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Packers must wait for fans

GREEN BAY, Wis. — The Green Bay Packers say they won’t have any fans for at least their first two home games this season due to the coronavirus pandemic.

That means there won’t be any spectators for their Sept. 20 game with the Detroit Lions and their Oct. 5 Monday night game with the Atlanta Falcons.

Green Bay’s third home game is Nov. 1 against the Minnesota Vikings. Packers officials say any decision on whether to admit fans for that game would depend on the status of the pandemic, and that they’d consult with local health officials.

Originally, the Packers had announced that there would be nomore than 12,000 fans allowed into the game because of the pandemic.

Jones, Gibbs parting ways

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Erik Jones won’t return to Joe Gibbs Racing next season, ending his time with one of NASCAR’s top teams after three Cup seasons but several years in Gibbs’ driver development program.

The 24-year-old was discovered by reigning Cup Series champion Kyle Busch when Jones beat Busch in the Snowball Derby late model race in 2012. Jones was 16 at the time and the victory opened the door for Jones’ rapid rise into NASCAR’s national series.

He ran five Truck Series races for Busch the next year and was the series champion in 2015. He ran a full season in the Xfinity Series for Gibbs the next year and was farmed out to Furniture Row Racing in 2017.

The Associated Press


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