Sports News Roundup: Condoleezza Rice added to Broncos ownership group; Allen aims to meet his own high expectations and more

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Here is a summary of current sports news briefs.

Tennis-Ice-cool Djokovic tames fiery Kyrgios to continue Wimbledon love affair

Novak Djokovic remained serene amid a frenetic atmosphere to tame fiery Australian Nick Kyrgios in a thrilling final on Sunday, lifting a seventh Wimbledon trophy and taking his tally of Grand Slam titles to 21. conditions to win 4- 6 6-3 6-4 7-6(3) for his fourth consecutive trophy at the grass-court major to close in on Rafa Nadal’s record 22 Grand Slam titles.

Athletics-Rested Muhammad set to renew rivalry with record holder McLaughlin

Returning champion Dalilah Muhammad says she is capable of breaking her personal best at the world championships as she rekindles one of athletics’ fiercest rivalries in the 400 meters hurdles. The 2016 Olympic champion pulled out of the national championships last month but said she was rested and ready as the international track and field meet begins in the United States for the first time this week in Eugene, Wash. ‘Oregon.

NFL-Condoleezza Rice added to Broncos ownership group

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has joined the ownership group of the National Football League’s Denver Broncos, the team announced Monday. The Walton-Penner family ownership group, which last month reached a deal to buy the Broncos, announced the addition of Rice, who became the second female secretary of state in 2005 under Republican President George W Bush.

Athletics-Allen aims to meet its high expectations

Former University of Oregon dual-sport star Devon Allen will enjoy the crowd’s complete approval during his alma mater at this year’s World Championships in Athletics as he aims to live up to his own high expectations in the 110 meter hurdles. The NFL athlete-turned-wide receiver beat reigning world champion Grant Holloway in 12.84 seconds at the New York Grand Prix last month, the third-fastest run ever.

It’s not cricket! – Indian police dismantle fake league

Workers posing as cricketers, clever camera angles and fake team names were all part of an elaborate West Indian cricket league hoax broadcast on YouTube that was used to draw money from players in Russia, police said on Monday. Modeled after the popular Indian Premier League, a group of men in the western Indian state of Gujarat rented land, installed cameras and asked local workers to dress in team uniforms and playing cricket.

Athletics-Jacobs returns to 100m spotlight against starving Americans at home

A reigning Olympic champion rediscovering his form, a reigning world champion with a point to prove and the fastest man in 2022 will headline a crowded 100-meter field when the world championships kick off in Hayward Field in Eugene on Friday. Olympic gold medalist Lamont Marcell Jacobs returns to the big 100m stage after muscle injuries ruled him out of several Diamond League encounters and the Italian has been far from his best this season.

Motor racing-Herta testing with the McLaren F1 team in Portugal this week

Race-winning US IndyCar driver Colton Herta is testing a Formula 1 car for the first time with McLaren at Portugal’s Portimao circuit this week, the UK-based team said. The 22-year-old Andretti Autosport driver will be behind the wheel of last year’s McLaren MCL35M as part of the team’s Testing of Previous Cars (TPC) programme.

Golf-British Open champion Morikawa hands over Claret Jug: ‘It sucked’

Golf’s oldest championship is steeped in tradition, and for Collin Morikawa to fire the Claret Jug ahead of his title defense at this week’s British Open is a custom he could do without. Morikawa’s name was etched into the Claret Jug after his victory in 2021 and had the famous silver trophy in his possession for a year until he finally had to hand it over this week in exchange for a replica that he can keep.

Former Formula 1 chief Ecclestone charged with UK tax evasion

Former Formula 1 chief Bernie Ecclestone has been charged with fraud for failing to declare more than 400 million pounds ($477 million) in overseas assets to the UK tax authorities, officials said on Monday. prosecutors. The Crown Prosecution Service said Ecclestone, 91, faces one count of fraud by false representation.

Athletics-Coe hopes Eugene world championships can finally help America break through

The 18th edition of the World Championships in Athletics kicks off Friday in Eugene, Oregon, and while this is, remarkably, the first time the event has been staged in the United States, sports executives are banking on it to make a splash in the host country. One of the big anomalies in athletics is that the United States has been its dominant superpower for over a century, but has never really taken the sport to heart in terms of live attendance, TV ratings or of media coverage.

(With agency contributions.)

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