Here is a summary of current sports news briefs.
Football-Liverpool boss Klopp backs Salah to shine after signing new contract
Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp has backed Mohamed Salah to deliver in the new season after the Egyptian striker ended speculation over his future at Anfield by signing a new long-term contract with the Premier League club. Salah, who scored 31 times for Liverpool last season as they won the domestic cup double, put pen to paper last month on a three-year contract.
Motor racing-McLaren told Ricciardo Piastri would replace him-reports
McLaren has told Daniel Ricciardo that fellow Australian Oscar Piastri will replace him in the Formula 1 team next season, according to media reports on Friday. The site http://www.racingnews365.com quoted Australian sources as saying that Ricciardo had been officially informed of his “disengagement”.
MLB roundup: Dodgers honor Vin Scully, rout Padres
The Los Angeles Dodgers pounced on Sean Manaea for four runs in the first inning and four more in the third on Friday night, then cruised to an 8-1 win over the visiting San Diego Padres in the opener. three-game weekend series. The Dodgers also honored Vin Scully before and during their first home game since the Hall of Fame broadcaster’s death on Tuesday.
WTA roundup: Emma Raducanu falls in quarter-finals in Washington
Russia’s Liudmila Samsonova saved four set points in the opening set and then beat second seed Emma Raducanu of Great Britain 7-6(6), 6-1 on Friday in the Citi Open quarter-finals in Washington. Raducanu, the defending US Open champion, failed twice to win the first set with Samsonova serving at 4-5. Raducanu then took a 6-4 lead in the tiebreaker but lost the next four points.
ATP review: Andrey Rublev and Nick Kyrgios survive busy day in Washington
Andrey Rublev of Russia and recent Wimbledon runner-up Nick Kyrgios of Australia both won two matches on Friday to reach the Citi Open semifinals in Washington. The tournament schedule has been compacted due to weather-related suspensions and postponements.
INTERVIEW-Paralympic Games-Russia decision on Paris 2024 in November but situation unchanged-Chief of the IPC
A decision on Russia and Belarus’ participation in the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games will be made in November, but the ongoing war in Ukraine means their ban from the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games remains in place, it said on Friday. the President of the International Paralympic Committee. Russian and Belarusian athletes were banned from competing in the Chinese capital on the eve of the Paralympic Games in March because of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, for which Belarus has been a key staging area.
Tennis-Medvedev confirms extended stay for No. 1 with Los Cabos final
Daniil Medvedev will arrive in New York for his US Open title defense this month as the top seed after the Russian confirmed his retention as world number one by reaching the final in Los Cabos, Australia. Mexico, Friday. A ban on Russian players at Wimbledon due to Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine forced Medvedev to miss the grass-court major and he arrived in Mexico for the ATP 250 event with his top ranking under threat.
Tennis-Nadal withdraws from Montreal hard-court event
Rafa Nadal has pulled out of next week’s US Open tune-up event in Montreal, Canada, due to the same abdominal strain that forced him to miss his Wimbledon semi-final last month. last, he said on Friday. World number three Nadal’s quest for a Grand Slam on the calendar has come to an end after he pulled out of his highly anticipated showdown against Australian Nick Kyrgios less than 24 hours before the game.
McKeon admits snooker program took ‘mental toll’
Multiple champion Emma McKeon says she had to pay a psychological price for her dominance in the pool after the Australian became the most successful Commonwealth Games athlete of all time. McKeon, who also has a record number of Olympic medals to her name, won six gold medals along with a silver and a bronze in Birmingham to bring her medal tally to a record 20 at the quadrennial event.
Tennis-Serena Williams faces tough draw in first US Open tune-up event
Serena Williams will have her work cut out for her when the Toronto Open kicks off next week as the 23-time Grand Slam champion begins her hard preparations for the upcoming US Open. If Williams manages to get past a qualifier in her first-round match, she will next face Tokyo Olympics gold medalist Belinda Bencic or savvy veteran and former world number one Victoria Azarenka in the second round.
(With agency contributions.)