The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:


The Atlanta Falcons have placed defensive end Steven Means on the team’s COVID-19 list.

Means is fighting for a backup role on the Falcons after missing all of last season with an injury. In 2018, he recorded 14 tackles, three tackles for loss and one sack in eight games.

Means also has also played with Tampa Bay, Baltimore, Houston and Philadelphia since being selected in the fifth round of the 2013 draft by the Buccaneers.


North Carolina State has cleared football and other programs to resume athletic activities after a cluster of coronavirus cases among Wolfpack athletes.

In a statement Saturday, athletics director Boo Corrigan says the football program is set to resume activities Monday.

The school had paused all athletics activities earlier this week, then announced Friday that 12 programs were cleared to resume workouts. But football and several other programs remained on hold, including men’s and women’s tennis, and men’s and women’s track and field.

The athletics department lifted that remaining hold Saturday.

Because of the spike in cases, he school had to postpone its Sept. 12 football game against Virginia Tech by two weeks.


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