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DraftKings Live DFS News for Friday, July 3

DK Live provides immediate news updates and top of the line analysis relevant to your DraftKings fantasy teams.

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Below, DK Live provides a live report of today’s most noteworthy DFS news. This article will be updated in real-time throughout the day to provide immediate news updates and top of the line analysis relevant to your DraftKings fantasy teams.

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11:42 p.m. ET (MMA) Report: UFC 251 Main Event canceled after Gilbert Burns tests positive for COVID-19

The first card on Fight Island is taking a hit after losing a Welterweight title bout between Burns and reigning champion Kamaru Usman. Mike Bohn of MMAjunkie was the first to report the positive test and John Morgan of MMAjunkie is reporting that the current plan is to reschedule the fight for a later date. If this holds true, it means that Usman will not be competing on the card. On a positive note, the card is still stacked and has two other title fights. Jose Aldo and Petr Yan fight for the vacant Bantanmweight belt and Max Holloway will try to get back his Featherweight belt against Alexander Volkanovski in what is now the Main Event. DraftKings has a millionaire contest for this event, which takes place on Saturday, July 11. — Greg Ehrenberg

8:29 p.m. ET (FOOTBALL) — Report: NFLPA votes to recommend skipping NFL 2020-21 preseason

Dan Graziano of ESPN is reporting that the NFLPA board of player representatives voted unanimously on Friday to recommend skipping the preseason. The NFL has already canceled the first and fourth weeks of the preseason and now it appears all of the preseason is in jeopardy of getting canceled due to COVID-19 concerns. At the moment, it’s unclear how the owners will respond to this vote. — Greg Ehrenberg

6:58 p.m. ET (AUTO RACING) — Jimmie Johnson tests positive for COVID-19, out Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Johnson is a seven-time NASCAR champion, and racing in his final season as a full-time driver. His positive coronavirus test puts that farewell tour on hold for the time being. Johnson has no wins on the year, but has four top 5s in 16 starts. Justin Allgaier will replace Johnson, who said his “first priority is the health and safety of my loved ones and my teammates.” Johnson, who was tested after his wife tested positive for coronavirus, is not currently experiencing symptoms. He is the first NASCAR driver to test positive. — Anthony Amico

4:26 p.m. ET (BASEBALL) — Mike Trout still uncertain about playing status for 2020

Trout reiterated on Friday that he is still uncertain about his status for the upcoming season. He and his wife are expecting their first child in August, and he said in a video conference on Friday that they are still discussing whether he will sit out the season. While he did participate in team drills on Friday, he has made it clear that he is prioritizing his family’s health and his ability to be there for the birth of his child. He may leave the team early in August and be away for an extended period even if he does decide to participate in the season. With a shortened season already, any absence will have a huge impact on his fantasy value and the team’s potential. — Zach Thompson

3:55 p.m. ET (BASKETBALL) — Victor Oladipo will sit out the NBA restart in Orlando

Shams Charania of The Athletic had the story in which he spoke to Oladipo about his intentions for the upcoming restart. In the story, Oladipo said that he felt great in his rehab and is getting closer to being 100 percent. However, he felt uncomfortable playing during the restart with so many variables and is instead focused on being fully healthy for the 2020-2021 season. Charania also reported Oladipo will still travel with the team. Aaron Holiday should be the biggest beneficiary of a Pacers team without Oladipo while Justin Holiday and T.J. McConnell should see an uptick in their minutes. — Steve Buchanan

3:28 p.m. ET (GOLF) — Kevin Na (back) withdraws during the second round of the Rocket Mortgage Classic

After skipping the RBC Heritage citing a back injury, it seems as if it’s crept back up on Na during the Rocket Mortgage Classic. Na made it through nine holes and would end up withdrawing in the midst of the 10th hole. It’s extremely frustrating timing, as he arguably played his best golf since the return at the Travelers Championship, finishing alone in fifth at 16-under. Prior to that, NA missed the cut at the Charles Schwab Challenge. As the weekend progresses, we’ll likely get an update on his status, but for now we’d have to assume his return is very much up in the air. — Steve Buchanan

2:49 p.m. ET (FOOTBALL) — Report: David Njoku has requested a trade from the Browns

The Browns gave a big contract to free-agent TE Austin Hooper and now will now have to make another move at the position after Njoku requested a trade, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The Browns wanted to keep Njoku and would have used him with Hooper in two-TE sets, which coach Kevin Stefanski likes. However, Njoku and his agent Drew Rosenhaus said the first-round pick is “intent on a trade” and would like it to get done before training camp. Njoku suffered a hand injury that limited him to just five catches for 41 yards in four games last year but had a solid 2018 with 56-639-4 and has the raw ability to be a difference-maker in the right situation. Fourth-round rookie Harrison Bryant would move up the depth chart if Njoku is traded. — Zach Thompson

11:56 a.m. ET (BASEBALL) — MLB announces the 2020 All-Star Game has been canceled

It’s not an overly shocking decision, especially when you consider how long it took the sport to figure out how many games to play in 2020. Nonetheless, the event, which was scheduled to be hosted at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, will not be taking place. The city of Atlanta is already scheduled to host the event in 2021, so the Dodgers and LA will not get the chance to host again until 2022. This will mark only the second time in history that the MLB All-Star game has been canceled. Back in 1945, travel restrictions caused by World War II forced the league to call off the event. — Steve Buchanan