Sports News Roundup: Motorcycling-Vinales Retires From MotoGP Austin After Cousin’s Death; Canada, Olympic Soccer Champion, to Launch ‘Celebration Tour’ in October and Beyond
Here is a summary of current sports news.
Motorcycling-Vinales withdraws from MotoGP in Austin after the death of his cousin
Aprilia MotoGP rider Maverick Vinales will miss the Grand Prix of the Americas this weekend in Austin, Texas, after his 15-year-old cousin died in a racing accident in Spain last Saturday. Dean Berta Vinales, who rode for the Vinales racing team, died after a fall and was struck by other riders during a Supersport 300 World Superbike Championship support race in Jerez.
Canada, Olympic soccer champion, to launch “Celebration Tour” in October
The Olympic-winning Canadian women’s soccer team will embark on a “celebration tour” next month with two home games against New Zealand, co-hosts of the 2023 Women’s World Cup, Canada Soccer announced on Wednesday. The matches, which will take place during FIFA’s international window and mark the start of Canada’s journey to the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, will take place on October 23 in Ottawa and October 26 in Montreal.
US lawmakers take time out of politics to play ball; Republicans win
As partisan deadlocks in the US Congress risked a government shutdown and debt default, lawmakers took a time out Wednesday for one of Washington’s few bipartisan traditions: their annual baseball game. The 2021 contest between Democrats and Republicans, an event that typically raises over $ 1 million for charity, took place at Nationals Park, normally used by Washington Nationals in Major League Baseball.
Garcia returns to action after Ryder Cup disappointment
Sergio Garcia may not have had much sleep after the disappointment of the Ryder Cup in Europe, but the Spaniard said on Wednesday his energy level was good ahead of his title defense this week at the Sanderson Farms Championship in Jackson. , Mississippi. Garcia, who is the sole participant in last week’s Ryder Cup on the pitch at Jackson’s Country Club, went 3-1-0 at Whistling Straits, but that wasn’t enough to prevent a landslide loss to the States -United.
MLB roundup: Cards win 17th in a row, seal wild card auction
Adam Wainwright claimed his 17th victory as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-2 on Tuesday night to clinch a berth in the National League Jokers game. Wainwright (17-7) allowed two runs on seven hits in six innings and produced one run as the Cardinals extended their winning streak to 17 games. Nolan Arenado hit a homerun and produced two runs while Dylan Carlson and Jose Rondon hit solo homers for the Cardinals.
NBA-Unvaccinated players will face broad COVID-19 restrictions – memo
NBA players who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 will have to comply with a long list of restrictions to participate in the coming season, according to a note obtained by Reuters. Interim National Basketball Association protocols released to teams on Tuesday showed that vaccinated players will only be tested if they show symptoms of coronavirus or are in close contact with a positive case.
Pele to leave hospital after colon surgery, says daughter
Brazilian football legend Pelé is expected to be discharged from hospital after recovering from surgery to remove a tumor from his colon, his daughter Kely said on Wednesday. She did not say when he would leave the Albert Einstein hospital in Sao Paulo, but the Estado de Sao Paulo newspaper said his discharge would take place on Thursday.
Tennis-Djokovic withdraws from Indian Wells
World number one Novak Djokovic withdrew from the Indian Wells tournament next month, organizers said on Wednesday. “I’m sorry that I can’t see my fans at Indian Wells and play in the desert, my favorite place to go. Hope to see you next year!” Djokovic said in a statement.
Beijing Olympics will only allow spectators from mainland China
Tickets for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics will be sold to mainland Chinese spectators only, while unvaccinated athletes must spend 21 days in quarantine before the Games, the International Olympic Committee said on Wednesday. The organizers of the Beijing Games informed the IOC 2022 Executive Board of the principles for organizing “a safe and successful Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games as planned,” the committee said.
Injured Gerald McCoy apologizes for ‘honest mistake’ with banned substance
Injured Las Vegas Raiders defensive tackle Gerald McCoy tested positive for a banned substance, an admission he made Wednesday afternoon with a qualifier. McCoy, lost for the season with a torn ACL, apologized via social media but described his positive test as an “honest mistake.”
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