Below is a summary of breaking sports news.
Tennis-Hurkacz beats Medvedev for Halle title, beats Wimbledon warning
Pole Hubert Hurkacz showed his Wimbledon credentials on Sunday, beating world number one Daniil Medvedev 6-1, 6-4 to win the ATP 500 grass court tournament in Halle, Germany. World No. 12 Hurkacz defeated Medvedev and Roger Federer en route to the semi-finals at Wimbledon last year and showed he will once again be a force to be reckoned with when the championships begin on June 27.
Swimming American Huske wins gold in the 100m butterfly at the World Championships
American Torri Huske nearly broke the world record in the women’s 100m butterfly at the World Aquatics Championships in Budapest on Sunday, while Nicolo Martinenghi became the first Italian to win gold in the 100m breaststroke. Huske looked good to break the world record in the final 50m but finished in 55.64s – just 0.16s back.
The swimming board decides to restrict the participation of transgender people in elite women’s competitions
World swimming governing body FINA voted on Sunday to limit the participation of transgender athletes in elite women’s competitions and set up a working group to create an “open” category for them at some events as part of its new policy. Transgender rights have become a major talking point as sport seeks to balance inclusivity while ensuring no unfair advantage is gained.
Haddad Maia of Tennis Brazil wins Birmingham title
Brazil’s Beatriz Haddad Maia clinched a second WTA title in two weeks, while China’s Shuai Zhang was injured in Sunday’s final at the Rothesay Classic in Birmingham. After rain washed out Saturday’s semifinals, both players were forced to play twice in one day, with Haddad Maia beating former world number one Simona Halep 6-3 2-6 6-4 while Zhang another Romanian , Sorana Cirstea, relegated a tie-break in a third set.
British track and field Olympic champion Kelly Holmes comes out as gay
Britain’s double Olympic champion Kelly Holmes has revealed she is gay and said she is nervous and excited about coming out in a move that could have spared her years of heartache. The 52-year-old, who won gold in the 800 and 1,500 meters at the Athens 2004 games, said on Saturday she had known she was gay since she was 17.
Tennis dominant Berrettini wins the title of Queen for the second year in a row
Italy’s Matteo Berrettini defended his Queen’s Club Championships title with a 7-5, 6-4 win over Serbian Filip Krajinovic on Sunday as the world No. 10 secured the perfect starting pad for Wimbledon. Berrettini had too much firepower for the unseeded Krajinovic, who has now lost all five of his tour-level finals.
Golf-US Open expects wild finish in cool Brookline
The stage is set for a wild US Open finish with Jon Rahm’s bid for a repeat title, one of many compelling storylines heading into the finals on Sunday, where unseasonably cold and windy conditions lie ahead. Rahm, who is a tap behind co-leaders Matt Fitzpatrick and Will Zalatoris, is scheduled to head out at 14:34 ET (1834 GMT) at The Country Club outside of Boston alongside New England native Keegan Bradley in the penultimate pairing.
Tennis-Jabeur wins Berlin title after Bencic is injured
Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur won the second grass court title of her career after reigning Olympic champion Belinda Bencic had to retire injured in the final of the Berlin Open on Sunday. Top seed Jabeur won the opening set 6-3 while Bencic injured his ankle in the last game. The Swiss tried to continue but was eventually forced to retire, with Jabeur leading 2-1 in the second.
MLB Roundup: Cardinals thrash Red Sox
Nolan Arenado hit a two-run homer, and Nolan Gorman and Tyler O’Neill each added a solo shot to fuel the visiting St. Louis Cardinals to an 11-2 win over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday. St. Louis’ Tommy Edman and Paul Goldschmidt each had two singles and Arenado added an RBI single during a six-run sixth inning. Dylan Carlson and Andrew Knizner each had an RBI double, and Harrison Bader and O’Neill each had three hits to help the Cardinals catch a two-game slip.
Football Liverpool sign defender Ramsay from Aberdeen
Liverpool have signed defender Calvin Ramsay from Scottish first division club Aberdeen, the Premier League club announced on Sunday. British media reported Liverpool have paid Aberdeen £4.5m ($5.50m) plus surcharges for the 18-year-old right-back.
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