Summary of sports news: Tennis-Adelaide will host two Australian Open warm-ups; Soccer-Solskjaer pays for transfer failures and lack of cruelty and more
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Tennis-Adelaide to host two Australian Open warm-ups
Adelaide will host two tournaments, including Adelaide International, ahead of the Australian Open in January next year, South Australian Prime Minister Steven Marshall said on Monday. Adelaide International was held as a warm-up for the Grand Slam in 2020, but this year all the warm-ups for the Australian Open were held in Melbourne Park after the players were released from quarantine.
Soccer-Solskjaer pays for transfer failures and lack of cruelty
As he reflects on his exit from Manchester United on Sunday after nearly three years at the helm, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will no doubt reflect on what could have been at Old Trafford. What if he had been less kind and ruthless to his players? What if he had been more aggressive in his transfer requests to the club hierarchy and if they had complied?
Japan pitched idea of national honor for MLB’s Ohtani, but declined
Japan pitched the idea of presenting Shohei Ohtani with a prestigious national honor after the baseball star won one of the biggest awards in U.S. Major League Baseball – but he declined, saying it was still “too early”. Ohtani, 27 and a Los Angeles Angels player, received the American League’s Most Valuable Player award on Friday, becoming the second Japanese player to do so after Ichiro Suzuki, then with the Seattle Mariners, in 2001 .
NBA-LeBron James sent off for punching Stewart’s face from the Pistons
Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James was sent off from Sunday’s 121-116 win over the Detroit Pistons for a wandering swing arm that caused a lot of blood to flow to Isaiah Stewart’s face, the NBA said. https://in.nba.com/news/lebron -james-ejected-detroit-isaiah-stewart / yntkqvpckoba19byu53ljz3vq.
The incident took place with 9:18 remaining in the third quarter, with the Lakers down 78-66, as James swung his arm and punched the Stewart Pistons cross in the eye area as he fought for a rebound after a free throw.
WTA says Chinese tennis star’s call with Olympic chief isn’t enough
Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai’s video call with the President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) does not address or alleviate the concerns of the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) over his well-being, the WTA said on Monday. . The fate of former world number one double Peng has been a matter of international concern for nearly three weeks after she alleged that a former senior Chinese government official sexually assaulted her.
Soccer-Lyon v Marseille dropped after Payet hit a bottle
The Ligue 1 match between Olympique Lyonnais and Olympique de Marseille was abandoned after Marseille’s Dimitri Payet was hit by a bottle thrown from the stands at Groupama Stadium on Sunday, throwing the French Ligue 1 into further turmoil.
Payet fell to the ground as he was about to take a corner kick after five minutes, and both teams were sent to the locker room by referee Ruddy Buquet, who then decided to abandon the game after a close suspension. two hours.
Golf-Woods releases first video of him training since February car crash
Tiger Woods posted a short video showing him hitting golf balls at a driving range on Sunday, nine months after the 15-time major champion suffered serious leg injuries that required surgery as a result of ‘a car accident in Southern California. “Making progress,” Woods wrote in the caption of his Twitter post, which marked the first time he had been seen swinging a club since the February crash.
Tennis-Zverev defeats Medvedev to win second ATP Finals crown
Germany’s Alexander Zverev capped a year to remember by sweeping Russian world number two and defending champion Daniil Medvedev 6-4 6-4 to win the ATP final on Sunday, winning the title for the second time in his career . Zverev, 24, who faced no break points in the final, has now won six titles in six finals this year, including Olympic gold in Tokyo and two Masters titles in Madrid and Cincinnati.
Football: Xavi should have time to succeed as Barcelona coach, says Puyol
Barcelona head coach Xavi Hernandez should have “time and confidence” to succeed at the Catalan club, former captain Carles Puyol said after his former team-mate started life in his new role with a 1-0 home win over local rivals Espanyol. Xavi, who played for Barcelona for 17 years and won 25 trophies, was named head coach after the club sacked Ronald Koeman earlier this month.
Tennis will continue to thrive after the Big Three, according to Medvedev
Tennis has already survived generational changes and will do so again when Roger Federer’s ‘Big Three’, Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic retire, world number two Daniil Medvedev said on Sunday. The 25-year-old Russian is part of what have been dubbed the “Next Four” alongside Alexander Zverev (24), Stefanos Tsitsipas (23) and Dominic Thiem (28), a cohort looking to write the next chapter of sport.
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