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NY Knicks owner Dolan tests positive


NEW YORK: American business tycoon and New York Knicks owner James Dolan has been diagnosed with Covid19, becoming the first US major sports owner to test positive for the virus, the Knicks announced Saturday night.

The 64-year-old Dolan, who also owns the National Hockey League’s New York Rangers, is self isolating after experienci­ng “little to no symptoms”.

In a tweet, the Knicks said Dolan continues to carry out his duties as the executive chairman of the New Yorkbased sports and entertainm­ent company Madison Square Garden Co.

The NBA postponed its regular season after several players, including Utah Jazz centre Rudy Gobert, tested positive for the new coronaviru­s.

The NHL has also suspended its season over coronaviru­s fears.

Colorado Avalanche announced on Thursday that one of their players had been diagnosed with the coronaviru­s, becoming the third NHL player to be stricken with Covid-19.

The United States has reported more than 120,000, cases of the new coronaviru­s, the highest in the world, and a death toll of around 2,190.

Dolan is from New York which has become the hotspot of the pandemic in America. As of Saturday night, the state had reported more than 670 deaths and 52,000 cases.

 ?? AFP ?? Business tycoon James Dolan.
AFP Business tycoon James Dolan.

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