Below is a summary of the latest sports news.
MLB round-up: Miguel Cabrera blows 500th career homer in Tigers win
Miguel Cabrera made his 500th career home run and the Detroit Tigers went on to record a 5-3 win in 11 innings against the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday afternoon. Detroit had two RBI doubles from Daz Cameron and Willi Castro in the 11th against Kirby Snead (0-1) to win the rubber match of a three-game series.
NFL recap: backup quarterbacks lead Browns over Giants
The Cleveland Browns defeated the New York Giants 17-13 in a fairly even matchup on Sunday afternoon. Both teams rested most of their starters, with the Giants offensive being the only safe first-team players to play in the game. The Browns totaled 370 yards and 24 first downs, while the Giants had 308 and 18, respectively.
Golf-Korda, women’s open winner Nordqvist qualifies for the Solheim Cup
World number one Nelly Korda leads the USA in the upcoming Solheim Cup when the women’s British Open winner Anna Nordqvist from Sweden qualified to defend Team Europe. The favored US confirmed their nine automatic qualifiers, six of which qualify for Europe, on Sunday ahead of the tournament at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio, starting next week.
Paralympics – “The world is behind you,” says Bayern’s Davies to refugee athletes
The Canadian defender of FC Bayern Munich, Alphonso Davies, sent a message of support to the Refugee Paralympic Team on Monday, calling it “the bravest sports team in the world” ahead of the Paralympic Games, which start in Tokyo on Tuesday. Davies was once a refugee, born to Liberian parents in a refugee camp in Ghana, where he spent five years before moving to Canada. He joined Bayern in 2018 and played a key role in the team that won the Champions League in 2020.
Soccer-Pele brings sports stars together for charity auction
Want a Brazil jersey from Pele? An All Blacks shirt signed by Dan Carter? A photo of the New York Yankees, autographed by Derek Jeter? David Beckham’s AC Milan kit? These items, along with others from Cristiano Ronaldo and Kylian Mbappe, are among the 229 to be put up for sale next month at an auction organized by Pele for the foundation he set up in 2018 to help disadvantaged children.
Golf-Team Europe selects three rookies to defend their Solheim title
Captain Catriona Matthew has selected a trio of Solheim Cup rookies for Team Europe, who will defend their title against world number one Nelly Korda and favorites USA at the biennial tournament at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio. Newcomers Nanna Madsen from Denmark, who finished fifth at the British Women’s Open on Sunday, Leona Maguire from Ireland and Matilda Castren from Finland made six selections from Matthews.
Tennis-Kyrgios withdraws from the tune-up event of the US Open with knee pain
Australian Nick Kyrgios abandoned his first-round match against Brit Andy Murray at the Winston-Salem Open on Sunday due to knee pain, but the 26-year-old is confident of being fit for the US Open Grand Slam next week. Kyrgios pulled out of the North Carolina ATP 250 event in a last minute call, with lucky loser Noah Rubin replacing him. The American Rubin lost 6: 2 6: 0 against former world number one Murray.
ATP summary: Alexander Zverev wins the Cincinnati crown
The German Alexander Zverev defeated Andrey Rublev from Russia in just 59 minutes 6: 2, 6: 3 and won the Western & Southern Open in Mason, Ohio. The third-placed Zverev, who is fifth in the world rankings, won his 17th individual career title, his fifth title at the ATP Masters 1000 level and his fourth event of the season.
Tennis Djokovic US Open favorite, but let’s see, says Zverev
Alexander Zverev will take an 11-game winning streak at the US Open after adding the Western & Southern Open title to his Olympic gold medal on Sunday, but still sees Novak Djokovic as a favorite for the Flushing Meadow title. The German world number four defeated the Russian Andrey Rublev in less than an hour with 6: 2 and 6: 3 in Cincinnati and won his second Masters 1000 tournament of the season and the fourth title overall.
Tennis Barty enjoys “fantastic” US Open tuning with a Cincinnati win
World number one, Ash Barty, will travel to the US Open in top form after ending the brave run of Swiss wildcard Jil Teichmann with a 6: 3 6: 1 defeat to win the Western title on Sunday in Cincinnati and the Southern Open. Wimbledon champion Barty will now be competing for her third Grand Slam crown and first on hard court in New York after humiliating major winners Angelique Kerber, Victoria Azarenka and Barbora Krejcikova.
(With contributions from agencies.)