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Sports news roundup: NHL roundup: Victor Hedman scores twice as Lightning continues; Tennis-Barty reaches third round on First Nations Peoples Day and more

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NHL roundup: Victor Hedman scores twice as Lightning continues

Victor Hedman had two goals and an assist for the shorthanded Tampa Bay Lightning, who earned a 6-4 win over the host Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night. Nikita Kucherov, Mathieu Joseph and Steven Stamkos each had a goal and an assist, Pierre-Edouard Bellemare also scored and Andrei Vasilevskiy made 32 saves for the Lightning.

Tennis-Barty reaches third round of First Nations Peoples Day

Ash Barty advanced to the third round of the Australian Open with minimal fuss on Wednesday, crushing Italian qualifier Lucia Bronzetti on the Rod Laver Arena and then taking time to enjoy the first Peoples Day of the First Nations of the tournament. A proud native Australian, Barty followed in the footsteps of trailblazer Evonne Goolagong Cawley by winning the Wimbledon title last year.

Tennis-From quarantine to center court, Badosa savors life like a seed

In-form Paula Badosa was enjoying the newness of life as the top seed at the Australian Open on Wednesday as she entered the third round for the first time with a dominating 6-0 6-3 victory over Martina Trevisan at the Rod Laver Arena. The world number six is ​​firming up as a contender for a maiden Grand Slam title after winning the Sydney Tennis Classic last week and easing her first two matches at Melbourne Park for the loss of just seven games.

Olympics-China app has security flaws, researchers say

According to a report published by Canadian researchers on Tuesday. The MY2022 app was designed by the Beijing Organizing Committee primarily to track and share COVID-19 related medical information among athletes during the Games.

‘Queen of basketball’ Lusia Harris dies aged 66

Lusia “Lucy” Harris, the basketball trailblazer who won a silver medal at the 1976 Olympics and was the first black woman inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame, has died at the age of 66, his family announced on Tuesday. No cause of death was given.

Tennis-TikTok helps Keys as resurgence continues at Australian Open

Madison Keys surged into the third round of the Australian Open with a 6-2 7-5 victory over Jaqueline Cristian on Wednesday as the American continued her resurgence after a year in which she sank into an “abyss dark of despair” and his ranking dropped. . The former US Open finalist warmed up for the opening Grand Slam of the year with her first title since 2019 at the WTA tournament in Adelaide last week and knocked out the Open champion from Australia 2020 Sofia Kenin in her first game on Monday.

Tennis-Nadal overtakes Hanfmann for Australian Open third round

Rafa Nadal produced a clinical performance to defeat German qualifier Yannick Hanfmann 6-2 6-3 6-4 and reach the third round of the Australian Open on Wednesday, keeping the Spaniard on course for a men’s record 21st Grand Slam title. The only former champion remaining in the men’s draw at Melbourne Park, Nadal is tied in 20 majors with Roger Federer and world number one Novak Djokovic, both absent from the tournament.

Tennis-Legal issues with WTA Tour vaccine mandate, says Azarenka

There are legal issues with the WTA imposing a COVID-19 vaccination mandate on everyone competing on the women’s professional tour, Victoria Azarenka, a former world number one and tour player council member, said on Wednesday. . Warrants have been offered in some quarters after the issue of vaccinations dominated tennis headlines for a week before Novak Djokovic was kicked out of Australia on Sunday night.

Australian court sets January 20 to issue reasons for dismissal of Djokovic case

The Federal Court of Australia will release its reasons for dismissing tennis star Novak Djokovic’s challenge to the cancellation of his visa at 05:15 GMT on Thursday, the court heard. The reasons will be read in court by Chief Justice James Allsop in a session livestreamed online, a court spokesperson said.

Tennis-France’s Tan leaves Australian Open in wheelchair after injury

France’s Harmony Tan had to be assisted off the court in a wheelchair at the Australian Open on Wednesday after suffering calf problems in her second-round match against Elina Svitolina. In her first tournament at Melbourne Park, world number 107 Tan trailed 6-3 5-7 5-1 before retiring injured from the opener at Margaret Court Arena.

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