Sports News Roundup: Soccer-Chelsea and Liverpool share the booty, Leeds boost hopes of survival; NBA roundup: DeMar DeRozan lifts Bulls to buzzer again and more
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Football-Chelsea and Liverpool share the loot, Leeds boost hopes for survival
Leaders Manchester City were the beneficiaries as Chelsea and Liverpool shared the loot in a 2-2 Premier League draw on Sunday, while Leeds United shot eight points clear of the relegation zone with a 3-1 victory over Burnley.
Brighton & Hove Albion put further pressure on Everton coach Rafael Benitez with a 3-2 win at Goodison Park and Brentford continued their strong Premier League debut with a 2-1 win over visitors Aston Villa.
NBA recap: DeMar DeRozan lifts Bulls to buzzer again
DeMar DeRozan knocked down a 3-point winner for the second time in as many nights to cap the Chicago Bulls 120-119 loss to host Washington Wizards on Saturday. Coby White triggered a back pass for DeRozan with 3.3 seconds left. After getting the defender to leave his feet with a dummy pump in the corner, DeRozan pulled a 3-point double-clutch that came in.
Olympics-US sends veteran squad to retain gold in women’s ice hockey
Led by Hilary Knight, the United States will send a veteran team to the Beijing Winter Games in a bid to retain gold in women’s ice hockey, with 15 of the 23 players named Saturday having Olympic experience. Knight becomes the fourth female player to represent the United States at four Olympics, while Kendall Coyne Schofield, Brianna Decker, Amanda Kessel and Lee Stecklein have all formed three teams.
Omicron to test Beijing Winter Games bubble
China’s meticulous plans to prevent an Olympics-seeded COVID-19 epidemic by locking all participants in a “closed loop” for the next Winter Games will be tested by the emergence of the highly variant. infectious disease of Omicron. The country has only reported a handful of Omicron cases and has been largely successful in containing COVID-19 since it emerged in the central city of Wuhan two years ago, thanks to a zero tolerance policy that includes rigorous research contacts, strict targeted lockdowns, and travel restrictions that have dramatically reduced international arrivals.
Tennis-Humbert stuns Medvedev at ATP Cup, De Minaur beats Berrettini
Russian Daniil Medvedev’s 2022 season began on Sunday with a resounding defeat to French Ugo Humbert in the ATP Cup, while Italy’s Matteo Berrettini suffered a straight-set loss to Australia’s Alex de Minaur. World number two Medvedev was due to seal Group B clash with Russia after Roman Safiullin beat Arthur Rinderknech in the first single, but Humbert’s 6-7 (5) 7-5 7-6 (2) win held up France alive at 1- 1 enter the double.
Tennis-Spain’s Bautista Agut defeats Ruud as Norway, Georgia exit ATP Cup
Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut beat world number eight Casper Ruud 6-4 7-6 (4) in Group A on Monday to knock out Norway from the ATP Cup in Sydney, while Georgia were also knocked out of the team event after losing to Poland. Bautista Agut’s victory came after Pablo Carreno Busta sent Viktor Durasovic 6-3 6-3 to give Spain a 1-0 lead in the draw. The Spaniards, who won their first game against Chile, face Serbia in their final group game on Wednesday.
NHL roundup: Blues overthrow Wild in cold Winter Classic
Jordan Kyrou had two goals and two assists in the second period alone to lead the visiting St. Louis Blues to a 6-4 win over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday at the Winter Classic before 38,619 at Target Field in icy Minneapolis. Kyrou is the first player in league history to score four points in an away game. Ivan Barbashev had a goal and an assist, while David Perron, Vladimir Tarasenko and Torey Krug also scored for the Blues, who are 7-1-1.
Soccer-PSG’s Messi and three others test positive for COVID-19
Paris St Germain forward Lionel Messi and three other players have tested positive for COVID-19, French Ligue 1 club announced on Sunday. Argentina international Messi joined PSG from childhood club Barcelona in August and the 34-year-old has scored six goals in 16 games in all competitions for the Paris team.
Soccer-Liverpool trio excluded from Chelsea game after positive COVID tests
Liverpool’s Alisson Becker, Roberto Firmino and Joel Matip will miss the Premier League trip to Chelsea later Sunday after returning positive tests for COVID-19, the Merseyside club have announced. Manager Juergen Klopp will also be out of the game after testing positive on Saturday, with assistant Pepijn Lijnders expected to take the lead at Stamford Bridge.
NFL-Buccaneers Brown strips and stomps off the field in angry mid-game outing
Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown had a temper tantrum in a game against the New York Jets on Sunday, ripping off his jersey and shoulder pads and storming one of the strangest scenes views of NFL field this season. Immediately after Tampa’s 28-24 victory at Met Life Stadium, Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians dumped the 33-year-old wide receiver who has a long, controversial history.
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