All of France's players and staff have tested negative for the coronavirus in a new round of tests before Wednesday's decision on whether their rugby match against Scotland in the Six Nations will go ahead this weekend.
The French Rugby Federation said on Tuesday the new tests were carried out Monday night, after a series of coronavirus positives in the France camp. This time, all players and staff passed.
Previously, 10 players and three staff members had tested positive in the outbreak that hit the France squad. The most recent were captain Charles Ollivon, forwards Cyril Baille, Peato Mauvaka and Romain Taofifenua, and fullback Brice Dulin.
The Six Nations testing oversight group is to reconvene on Wednesday to decide whether France against Scotland can go ahead on Sunday in Paris. If not, it will likely be postponed for a week.
Scotland warned Monday a delay could affect the availability of their own players.
"Any postponement will have an impact on the player release agreement in place with clubs, which could see more than 10 Scotland players unavailable for selection if the game is rearranged," the Scottish Rugby Union posted on Twitter.
"We will be working closely with our Six Nations counterparts to press the case for this week's game to go ahead, should it be medically safe to do so."
In the NBA, the New Orleans Pelicans are increasing maximum attendance to 2700 fans from Wednesday night's home game against the Detroit Pistons - with a view to increasing that figure to 4000 later in the season.
The Pelicans have been selling nearly 1500 tickets per game since last month after allowing fewer than 1000 fans per game to start the campaign.
Professional golf's first major tournament of 2021 will return to its regular April time slot, but just like last year, the LPGA's ANA Inspiration in the California desert will be played without fans due to heavy COVID-19 restrictions in the state of California.
The April 1-4 event will take place at the Dinah Shore Tournament Course at Mission Hills Country Club.
Australian Associated Press