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The Latest: Boston’s Charlie Coyle enters NHL COVID protocol

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Villanova head coach Jay Wright reacts to a call in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Butler in Indianapolis, Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

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

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Boston Bruins forward Charlie Coyle has entered the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol, upping the number of players on the list to four, pending test results from Anaheim and the Los Angeles Kings.

Coyle becomes just the second Bruins’ player added to the protocol, and first since Karson Kuhlman spent the first two days of the season on the list in January.

He also becomes the 132nd player to spend at least one day in the protocol.

Coyle’s addition comes a day after Pittsburgh captain Sidney Crosby and Nashville’s Ryan Johansen entered the protocol.

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The Big East Conference is going to provide a limited number of tickets to each of the participating teams in the Big East Tournament at Madison Square Garden next week.

The league said Wednesday it would follow New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s recent announcement allowing partial spectator capacity at sporting events in the state.

All tickets will be specifically designated for use by the members of each school’s official travel party in order to permit families and guests of athletes, coaches and team staffs to attend the men’s basketball games.

Each person attending the games will be required to comply with all state public health regulations and arena policies.

There will be no public sale of tickets to this year’s tournament.

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The Atlantic Coast Conference announced Wednesday that Virginia Tech’s men’s basketball game at North Carolina State on Saturday has been canceled.

The cancellation follows quarantining and a contract tracing review within the Virginia Tech men’s program. The team is adhering to the ACC’s outlined protocols.

NC State says it would like to find another league game to replace it if they can.

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