Following is a abstract of present sports activities information briefs.
Rafa Nadal’s dream of a primary ATP Finals title and Novak Djokovic’s quest for a record-equalling sixth vanished in defeats by Daniil Medvedev and Dominic Thiem in two seismic semi-finals on Saturday. Because the curtain comes down on London’s 12 years as host of the ATP Tour’s prestigious season-ender, it could have been becoming for Nadal and Djokovic to face off for the 57th time of their glittering careers.
Swimming: American Dressel units two brief course world data
American Caeleb Dressel set brief course world data within the males’s 100 metres butterfly and 50 metres freestyle occasions on the Worldwide Swimming League (ISL) finals in Budapest on Saturday. Dressel, 24, clocked 47.78 seconds within the 100m butterfly, breaking South African Chad le Clos’ earlier document of 48.08 seconds.
One other school soccer sport postponed amid COVID-19 surge in U.S.
Saturday’s sport between Clemson College and Florida State College was postponed hours earlier than it was set to kick off because of well being issues, the 18th school soccer sport known as off this week amid a spike in COVID-19 circumstances throughout america. The Atlantic Coast Convention (ACC) stated the choice to postpone the Florida State residence sport in opposition to No. 4 Clemson was made after a convention name throughout which “each groups’ medical personnel had been unable to mutually agree on shifting ahead with the sport.”
Hansen claims maiden European Tour win at Joburg Open
Denmark’s Joachim Hansen carded a bogey-free remaining spherical of 67 to say his maiden win on the European Tour with a two-shot victory in the Joburg Open on the Randpark Golf Membership on Sunday. The 30-year-old had been tied with in a single day chief Wilco Nienaber (69) at 19 under-par on the seventeenth tee, however when the South African bogeyed the ultimate two holes, Hansen saved his cool to say the trophy.
Organisers optimistic for Australian Open regardless of coronavirus measures
Australian Open event director Craig Tiley has moved to allay fears the season-opening tennis grand slam and its buildup tournaments may very well be hampered by strict biosecurity protocols to curb the unfold of the novel coronavirus. Tiley stated on Sunday that Tennis Australia was nonetheless “doing all the things we are able to to finalise the summer season of tennis as quickly as doable” after the Victorian state authorities stated this week nothing had been confirmed across the tournaments.
Knicks re-sign beginning PG Payton, add Noel
Two days after being amongst a gaggle of six gamers launched by the New York Knicks, the workforce agreed to re-sign place to begin guard Elfrid Payton to a one-year, $5 million contract for subsequent season, a number of shops reported Saturday. The Knicks additionally agreed to a one-year, $5 million cope with middle Nerlens Noel, in line with a number of stories.
Report: Raptors signal VanVleet to four-year, $85 million deal
The Toronto Raptors re-signed guard Fred VanVleet to a four-year, $85 million deal on Saturday, in line with a report from The Athletic. The deal, which features a participant possibility within the remaining yr, represents a outstanding payday for VanVleet, who entered the league as an undrafted free agent in 2016 and hung out in what’s now referred to as the G League. He shortly emerged as a precious backcourt contributor, and he performed a key position within the Raptors’ run to a championship in 2019.
Alpine snowboarding: Shiffrin climbs podium on return to World Cup circuit
Double Olympic gold medallist Mikaela Shiffrin marked her return to the Alpine ski World Cup circuit after a niche of 300 days with a second-placed end within the slalom in Levi, Finland, on Saturday. The 25-year-old American missed final month’s season-opening large slalom in Soelden, Austria, with a again damage however confirmed no indicators of the issue, ending 0.18 seconds behind Slovakia’s Petra Vlhova who clocked a complete of 1 minute 50.11 seconds after her two runs.
Streb stays forward at blustery RSM Traditional
American Robert Streb prolonged his lead on the RSM Traditional on Saturday with one other bogey-free efficiency, carding a three-under par 67 within the third spherical. Streb, who tied his career-low spherical with a nine-under 63 on the Plantation Course on Friday, has not made a bogey since early within the first spherical.
Hayward reportedly indicators four-year, $120 million cope with Hornets
Gordon Hayward has agreed to a four-year, $120 million deal to affix the Charlotte Hornets, in line with an ESPN report Saturday. The monster deal punctuates a busy week for Charlotte, which drafted level guard LaMelo Ball at No. 3 total earlier within the week. Charlotte is coming off a 23-42 marketing campaign and has missed the playoffs for 4 straight seasons.