Below is a summary of the latest sports news.
The uneven game of tennis Osaka casts shadows on the recent US Open offer
There are many questions as Naomi Osaka prepares to defend her title at the US Open after returning to the game after a series of lackluster performances since her return to focus on her mental health. Osaka became known worldwide thanks to her four Grand Slam titles and her support for racial justice. Many saw the tough 23-year-old as the heir to Serena Williams.
Tennis Djokovic gets a second bite in history in the Big Apple
After an Olympic stumbling block, Novak Djokovic gets a second bite of history in the Big Apple with a calendar year Grand Slam for the US Open. After Djokovic’s bid for a Golden Slam – Olympic gold and four slams in the same year – wither in the heat of Tokyo, Djokovic arrives in New York to become the first man since Rod Laver in 1969 to win the Australian and French Open titles plus Wimbledon and US Open wins in the same year.
Athletics – You can’t move forward without technology, says Kipchoge
Marathon world record holder and Olympic gold medalist Eliud Kipchoge hopes technology will take center stage as athletes strive for improvement and faster times in the future. The Kenyan, who beat Tokyo’s humid conditions earlier this month to take gold in the marathon, was one of many runners to run in specially designed Nike shoes with carbon fiber panels for more spring and faster times, which reignited debate around about “technological doping”.
Football Aubameyang gets a hat trick when Arsenal meet West Brom with six
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang started his season with a hat trick as Arsenal shook off their Premier League troubles and hit second division West Bromwich Albion with six goals to reach the third round of the League Cup on Wednesday. Southampton went two goals better and gave fourth division Newport County an 8-0 win at Rodney Parade Ground in the South Coast’s biggest away win in its 136-year history.
Tennis Serena Williams is withdrawing from the US Open due to a hamstring tear
Serena Williams retired from the US Open next week after the American said on Wednesday that her hamstring was not fully healed prior to the final Grand Slam of the year.
Williams, a six-time winner at Flushing Meadows, had an injury-ridden season and hobbled crying from her first round match at Wimbledon from her leg injury.
MLB round-up: Orioles’ skid hits 19 in loss to Angels
Jo Adell delivered his second four-RBI game in a week to help the Los Angeles Angels score a 14-8 win Tuesday night and lose the Baltimore Orioles for the 19th straight. It’s been the longest losing streak in the majors since the Kansas City Royals also lost 19 in a row in 2005.
Trump-backed Walker draws on sports career in pursuing the U.S. Senate run
Retired soccer star Herschel Walker launched a campaign for a seat in the Georgia Senate on Wednesday that relied heavily on his personal rise from poverty to athletic stature, as well as his support from former President Donald Trump. Walker, who has never run for office, will be vying for the Republican nomination next year to take on first-term Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock. Competition could play a crucial role in whether President Joe Biden’s Democrats retain their razor-thin Senate majority.
Soccer – FIFA’s Infantino asks Premier League and LaLiga to clear players for World Cup qualification
The English Premier League and Spanish LaLiga should sack players for World Cup qualifiers next month in order to “preserve and protect the sporting integrity,” said FIFA President Gianni Infantino on Wednesday. While the Premier League has refused to release players https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-health-coronavirus-soccer-england/soccer-premier-league-wont-release-players-for-internationals-in- red-list-countries-idUKKBN2FP1O8 traveled to “red list” countries in the UK on her return due to strict quarantine rules. fifa-over-extended-world-cup-player-release-2021-08-24 on the refusal to release players for qualifying games in South America.
Tennis – After “tough decisions” in 2020, the US Open returns with relaxed COVID rules
Fans and players are expected to exercise caution if the US Open starts with large crowds on Monday, despite the relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions, the United States Tennis Association (USTA) said. A year ago, the tournament banned fans from participating, while players faced potential fines and disfellowshipping if they left the tournament’s “bubble” without written consent as they were largely sealed off from New York City’s Long Island accommodations.
Soccer – Guardiola to leave Manchester City in 2023
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is likely to leave the Premier League champions when his contract expires in 2023 as he plans to take a break before venturing into international football, the Spaniard said on Wednesday. “The next step will be a national team if the opportunity exists,” Guardiola was quoted by the Spanish daily Marca as saying.
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