Summary of sports news: the Nets move away from the Hawks; New York Marathon returns for golden anniversary and more

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Here is a summary of current sports news.

NHL roundup: Hurricanes rally to stay perfect

Derek Stepan had a goal and an assist and Andrei Svechnikov contributed two assists as the visiting Carolina Hurricanes rallied to a 4-3 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday night, extending their opening winning streak. season to nine games. After falling 3-1 with 11:36 left in the second period, the Hurricanes responded with three unanswered goals. Martin Necas scored the game-winning goal for Carolina at 3:26 of the third period, passing Chicago goaltender Marc-André Fleury, who let the puck get out of hand.

Monfils, injured in tennis, withdraws from match against Djokovic in Paris

Frenchman Gael Monfils withdrew hours before his match against Novak Djokovic at the Paris Masters on Thursday due to groin strain, sending the Serbian world number one to the quarter-finals. Following his second round victory over compatriot Adrian Mannarino, Monfils said he suffered an injury during the match and an ultrasound on Thursday revealed muscle damage.

Golf-Nothing Goofy on Possible PGA Return to Disney

Since they opened the doors to Walt Disney World half a century ago, they’ve played golf at Magic Kingdom. Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods and Karrie Webb are headlining a list of champions who have won the PGA and LPGA Tour events held in the resort town of Orlando, accepting congratulations and checks from the winners of Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck.

Tennis-Sanders and Tomljanovic guide Australia to Billie Jean King Cup semi-final

Storm Sanders and Ajla Tomljanovic won their respective singles matches on Thursday to help Australia beat Belarus and secure the squad’s spot in the semi-finals of the new Billie Jean King Cup final. Australia, chasing an eighth title in the women’s team competition which was previously called the Fed Cup, had beaten Belgium in their opener and their unassailable 2-0 lead over Belarus gave them assured the head of group B.

FIFA and IOC commit to NetZero goal by 2040

Some of the world’s largest sports organizations, including football‘s governing body FIFA and the International Olympic Committee (IOC), have pledged to reduce their carbon emissions and reach NetZero by 2040, he said. we announced on Wednesday. This pledge was one of many pledges agreed to at the UN climate conference COP26 in Glasgow by the Sports for Climate Action Framework (S4CA), an organization created in 2018 to bring together sports bodies to achieve the goals. global issues on climate change.

New York Marathon returns for its golden anniversary

The TCS New York City Marathon returns live for its 50th anniversary Sunday after the 2020 virtual race, with participants eager to cross the painted blue finish line inside Central Park. “Coming out of such a break in life, very similar to what we experienced in 2001 after 9/11 … the friendliness the city needed,” said Ted Metellus, Race Director at New York Road Runners , which handles the event.

Women’s soccer referee team take over Jordan men’s match for the first time

An all-female referee team supported a men’s soccer match in the Jordanian Pro League for the first time on Tuesday as part of the country’s efforts to promote football to women. Referee Esra’a Al-Mobideen and assistant referees Islam Al-Abadi, Sabreen Al-Abadi and Haneen Murad claimed Sahab’s 4-1 victory over Al-Baqa’a in the final round of the competition.

NBA summary: Nets move away from Hawks

Kevin Durant scored 15 of his 32 points in the third quarter as the Brooklyn Nets took the lead and pulled away for a 117-108 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night in New York. Durant also had seven rebounds and five assists. His teammate James Harden followed up his first triple-double of the season with 16 points and 11 of Brooklyn’s 34 assists.

Cricket-Rafiq reiterates charge of ‘institutional racism’ after Ballance admission

Former Yorkshire player Azeem Rafiq said on Thursday the issue of institutional racism was at the heart of his problems with the English county club, and not “the words of some individuals”. Rafiq’s Twitter statement comes a day after Yorkshire drummer Gary Ballance said he regretted using racist language towards his former teammate.

NFL-Packers put QB Rodgers on COVID-19 list

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has been placed on the NFL’s reserve / COVID-19 roster and will miss Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs, the team announced on Wednesday.

Several media outlets have reported that the league’s reigning MVP has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

(With contributions from agencies.)


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