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Reds move to 100% capacity in June, Rockies to 70%

Reds move to 100% capacity in June, Rockies to 70%

NEW YORK (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds will move to 100% capacity at Great American Ballpark on June 2, and the Colorado Rockies will increase capacity to 70% at Coors Field on June 1. Cincinnati began the season at 30% and increased to 40% on April 30.

Former Titans employee sues, claims fired over positive test

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A former Tennessee Titans employee is suing the NFL franchise for firing him after he was told to quarantine for a positive COVID-19 test in violation of federal law. Paul Miller says in the lawsuit filed Wednesday in U.S.
Yankees have no new COVID-19 cases, but injuries mount

Yankees have no new COVID-19 cases, but injuries mount

BALTIMORE (AP) — The New York Yankees didn't have any new positive tests for COVID-19 to add to their eight cases already, manager Aaron Boone said before Friday night's game at Baltimore. The Yankees, however, are dealing with other injuries.
B.C. reports 494 new cases of COVID-19 as vaccination rollout accelerates

B.C. reports 494 new cases of COVID-19 as vaccination rollout accelerates

VICTORIA — All British Columbia residents over 25 years old can now book their COVID-19 vaccine, while those 18 and older will be able to do so by the end of the weekend, as the province speeds up its vaccine rollout.
The Latest: Rockies get approval to increase crowd capacity

The Latest: Rockies get approval to increase crowd capacity

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Colorado Rockies have been approved by the Denver Department of Public Health and Environment to raise capacity at Coors Field to 35,000 beginning June 1.

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern): 5:55 p.m. Alberta is reporting 1,433 new cases of COVID-19. That brings the total number of active infections in the province to 23,873.
Saskatchewan confirms first case of post-vaccine blood clots, patient recovering

Saskatchewan confirms first case of post-vaccine blood clots, patient recovering

REGINA — Saskatchewan has confirmed its first case of a rare blood-clotting disorder after a woman received the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. The woman in her 60s was given the vaccine on April 11.
Quebec experts, business leaders say vaccination rates are key to reopening plan

Quebec experts, business leaders say vaccination rates are key to reopening plan

MONTREAL — Public health experts and the head of Quebec's largest business group say the province's reopening plan should be based around vaccination rates.
Phillies catcher Realmuto back from COVID-19 IL after 1 day

Phillies catcher Realmuto back from COVID-19 IL after 1 day

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Philadelphia Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto is back in the starting lineup one day after being placed on the COVID-19-related injured list.
Experts call on Canada to use COVAX doses of AstraZeneca or give them back

Experts call on Canada to use COVAX doses of AstraZeneca or give them back

OTTAWA — Some health experts are questioning Canada's decision to accept thousands of doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine from a global vaccine-sharing alliance, only to have them sit in freezers in an Ontario warehouse.