Here is a summary of current sports news briefs.
Exclusive-Tennis-ATP and WTA join forces to launch a joint mobile application
Tennis fans will be able to follow both men’s and women’s matches on a single mobile app from Wednesday, the latest in a series of collaborations between the ATP and WTA tours aimed at uniting the fragmented sport. The new “ATP WTA Live” app will replace the existing ATP and WTA apps and allow fans to follow official scores and results for men’s and women’s matches.
Tennis-Reactions to Wimbledon banning Russian and Belarusian players
Here are the reactions to Russian and Belarusian players banned from competing at Wimbledon this year due to Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine. Belarus is a key staging area for the invasion, which Russia calls a “special military operation”.
Tennis-ATP and WTA criticize Wimbledon for banning Russian and Belarusian players
Wimbledon excluded all Russian and Belarusian players from this year’s championships due to Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine, a move that was swiftly condemned by both the men’s and women’s tours as well as American great Martina Navratilova. The move is the first time players have been banned based on their nationality since the immediate post-war period, when German and Japanese players were banned.
Boxing-Beterbiev ready to fight as a Canadian after Russian ban, says WBC boss
World light heavyweight champion Artur Beterbiev is set to fight as a Canadian after boxing bodies banned Russians following the invasion of Ukraine, the WBC president said Wednesday. , Mauricio Sulaiman. The WBC, IBF and IBO have said they will not certify fights involving boxers from Russia or Belarus.
Versatile cricketer and West Indies player Pollard retires from international cricket
West Indies white ball captain Kieron Pollard announced his retirement from international cricket on Wednesday, ending a career that has seen him feature more than 200 times in one-day and Twenty20 internationals. Pollard, 34, has played 123 ODIs and 101 T20s for West Indies since his debut in 2007, scoring 4,275 runs and taking 97 wickets in total.
Golf-Scheffler says green jacket isn’t enough to escape chores
World number one Scottie Scheffler said on Wednesday he had yet to leave his house in the green jacket he won as Masters champion and the coveted garment hadn’t even gotten him out of the chores housewives. Scheffler, speaking to reporters ahead of this week’s Zurich Classic of New Orleans team event, said he treated the green jacket with respect but also had fun at home.
Andy Murray changes his mind on clay courts and will play in Madrid
Former world No. 1 Andy Murray has accepted a wild card for the Madrid Open and will take part in the tournament, overturning his decision to skip the clay-court season. The Madrid Open begins on May 1 and ends on May 8. Murray has won the ATP Masters 1000 tournament twice, first in 2008 and then in 2015.
Football-Spanish FA president hits back at allegations of wrongdoing during Saudi Super Cup
Spanish FA (RFEF) president Luis Rubiales on Wednesday hit back at Spanish media’s “playful and dishonest” accusations of wrongdoing over Saudi Arabia’s Super Cup transfer deal. On Monday, website El Confidencial published leaked audio recordings from 2019 which revealed details of the contract negotiated by Rubiales and Barcelona defender Gerard Pique.[[[[
Boxing – No disrespect and no excuses as Fury and Whyte face off
World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and challenger Dillian Whyte squared off with respect and a handshake on Wednesday in a final press conference ahead of their big fight at Wembley Stadium. Fury’s WBC title will be on the line on Saturday when the 33-year-old ‘Gypsy King’ takes on former sparring partner, fellow Briton and top-ranked contender Whyte in front of a crowd of 94,000.
Soccer-Man City regain lead as Arsenal upset Chelsea
Manchester City resumed their one-point lead at the top of the Premier League with a 3-0 victory over Brighton and Hove Albion while Arsenal upset London rivals Chelsea with a 4-2 win at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday. Liverpool had taken the lead after their 4-0 demolition of Manchester United on Tuesday meant City could not afford a mistake at home against Graham Potter’s side.
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