Following is a abstract of present sports activities information briefs.
Three folks left in Australian Open quarantine
All however three of the Australian Open cohort of greater than 1,000 gamers, coaches and officers have been cleared from quarantine in Melbourne forward of the Grand Slam, well being officers stated on Monday. COVID-19 Quarantine Victoria stated 12 folks linked to the event exited isolation on Sunday, leaving three lively instances nonetheless to be cleared.
Djokovic leads Serbia’s title defence at decreased ATP Cup
After a wildly profitable debut in 2020, the ATP Cup kicks off in additional subdued circumstances in Melbourne on Tuesday with Novak Djokovic seeking to get champions Serbia off to a flying begin in opposition to Canada within the truncated team-based occasion. Final 12 months’s event featured 24 nations and performed to packed homes throughout the nation, however the upcoming occasion has been decreased to 12 groups and all of the motion might be confined to Melbourne Park attributable to COVID-19 biosecurity measures.
NBA roundup: Blazers win on last-second Damian Lillard trey
Damian Lillard made a 3-pointer as time expired to provide the Portland Path Blazers a 123-122 win over the host Chicago Bulls on Saturday night time. Teammates mobbed Lillard after his step-back shot over the outstretched arms of Bulls ahead Lauri Markkanen. Lillard completed with 44 factors on 15-for-26 taking pictures, together with 8-for-17 from past the arc.
WTA roundup: Venus Williams cruises in Melbourne
Venus Williams led a parade of 4 Americans advancing to the second spherical of the Yarra Valley Traditional in Melbourne, Australia, on Sunday. Williams, in her first motion because the French Open, superior after beating Arantxa Rus 6-1, 6-3. The previous World No. 1 and seven-time Grand Slam champ will face World No. 9 Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic within the subsequent spherical.
Armed with expertise, Kings and Pelicans purpose for brand new streak
The Los Angeles Rams instantly grew to become one of many favorites to win Super Bowl LVI with the acquisition of quarterback Matthew Stafford from the Detroit Lions. Listed at 18/1 by SportsBetting.com final week, the Rams are actually being supplied at 10/1 by the sportsbook, making them the third favourite behind the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs (6/1) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (9/1).
NHL roundup: Panthers’ Aleksi Heponiemi scores OT winner in debut
Aleksi Heponiemi scored at 2:45 of time beyond regulation in his first NHL sport to provide the visiting Florida Panthers a 3-2 win over the Detroit Crimson Wings on Saturday. Anthony Duclair was stopped on a breakaway by Detroit goaltender Thomas Greiss, however the puck stayed within the Wings’ zone. Duclair then slipped a cross throughout the crease to Heponiemi, who tapped it in for his first profession objective.
Jerami Grant faces former group as Pistons go to Nuggets
The Detroit Pistons have simply 5 wins, however two of these have come within the final week in opposition to Philadelphia and the Los Angeles Lakers. Beating good groups is normally a confidence increase, however within the first of a five-game Western Convention street journey, Detroit fell flat at Golden State. It does not get simpler when the Pistons face the Nuggets in Denver on Monday night time.
Report: Union anticipated to reject MLB’s 154-game schedule proposal
The Main League Baseball Gamers Affiliation is predicted to reject a 154-game season proposal from MLB that may have led to the beginning of the marketing campaign to be pushed again a month till April 28, in keeping with USA Today on Sunday. MLB introduced the proposal to the gamers union on Friday. The proposal requires 14 playoff groups as an alternative of 10 and use of the designated hitter within the National League for the second straight season.
Patrick Reed prevails at Torrey Pines for ninth profession victory
Patrick Reed pushed apart a weekend of controversy to shoot a gentle 4-under-par 68 on Sunday and cruise to a five-shot victory on the Farmers Insurance Open on the South Course at Torrey Pines Golf Course exterior San Diego. Reed completed the event at 14-under 274, nicely forward of a gaggle of 5 that included Tony Finau, Ryan Palmer, Xander Schauffele, Norway’s Viktor Hovland and Sweden’s Henrik Norlander.
(With inputs from businesses.)