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L.A. Dodgers’ Justin Turner Celebrated with Teammates Despite Positive Coronavirus Test

HeadlineOct 29, 2020

The University of Wisconsin has canceled Saturday’s football game at the University of Nebraska, after six players and six staffers — including head coach Paul Chryst — tested positive for coronavirus. The team’s outbreak came as the state of Wisconsin set a record-high coronavirus test positivity rate of more than 27%, with hospitalizations more than doubling over the last month.

Meanwhile, Major League Baseball sharply criticized Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner on Wednesday, after he returned to the field just hours after testing positive for coronavirus. Turner was pulled from Game 6 of the World Series during the eighth inning Tuesday evening but then returned to celebrate after the Dodgers clinched the series, taking a turn hoisting the World Series trophy overhead and even removing his face mask to pose for photos with teammates. In a statement, Major League Baseball promised an investigation, adding, “While a desire to celebrate is understandable, Turner’s decision to leave isolation and enter the field was wrong and put everyone he came in contact with at risk.”

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