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The Latest: COVID-19 forces Winnipeg Goldeyes to move to US

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

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The Winnipeg Goldeyes of the American Association will relocate to Jackson, Tennessee, for this season because of Canadian government COVID-19 restrictions on border crossings.

American Association Commissioner Joshua Schaub said in a statement Thursday that the indefinite closure of the U.S.-Canada border required the team to always have a backup plan.

The Goldeyes will play home games at The Ballpark at Jackson, which was home to the Arizona Diamondbacks’ farm team in the Double-A Southern League through 2019. Jackson was among the teams that lost affiliations when Major League Baseball took over operation of the minor leagues this season.

Winnipeg’s first home game in Jackson is May 21 against the Chicago Dogs.

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