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Mertens, Sabalenka clinch Australian Open women’s doubles title

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Elise Mertens and Aryna Sabalenka beat Czech pair Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova 6-2 6-3 to win the Australian Open women’s doubles title on Friday for their second Grand Slam trophy together.Slideshow ( 5 images )Seeded second at Melbourne Park, the pair won their maiden major at the 2019 U.S....

NFL roundup: Chiefs down Saints for 9th straight win

Patrick Mahomes threw three touchdown passes and the visiting Kansas City Chiefs won their ninth consecutive game by defeating the New Orleans Saints 32-29 on Sunday in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.FILE PHOTO: Dec 13, 2020; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) celebrates after defeating the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit:...

Motor racing: Mick Schumacher bags Formula Two title before graduation to F1

(Reuters) - An ‘overwhelmed’ Mick Schumacher graduated to Formula One as the 2020 Formula Two champion on Sunday despite failing to score in his last race before joining the U.S.-owned Haas F1 team.FILE PHOTO: Racing driver Mick Schumacher attends an event to celebrate 90 years of Italian premium sports car maker Ferrari racing team at Milan's Duomo...

Colts QB Rivers needs foot surgery after season

The toe injury that has bothered Indianapolis Colts quarterback Philip Rivers the last two weeks will require offseason surgery to correct, NFL Network reported Sunday.Rivers, who turns 39 on Tuesday, has a plantar plate rupture to the big toe on his right foot, per the report.He also has an...

Astros edge Rays, send ALCS to Game 5

George Springer hit a tiebreaking two-run home run in the fifth inning to back a gutsy start from Zack Greinke as the Houston Astros avoided a sweep with a 4-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series on Wednesday night at San Diego.Jose Altuve also...

After successful bubble, league grapples with uncertain future

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As the NBA bursts its bubble following the completion of the Finals on Sunday, the league now faces tough questions about when next season will begin and what it will look like.Oct 11, 2020; Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA; The Los Angeles Lakers celebrate their win over the Miami Heat after game six...

Mayweather offers to cover funeral costs for George Floyd

NEW YORK - Boxing great Floyd Mayweather has offered to cover the funeral expenses for George Floyd, the 46-year-old African-American man whose death while in police custody in Minneapolis prompted protests across the United States.The former five-division world champion’s promotional company, Mayweather Productions, confirmed on Twitter that he had made the offer, and...

Nationals players pledge compensation for team’s minor leaguers

Facing additional paycuts, players in the Washington Nationals’ farm system are set to receive an unexpected boost.The Washington Post reported the Nationals planned to reduce pay for minor league players to $300 per week.Veteran reliever Sean Doolittle announced via Twitter that the team’s current 25-man roster intends to commit...

Durant won’t play if NBA resumes season

Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant will not play if the NBA restarts the season, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Sunday.The Nets are determined to let the four-time scoring champion rest until next season rather than risk reinjuring his right Achilles tendon.“Kevin Durant’s not coming back to the Nets this year,”...

Patriots to trade Rob Gronkowski to Buccaneers, reuniting him with Tom Brady, reports say

Tight end Rob Gronkowski is making a comeback to the NFL.The New England Patriots are trading Gronkowski and a 2020 seventh-round pick to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for a 2020 fourth-round pick, ESPN and NFL Network first reported. Fox Sports' Jay Glazer later tweeted that Gronk left him a voice message saying: “I’m baaaaaackkkkkk!”Gronkowski passed his physical and the trade...

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