Following is a abstract of present sports activities information briefs.
Most Australian Open individuals clear quarantine
The Australian Open quarantine amenities are nonetheless holding 15 folks, together with one participant and two others who examined constructive for COVID-19 earlier of their lockdown, Melbourne well being authorities stated on Sunday. The overwhelming majority of the greater than 1,000 gamers and their entourages present process 14 days of isolation in Melbourne and Adelaide had been launched by midnight on Saturday and have began making ready for the Grand Slam.
Embiid carrying 76ers into matchup with Pacers
Joel Embiid did not let again tightness sluggish him down throughout one other spectacular efficiency in a 118-94 win over host Minnesota on Friday night time in Minneapolis, Minn. Two days after a scary fall towards the Lakers, Embiid completed with 37 factors, 11 rebounds and three assists in solely 27 minutes to steer the Philadelphia 76ers to a 118-94 win.
Magic, Raptors searching for much-needed win
It will likely be a case of two groups desperately in want of a win when the Orlando Magic go to the Toronto Raptors at Tampa on Sunday. The Magic have misplaced two in a row and 10 of their previous 12 video games, whereas the Raptors have misplaced three straight and 4 of their previous six.
Denver out to rock rolling Jazz
Friday night time in San Antonio, the Denver Nuggets got here inside 1 / 4 of sweeping a five-game street journey and increasing their profitable streak to 6 video games. It was a formidable run, however not as spectacular as what the Utah Jazz have been doing recently. Utah has reeled off 11 straight wins, the previous two with out Donovan Mitchell and Derrick Favors, and at 15-4 personal the very best document within the NBA. The Jazz will put that streak on the road after they go to the Nuggets for an early afternoon matchup on Sunday.
NBA roundup: Jazz rout Mavs for eleventh win in row
Bojan Bogdanovic scored a season-high 32 factors and sank seven 3-pointers to raise the short-handed Utah Jazz to their eleventh straight victory, a 120-101 blowout of the Dallas Mavericks on Friday night time in Salt Lake Metropolis. Joe Ingles grew to become the franchise’s all-time main 3-point scorer on an evening when Utah hit 20 3-pointers for his or her ninth consecutive recreation with 15 or extra from past the arc. Houston set the NBA crew document with 10 straight video games with at the very least 15 triples between the 2018-19 and 2019-20 seasons.
Surging Sabres edge Devils in shootout
Linus Ullmark made 31 saves and was good within the shootout because the host Buffalo Sabres prolonged their level streak to 5 video games with a 4-3 win over the New Jersey Devils on Saturday. Captain Jack Eichel scored the lone objective of the shootout and Taylor Corridor recorded two assists towards his former crew. Buffalo improved to 3-0-2 since dropping three of 4 to open the season.
Didn’t miss tennis or most gamers, Kyrgios says forward of return
Nick Kyrgios didn’t miss tennis or most of his fellow gamers throughout his 12 months away from the sport, the 25-year-old maverick stated forward of his return to motion at an Australian Open warm-up occasion subsequent week. The outspoken Australian will tackle Frenchman Alexandre Muller within the opening spherical of the Murray River Open on Monday in what could be his first aggressive match in a 12 months.
Patrick Reed and Mexico’s Carlos Ortiz took utterly completely different roads Saturday, in the end assembly atop the leaderboard at 10-under par heading into the ultimate spherical of the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines in San Diego. Reed and Ortiz maintain a two-shot lead over a bunch of 5 that features Sam Burns, Lanto Griffin, Spain’s Jon Rahm, Australia’s Adam Scott, and Norway’s Viktor Hovland.
We’ll by no means ask for athletes to be vaccinated first, says Italian Olympic Committee
The president of the Italian Nationwide Olympic Committee (CONI) stated on Saturday that it’ll by no means ask for its athletes to be vaccinated towards COVID-19 earlier than others within the nation forward of the Tokyo Summer season Video games. Hungary and Serbia started inoculating their Olympic athletes on Friday, whereas Israel’s Olympic Committee stated it had already vaccinated half its Olympic delegation and would full the method by the tip of Might.
Rested Durant, Nets tackle slumping Wizards
The Brooklyn Nets rested Kevin Durant Friday and had been nonetheless ok to match a franchise document for factors scored in a regulation recreation. Brooklyn hopes to maintain the productive offense going and lengthen its profitable streak to a season-high 5 video games Sunday night time when it visits the Washington Wizards.
(With inputs from companies.)