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May 8, 2020 He says that “if the ATP or the International Tennis Federation obligates us to take the vaccine to play tennis then we will have to do it.”___Inter Milan players can resume training at the club’s Suning Center after everyone from the first team tested negative for the coronavirus.Inter had to delay the resumption of training earlier in the week because not everyone on the team had been tested for COVID-19.The club says all tests have now come back negative and that “optional individual training sessions will begin this afternoon.” Associated Press The International Football Association Board says competition organizers can now approve teams making five changes with a sixth in extra time.IFAB says the temporary rule is available to “competitions which have either started or are intended to start, but are scheduled to be completed by Dec. 31.”Leagues which typically end in May face a congested program into July and August to complete their season.A further IFAB decision is needed to extend the rule into next season’s competitions and national team games in 2021.___ The England international apologized last month for hosting a party at his home during the lockdown.Walker posted a long statement on Twitter saying he feels he is being followed constantly while also raising mental health concerns.Walker writes “this is no longer solely affecting me but affecting the health of my family and my young children too.”___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 AC Milan has also reopened its training center for its players.Most of the other Italian league clubs had already resumed training on an individual basis this week before full team training restarts on May 18.___Manchester City defender Kyle Walker has complained about being “harassed” and says his family has been “torn apart” after admitting to breaking social-distancing rules again during the coronavirus pandemic.British newspaper The Sun reports that Walker breached regulations three times in a 24-hour period this week by visiting family members and going on a cycle ride with a friend. The Latest: Soccer teams to be allowed 5 substitutes Rafael Nadal says Novak Djokovic will need to be vaccinated to keep playing if tennis bodies make coronavirus shots obligatory once they become available.Nadal tells Spanish newspaper La Voz de Galicia this week that Djokovic and all players will have to follow the rules when tennis eventually returns to action.Nadal says no one can be forced to take the vaccine and everyone should be free to make their choices but all players will have to comply if tennis officials require “vaccination to travel” and to “protect” everyone on the tour.Djokovic recently said he was against taking a vaccine for the coronavirus even if it became mandatory to travel. He later said he was open to changing his mind.Nadal says “Djokovic will have to be vaccinated if he wants to keep playing tennis at the top level.” Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Soccer teams will be allowed to use two extra substitutes per match to protect players during a backlog of games caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
It appears that was enough to garner interest from the Ravens though.Baltimore is in need of some experience under center, as Jackson and Trace McSorley, a sixth-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, are the only healthy quarterbacks on the roster at the moment.Jackson helped the Ravens (10-6) win the AFC North in his first NFL season, but they were bounced by the Chargers in the first round of the playoffs. Jackson was dynamic as a runner, but his inconsistency as a passer has led some to question whether he can replicate his success this season. Related News After his workout, QB Josh Johnson was offered a deal. But based on RGIII likely returning when the season begins, I’m told Johnson didn’t feel it was the right opportunity. https://t.co/HxJS3c3llZ— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 29, 2019Griffin is expected to miss anywhere from four to eight weeks and will be competing to back up second-year signal-caller Lamar Jackson, who made his way into a starting role as a rookie in 2018-19.Johnson played in four games for the injury-ravaged Redskins last season and threw for 590 yards and three touchdowns. He started three of those games and Washington went 1-3 in the four-game stretch, his first regular-season appearances since 2014. Buccaneers legend Vinny Testaverde’s son signs with team John Harbaugh: ‘Bet the over’ on Lamar Jackson rushing more than Cam Newton Josh Johnson is still searching for a job after turning down an opportunity in Baltimore.The Ravens extended the 33-year-old quarterback an offer this week after his workout for the team, according to NFL Network. Johnson “didn’t feel it was the right fit,” considering he likely would be third or fourth on the depth chart once Robert Griffin III recovers from a broken thumb he suffered over the weekend, Ian Rapoport reported.