Following is a abstract of present sports activities information briefs.
Belarusian sprinter who defected plans to run for Poland
Belarusian sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya who defected through the Tokyo Olympics this month says she plans to use for Polish sporting citizenship in order that she will be able to run for Poland. Tsimanouskaya, 24, was taken in by Warsaw when her coaches informed her to return to Belarus from Japan following a dispute, an order she refused to obey fearing for her security.
Boxing-Alvarez to battle Plant in November in Las Vegas
Saul “Canelo” Alvarez confirmed that he’ll face Caleb “Sweethands” Plant for the undisputed super-middleweight title on Nov. 6 in Las Vegas. Mexican Alvarez (56-1-2, 38 KOs) holds three 168-pound titles (WBC, WBA, and WBO) whereas American Plant (21-0, 12 KOs) owns the fourth, the IBF.
Tennis-Murray accepts wildcard for remaining U.S. Open tune-up occasion
Britain’s Andy Murray has been handed a wildcard for subsequent week’s Winston-Salem Open, the ultimate match earlier than the beginning of the U.S. Open Grand Slam, organizers mentioned. Murray, who misplaced to Hubert Hurkacz within the second spherical of the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati on Wednesday, was added to the primary draw of the U.S. Open following the withdrawal of Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka.
Sport-China’s National Games to host spectators
Organizers of the National Games in China’s Shaanxi Province mentioned they’ll enable spectators on the multi-sport occasion offering they’re vaccinated in opposition to COVID-19 and take a look at unfavourable 72 hours earlier than attending. The 14th version of the National Games, that are held each 4 years, is predicted to characteristic round 14,000 athletes competing in 501 occasions in 41 sports activities and are scheduled to run from Sept. 15-27.
Tennis-Barty’s large journey takes her to final eight in Cincinnati
World primary Ash Barty seemed in spectacular type as she stormed into the quarter-finals of the Western & Southern Open on Thursday, the Australian is comfortable to play as a lot as attainable on an unusually lengthy stint away from dwelling. Barty continued her preparations for the U.S. Open by rattling off the primary 10 video games on her solution to crushing former world primary Victoria Azarenka 6-0 6-2 in little greater than an hour.
Tennis-Osaka shocked by Teichmann at Western & Southern Open
An error-prone Naomi Osaka was shocked 3-6 6-3 6-3 by Jil Teichmann within the Western & Southern Open third spherical in Cincinnati on Thursday however the world quantity two mentioned she had tried her greatest and wouldn’t lose any sleep over the defeat. Osaka cruised by means of the primary set and seemed like she would make quick work of the Swiss wild card earlier than Teichmann settled down and took the second.
Decide denies restraining order in Trevor Bauer case
A decide in Los Angeles County Superior Court docket denied the request for a everlasting restraining order on Thursday in opposition to Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer, whom the applicant accused of sexual assault. Decide Dianna Gould-Saltman made the ruling on the fourth day of the listening to. Bauer didn’t take the stand.
Cricket-Taliban to permit males’s cricket; standing of smaller girls’s programmes unclear
The Taliban have mentioned they won’t intervene with the Afghan males’s nationwide cricket group, the nation’s greatest sporting success of latest years, or cease the growth of the flagship Twenty20 league, an Afghan cricket official mentioned. The destiny of way more modest girls’s cricket applications, nevertheless, stays unclear.
Tennis-American Lepchenko provisionally suspended after failing medication take a look at
American Varvara Lepchenko has been provisionally suspended for an anti-doping rule violation after the 35-year-old returned a optimistic take a look at for a prohibited substance, the Worldwide Tennis Federation (ITF) mentioned on Thursday. Lepchenko supplied a urine pattern on July 12 through the Hungarian Grand Prix, which was discovered to include metabolites of adrafinil and/or modafinil – each substances prohibited by the World Anti-Doping Agency, the ITF added.
Afghan karate champion fears it is recreation over for feminine athletes
Afghan karate champion Meena Asadi kilos the heavy bag as a part of her coaching routine, however she fears feminine athletes nonetheless in her homeland could have already misplaced their combat to compete now that the Taliban is again in energy. Meena left Afghanistan when she was 12 and went to Pakistan, the place she began karate coaching and later represented Afghanistan within the 2010 South Asian Video games.
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