Following is a abstract of present sports activities information briefs.
Serena Williams confirmed no indicators of rust as she started her season with a cushty 6-1 6-4 win over Daria Gavrilova in Melbourne on Monday to achieve the Yarra Valley Classic spherical of 16. The 23-time Grand Slam champion, who’s warming up for the Australian Open, was at her dominant finest after a gradual begin during which she saved 4 break factors within the opening recreation of the competition at Margaret Courtroom Enviornment.
NHL roundup: Leon Draisaitl’s 6 assists elevate Oilers to win
Leon Draisaitl collected a career-high six assists whereas Connor McDavid netted one aim and 5 factors to steer the host Edmonton Oilers to a wild 8-5 victory over the Ottawa Senators in a Nineteen Eighties-style throwback affair Sunday night time. Oilers goaltender Stuart Skinner, a 2017 third-round draft choose, made 33 saves to win in his NHL debut.
Wake Forest goals to proceed ascent vs. Notre Dame
Wake Forest has cause to be feeling good after a current stretch. Notre Dame is likely to be using a fair greater excessive. The groups meet Tuesday when Wake Forest travels to South Bend, Ind.
Russell Westbrook hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 4.3 seconds remaining because the host Washington Wizards posted an unlikely 149-146 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday night time. Washington’s solely lead was briefly within the second quarter earlier than the frenetic remaining seconds that noticed them rating eight unanswered factors within the remaining 8.1 seconds. Bradley Beal’s deep 3-pointer received the Wizards inside 146-144, then Garrison Matthews intercepted a rushed inbounds cross by Joe Harris meant for Kevin Durant with 6.8 seconds left. He shortly dished to Westbrook, who sank a 3-pointer over Kyrie Irving with 4.3 seconds remaining.
Padres’ Fernando Tatis Jr. on cowl of MLB The Present 21
San Diego Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. is featured as the duvet athlete for MLB The Present 21, Sony Interactive Leisure introduced Monday. Tatis, 22, is the youngest participant chosen for the duvet of the sport because it debuted in 2006.
Take 5: Gamers with most to achieve in Super Bowl LV
Greater than the Lombardi Trophy can be handed out on Sunday night time at Super Bowl LV in Tampa: legacies, dynasties and locations among the many all-time greats will there for the taking. For the winners, the prizes transcend cash and rings, whereas the losers are dealt blemishes that might hang-out them for years, if not in the end stop them from securing their locations in historical past.
She was by no means given the possibility to shine on an Olympic stage, however squash famous person Nicol David might derive some compensation from being named the World Video games Best Athlete of All Time. Successful the accolade on Monday with virtually 3 times as many votes because the runner-up, the Malaysian stated she hoped the award would assist to spice up the profile of a sport seemingly unloved in key quarters.
Packers ‘completely’ count on QB Aaron Rodgers again in 2021
Aaron Rodgers is “completely” the quarterback of the current and future for the Inexperienced Bay Packers. Head coach Matt LaFleur stated in a video press convention Monday that the seemingly league MVP is certainly returning to the workforce. That expectation got here into query following the NFC Championship recreation loss, when Rodgers stated his future was unclear.
The Open de France will return to the European Tour calendar and happen from Might 6-9 after being cancelled final yr due to the COVID-19 pandemic, organisers stated on Monday. Continental Europe’s oldest nationwide Open, first performed in 1906, can have a prize fund of 1.5 million euros ($1.81 million) and can be performed for the nineteenth consecutive event at Le Golf Nationwide, close to Paris.
Tremendous Bowl safety officers prep for triple menace of pandemic, politics and hometown crowds
On the stadium and behind the scenes, safety officers in Tampa are bracing for a frightening vary of potential threats to the Super Bowl this yr, from COVID-19 and home terror assaults to unruly crowds cheering on their house workforce. The National Football League championship, which requires safety coordination from some 70 native, state and federal companies, can be performed below unprecedented menace situations with a nationwide home terrorism advisory in place following the U.S. Capitol siege on Jan. 6 and the COVID-19 pandemic raging. It should even be the primary Super Bowl matchup that includes a workforce – the Tampa Bay Buccaneers – on its house turf.
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