Here is a summary of current sports news briefs.
Gayle, track and field long jump champion, fails to progress at world championships
Jamaican long jumper Tajay Gayle’s title defense at the World Championships came to an abrupt end on Friday after committing three fouls during qualifying in Eugene, Oregon. The 25-year-old from Kingston hadn’t jumped more than 8m this year and reportedly suffered a bone bruise weeks earlier.
Tennis-Murray sees signs of progress after grass season ends with loss of Bublik
Andy Murray has seen signs of progress during a turbulent grass-court season that ended in a 7-5 6-4 quarter-final loss to Kazakhstan’s Alexander Bublik in Newport, Rhode Island on Friday. The 35-year-old three-time Grand Slam winner had reached the semi-finals of the grass challenger event in Surbiton before beating Bublik, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Nick Kyrgios en route to finishing second in the ATP 250 event in Stuttgart .
Athletics-Felix passes the baton to the next generation in the farewell of emotional worlds
Allyson Felix heard the roar of a local World Championships crowd for the first and last time on Friday and while a bronze medal wasn’t the way she wanted to end her track career, she said that it was more important to “embrace the journey”. Felix and his 4×400 mixed relay teammates remained on the bottom step of the podium in Eugene, Oregon, after being caught down the home stretch by the Dominican Republic and the Netherlands.
Trans swimmer Thomas nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year award
The University of Pennsylvania has named transgender swimmer Lia Thomas for the 2022 NCAA Woman of the Year award, the US college sports regulator has said. Thomas shot to fame earlier this year when she became the first transgender NCAA champion in Division I history after winning the women’s 500-yard freestyle in March and hoped to compete for an Olympics berth.
Athletics-US in the mixed relay final to bid a golden farewell to Felix
The sparse crowd on the opening morning of the World Championships in Athletics had much to celebrate on Friday as the United States won their heat in the 4x400m mixed relay, the first track event of the meeting. The United States won the event when it was introduced in Doha three years ago but fell short of their favorites at the Olympics, finishing third.
Cycling-Matthews defends himself for the Tour stage victory, Vingaard retains Pogacar
Australian Michael Matthews completed a vintage race to win the 14th stage of the Tour de France on Saturday, a hilly trek from Saint Etienne to Mende, as Jonas Vingaard held off defending champion Tadej Pogacar to retain the yellow jersey. Matthews started solo from the day’s breakaway with 51 kilometers to go and after being caught by a trio of pursuers, he attacked again on the final climb, a brutal 3 km effort at 10.2%.
Athletics-Kenya Cherono and provisionally suspended American Ross will miss world championships
Kenyan marathon runner Lawrence Cherono and American 400-meter runner Randolph Ross were provisionally suspended by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) on Saturday, barring them from the ongoing world championships in Eugene, Oregon. The IAU, which oversees integrity issues in international athletics, including doping, said a sample taken from Cherono tested positive for trimetazidine, a substance on the IAU’s prohibited list. World Anti-Doping Agency 2022 as a metabolic modulator.
American athletics Felix wins 19th world medal
Allyson Felix ended her stellar career with a 19th World Championships medal as the United States clinched bronze in the 4x400m mixed relay in Eugene, Oregon on Friday. Racing in her last major championship run before retiring, Felix was cheered on by a sparse crowd as she took over for the second leg, but the 36-year-old missed out on a golden farewell after the States United finished third.
Soccer-Manchester United agree to sign Martinez from Ajax – report
Manchester United have reached an agreement with Eredivisie champions Ajax Amsterdam to sign Argentina centre-back Lisandro Martinez for 45 million pounds ($53 million), the BBC reported on Saturday. The report adds that Martinez flew to Manchester to undergo a medical before his move.
Golf-Australian Smith leads Open, emotional Woods misses cut
Australian Cameron Smith lit up St Andrews in the glorious afternoon sun to lead the British Open by two strokes as the challenge from Tiger Woods crumbled obediently in the second round on Friday. Smith birdied on his first three holes and caught three more shots before sinking a long, meandering eagle putt on the 14th green on his way to a clear 64 that lifted him to 13 under par.
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