Ea­gles’ coach has virus

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ESPN, cit­ing sources it didn’t iden­tify, re­ported Sun­day that Ea­gles coach Doug Pederson tested pos­i­tive for the coron­avirus.

Pederson re­port­edly con­vened a team meet­ing to share the news with his play­ers af­ter re­ceiv­ing a se­cond pos­i­tive test re­sult con­firm­ing the di­ag­no­sis. He is asymp­to­matic and feel­ing fine, a source said, but he must quar­an­tine and have mul­ti­ple neg­a­tive tests be­fore re­turn­ing to work. Pederson, 52, be­comes the se­cond NFL coach known to have con­tracted the virus. In March, Saints coach Sean Pay­ton re­vealed he had tested pos­i­tive.

The Browns put re­ceiver Jarvis Landry on the ac­tive/phys­i­cally un­able-to-per­form list while he con­tin­ues his re­cov­ery from off­sea­son hip surgery.

De­spite the move, the Browns stressed Landry re­mains on sched­ule to re­turn this sea­son. Landry, who hasn’t missed a game dur­ing six sea­sons with the Dol­phins and Browns, has said he ex­pects to be back on the field some­time this month.

Landry, a four-time Pro Bowl se­lec­tion, had surgery in Fe­bru­ary. He played through a painful con­di­tion last sea­son, in which he had 83 re­cep­tions for 1,174 yards and six touch­downs.

†The Li­ons put re­ceiver Geron­imo Al­li­son on the re­serve/opt-out list, which means he will sit out the sea­son. The Li­ons reached a deal with Al­li­son, who played col­lege ball at Illi­nois, in March af­ter he caught 34 passes for 287 yards and two touch­downs last sea­son with the Pack­ers.

The Jaguars put five play­ers, in­clud­ing start­ing quar­ter­back Gard­ner Min­shew ,on the re­serve/COVID-19 list. They also signed free-agent de­fen­sive end Adam Got­sis to an undis­closed con­tract af­ter two of their de­fen­sive line­men opted out of the sea­son.

†Fal­cons out­side line­backer Foye Olu­okun be­came the sixth player to go on the team’s re­serve/COVID-19 list since the start of train­ing camp.

GOLF Thomas back at No. 1 af­ter WGC win

Justin Thomas closed with a 5-un­der-par 65 to earn a three-stroke vic­tory in the World Golf Cham­pi­onships-St. Jude Clas­sic in Mem­phis, Ten­nessee. He com­pleted 72 holes at 13-un­der 267 to re­take the No. 1 rank­ing for the first time since June 2018.

Daniel Berger, Tom Lewis, Phil Mick­el­son and Brooks Koepka tied for se­cond.

Danielle Kang shot a 2-un­der 70 in the fi­nal round to notch a one-stroke vic­tory over Ce­line Boutier in the Drive On Cham­pi­onship — the come­back event of the LPGA Tour — in Toledo, Ohio. Kang fin­ished 54 holes at 7-un­der 209.

AUTO RAC­ING Hamil­ton clos­ing in on F1 his­tory

Lewis Hamil­ton earned his 87th ca­reer For­mula One vic­tory — four short of Michael Schu­macher’s record — by win­ning the Bri­tish Grand Prix in Sil­ver­stone, Eng­land, by six sec­onds over run­ner-up Max Ver­stap­pen. He has won the race a record seven times.


Browns re­ceiver Jarvis Landry still is re­cov­er­ing from hip surgery he had dur­ing the off­sea­son.

Doug Pederson

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