- The Washington Times - Monday, July 27, 2020

While one Major League Baseball team currently has 13 positive cases of COVID-19 on its own, other sports aren’t having nearly as many problems. Hockey, for example.

The NHL announced it did not have a single positive test for the coronavirus between July 18 and July 25 out of 4,256 tests administered to more than 800 players.

The week before that, the league had a mere two positive cases.

Twenty-four NHL teams traveled to Toronto and Edmonton on Sunday to prepare for the league’s return to play. Exhibition games will be held this week, with the season officially back on Aug. 1. The players cannot travel outside the so-called bubble the league set up in those cities, which in theory should keep the virus from getting in and spreading.

The MLB season started last Thursday, even as players like the Washington Nationals’ Juan Soto had tests coming back positive. On Monday, reports said the Miami Marlins had 11 players and two coaches with COVID-19.

It led to the postponement of two games: the Marlins against the Orioles, and the Phillies — who just played Miami this weekend — against the Yankees.

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