Sports news roundup: Boxing-UFC heavyweight champ Ngannou eyes Fury fight; Tennis-Raducanu part ways with coach Beltz after five months – BBC & More
Here is a summary of current sports news briefs.
Boxing-UFC heavyweight champion Ngannou considering Fury fight
UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou has said he hopes to fight Tyson Fury in a crossover fight in 2023 and there’s a “70% chance” his next opponent will be the British boxer. WBC heavyweight champion Fury had suggested he would fight Ngannou when the pair spoke in the ring following the Briton’s win over Dillian Whyte on Saturday.
Tennis-Raducanu part ways with coach Beltz after five months – BBC
US Open champion Emma Raducanu has parted ways with German coach Torben Beltz after working with him for five months, the BBC reported on Tuesday. Raducanu appointed Beltz as coach in November after parting ways with Andrew Richardson following her surprise triumph at Flushing Meadows, where she became the first qualifier to win a Grand Slam.
Football-Liverpool to face Crystal Palace in pre-season friendly in Singapore
Liverpool will face Crystal Palace in Singapore as part of their pre-season tour of Asia in July, the Premier League club announced on Tuesday. Liverpool will meet Palace at the National Stadium in Singapore on July 15, three days after facing Manchester United in Thailand.
NBA roundup: Celtics complete Nets sweep
Jayson Tatum scored 29 points before fouling out late in the fourth quarter as the Boston Celtics never trailed and finished a four-game sweep of the Brooklyn Nets in their Premier League Conference series. ‘Is holding on for a 116-112 win Monday night in New York. The second-seeded Celtics, who lost to the Nets in five games this round last season, are awaiting the winner of the Milwaukee-Chicago series. The Bucks lead the Bulls three games to one.
MLB roundup: Five-point 9th propels Mets past Cardinals
Dominic Smith hit the deciding two-run single as the visiting New York Mets rallied for five runs in the ninth inning to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-2 on Monday. The decisive Mets outburst included an RBI single from Mark Canha, the hit from Smith and a two-run homer from Brandon Nimmo.
Swimming-FINA investigating after Rylov competed while serving ban
Swimming’s world governing body FINA said on Monday it had launched an internal review after Russian swimmer Evgeny Rylov competed in national championships while serving a ban for participating in a rally in support of swimming. invasion of Ukraine by Moscow. Rylov, who won gold in the 100m and 200m backstroke at the Tokyo Olympics last year, was among several athletes who attended a massive rally at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium last month hosted by President Vladimir Putin.
Games-Australia and New Zealand not sending athletes to Asian Games
Australia will not accept the offer to send athletes to the Asian Games for the first time this year because none of the sports federations invited have expressed interest in traveling to Hangzhou, the Australian Olympic Committee said on Tuesday ( AOC). The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) had invited a quota of around 300 athletes and 150 support staff from countries in Oceania, including Australia and New Zealand, to participate in the Games from September 10-25. in the city of eastern China.
Soccer-Leeds boss Marsch hopes to succeed a second time against Man City
Leeds United manager Jesse Marsch is hoping for a better result when he takes on Manchester City for the second time this season after his former side RB Leipzig lost a thrilling nine-goal Champions League win last year. Marsch was in charge of Leipzig when they lost 6-3 to City in a group stage match in September before parting ways with the Bundesliga club at the end of the year.
Olympic snowboarding champion Kim will take a break for her mental health
Two-time Olympic snowboarding champion Chloe Kim has said she will not be competing in the 2022-23 season to focus on her mental health after an “exhausting” year. The American became the youngest woman to win Olympic gold in snowboarding when she won the halfpipe at the 2018 Winter Games aged 17 and defended her title in Beijing earlier this year.
Biden welcomes Stanley Cup winners Tampa Bay Lightning to the White House
US President Joe Biden hosted the Tampa Bay Lightning at the White House on Monday to celebrate the National Hockey League team’s back-to-back Stanley Cup championships, as he and his fellow Democrats tussle with the Republican governor who leads the team’s home state of Florida. Monday’s visit was the Tampa Bay team’s first-ever visit to the White House to celebrate a Stanley Cup championship win.
(With agency contributions.)