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Tennis-Swiatek skips the Berlin event with shoulder problems and targets Wimbledon
French Open champion Iga Swiatek will miss next week’s Berlin Open WTA 500 tournament with a shoulder problem, but the world number one said on Friday she hopes to be fully fit for Wimbledon from later this month. Poland’s Swiatek defeated American Coco Gauff 6-1, 6-3 in the final of Roland Garros last week to win her second Grand Slam title after a triumph in Paris in 2020.
Tennis-Murray produces grass masterclass to beat Tsitsipas in Stuttgart
Former world no the Stuttgart Open. The two-time Wimbledon champion stepped up his preparation for the grass-court major from this month, battling through a tight opening set against world no. 5 Tsitsipas before rolling back the years in the second set to complete the win.
Football Ecuador retains World Cup spot after FIFA dismisses Chile’s lawsuit
Ecuador will play at the 2022 World Cup after FIFA dismissed Chile’s claims that they used an ineligible player in qualifying, world football’s governing body said on Friday. The Chilean Football Association (ANFP) said last month it had evidence that Ecuador’s Byron Castillo was born in Tumaco, Colombia, in 1995 and not in the Ecuadorian town of General Villamil Playas in 1998, according to its official documents.
Athletics marathon Olympic champion Jepchirchir is aiming for a world record attempt in 2023
Marathon Olympic gold medalist Peres Jepchirchir said she could target next year’s London, Berlin or Chicago marathons for a world record attempt while building on a blockbuster run. The 28-year-old Kenyan set the sport on fire when she won the New York City Marathon, just 13 weeks after winning gold in Tokyo, becoming the first athlete to win the Olympic marathon and the Five Districts race in the same year.
Golf-Schwartzel leads the hunt for the $4 million LIV jackpot
South Africa’s Charl Schwartzel and his compatriot Hennie Du Plessis led the hunt for the record winning check worth $4 million after the second round of the LIV Invitational kick-off event on Friday.
Schwarzel, who led after Thursday’s opening round, produced another scintillating round to stay at the top of the leaderboard with three shots from Du Plessis.
Motorsport-Leclerc finishes opening day of Azerbaijani practice fastest for Ferrari
Charles Leclerc ousted Red Bull rival Sergio Perez from the top of the timesheets to finish Friday practice for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix with the fastest time for Ferrari. The Monegasque, who was trailing Perez at the end of the first session, set a lap of one minute and 43.224 seconds in the second hour of racing to end the day 0.248 seconds ahead of the Mexican.
Motorcycling father and son bring Isle of Man TT deaths to five by 2022
The death toll at the Isle of Man TT 2022 motorcycle races rose to five on Friday after organizers said British sidecar riders Roger and Bradley Stockton died in a crash. The pair, 56 and 21 respectively, were competing as drivers and co-drivers in the second sidecar race when the incident happened on the final lap of Ago’s Leap.
NFL-Washington fines Del Rio $100,000 for comments on US Capitol attack
The Washington Commanders said on Friday they had fined defense coordinator Jack Del Rio $100,000 after he compared last year’s attack on the US Capitol to racial justice protests in 2020 after the death by George Floyd as “dustiness”. Del Rio, who has since apologized, made the comments this week when asked by reporters if he plans to address a social media post with the team in which he questioned why protests after the death of Floyd would not be discussed by the police in the same way as the attack on the US Capitol.
NBA Curry Leads Warriors Past Celtics To Level Finals Series
Stephen Curry scored 43 points as the Golden State Warriors defeated the Boston Celtics 107-97 on Friday and even won the best-of-seven finals series 2-2. Curry, who was questionable if he would even be able to take part in the game after injuring his foot in Wednesday’s third game, carried his side to victory on the road in front of a hostile crowd at Boston’s TD Garden.
Soccer shamans support Peru ahead of World Cup playoff against Australia
Thirteen Peruvian shamans gathered on Friday to perform spiritual rituals using rattles, smoke and flowers in support of the national soccer team ahead of their World Cup final match against Australia in Qatar. Peru meet the Socceroos at the Ahmad bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan on Monday, with the winners set to take one of the last places at the World Cup finals in the Gulf states later this year.
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