Here is a summary of current sports news.
MLB to experiment with pre-glued Triple A baseballs
Major League Baseball will be experimenting with pre-glued baseballs in a “handful” of AAA games in the final weeks and a half of the minor league season. MLB executive vice president of baseball operations Morgan Sword told Baseball America on Thursday that some top-tier minor league teams would play with balls that have a different substance applied to help with better grip. Baseballs are currently rubbed with mud before games.
Golf-Koepka and DeChambeau feud simmers as Ryder Cup prepares to start
Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau are US teammates for the Ryder Cup and that seemed to be the only common ground for the warring Americans as they made final preparations to take on Europe at Whistling Straits on Thursday. Normally, if there is cold blood at the biennial event, it is between the two sides and their fans, but this time the spotlight has been on the bickering American teammates.
Olympics-USOPC To Require COVID-19 Vaccine For All U.S. Athletes At Beijing Games
The United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee said on Wednesday that all American athletes wishing to compete in the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing will need to be vaccinated against COVID-19. “Effective November 1, 2021, the US Olympic and Paralympic Committee will require all USOPC staff, athletes and those who use USOPC facilities – including training centers – to be fully vaccinated against COVID -19, ”wrote USOPC CEO Sarah Hirshland in a letter reviewed by Reuters.
DAZN outage in live Serie A soccer matches anger in Italy
A technical outage occurred at DAZN’s world sports service in Italy on Thursday, angering customers unable to access the app and watch some of the Serie A football matches Sampdoria against Napoli and Torino against Lazio. DAZN, which has secured the rights to broadcast all live Serie A soccer matches in Italy for the next three seasons for 2.5 billion euros, is under criticism for its service across the country.
Golf-Rahm and Garcia to spearhead European Ryder Cup defense
World number one Jon Rahm and Sergio Garcia were chosen on Thursday to lead the European defense of the Ryder Cup with captain Padraig Harrington sending the Spanish duo into the top quartets to face Americans Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth. In a clear indication that Europe will try to capture the momentum from the start, Harrington turned to two of his big guns in the US Open champion Rahm and Garcia, the Ryder Cup points record, for take on world number six Thomas and a resurgent Spieth, who is once again showing the form that has earned him three major titles.
Sabers withdraw captain’s title from Jack Eichel
The Buffalo Sabers stripped Jack Eichel of his captain post after failing a physical exam after arriving at camp on Wednesday. Eichel, 24, was named captain in 2018 but disagrees with the team over treatment for a herniated neck disc suffered in March.
Golf-US plays Ryder Cup for country, Europe for something more
When the Ryder Cup kicks off on Friday, the American team will play for their country and the Europeans will play for respect. There may be different motivations but there is a singular goal, to lift the little gold trophy on Sunday into a fading Wisconsin sunset.
Auto Racing-Miami gives May 8 date for F1 debut
Miami has been given a date on May 8 for the city’s first Formula One race around Hard Rock Stadium next year, organizers said Thursday. “There has been tremendous excitement and expectation for this event, and we’re happy to be able to announce the date so people can start planning for it,” said Tom Garfinkel, Managing Partner of the Miami Grand Prix, in a statement. communicated.
Golf-Rahm proposes to end eventful year with Ryder Cup glory
World number one Jon Rahm wants to cap an “incredible” year with a Ryder Cup victory for the European team, who will face a hostile crowd in the United States as they seek to retain the trophy. The 26-year-old Spaniard won his first major tournament at this year’s US Open, but also contracted COVID-19 twice, forcing him to withdraw from the June memorial tournament while leading the event and the Tokyo Olympics.
MLB roundup: Rays finish playoff spot
The Austin Meadows three-point homerun marked Tampa Bay’s six-point third inning on Wednesday afternoon, securing a playoff berth for the Rays in a 7-1 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays in St. Petersburg, in Florida. walks and a hit to the batter, the Rays have erupted by beating Toronto for the third time this season.
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