Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.
Tennis-WTA not returning to China in 2022, wants resolution to Peng case
The WTA is still working to find a resolution to the Peng Shuai issue over China with a standoff but the country will return this year, said tour chief Steve Simon. Former doubles world number one Peng’s well-being became a concern after a WTA post she posted on social media last November accusing China’s former Vice-Premier Zhang Gaoli of sexual assault.
Everton’s Premier League survival derby defeat of Soccer-Lampard ‘more positive’
Everton slipped into the relegation zone with Sunday’s 2-0 defeat to Liverpool but manager Frank Lampard said the game left him “more positive” about the club’s chances of Premier League survival. Everton is now 18th and trails Burnley, who has played more than one game, by two points.
MLB roundup: 9th in Christian Yelich’s sac fly behind Brewers edge Phillies
Christian Yelich hit an RBI bull fly to the game’s only run for the ninth inning of the Milwaukee Brewers past host Philadelphia Phillies 1-0 on Sunday. The Brewers took two of the series, including the last two. They only got three hits on Sunday.
NBA roundup: Nuggets defeat Warriors, avoid a series sweep
Nikola Jokic scored 37 points, Monte Morris had 19 of his 24 in the second half and host Denver Nuggets beat the Golden State Warriors 126-121 on Sunday to avoid a sweep of the Western Conference first-round series. Aaron Gordon had 21 points, Bones Hyland scored 15, and DeMarcus Cousins 10 for Denver, which trails the series 3-1. Game 5 is at Golden State on Wednesday night.
Boxing-Fury Bounces Back to Bow Out Style with TKO Win
Tyson Fury emerged unscathed from a turbulent fight week to cement his place among the greats of heavyweight boxing with a stunning TKO win over Dillian Whyte saying “The Gypsy King” would be his final bout. Daniel Kinahan, a former advisor and one of the three men named as leaders of the Kinahan organized crime gang was recently sanctioned by a US official.
Kansas guards Ochai Agbaji, NBA draft for Christian Braun declare
Kansas All-American Ochai Agbaji and fellow guard Christian Braun return Sunday as they enter the NBA draft. Agbaji was named Most Outstanding Player of the Year after the Jayhawks defeated North Carolina 72-69 in a national championship game earlier this month.
NHL roundup: Lightning’s Nicholas Paul scores twice, the Panthers’ streak ends
Nicholas Paul scored twice, including good for his team up for a sensational shorthanded goal, as the Tampa Bay Lightning defeated host Florida Panthers 8-4 on Sunrise, Fla. The loss snapped The Panthers’ franchise-record 13-game win streak. The Toronto Maple Leafs at The Panthers March 27th.
Derby win with Soccer-Liverpool keep-up chase, Burnley add to Everton’s woes
Liverpool won the Merseyside derby 2-0 on Sunday in a relegation zone to Premier League leaders Manchester City and push neighbors into Everton. Everton’s troubles were enhanced by a rejuvenated Burnley beating Wolverhampton Wanders 1-0 to Turf Moor at the bottom of the outing for the first time in October.
Games-OCA confident Asian Games will go ahead in September – official
The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) has requested an update on the COVID-19 situation in China but remains confident that the Asian Games will go ahead in Hangzhou in September.
The 19th edition of the multi-sport games, the second in size only to the Summer Olympics, is scheduled to take place in September. 10-25 in the capital of Zhejiang province, some 175 kilometers southwest of Shanghai.
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