Below is a summary of the latest sports news.
Tennis-Svitolina survived Cirstea attack, Swiatek reached the fourth round in Indian Wells
Fourth seeded Elina Svitolina survived an attack by Romanian Sorana Cirstea in the third round and won in Indian Wells on Sunday with 4-6 6-4 7-6 (3), while Polish second seed Iga Swiatek took Veronika Kudermetova 6-1 6- 0 passed. The Ukrainian Svitolina, who won the bronze medal at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, saved 12 of the 16 breakpoint opportunities that Cirstea had prepared in the two-hour and 32-minute competition and had to fight back 4-2 in the third to survive.
Football- ‘When will we rest? Never ‘- Courtois beats the number of games
Belgian and Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has sharply criticized UEFA and FIFA for scheduling more and more matches at the expense of the players’ well-being. Courtois hit the growing football calendar after his side’s 2-1 defeat by Italy in the playoff for third place in the UEFA Nations League, calling the game in which both teams switched squads a “money game”.
Motorsports – Don’t expect me to be polite and calm on the radio, says Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton said he wasn’t angry with his team after his pit strategy cost him a podium finish at Sunday’s Turkish Grand Prix. The seven-time world champion, who started from position eleven due to engine faults, was in third place when he had to pit in Verstappen to change tires.
Golf-After my first win at the 50th PGA start, I’m second on the 100th.
South Korean Im Sung-jae said winning the Shriners Children’s Open in Las Vegas on Sunday was a “gift from above” as he marked his 100th start on the PGA Tour with his second title after starting his 50th got his first crown last year. Nicknamed “Ironman Im”, the 23-year-old carded a final round of 9 under 62 to seal a four-shot win over American Matthew Wolff when he went under 24 for the TPC Summerlin tournament.
Soccer Mbappe winner when France beat Spain in the Nations League final
World champions France won the Nations League final with goals from Karim Benzema and Kylian Mbappe and secured a 2-1 win over Spain at the San Siro Stadium on Sunday. Didier Deschamp’s side struggled to gain a foothold in the Spain-dominated first half but came to life after losing a goal after Mikel Oyarzabal’s goal.
Motorsport-Verstappen is back at the top, but Hamilton is picking up speed
Max Verstappen regained the lead in the Formula 1 World Championship from Lewis Hamilton at the Turkish Grand Prix on Sunday, but Master Mercedes has become faster and the alarm bells are ringing at Red Bull. The 24-year-old Dutchman finished second behind Mercedes-Valtteri Bottas on the Istanbul Park race track and is six points ahead of seven-time world champion Hamilton, who ended up fifth.
NHL Lightning Eye, rare Stanley Cup three-paced, Kraken will hit the market
The 2021-22 NHL season kicks off this week with most arenas back to full capacity. The season will feel more normal for the NHL after COVID-19 forced the previous campaign to be shortened, played with realigned divisions to limit travel and most games played without fans.
Athletics Kenya dominates the Boston Marathon as Kipruto, Kipyogei win
Kenyan Benson Kipruto won the men’s race, and Diana Kipyogei led a Kenyan victory on the women’s podium at the Boston Marathon on Monday, taking her first major titles each time. American CJ Albertson set an aggressive early pace to lead the men’s field in the first half by two minutes and 13 seconds, but saw his lead over hilly terrain crumble after the 20-mile mark as a dense bunch overtook him.
Cycling-UCI helps evacuate 165 refugees from Afghanistan
The world cycling association UCI said it helped evacuate 165 refugees from Afghanistan, including cyclists, journalists and human rights activists, whose lives would be threatened if they stayed in the country. UCI said they were part of an operation that also included Sylvan Adams, owner of the Israel Start-Up Nation cycling team, an NGO called IsraAID, various governments, the Asian Cycling Confederation (ACC) and the world football association FIFA.
Motorsport COVID-19 stance could exclude F1 medicine drivers from races
Formula 1 driver Alan van der Merwe risks missing out on further races after his absence from the Turkish Grand Prix on Sunday as he has decided not to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Van der Merwe, 41, and F1 doctor Ian Roberts independently tested positive for the coronavirus before the race and did not travel to Istanbul, where the FIA Formula E crew is stepping in.
(With contributions from agencies.)