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Below is a summary of the latest sports news. The US Safety Board cites poor pilot decisions as the likely cause of Kobe Bryant’s fatal crash

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) on Tuesday named the pilot’s “poor decision-making” as the likely cause of the January 2020 helicopter crash that killed retired NBA star Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven other people. The pilot felt disoriented and did not follow the rules for flying in cloudy weather. The NTSB cited the “poor decision by pilot Ara Zobayan to fly past airspeed”. The weather conditions did not coincide with the training in bad weather and led to “spatial disorientation and loss of control” of the pilot. Djokovic passes the Tiafoe test and reaches the third round

Novak Djokovic’s aura of invincibility at Rod Laver Arena wavered under pressure from Frances Tiafoe, but the Serb took on the challenge of claiming a 6-3 6-7 (3) 7-6 (2) 6-3 win and to reach the third round of the Australian Open. The double-back was rarely tested this early on at his favorite Grand Slam, but he had his hands full against American Tiafoe, whose sparkling tennis resurrected memories of his exciting run to the 2019 quarter-finals.

A death knell sounded for the judges of the Grand Slam line at the Australian Open. At the Australian Open, the final crouching officials appear to have checked the lines of the tennis court after its replacement with technology for this year’s tournament was largely welcomed by players. This year’s Grand Slam in Melbourne Park is the first major to replace line judges with electronic line discussions. This change was made as part of a COVID-19 health effort to reduce the number of people needed on site.

Venus leaves the Australian Open painful after rolling his ankle Venus Williams refused to give up after injuring himself against Italian Sara Errani and battled the pain before heading down 6-16 on Wednesday : 0 against the second round of the Australian Open adopted. The 40-year-old American, seven-time Grand Slam winner and two-time Melbourne Park finalist, started the match with a sticky left knee and twisted her right ankle to play an approach shot while leaving 1-5 in the opening set .

According to Tokyo 2020, board members should gather over Mori’s statements. The organizers of the Tokyo Olympics will hold a meeting of board members later this week, the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee said on Wednesday. Friday’s meeting is for members to express their views on comments made by Yoshiro Mori, President of Tokyo 2020, on women talking too much, the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee said, comments that have sparked widespread criticism and the resignation of Request Mori.

Serena tried not to rethink at Melbourne Park Serena Williams said she played better than she did after reaching the third round of the Australian Open for the 19th time with a 6-3-06-0 win over Nina Stojanovic on Wednesday thought so much. The American, who was wearing her unmistakable one-legged leotard again, had to find her best game in the first set against a spirited Serb who was 15 years younger than she and played in her fourth Grand Slam.

Mavs stop playing anthem, according to Cuban decision that the national anthem will no longer be played before the Dallas Mavericks home games, a decision team owner Mark Cuban confirmed to The Athletic and ESPN on Tuesday. The team played 13 times at the American Airlines Center between the preseason and regular season games for the 2020-21 season, and The Star-Spangled Banner hadn’t preceded any of the competitions. However, the Mavericks’ 127-122 win over visiting Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday marked the first time fans were in attendance – albeit in limited numbers.

Los Angeles Super Bowl Aims to Bring Hope Back After the first Super Bowl of the COVID-19 era and with the rise of vaccines, preparations are under way to make the game a triumphant return to normal next year in Los Angeles. The championship game on Sunday in Tampa and the week before were unique, with no crazy opening media night, no eagerly awaited concert on the eve of the big game, and only 25,000 masked fans in the stands.

Ryder Cup Captain Harrington Tests Positive for COVID-19 Padraig Harrington, who will lead Team Europe at the Ryder Cup in September, has tested positive for COVID-19 and is retiring from this week’s AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, the PGA shared Tour on Tuesday with. 49-year-old Harrington, who missed the cut at the Waste Management Phoenix Open last week after card rounds 71 ​​and 73, must self-isolate before he can return to competition, according to a PGA Tour statement.

MLB Adds Tip Hotline Following Harassment Allegations Following two recent cases of harassment charges against staff, Major League Baseball added an independently operated tipping hotline on Tuesday. In a post on its website, MLB wrote in part, “MLB and its clubs will continue to strive to create environments in which individuals feel accepted. If they don’t, they will feel comfortable being retaliated without fear of blame or speak retribution. ” Ostracism.

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