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Sports News Roundup: Soccer-Pepi doubles give US victory over Jamaica; Football-‘No more silence’: NWSL players return to the field and more

Here is a summary of current sports news.

Soccer-Pepi double gives USA victory over Jamaica

Ricardo Pepi’s brace in the second half saw the United States win 2-0 at home against Jamaica on Thursday to remain unbeaten in CONCACAF’s 2022 World Cup qualifiers. After opening the squad with two Draws, the United States have now won two in a row, with 18-year-old Pepi becoming the youngest American to score in back-to-back World Cup qualifiers.

Football-‘No more silence’: NWSL players return to the field

Banners and placards stating “PROTECT THE PLAYERS” and “NO MORE SILENCE” circled the National Women’s Football League (NWSL) pitches on Wednesday as the teams took to the pitch for the first time since allegations of Sexual misconduct rocked the competition.

The games were the first since a report from The Athletic on Thursday raised allegations of sexual coercion and misconduct by former North Carolina Courage head coach Paul Riley, prompting the league to postpone games of the Last weekend.

‘Silence please’ – Wimbledon is proud to remain silent on issues, says CEO

The CEO of the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELT) said she was proud that her organization rarely spoke about the pressing issues of the day and added that there was no chance of having a ‘behind the scenes’ documentary on the Wimbledon Championships. Sally Bolton, who last year became AELTC’s first female CEO after a career that has also spanned rugby league, rugby union and track and field, found herself as a panelist at the Leaders’ Week sports affairs conference justifying Wimbledon’s notorious reluctance to talk about any issues beyond Wimbledon.

US accuses 18 former NBA players of defrauding league health plan

Eighteen former National Basketball Association players were charged on Thursday with defrauding the league’s $ 3.9 million health and welfare benefit plan by demanding reimbursement for medical work and dental procedures that have never been performed. An indictment filed with Manhattan U.S. District Court says players received $ 2.5 million in fraudulent proceeds, 10 of which paid alleged leader Terrence Williams at least $ 230,000 in jars -of-wine.

Nasdaq bets on sports betting trend, sees retail brokers join

Sports betting will likely occur in the future through exchanges and retail brokers like Robinhood Markets Inc, the head of North American markets at Nasdaq Inc. said Thursday. Nasdaq took a stake in Sporttrade in June. , a startup that plans to launch a sports betting app in New Jersey by the end of the year, and last month the stock operator said it was providing the company with monitoring technology of the market.

Nigerian sprinter Okagbare, banned from athletics, faces three anti-doping charges

Nigerian sprinter Blessing Okagbare, who was provisionally banned after testing positive for human growth hormone ahead of the Tokyo Olympics, has faced three separate anti-doping charges, the Athletic Integrity Unit (AIU) said Thursday. . Okagbare, who won silver in the long jump in Beijing 2008, had made the 100m qualifiers in Tokyo on July 31 and was scheduled to run in the semi-finals before being suspended.

Soccer-Saudi Arabia-led consortium completes Newcastle United buyout

Premier League side Newcastle United have been taken over by a Saudi-backed consortium, the league said in a statement on Thursday. “After the completion of the Premier League owners and managers test, the club was sold to the consortium with immediate effect,” the Premier League said.

Tennis-Murray reunited with wedding ring, stinking shoes

Andy Murray was “back in the good books” with his wife on Thursday after his wedding ring and stinky shoes were returned to him. Murray said on Twitter that his shoes stank so much in his car that he decided to leave them under the vehicle outside his hotel in California overnight to air them out.

Boxing-Boxing offers an escape valve for the children of the favelas in Brazil

When 13-year-old Mariangela Pereira da Silva was accosted by a strange man near her home earlier this year, she was scared. She felt she had to do something and a chocolate bar helped her make up her mind. A local NGO offered chocolate to anyone who wanted to try boxing and Da Silva accompanied him.

Tennis-US Open champion Medvedev adapts to the limelight

US Open champion Daniil Medvedev said he enjoyed his moment in the sun after his decisive victory at Flushing Meadows last month, where he won his first Grand Slam title with a straight set victory over Novak Djokovic. Receiving texts from players he grew up revering and making headlines around the world – especially in his native Russia – was a pleasure, he said.

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