Here is a summary of current sports news briefs.
Motor racing – That’s how F1 is, says Hulkenberg as Schumacher exits
Germany’s Nico Hulkenberg showed little sympathy for Mick Schumacher on Monday after replacing his young compatriot at Formula 1 team Haas next season. Haas announced last week at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix that the 35-year-old Hulkenberg would return to replace the 23-year-old in the USA squad.
Soccer-Messi feels fit ahead of last ‘special’ World Cup
Argentina captain Lionel Messi has said he is physically ready for the World Cup in Qatar and it will be a special occasion as his side are one of the favorites in what will likely be their final appearance in the global tournament. “I feel very good physically, I think I’m in a great moment, both personally and physically and I don’t have any problems,” said Messi, who trained slightly away from his teammates on Saturday, during of a press conference on Monday. .
Football-half switch helps Wales snatch USA draw with late Bale penalty
Wales talisman Gareth Bale scored a late penalty as they rallied in the second half to secure a 1-1 draw with the United States in a thrilling World Cup Group B clash in a noisy Ahmad bin Ali Stadium on Monday. It was the proverbial two-half game as the USA entered the break with a deserved 1-0 advantage handed to them after a superb finish from Timothy Weah, the former player’s son World of the Year and current President of Liberia, George.
Backyard cricket game with ex-school teacher led to Maxwell’s bad break
Glenn Maxwell says a bit of backyard rowdiness with a former schoolteacher at a party in Melbourne led to the broken leg that wrecked the Australian all-rounder’s summer. The hard-hitting drummer suffered a broken tibula in his left leg during the incident and underwent surgery earlier this month to reset the bone. It can be shelved for up to three months.
FIFA World Cup-Seven captains drop OneLove armband following pressure from FIFA
The captains of England, Wales, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany and Denmark will not wear “OneLove” armbands at the World Cup under pressure from FIFA, have indicated their associations in a joint press release on Monday. FIFA has threatened to issue yellow cards to any player wearing the multicolored armband which was introduced to support diversity and inclusion.
Football – “The best timing is my timing”, says Cristiano Ronaldo about his interview
Cristiano Ronaldo believes his explosive TV interview, in which the Manchester United striker said he had been betrayed by the club and was being sent off, was not a distraction in Portugal’s dressing room during the World Cup. The Portugal captain said he was not worried about the impact of his actions on the team, adding that he felt good about their chances of winning the World Cup.
Football-Dutch leg returns to World Cup with 2-0 win over Senegal
Three-time World Cup finalists the Netherlands returned to the biggest international stage after an eight-year absence, beating Senegal 2-0 in their Group A match on Monday with late goals from Cody Gakpo and the replacing Davy Klaassen. The Dutch, who failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, have now gone 16 games unbeaten since manager Louis van Gaal took over for the third time, making him the Dutch manager. the most successful with 38 wins, overtaking Dick Advocaat.
American football journalist says he was arrested at the World Cup for a rainbow jersey
A US journalist said he was briefly detained on Monday as he tried to enter a World Cup stadium in Qatar while wearing a rainbow shirt in support of the LGBTQ community in a country where homosexual relations are illegal. Grant Wahl, a former Sports Illustrated journalist who now has his own website, says World Cup security denied him entry to the United States opener against Wales at Ahmad Stadium Bin Ali to Al Rayyan and asked him to take off his shirt.
Football-Argentina is not obliged to win the World Cup, says Scaloni
Argentina are under no obligation to win the World Cup, coach Lionel Scaloni said ahead of their opener against Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, adding that simple details will decide who will become champions. Argentina have won the 2021 Copa America but despite always being one of the World Cup favourites, they haven’t lifted football’s most prized trophy in the past 36 years.
NBA Champion Golden State Warriors Sued Over FTX Collapse
The Golden State Warriors were sued Monday by an FTX client who accused the defending National Basketball Association champions of fraudulently promoting the now bankrupt cryptocurrency exchange. Elliott Lam, a Canadian citizen and resident of Hong Kong, filed his proposed class action lawsuit in San Francisco federal court on behalf of “thousands, if not millions” of people outside the United States who traded on the trading platform. FTX.
(With agency contributions.)