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Below is a summary of the latest sports news. Indian ace Shane Bieber tests positive for COVID-19

American League Cy Young Award winner Shane Bieber tested positive for COVID-19 but is expected to report to the Cleveland Indians training ground soon. Baseball operations club president Chris Antonetti said Thursday that Bieber had “very, very mild” symptoms. The Indians hope that within a few days he will join the team in Goodyear, Arizona. Jugs and catchers reported on Wednesday. Alpine skiing: Race director received death threats after parallel events

The men’s race director, Markus Waldner, received death threats after the parallel giant slalom at the Alpine Ski World Championships in Cortina d’Ampezzo, the organizing committee announced on Thursday. The Fondazione Cortina 2021 issued a statement expressing its support and solidarity after the Italian received the threats via email. Djokovic finishes the golden run of Russian qualifier Karatsev

Defending champions Novak Djokovic ended the remarkable run of Russian qualifier Aslan Karatsev to enter his ninth Australian Open final on Thursday with a 6-3 6-4 6-2 win. In one of the more unlikely semifinals at a Grand Slam, Djokovic was broken twice by world number 114 Karatsev, but made sure there would be no Russian revolution under the lights of the Rod Laver Arena. Skateboarding has a brighter future with USOPC help with mental issues

The skateboarding community, rocked by several prominent deaths related to mental health issues, is hoping the benefits of including the sport in this year’s Tokyo Olympics will help its athletes resolve the underlying issues . Brit Ben Raemers died of suicide in 2019, skateboarding pioneer Jeff Grosso died after a drug overdose in 2020, and 22-year-old Henry Gartland committed suicide last month to highlight the urgent need to address issues such as depression and addiction . Osaka meets Brady in the finals when Williams tearfully retires

Naomi Osaka ended Serena Williams’ bid for a record-breaking 24th Grand Slam title with a 6-3-6-4 win on Thursday, a win that secured her place in her second Australian Open final and left the American in tears . In a rematch of their tumultuous decision for the 2018 US Open, Osaka underscored her status as the new queen of women’s tennis and soaked up the cheers of the crowd in the Rod Laver Arena as fans returned to the Grand Slam after a five-day ban. Former IF twins Brian Dozier announce resignation

Infielder Brian Dozier announced his retirement from baseball on Thursday after nine seasons, the first seven of which were spent in a Minnesota Twins uniform. The 33-year-old docent served with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Washington Nationals, and New York Mets to complete his career. NFL raises minimum wage limit to $ 180 million for 2021

The lower limit of the NFL salary cap for 2021 has been set at $ 180 million, an increase of $ 5 million from the previous agreement between the league and the NFL Players Association last year. The NFL said in a memo Thursday morning to teams that the $ 180 million figure is not the final cap for 2021, just an adjustment to the floor. The new league year and the free agency should start on March 17th. Medvedev, Tsitsipas, will renew the rivalry in the Melbourne semi-finals

Stefanos Tsitsipas and Daniil Medvedev have disagreed since their stormy clash in Miami in 2018, but since the two will meet in the semi-finals of the Australian Open on Friday, respect between the two seems to be growing. When they first met on the ATP Tour in Miami, sparks flew and Medvedev confronted the Greek about his behavior on the pitch. Former Olympic athlete Hashimoto has been elected head of Tokyo 2020 organizers

Japanese athlete and politician Seiko Hashimoto was elected President of the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee, replacing a man who resigned after causing a sensation with sexist remarks. Hashimoto, who has competed in seven Olympic and Winter Olympics as a cyclist and skater, is now faced with a series of difficult problems at the top of one of the world’s greatest sporting events less than half a year before his late start. All-Star Game Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

The NBA will host the 2021 All-Star Game in Atlanta on March 7, although some top players have raised concerns about hosting an exhibition game amid the COVID-19 pandemic, it said on Thursday. The NBA will arrange private travel for All-Star Game participants and, along with the National Basketball Players Association, will provide over $ 2.5 million in relief efforts to historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and COVID-19.

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