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Rinaldi Says He Was With Saban When Coach Told Of Diagnosis

TUSCALOOSA, AL. — ESPN National Reporter Tom Rinaldi says he was with Alabama head football coach Nick Saban on Wednesday when athletic department staff notified the Crimson Tide coach that he had tested positive for COVID-19.

Rinaldi recounted the experience on Sportscenter, saying he was in a staff room adjacent to Saban’s office as he worked on different pieces for ESPN’s College GameDay, which is in Tuscaloosa for the Tide’s Tuesday matchup against the Georgia Bulldogs.

He went on to say Jeff Allen, associate athletics director for sports medicine, opened the door to Saban’s office and asked the coach to leave the room.

“A few moments later, Saban opened the door, he apologized and said he had to leave,” Rinaldi said. “He left the building almost immediately with [Allen] guiding him out.”

Rinaldi confirmed during the show that Saban had been tested again Thursday morning, with the results expected back

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Olympic-winning hockey coach Danny Kerry could quit the sport after Tokyo Games

Kerry pictured in July 2008. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
Kerry pictured in July 2008. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

Danny Kerry, regarded as one of Great Britain’s most successful coaches, has said he could leave hockey following the delayed Tokyo Olympics.

Kerry famously coached Great Britain women to gold at the 2016 Olympics in one of the standout moments of the Rio Games – and is now set to attempt a unique Olympic double with GB men in Tokyo after quitting the women’s role in 2018. But his hockey future beyond next summer is uncertain.

Kerry says he has had discussions with Eton College, which earlier this year advertised for a new director of sport.

Kerry told Yahoo UK: “As is the case toward the end of an Olympic cycle I, like others in roles similar to mine, have been approached about opportunities. The role at Eton College is one of the opportunities that have been presented to me

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