Following is a abstract of present sports activities information briefs.
NHL roundup: Marc-Andre Fleury’s 67th profession shutout lifts Knights
Marc-Andre Fleury made 19 saves to register his sixth shutout of the season because the visiting Vegas Golden Knights saved alive their hopes for a West Division title and Presidents’ Trophy with a 6-0 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday evening within the regular-season finale for each groups. Fleury additionally moved right into a tie for 14th place on the NHL’s all-time shutouts record with Roy Worters with the 67th of his profession whereas additionally extending his private win streak to 9 in a row.
Gymnastics: Physique fits may assist hold younger gymnasts within the sport – Voss
Full-body fits may encourage teenage gymnasts delay by conventional leotards to remain within the sport, based on German Sarah Voss, who drew reward for sporting one on the latest European Championships. The 21-year-old Voss, who hopes to compete at this 12 months’s Olympic Video games in Tokyo, donned a full-body go well with on the 2021 European Creative Gymnastics Championships in Basel final month, in what was described as a stand in opposition to sexualisation in gymnastics.
Japanese cities drop plans to host Olympic athletes – Nikkei
Dozens of Japanese cities have deserted plans to host Olympic athletes due to concern they’ll overburden stretched medical assets amid a fourth wave of coronavirus infections, the Nikkei newspaper reported on Thursday. Forty of greater than 500 cities registered to welcome worldwide rivals had determined to not settle for athletes for coaching camps and cultural exchanges earlier than the worldwide sporting showpiece, the newspaper reported, citing a authorities supply.
James Harden collected 18 factors, 11 assists and 7 rebounds in his return from a strained proper hamstring because the Brooklyn Nets posted a 128-116 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday evening in New York. Harden got here off the bench for the primary time since April 22, 2012, when he was a member of the Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder. He performed below a minutes restriction after lacking the earlier 18 video games, and he wound up logging 25:44 of courtroom time in his first sport since April 5.
Phillies, Twins rising stadium capability
The Philadelphia Phillies and Minnesota Twins are rising seating capability with an eye fixed towards full stadiums within the coming weeks. In Philadelphia, social-distancing tips have been decreased from six ft to 3, and on Might 21, the capability at Residents Financial institution Park will likely be elevated from 11,000 to 16,000, the Phillies stated Thursday.
Olympics-Concern Of Lacking Out retains athletes onside for Tokyo
Ten weeks earlier than the beginning of the Olympics, Tokyo stays in a state of emergency, 60% of the Japanese individuals don’t need the Olympics to go forward, and solely round 3% of them have been vaccinated for COVID-19. But the message from the Worldwide Olympic Committee, native organisers and the Japanese authorities has been constant — full pace forward to the opening ceremony on July 23.
NBA: League creates award to acknowledge social justice efforts
The NBA is about to announce on Thursday a brand new award that can acknowledge a present participant for pursuing social justice and upholding the league’s values of equality, respect and inclusion. Named after one of the crucial completed gamers in NBA historical past, the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Social Justice Champion award winner will choose a company to obtain a $100,000 contribution on his behalf, based on an NBA assertion reviewed by Reuters.
New York’s Gerrit Cole crafted eight good innings to lastly remedy Tampa Bay within the common season, and the Yankees secured one other sequence Wednesday evening with a 1-0 victory over the Rays in St. Petersburg, Fla. Cole (5-1) yielded solely 4 hits, struck out 12 and didn’t situation a stroll in shifting to 1-4 in his profession in opposition to the Rays within the common season. He’s 3-0 in opposition to Tampa Bay within the playoffs, nevertheless.
Tennis-Murray ‘deserves’ French Open wildcard, says event director Neglect
Andy Murray has entered the qualifying rounds for the French Open later this month however event director Man Neglect stated the previous world primary “deserves” a wildcard spot for the claycourt Grand Slam. Three-times Grand Slam champion Murray has fallen to 123rd on the earth rankings after lengthy harm lay-offs due to hip surgical procedures however Neglect stated the Scot, a Roland Garros finalist in 2016, may in all probability beat “half of the individuals in the principle draw”.
Boxing-Joshua v Fury set for Aug. 14 in Saudi Arabia – Hearn
British rivals Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua have agreed an Aug. 14 date for his or her world heavyweight unification title battle in Saudi Arabia, promoter Eddie Hearn stated on Thursday. Hearn, who’s Joshua’s promoter, didn’t present particulars of the situation however stated native organisers deliberate to construct a brand new stadium.
(With inputs from companies.)