Here is a summary of current sports news briefs.
Football-Portugal can count on Ronaldo in Qatar, says Silva
Cristiano Ronaldo retains the support of his Portugal teammates despite his recent troubles, midfielder Bernardo Silva has said as the team prepare for their eighth World Cup in Qatar. “The reality is that when you have a player like Cristiano it’s natural that sometimes you play for him because he can win you the game in the last minutes,” Silva told the FIFA website.
Rugby World Cup winner Demant calls for more support for Black Ferns
New Zealand captain and Women’s Rugby World Cup winner Ruahei Demant has praised the support her Black Ferns side have received to win the title, but called for more support to help develop the sport further . The tournament hosts handed the English favorites a 34-31 defeat in the final at Auckland’s Eden Park on Saturday in front of a record crowd of 42,579 to successfully defend their title.
Soccer-Leicester beat West Ham 2-0 after Maddison injury scare
Leicester City beat West Ham United 2-0 with goals from James Maddison and Harvey Barnes on Saturday to complete a hat-trick of Premier League away wins, although Maddison gave England fans a brief scare when he left get treatment. Leicester, who have lost their first five away games this season, needed just eight minutes to take the lead when a counter-attacking move ended with an unmarked Maddison firing his shot in the roof of the net at the far post.
NBA-Suspended Nets guard Irving will miss sixth straight game, report says
Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving’s team-imposed minimum five-game suspension for promoting an anti-Semitic documentary will extend to a sixth game, according to a report from ESPN on Saturday. The Nets’ game Saturday against the Los Angeles Clippers marked the fifth contest of the suspension imposed on Irving, but head coach Jacque Vaughn said in the report that he would not be reinstated for Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles. Angeles Lakers.
Breakdance stays true to its roots but prepares for the Paris Olympic stage
Breakdancing is set to embrace the Olympic spotlight with its Games debut less than two years away, as the mainstay of hip-hop culture returned to its roots in New York this weekend. Dutchman India Sardjoe and American Victor Montalvo were crowned champions of the Red Bull BC One World Finals on Saturday during a celebration of the break – as the participants prefer to call it – at his New York home, as competitors focus on Olympic qualifying. in 2023.
Football-Nunez and Firmino on target as Liverpool prove too strong for Saints
Liverpool’s South American strikers Darwin Nunez and Roberto Firmino propelled the side to a 3-1 victory at home to Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday in their last game before the season’s World Cup break. The win lifted Liverpool to sixth in the league table with 22 points after 14 games, although Brighton & Hove Albion could climb above them when they take on Aston Villa on Sunday. Southampton are 19th with 12 points after 15 games.
Honorary Brazilian Motor Racing Hamilton has the Interlagos crowd behind him
Sao Paulo’s Interlagos circuit has become a stronghold for fans of seven-time Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton, and honorary Brazilian citizenship has made him a “local” hero. The 37-year-old Briton received the honor from the lower house of parliament this month as members of Congress highlighted his deep connection to the country where he won his first title in 2008.
Tennis-Australia knocks out Great Britain to stage BJK Cup final clash with Switzerland
Australia edged Great Britain 2-1 in the semi-final of the Billie Jean King Cup final on Saturday to advance to the final where they will seek to win their first title since 1974 when they face Switzerland. Storm Sanders was Australia’s hero after winning the opening singles match before returning for the deciding doubles match alongside 38-year-old Samantha Stosur.
Mixed Martial Arts-Pereira stuns Adesanya to claim UFC middleweight crown
Brazilian Alex Pereira pulled off a stunning comeback to knock out Israel Adesanya in the fifth round to win the UFC middleweight title and Zhang Weili choked out Carla Esparza to regain the strawweight belt at UFC 281 at Madison Square Garden .
Late on the judges’ scorecards and out of breath, Pereira unleashed an astonishing combination of punches in the final round to dethrone Adesanya, who had held the title for 3½ years, in his eighth professional MMA fight only. .
Davies, injured in soccer, named to Canada’s World Cup squad
Canada named Bayern Munich’s Alphonso Davies to their World Cup squad on Sunday, dispelling any doubts whether the injured full-back would be fit for the tournament in Qatar after picking up the injury. Davies, who plays as a striker for Canada, has missed the German side’s last two Bundesliga games after suffering a hamstring injury earlier this month as the 22-year-old tore a fiber muscle in the back of the right thigh.
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