The Latest: Besiktas technical director tests positive

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By The Associated Press

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

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The technical director of Turkish soccer team Besiktas has tested positive for COVID-19.

The club tweeted Saturday that Sergen Yalcin was tested ahead of Sunday's game at Trabzonspor in the opening round of Turkey’s Super League.

Yalcin did not exhibit any symptoms and will go into isolation.

Besiktas is one of the top soccer teams in Turkey.

Turkey’s soccer federation said early September that league games would be played without spectators in the first half of the new season, reversing an earlier decision to allow a limited number of fans.

Turkey has seen a spike in COVID-19 infections and deaths, which began increasing after Turkey loosened restrictions in June but intensified since late August, returning to levels last seen in mid-May.

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