Sports news recap: Soccer-Messi’s Paris St. Germain disappoints in Bruges tie; CAS Holds Athletics-Salazar’s Four-Year Ineligibility – Reports and More


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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.

Football bullet point preview of Premier League games

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Athletics Venezuela’s Rojas aims at 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.

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.

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.

Football Pele is ready for ‘overtime’ after leaving intensive care unit

Pele said he was ready for “90 minutes plus extra time” after leaving the intensive care unit (ICU) of a Sao Paulo hospital after an operation to remove a tumor from the Brazilian soccer star’s colon. The 80-year-old, three-time World Cup winner was admitted to the Alberto Einstein Hospital after the tumor was discovered during routine examinations. The tumor was removed earlier this month and sent for analysis.

Golf-Azinger questions Koepka’s Ryder Cup commitment

Former United States captain Paul Azinger has questioned Brooks Koepka’s commitment to the Ryder Cup after the four-time major winner described the biennial event as “a little strange” and said it might not be for Team sports is suitable. In an interview with Golf Digest this week, Koepka said the team event, where the United States face Europe, has messed up its normal routine and is difficult to deal with distractions like photo opportunities, meetings and team building.

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