Eagles’ coach has virus
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.