Daniel Ponce de Leon delivering a pitch on July 29 against the Minnesota Twins. Photo: Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

Saturday's Cardinals-Brewers game in Milwaukee was postponed for a second day in a row after one St. Louis player and three team staffers tested positive for the coronavirus, the New York Times and Washington Post report.

Why it matters: So far, its Major League Baseball's 16th postponement of its 2020 season and adds to existing doubts that the season can continue amid the pandemic.

The state of play: The St. Louis Cardinals announced that at least two players tested positive for the virus, requiring the delay of the Cardinals-Brewers scheduled for Friday night.

  • The team tested its players prior to the Cardinals-Twins game on July 29 in Minneapolis.

The big picture: The Cardinals are the second team to experience an outbreak less than two weeks into the 2020 season.

  • The Miami Marlins have had 20 people, including 18 players, test positive since last Sunday, forcing a pause on its season, CBS Sports reports.

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Pence to continue traveling despite aides testing positive for COVID-19

Marc Short with Pence in March. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Marc Short, Vice President Mike Pence’s chief of staff, tested positive for the coronavirus Saturday and is quarantining, according to a White House statement.

Why it matters: Short is Pence's closest aide, and was one of the most powerful forces on the White House coronavirus task force. Pence and second lady Karen Pence tested negative for the virus on Sunday morning, according to the vice president's office.

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  2. Health: 13 states set single-day case records last week
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  5. World: Restrictions grow across Europe.
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Supreme Court rejects request to extend Wisconsin absentee ballot deadline

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The Supreme Court rejected in a 5-3 decision Monday Wisconsin Democrats' request to reinstate an extension of the deadline for counting absentee ballots to six days after Election Day, as long as they're postmarked by Nov. 3.

Why it matters: All ballots must now be received by 8 p.m. on Election Day in Wisconsin, a critical swing state in the presidential election.