Following is a abstract of present sports activities information briefs.
MLB roundup: Ohtani’s late homer lifts Angels
Shohei Ohtani’s two-run homer off Matt Barnes with two outs within the ninth inning lifted the Los Angeles Angels to a 6-5 win over host Boston on Sunday, stopping the Red Sox from finishing a three-game sweep. The Red Sox had been one out away from getting that sweep when Mike Trout stepped to the plate to face Barnes (1-1), who entered the sport 9-for-9 in save alternatives.
Tennis-Australian Open staying in Melbourne in 2022, says Tiley
Australian Open match director Craig Tiley stated he was ready to “climb Mount Everest” once more to maintain the Grand Slam at Melbourne Park subsequent yr after a report stated it may need to be moved. State broadcaster ABC reported on Monday a authorities forecast that Australia’s borders could be closed till mid-2022 might power the relocation of the match to Dubai or Doha as gamers wouldn’t be ready to bear quarantine once more.
Rafa Nadal warmed up for the French Open with a battling 7-5 1-6 6-3 win over world primary Novak Djokovic because the Spaniard claimed a record-extending tenth Italian Open title in Rome on Sunday within the newest chapter of their rivalry. After a mid-match wobble, Nadal turned up the warmth within the decisive moments of his 57th assembly with prime seed Djokovic – the pair’s ninth in Rome – to safe the victory over the defending champion in two hours and 49 minutes.
British heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has promised to smash compatriot Anthony Joshua in a video printed on Twitter on Sunday that confirms their world title unification struggle in Saudi Arabia on Aug. 14. Fury and Joshua have been slated to satisfy for a number of months, with discussions between each camps, promoters and potential venues happening each in personal and through social media.
MLB roundup: Eduardo Escobar’s 7 RBIs carry Diamondbacks to win
Eduardo Escobar had two dwelling runs and 7 RBIs, and the Arizona Diamondbacks’ pitching, together with Seth Frankoff in his first main league begin, subdued the visiting Washington Nationals 11-4 on Saturday night time. Frankoff, a 32-year-old right-hander who toiled within the minors and professionally in South Korea, lasted 4 2/3 innings — matching his three reduction appearances mixed in his big-league profession.
Biking-Bernal destroys his rivals to take Giro d’Italia lead
Egan Bernal blew away his rivals on the Giro d’Italia as he received the ninth stage with a brutal, gravity-defying effort within the closing climb to say the race’s general lead on Sunday. The 2019 Tour de France champion produced spectacular acceleration contained in the final km of a gravel highway closing part to beat Italian Giulio Ciccone and Russian Aleksandr Vlasov, who had been second and third respectively seven seconds behind.
Oliveria KOs Chandler to say UFC light-weight crown
Brazilian Charles Oliveira mounted an excellent comeback to attain a second-round knockout victory over American Michael Chandler to win the UFC light-weight title in the principle occasion of UFC 262 in Houston, Texas on Saturday. Preventing for the title left vacant by the retirement of Khabib Nurmagomedov final October, Oliveira escaped an early guillotine choke try and took Chandler’s again, however the 35-year-old former Bellator champion was in a position to escape and land a string of highly effective punches to go away Oliveria hanging on on the finish of the primary body.
‘Massive Three’ getting previous? Djokovic would not suppose so
The ‘Massive Three’ of males’s tennis has discovered some “contemporary vitality” to thwart the cost of youthful gamers on the tour, world primary Novak Djokovic stated after establishing one more title conflict in opposition to his largest rival in opposition to Rafa Nadal. The final 4 ATP Masters 1000 occasions, probably the most prestigious tournaments exterior the Grand Slams, have been received by gamers exterior the grouping of Djokovic, Nadal and Roger Federer.
French Open champion Iga Swiatek served a warning to her rivals forward of the claycourt Grand Slam with a 6-0 6-0 demolition of former world primary Karolina Pliskova within the Italian Open closing on Sunday. The victory in 46 minutes meant the world quantity 15 from Poland, who shot to fame at Roland Garros final yr by beating Sofia Kenin in straight units within the closing, will enter the highest 10 for the primary time when the brand new rankings are out on Monday.
Chris Webber, Paul Pierce elected to Corridor of Fame
Chris Webber, Paul Pierce, Chris Bosh, and Ben Wallace had been amongst these introduced on Sunday as members of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Corridor of Fame’s Class of 2021. Additionally, Invoice Russell, Rick Adelman, and Jay Wright had been elected as coaches, Yolanda Griffith and Lauren Jackson had been chosen as WNBA representatives and Chicago Bulls nice Toni Kukoc was an Worldwide Committee choice.
(With inputs from businesses.)