The Latest: Illinois QB Peters among 2 to test positive

A photographer shoots pregame warmups near cardboard cutouts of fans before an NCAA college football game between Illinois and Purdue Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, in Champaign, Ill. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
A photographer shoots pregame warmups near cardboard cutouts of fans before an NCAA college football game between Illinois and Purdue Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, in Champaign, Ill. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Credit: Charles Rex Arbogast

Credit: Charles Rex Arbogast

Illinois is playing Purdue without starting quarterback Brandon Peters and tight end Griffin Moore

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:

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Illinois is playing Purdue without starting quarterback Brandon Peters and tight end Griffin Moore.

Both tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday and will be sidelined 21 days per Big Ten protocol. Both would be eligible to return for the Nov. 21 game at Nebraska.

Illinois also announced that contact tracing sidelined several other players for the Purdue game and next week’s game against Minnesota.

Sophomore Matt Robinson started at quarterback for the Ilini. He played in eight games last year and started two.

The Illini opened the season last week at Wisconsin, whose team has had 22 players and staff test positive for COVID-19 this week.

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Wimbledon champion Simona Halep has tested positive for COVID-19 and says she has “mild symptoms.”

The 29-year-old Romanian player said on Twitter that she is self-isolating at home and “recovering well from mild symptoms.”

She added, “I feel good... we will get through this together.”

Halep is ranked No. 2 in the world. She won Wimbledon in 2019 and the French Open in 2018. Wimbledon was cancelled this year because of the pandemic.

Halep skipped the U.S. Open due to fears of catching COVID-19. She said in August that she preferred to stay and train in Europe.

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FILE - In this file photo dated Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020, Romania's Simona Halep wears a face mask as she leaves after losing her fourth round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Poland's Iga Swiatek at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France.  Simona Halep said Saturday Oct. 31, 2020, that she has tested positive for COVID-19 coronavirus.  (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, FILE)
FILE - In this file photo dated Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020, Romania's Simona Halep wears a face mask as she leaves after losing her fourth round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Poland's Iga Swiatek at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France. Simona Halep said Saturday Oct. 31, 2020, that she has tested positive for COVID-19 coronavirus. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, FILE)

Credit: Alessandra Tarantino

Credit: Alessandra Tarantino

FILE - In this file photo dated Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020, Romania's Simona Halep plays a shot against Poland's Iga Swiatek in the fourth round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France.  Simona Halep said Saturday Oct. 31, 2020, that she has tested positive for COVID-19 coronavirus. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, FILE)
FILE - In this file photo dated Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020, Romania's Simona Halep plays a shot against Poland's Iga Swiatek in the fourth round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France. Simona Halep said Saturday Oct. 31, 2020, that she has tested positive for COVID-19 coronavirus. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, FILE)

Credit: Michel Euler

Credit: Michel Euler

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