The Rush: COVID strikes Bradley Beal, Tyson Fury, and New York Yankees

COVID-19 isn’t done with us yet as Washington Wizards star Bradley Beal will miss the Tokyo Olympics, Tyson Fury’s positive test postpones his fight with Deontay Wilder, and Red Sox - Yankees is postponed due to at least three positive tests within the Yankees organization. PLUS, horns down against the Texas Longhorns is a taunting penalty, Shohei Ohtani’s unused All-Star jersey is fetching a ridiculous price, and Zhang Ziyu is a 7’ 4”, 14-year-old basketball player who just dropped a crazy stat line.

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JARED QUAY: That was 7'4" Zhang Ziyu dominating the hardwood in China. And the crazy part is, she's only 14 years old! Recently, she dropped 42 points and grabbed 25 rebounds. That's mind-blowing.

You know what isn't mind-blowing? Variants. And I ain't talking about the season finale of "Loki."

- I have an army.

JARED QUAY: It looked like the coast was clear, because COVID was like--

- Nah.

JARED QUAY: Because we've got a bunch of cancellations in the sports world. The biggest is Wizards star Bradley Beal, who's been ruled out of the Tokyo Olympics after being placed in COVID protocol on Wednesday, which is bad for a US team the last two games before a 108-80 victory over Argentina.

Over in the ring, the third fight between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury was scheduled for July 24, but you'll have to wait 'til October 9, because Tyson Fury and members of his camp tested positive for COVID-19. Talk about a TKO before the fight can get going.

And finally, the Yankees and Red Sox game was postponed last night after at least three positive COVID tests in the Yankees organization. The crazy part is, it's not even flu season yet. I don't even want to think about what the fall and winter are going to look like.

We can all agree that a little fun on the football field is a good thing, right? Like a celebration here, a harmless taunt there. Wrong. Or at least the Big 12 think so. Especially when it comes to the "horns down" symbol, which is used against the Texas Longhorns. The rule is still being cleared up here, but if an opposing player does a horns down to a Texas player, it's probably a penalty. Emphasis on the "probably," because it's left up to the official. But if he's from Texas, you might as well get your kicker ready.

So this is now like the middle finger. Don't do it. You see they got it blocked out? It looks like I'm doing something explicit. It's not to the rest of the world. But if you do it in a Big 12 game, it's explicit.

We'll leave you with this insane number, $111,000. That's how much an unused Shohei Ohtani All-Star jersey is going for at the time of this recording. Yeah, nuts. And there are still five days left on the auction.

Yo, what do I have to do to get a piece of unused clothing for me to sell for less than that? I mean, I'll go for $1,000, man. You can buy this jacket right here for $1,000. It's worn. Not only do I host "The Rush," but I also do stand-up, man. I'm also a good friend. There's a lot of people-- there's at least four people in this world that say Jared's one of their good friends. And I'm not counting my family, even though my family thinks that, too, so there's like 12.