven COVID-19 positives, including players, coaches and event staffers, out of more than 6,900 tests so far this week.
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Former Pro Bowler Kyle Long joining Kansas City Chiefs after taking a year off from NFL, per report
The Kansas City Chiefs are incrementally rebuilding an offensive line that failed them in Super Bowl 55.
Kyle Long, a three-time Pro Bowl guard with the Chicago Bears between 2013 and 2019, is joining the AFC champions after taking a year off from the NFL. Per ESPN, Long agreed to a one-year deal with a maximum value of $5 million.
His arrival comes two days after Joe Thuney, the New England Patriots' franchise player in 2020, agreed to a five-year pact worth up to $80 million. Laurent Duvernay-Tardif is also expected to return to the lineup after opting out of the 2020 season in order to utilize his medical degree in his native Quebec during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Cramer's lightning round: SunOpta is a winner
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Patrick Peterson leaving Arizona Cardinals to sign with Minnesota Vikings
Patrick Peterson will once again be donning purple and gold.
The LSU product and longtime star cornerback of the Arizona Cardinals is leaving the desert after 10 years to join the Minnesota Vikings. Peterson agreed to a one-year deal worth $10 million, according to NFL Network.
The fifth overall pick of the famed 2011 draft class, Peterson was a three-time All-Pro for the Cards and member of the NFL's All-Decade team for the 2010s. He has 28 career interceptions and was a fearsome punt returner early in his career.
However, the man also known as "P2" has slowed noticeably in recent years, rated as the league's No. 83 cornerback in 2020 by the analytics website Pro Football Focus.