Here is a summary of current sports news briefs.
Soccer-Klopp praises Nunez as Liverpool win Community Shield
Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp has praised new signing Darwin Nunez as the Uruguayan sealed a 3-1 win over Manchester City in the Community Shield on Saturday. Liverpool secured the season’s curtain-raiser for the first time since 2006 with a convincing win over City’s Pep Guardiola at Leciester City’s King Power Stadium.
Motor racing – Timing is right for Vettel, says Red Bull boss
Formula 1 will miss Sebastian Vettel when he retires at the end of the season, but the four-time world champion has chosen the right time to leave, Red Bull boss Christian Horner said on Saturday. Horner had a close connection with the German when he won four successive titles with Red Bull from 2010 to 2013, as well as most of his 53 victories.
Motor racing – Former race director Masi received death threats after Abu Dhabi ruling
Former race director Michael Masi has revealed he received death threats online after last year’s controversy that saw Max Verstappen win the Formula 1 world title. safety car restart procedure at the end of December’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, a decision that handed the crown to Red Bull’s Verstappen, denying Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton a record eighth title in the process.
Football-England v Germany is a ‘fairytale game’, says Williamson
The European Women’s Championship final between England and Germany is a “fairytale match” given the history between the sides, England captain Leah Williamson said on Saturday. Hosts England and eight-time champions Germany will play at a sold-out Wembley Stadium on Sunday, meeting for the second time in the Euros final after the Germans’ 6-2 victory in 2009.
Games-Kiplangat takes wrong turn en route to Games marathon gold
Ugandan Victor Kiplangat took a wrong turn but still found his way to Commonwealth Games marathon gold, providing late drama to what had been an uneventful race on Saturday. After more than 40 kilometers of racing through the winding streets of Birmingham, Kiplangat veered off course in the closing stages, but had built up such a lead that the mistake caused no damage.
Soccer-Ronaldo back in United squad for Rayo Vallecano friendly: Ten Hag
Manchester United striker Cristiano Ronaldo will return to the squad for their final pre-season friendly against Rayo Vallecano on Sunday, manager Erik ten Hag has said. Ronaldo’s future at United has been the subject of speculation after British media reported he had told the club he wanted to leave so he could play in the Champions League. United will take part in the second-tier Europa League this term.
Soccer football is my safe space against setbacks off the pitch, says England Mead
England striker Beth Mead has described football as her “safe space” against setbacks off the pitch, saying she uses sport to escape difficulties in her personal life and to bounce back from disappointments. The 27-year-old, who was not selected for the Tokyo Olympics last year, tops the European Championship scoring charts ahead of Sunday’s final against eight-time champions Germany. at Wembley Stadium.
Football-Odegaard ‘proud and grateful’ after being named new Arsenal captain
Norwegian midfielder Martin Odegaard has been named Arsenal’s new captain ahead of the 2022-23 season, the Premier League club announced on Saturday. Odegaard, 23, first arrived on loan from Real Madrid in January 2021 and after impressing manager Mikel Arteta, the club moved quickly to make the transfer permanent, signing him for around 35 million euros (35 .76 million) in August of last year.
Tennis-‘Fingers crossed!’ : Djokovic hopes to be able to participate in the US Open
Novak Djokovic said he was preparing for the US Open as if he would be allowed to compete on the hard court, despite his refusal to take the COVID-19 vaccine. Djokovic, who has three US Open titles, will not be able to participate in this year’s US Open due to current rules under which travelers wishing to enter the United States must be fully vaccinated and provide proof before entering. embark.
Soccer-Nunez makes instant impact as Liverpool beat City in Community Shield
Liverpool’s new striker Darwin Nunez scored a late goal on his debut as they drew first blood in this season’s rivalry with Manchester City following a 3-1 victory in Saturday’s Community Shield. The Uruguayan, bought from Benfica for an initial fee of 75 million euros ($76.64 million), became an instant fan favorite after capping off a spirited appearance on the bench with a stoppage time goal to secure the first trophy of the season.
(With agency contributions.)