Sports news roundup: Golf-LIV series set to crush Canadian Open party; Soccer-Chhetri strikes twice as India make winning start to Asian Cup qualifier and more
Here is a summary of current sports news briefs.
Golf-LIV series set to crush Canadian Open party
After an enforced three-year COVID-19 hiatus, the Canadian Open returns to the PGA Tour this week to face another challenge with disruptive outsiders, the LIV Golf Invitational Series, which crashed the party. The Canadian Open and the LIV event at the Centurion Club outside London, taking place almost simultaneously, will mark the first showdown between the PGA Tour and the controversial Saudi-backed firm looking to shake up golf . Status quo.
Soccer-Chhetri strikes twice as India make winning start to Asian Cup qualifier
India’s Sunil Chhetri scored twice to take his international tally to 82 goals in a 2-0 win over Cambodia on Wednesday in Kolkata as Igor Stimac’s side made a winning start to the third round of qualifying for next year’s Asian Cup. The 37-year-old India captain struck from the penalty spot in the 13th minute before heading past Cambodia goalkeeper Hul Kimhuy 14 minutes after the restart to give his side a winning start in Group D.
Huni boxer family say bullets were fired at boxer’s house before fight
The family home of Australian heavyweight boxer Justis Huni was hit by five bullets in a drive-by shooting but no one was injured, his father said on Thursday. Rocki Huni, also the boxer’s trainer, said the shooting happened shortly before 4am (1800 GMT) on Thursday morning when 10 people, including his son, were at the house in the southern suburbs of Brisbane.
Golf-McIlroy warns LIV jumpers that there are things money can’t buy
For Rory McIlroy, having his name on a trophy is more meaningful than seeing it on a check and he warned golfers looking for a big payday with the LIV Invitational Golf Series that doing anything is just for the sake of it. money usually doesn’t end well. The Saudi-backed venture looking to disrupt the status quo in golf is launching this weekend at the Centurion Club just outside London with oversized handbags that eclipse the PGA Tour stoppage this week , the Canadian Open.
Motor-racing-F1 would welcome an openly gay driver, says Vettel
Formula 1 would now welcome its first openly gay driver, according to four-time German world champion Sebastian Vettel. The championship, which began in 1950, has had only male drivers on the starting grid since 1976 but has pushed for diversity and inclusion with teams showing their support for the LGBTQ community.
Gymnastics-Nassar whistleblower says FBI lawsuits may cause change for future survivors
Former gymnast and whistleblower Rachael Denhollander said lawsuits filed Wednesday alleging the FBI botched its investigation of former US gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar could bring significant change for survivors of abuse. Olympians Simone Biles, Aly Raisman and McKayla Maroney were among more than 90 plaintiffs accusing former FBI agents of mishandling credible complaints in 2015 relating to Nassar and seeking a total of more than $1 billion.
Tennis-Alcaraz to miss Wimbledon tune-up event due to elbow problem
Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz will miss next week’s Wimbledon tune-up event at the Queen’s Club in London with a minor elbow problem, the 19-year-old said on Wednesday. Alcaraz, who has taken the tennis world by storm this year, reached the quarter-finals of the French Open last month, becoming the youngest player in 29 years to reach two Grand Slam quarter-finals after also made the last eight of the US Open.
Dozens of Abuse Victims Sue FBI Over Nassar Investigation
More than 90 women filed lawsuits against the FBI on Wednesday, accusing former agents of the agency of botching the investigation into the sexual abuse of former American gym doctor Larry Nassar, said one of the law firms handling the case. Olympic gymnastics gold medalists Simone Biles, Aly Raisman and McKayla Maroney were among the women who filed a federal lawsuit against the agency, seeking a total of more than $1 billion, the law firm said. Californian Manly, Stewart and Finaldi in a press release. .
Tennis-Raducanu should be fit for Wimbledon
US Open champion Emma Raducanu hopes she will be fit to play at Wimbledon after being forced to pull out of next week’s WTA 250 event in Birmingham due to lateral strain. An “abnormal injury” forced 19-year-old Raducanu to withdraw from her opener at the Nottingham Open on Tuesday, but the Briton said on Wednesday she was looking forward to the rest of the swing on the grass.
NBA-Celtics overtake Warriors to take 2-1 lead in Finals
Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown and Marcus Smart combined for 77 points as the Boston Celtics beat the Golden State Warriors 116-100 to take a 2-1 lead in the NBA Finals. Brown scored 17 points in the first quarter and the Celtics shot 57% from the floor in the first half to enter the half by 12.
(With agency contributions.)