AURORA, Colorado (AP) — Von Miller’s agent says the Denver Broncos linebacker has tested positive for the coronavirus and wanted to come forward with his diagnosis to show doubters how serious the disease is. Joby Branion tells The Associated Press that Miller is in good spirits while resting at his home in Denver and that Miller plans to speak publicly about his diagnosis on Friday. Miller said last week he trained in San Francisco before returning home to Colorado when the stay-at-home measures went into effect to contain the virus.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Browns chief strategy officer Paul DePodesta has dismissed a report the team is trying to trade star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. to the Minnesota Vikings, saying it’s “completely false.” DePodesta says he knows Beckham is excited about the possibilities of what this offensive system could bring for him, adding that he’s excited to have Beckham. Beckham was injured during his first season with the Browns after arriving from the New York Giants in a blockbuster trade 13 months ago.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers running back Matt Breida has signed his restricted free agent tender worth about $3.3 million. The Niners placed the tender on Breida last month that gave them the right to match any contract or get a second-round pick as compensation. Breida had 123 carries for 623 yards and one touchdown in 13 games last season. He also grabbed 20 passes for 120 yards and a score.
UNDATED (AP) — The PGA Tour has hopes of a restart to the season at Colonial on June 11-14 and keeping fans away for at least the first month. Tour officials said Thursday that if government and health authorities give golf the green light, the tour will have an official event every week through Dec. 6 except for the week of Thanksgiving. Even as it announced a truncated schedule, several key details were still being contemplated, such as testing for COVID-19 at tournaments.
UNDATED (AP) — The U.S. Tennis Association says a decision on whether to postpone or cancel the U.S. Open because of the coronavirus pandemic is expected by June. USTA CEO Mike Dowse says their ambition is to run the tournament, although the driving factor will be the health and well-being of the players, fans and staff. Dowse said the USTA is being advised by a medical advisory group that includes at least five doctors.