Below is a summary of the latest sports news. Kyrgios Loses Control, Match at Murray River Open
Nick Kyrgios was warned of poor language and scored a point for unsportsmanlike conduct after the Australian tossed his stick into the stands during the 6-3 6-4 loss to Borna Coric at the Murray River Open in Melbourne Park. Kyrgios’ problems started early Friday when he was struggling with a left knee problem and needed treatment mid-game at the Australian Open warm-up event. Wimbledon eyed the crowd with reduced capacity
Wimbledon organizers have started hosting the Grand Slam event with a reduced capacity crowd, although other options are being discussed, the All England Club said Thursday. Other options for the tournament, which was canceled for the first time since 1945 due to the COVID-19 pandemic last year, include running without spectators or running the event with a maximum number of fans present. NFL: The hometown routine is vital to Bucs’ Super Bowl offering, says Arians
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are making the most of their hometown advantage in the lead up to Sunday’s Super Bowl and becoming a routine after a chaotic season in the National Football League (NFL) where virtually nothing felt like normal. After numerous delays related to the COVID-19 pandemic, but without a total cancellation, the NFL is close to the season finale. The Bucs face the Kansas City Chiefs at home – the first time in the 55-year history of the Super Bowl that a team has competed in the championship in their own stadium. NHL Announces Expanded COVID-19 Logs
The NHL had a difficult Wednesday with 40 players making their COVID-19 absenteeism list. On Thursday, the league announced a number of additional coronavirus protocols. The league’s statement includes comments from Commissioner Gary Bettman on the 100 players on the COVID list since the season began on Jan. 13. “Less than half did so based on confirmed positive tests – and many among that group.” were not symptomatic. “Barty takes on Rogers and reaches the semifinals of the Yarra Valley Classic
Ash Barty dominated the decisive super tiebreaker to beat American Shelby Rogers 7-5-2-6 (10-4) and reach the semifinals of the Yarra Valley Classic as the Australian Open warm-up tournaments on Friday after a COVID -19 horrors have been resumed. The warm-up events were interrupted on Thursday as more than 500 players and officials were tested for COVID-19 after an employee of one of the quarantine hotels in Melbourne contracted the novel coronavirus.
Djokovic keeps Serbia alive as Spain make it to the ATP Cup semi-finals. Novak Djokovic rallied to overtake Alexander Zverev in a high-quality ATP Cup duel with 6-7 (3) 6-2 7-5 and to support defending champion Serbia after Spain qualifies against Germany for the semi-finals in Melbourne on Friday. A year after leaving the first ATP Cup with a large number of double faults, Alexander Zverev’s serving demons returned under pressure at the Rod Laver Arena when he was broken twice too late in the decisive set.
NFL: According to Goodell, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell still needs more work to be done on head coach diversity a year after he committed to increasing diversity in the role. Only one of the vacant positions as head coach of the league went to a diverse candidate this year. The New York Jets hired former San Francisco 49ers Defensive Coordinator Robert Saleh. The league unveiled a plan in November to encourage diversity between head coaches and executives.
Tyreek Hill, Patrick Mahomes Trying to Connect the Dots in SB LV As quarterback Patrick Mahomes’ favorite target, Tyreek Hill saw him throw a lot of passes this season but the all-pro receiver has never seen Mahomes see him has thrown football as he has been doing in practice lately. “What’s crazy, Pat, he played a role,” Hill said Thursday. “I didn’t see Pat throwing points like that in training. Like throwing crazy points. Like throwing points. But the points he’s been throwing in practice lately have been crazy … So am I’m pretty excited I just have to wait and see. I have to rub my hands together – I’m excited about that. “
The governor of Tokyo says the Olympics are facing a “big problem” following Mori’s sexist remarks. Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike said Friday the Olympics were facing a “major problem” after the organizing committee head made sexist remarks and criticism of his comments showed no sign of easing. Yoshiro Mori, 83, sparked a firestorm on social media at home and abroad this week, with comments that women talked too much, remarks he made at a meeting with the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) that he later made withdrew and apologized, but refused to resign.
NFL: Chiefs’ Duvernay-Tardif Watching the Super Bowl from the COVID-19 front Laurent Duvernay-Tardif built an NFL career to protect others, but a deeper passion for healthcare convinced him to defend a super Surrendering Bowl Championship with the Kansas City Chiefs to join the frontline battle against COVID-19. Less than three months after helping the Chiefs to a Super Bowl victory last February, Duvernay-Tardif resumed his medical degree by working as an orderly at a long-term care facility in Montreal amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
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