Below is a summary of the latest sports news.
Soccer-Messi’s Paris St. Germain disappointed in a draw in Bruges
Lionel Messi was unable to give Paris St. Germain a shine as Ligue 1’s strong attacking trio lacked inspiration in a disappointing 1-1 draw at Club Brugge in the Champions League kick-off on Wednesday. The Argentine striker made his first start for the French team and hit the woodwork but was otherwise far from his brilliant personal best along with the hugely disappointing Neymar and Kylian Mbappe who set Ander Herrera up for the PSG first half before he was replaced injured after the break.
CAS upholds Athletics-Salazar’s four-year bans – reports
The American Alberto Salazar, who has trained some of the world’s best long-distance runners, has been banned from the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) for four years, British media reported on Wednesday. The 63-year-old Salazar, who led the British Mo Farah to Olympic titles, received the ban in 2019 from the US anti-doping agency as head coach of the Nike Oregon Project, a primarily designed elite camp, for “orchestrating and facilitating doping.” “. Developing US endurance athletes.
Djokovic marches on as the Big Three era comes to an end
Novak Djokovic’s single-minded pursuit of greatness makes it almost unthinkable that he would rest before he owns every tennis record in the book, but some wonder if his hunger will survive the departure of his two main rivals. The Serb only came close to a 21st Grand Slam title last week, which would have freed him from a draw with Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal and also made him the only man in 52 years to have all four big titles in the same Year fetched.
Athletics-Venezuela’s Rojas is aiming for a 16-meter triple jump
Yulimar Rojas, Olympic triple jump champion and world record holder, has set herself the goal of breaking the 16-meter mark. Venezuelan Rojas jumped 15.67 meters at the Olympic Games in Tokyo and broke the world record in the women’s triple jump on her last attempt in the final after she had already secured the gold medal.
Microeconomics revolves around Messi’s Paris adventure
For the Parisian photographer Olivier Sanchez, there is only one story in the city: the new life of Lionel Messi. Newspapers and magazines around the world are calling his agency Crystal Pictures for pictures of the Argentine footballer, his wife and children, who settled in the French capital a month after his arrival.
Barty’s WTA Finals title defense in doubt, says coach
World number one Ash Barty may not be able to defend her title at the WTA Finals in Mexico at the end of the season due to the “ridiculous” game conditions at the venue and the timing of the tournament, said her coach Craig Tyzzer. The WTA final, which will feature the world’s eight best singles and eight doubles teams, has been relocated from Shenzhen to Guadalajara this week due to the COVID-19 pandemic and starts on November 8th.
Football FIFPRO boss warns of “breaking point” at the World Cup, which takes place every two years
The chairman of the global footballers union FIFPRO criticized FIFA’s lack of consultation with stakeholders before proposing its biennial World Cup plan, saying that they are raising serious concerns by putting more pressure on the international calendar. The world football association announced a feasibility study for holding the men’s and women’s World Cup every two instead of four years – a proposal that has met with strong opposition from the European umbrella organization UEFA and the South American CONMEBOL.
Doping WADA is reviewing cannabis ban for athletes
An advisory group to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) will examine whether cannabis should remain a banned substance, a move taken after American athletics star Sha’Carri Richardson missed the Tokyo Games after testing positive .
The scientific review will be initiated next year, WADA announced on Tuesday. Cannabis is currently banned in competition and will remain so in 2022, it said.
Soccer-USWNTPA calls the US Soccer contract proposal a “PR gag”
The United States Women’s National Team Players Association (USWNTPA) called the US Football Association’s offer to offer identical contract proposals for the men’s and women’s teams just a publicity stunt on Wednesday. The US Football Association (USSF) announced on Tuesday its offer to equalize the national teams of women and men in a collective agreement.
Simone Biles convicts the US Olympic Committee FBI of sexual abuse
Olympic gymnast Simone Biles held back tears on Wednesday as she told lawmakers how the FBI and U.S. gymnastics and Olympic officials reported the sexual abuse she and hundreds of other athletes suffered from former doctor Larry Nassar couldn’t stop. “To be clear, I blame Larry Nassar and I also blame an entire system that enabled and committed his abuse,” she said before the Senate Judiciary Committee, along with gymnasts McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman and Maggie Nichols.
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