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NBA roundup: Suns line up with Spurs for 10th straight win
Devin Booker had a 28-point effort that included 3 straight game-breaking points in the final two minutes as the Phoenix Suns came from behind to beat the San Antonio Spurs 115-110 on Sunday to win their 10th straight game. The Suns trailed 12 points heading into the fourth quarter but rallied to take the lead. San Antonio, playing without three of their usual starters, fought back and had a 108-106 advantage before Booker hit his two tough shots from beyond the arc to put Phoenix ahead for good.
Taiwan Olympic team announces it will be at Beijing Games opening ceremony
Taiwan’s team for the Beijing Winter Olympics will be present at the opening and closing ceremonies after being notified by the International Olympic Committee that they were required to participate. Taiwan, claimed by China, fears that Beijing could “downgrade” Taiwan’s status by placing its athletes alongside those from China-led Hong Kong at the opening ceremony, a senior Taiwan official familiar with it told Reuters. with the case last week.
NHL relaxes COVID protocols for vaccinated players
The National Hockey League and its players’ association released revisions to their COVID-19 protocols on Monday that included the removal of daily testing for fully vaccinated players in light of the declining rate of positive cases. More than 100 games have been postponed this season due to COVID-related concerns and the league was particularly hard hit from mid-December to mid-January amid the spread of the highly contagious variant of Omicron.
Soccer-Nike suspends relationship with Greenwood amid assault allegations
Nike has suspended its relationship with Manchester United’s Mason Greenwood, the sportswear giant announced on Monday after accusations surfaced online that the 20-year-old striker assaulted a woman. United said on Sunday they were “aware of the images and allegations circulating on social media” and later confirmed that Greenwood would not return to training or play for the club at Old Trafford until new order.
Tennis-Del Potro back after knee injury in Buenos Aires
Injury-plagued Juan Martin Del Potro will play in his first tournament since 2019 next week after receiving a wild card for the Argentine Open, ATP 250 tournament organizers announced on Monday. Open 2009, who underwent four operations on his right knee after his last competition at the Queen’s Club in London in 2019, will also compete in the Rio Open ATP 500 tournament on clay later in February.
Beijing Olympics says 24 new COVID cases were detected among games-related personnel on January 31
The Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics Organizing Committee said on Tuesday that a total of 24 new cases of COVID-19 had been detected among games-related personnel on Jan. 31. Official website 2022.
The organizers of the Olympic Games-Beijing hope to have 30% capacity in the sites
Organizers of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics are hoping for stadium capacities of at least 30 percent despite China enforcing strict regulations to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the International Olympic Committee said on Tuesday. Tickets for the winter sports extravaganza starting Feb. 4 have not been sold to locals, but instead organizers are distributing them to “targeted” groups of people.
Olympics-Speed Skating-Hungarian Liu hopes to wave two flags on short track
The International Olympic Committee has strict rules on flags, but Liu Shaolin is unlikely to hold a special banner at the Beijing Games. The short track speed skater, who has a Hungarian mother and a Chinese father, competes for the European country but his heart is in both places.
Olympics-After being upset in his debut, Nathan Chen leaves to enjoy the second Games
American figure skater Nathan Chen was still a teenager when he stumbled upon a disastrous short program on his Olympic debut in 2018 and pulled out of medal contention despite being a favorite for gold. In Beijing, expectations don’t weigh so heavily on Chen, who has won the last three world titles and is determined to create better Olympic memories this time around.
NFL-Brady no commitment on future after retirement report
Tom Brady said Monday he has yet to make a decision on whether he intends to retire, two days after a report that the 44-year-old quarterback intended to walk away from the game.
ESPN, citing sources, said on Saturday the seven-time Super Bowl champion would retire after 22 seasons to focus on his family and his health.
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