Here is a summary of current sports news.
Tennis-Tsitsipas anticipates fewer toilet breaks in Indian Wells
Stefanos Tsitsipas, who came under scrutiny at the US Open for the timing and length of his mid-game bathroom breaks, said on Wednesday that the dry conditions in Indian Wells would mean less travel to the bathroom. “It’s very dry here,” Tsitsipas said ahead of his tournament opener in the Southern California desert, where he is placed second.
Racing and F1 veteran Grosjean passes Indy 500 rookie test
A 179 Formula 1 veteran, Romain Grosjean was back in class on Wednesday passing his Indianapolis 500 Rookie Orientation Program (ROP), preparing the 35-year-old Frenchman to qualify for the “greatest show in the race” following May. Grosjean, who made the jump to IndyCar this year, had told his family he would not be racing the most dangerous ovals after a fiery crash in Bahrain that ended his F1 career.
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.
Soccer-Courage was unaware of allegations of sexual misconduct against coach, owner says
North Carolina Courage owner Steve Malik said the team only became aware of allegations of sexual harassment and coercion against former coach Paul Riley when they were first reported last week. The weekend’s National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) matches have been postponed after Athletic on Thursday presented allegations of sexual coercion and misconduct by Riley, which led Courage to back-to-back championships in 2018 and 2019.
Tennis-Zverev welcomes ATP investigation into abuse allegations
Alexander Zverev welcomed an ATP investigation into allegations of domestic violence against him, saying on Wednesday it was about time. World number four Zverev’s ex-girlfriend Olga Sharypova said in an interview with online magazine Slate on August 25 that the German had been emotionally and physically abusive towards her during their relationship.
Motor racing-Hamilton and Verstappen renew battle in Turkey
Lewis Hamilton won his seventh Formula 1 World Championship in Turkey last year while Max Verstappen had one race to forget, but this time the title remains wide open and the Dutch driver could be the one to celebrate on Sunday. Only two points separate Mercedes championship leader Hamilton from rival Red Bull with six races to go after Istanbul and the battle should go on to the end.
Report: Urban Meyer issues final apology to Jaguars
Jacksonville Jaguars coach Urban Meyer continued his apologies on Wednesday, this time addressing his team about his behavior in Ohio last week. NFL Network called Meyer “honest and fairly straightforward” as he spoke to the players, adding that he “expressed remorse and asked for forgiveness.”
Sailing-Women will race with men as part of an “innovative” SailGP change
SailGP will include female sailors in its adrenaline-filled races for the first time this week by adding an additional crew station aboard its “foiling” catamarans. There have been few routes for high performance women to progress beyond events such as the Olympics and SailGP has established a route in an effort to bridge this gap.
Reports: Terrelle Pryor arrested for assault, pumpkin-throwing
Former Ohio State star and NFL player Terrelle Pryor was arrested near Pittsburgh on Wednesday and charged with common assault, criminal mischief and harassment, according to multiple media. Pryor reportedly had an argument on the phone with a woman, texting her and calling her repeatedly, before hitting her and throwing a lounge chair at her.
Boxing-Fury vows to eliminate Wilder in heated press conference ahead of trilogy fight
An enraged Tyson Fury has vowed to eliminate Deontay Wilder when the two rivals meet for the third time on Saturday in Las Vegas with the Briton’s WBC heavyweight title at stake. The undefeated Fury (30-0-1), who faced Wilder (42-1-1) for a draw in 2018 before taking the belt from the American 20 months ago, was the aggressor at Wednesday’s press conference, repeatedly berating the former champion. .
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