The Latest: Jockey at Canada’s Woodbine in quarantine

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Players of the Guatemalan national soccer team sing their national anthem wearing face masks to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, before a friendly soccer match against Honduras in Guatemala City, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

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

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A jockey based at Woodbine Racetrack on the outskirts of Toronto has tested positive for COVID-19.

Woodbine Entertainment made the announcement Thursday but didn’t identify the jockey.

The track’s COVID-19 prevention protocols do not allow access to Woodbine for at least 14 days while self-quarantining. The jockey will be required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test before being allowed to resume racing.

The organization said contact tracing has been performed and individuals who were in close contact with the jockey are being notified. Those individuals, including at least one other rider, will be required to provide a negative COVID-19 test prior to being permitted to enter the facility.

Woodbine Entertainment said the case of COVID-19 was contracted outside the racetrack. The organization added that the jockey room and other common areas received thorough electrostatic disinfection Saturday, which is the last day the facility hosted live racing.

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The German hockey league will resume play next month for the first time since March.

The 2020-21 season will begin on Dec. 17 with the 14 clubs split into a pair of seven-team regional groups and playing fewer games than normal. The playoffs will be best-of-three games rather than best-of-seven.

The start of the new season was delayed twice as clubs faced an uncertain financial future while playing in empty arenas. The league says clubs have received assurances of financial help from German politicians.

The league suspended play last season on March 10 and no champion was named.

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German soccer club Hoffenheim says it tried to move its match against Stuttgart from Saturday to Sunday because of coronavirus cases but its request was refused.

Seven Hoffenheim players have tested positive for the virus in the last two weeks. The club hoped that the delay would allow more players to end their quarantine periods or regain fitness in training.

Hoffenheim sports director Alexander Rosen says the league rejected the application and “we accept the decision but we regret it.”

Hoffenheim is in 13th place in the Bundesliga and Stuttgart is in eighth.

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