The Latest: Browns close facility, staffer tests positive


Therese Johaug of Norway wears a protective face mask after finishing the women's cross country skiing classic style 10-kilometer competition at the FIS World Cup Ruka Nordic event in Kuusamo, Finland, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020. (Emmi Korhonen/Lehtikuva via AP)

Therese Johaug of Norway wears a protective face mask after finishing the women's cross country skiing classic style 10-kilometer competition at the FIS World Cup Ruka Nordic event in Kuusamo, Finland, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020. (Emmi Korhonen/Lehtikuva via AP)


Fiorentina's head coach Cesare Prandelli gestures during a Serie A soccer match between AC Milan and Fiornentina, at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)


FILE - Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett (95) rushes the passer during the first half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts in Cleveland, in this Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, file photo. Browns defensive star Myles Garrett was activated from the COVID-19 list after missing two games, clearing the end and sack specialist to return this week against Tennessee. (AP Photo/David Richard, File)


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The Cleveland Browns are dealing with another COVID-19 case after an unidentified staff member tested positive.

The team closed its facility Wednesday to conduct contact tracing, which has become routine the past two weeks because of several other positive tests. The Browns are expected to practice indoors after heavy snow in the area.

On Tuesday, the team activated star defensive end Myles Garrett from the reserve/COVID-19 list and expect him to practice as it gets ready to play at Tennessee on Sunday. Garrett missed two games after becoming infected.

Fullback Andy Janovich is also back following a stint on the COVID-19 list.

Linebacker Sione Takitaki and defensive ends Porter Gustin and Joe Jackson remain isolated following positive tests. They all missed last week’s game against Jacksonville as the Browns improved to 8-3.

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The final scheduled World Cup ski races used to test the 2022 Olympic downhill course have been canceled by the Chinese ski federation.

The International Ski Federation says it has been told by the Chinese federation that the women’s downhill and super-G races scheduled for Feb. 27-28 in Yanqing will not take place because of the coronavirus pandemic.

FIS says says it expects to confirm the cancellation within days.

Men’s World Cup races on the Olympic hill were canceled in February. Those were among the first international sports events to be called off as infections spread from China.

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Fiorentina coach Cesare Prandelli has tested positive for the coronavirus.

The Italian club says Prandelli is self-isolating and that the rest of the squad will now go into a “bubble” in accordance with protocol.

The 63-year-old Prandelli is in his second spell at Fiorentina and has been in charge for less than a month. He replaced Giuseppe Iachini.

Fiorentina has lost both of its league matches under the former Italy coach.

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Therese Johaug of Norway wears a protective face mask after finishing the women’s cross country skiing classic style 10-kilometer competition at the FIS World Cup Ruka Nordic event in Kuusamo, Finland, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020. (Emmi Korhonen/Lehtikuva via AP)
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/12/web1_125863845-a13113861527405084109414e44411a5.jpgTherese Johaug of Norway wears a protective face mask after finishing the women’s cross country skiing classic style 10-kilometer competition at the FIS World Cup Ruka Nordic event in Kuusamo, Finland, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020. (Emmi Korhonen/Lehtikuva via AP)

Fiorentina’s head coach Cesare Prandelli gestures during a Serie A soccer match between AC Milan and Fiornentina, at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/12/web1_125863845-4f5c280d23194fa8b9ad47bba9909bd5.jpgFiorentina’s head coach Cesare Prandelli gestures during a Serie A soccer match between AC Milan and Fiornentina, at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

FILE – Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett (95) rushes the passer during the first half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts in Cleveland, in this Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, file photo. Browns defensive star Myles Garrett was activated from the COVID-19 list after missing two games, clearing the end and sack specialist to return this week against Tennessee. (AP Photo/David Richard, File)
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/12/web1_125863845-bd609121cbcb4db3aea033d5742fa2fe.jpgFILE – Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett (95) rushes the passer during the first half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts in Cleveland, in this Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, file photo. Browns defensive star Myles Garrett was activated from the COVID-19 list after missing two games, clearing the end and sack specialist to return this week against Tennessee. (AP Photo/David Richard, File)