Following is a abstract of present sports activities information briefs.
NBA roundup: Joel Embiid, Sixers sink Jazz in closing seconds
Joel Embiid hit a game-winning shot with 5 seconds left and James Harden fired in 18 of his 31 factors within the fourth quarter to steer the Philadelphia 76ers to a 118-117 win over the Utah Jazz on Saturday in Salt Lake Metropolis. Embiid completed with 30 factors and 7 rebounds, Tyrese Maxey scored 21 factors and Shake Milton contributed 17 because the 76ers started a five-game Western Convention highway journey on the proper observe.
Tennis-Retiring Stosur ‘too passionate’ to stroll away from the game
Sam Stosur will bid a bittersweet farewell to house followers on the Australian Open however is not going to be straying removed from the sport, the 38-year-old main winner mentioned on Sunday. Stosur introduced on social media she is going to retire from the game after a final look within the doubles tournaments at Melbourne Park, 21 years after her first Australian Open.
Soccer-Rashford function in equaliser was clear interference, says Metropolis’s Akanji
Manchester City defender Manuel Akanji mentioned Marcus Rashford was clearly interfering with play within the lead-up to Manchester United’s equaliser of their Premier League match on Saturday. City defenders tracked Rashford’s run from an offside place as he chased the ball for 30 metres earlier than Bruno Fernandes stepped in on the final second to attain.
Tennis-Rune able to rock the boat at Australian Open
Holger Rune heads into the Australian Open because the final man to beat favorite Novak Djokovic and the Danish teenager is able to take the struggle to the established order on the 12 months’s first Grand Slam, which begins on Monday. The 19-year-old received three titles in 2022 together with his first ATP Masters 1000 crown in Paris in November, the place he beat 21-times main champion Djokovic within the closing after getting previous 4 different top-10 gamers alongside the best way.
Soccer-Rashford fires Man United into title race, Liverpool lose once more
Manchester United supporters are dreaming of a primary Premier League title in a decade after Marcus Rashford earned a dramatic win over rivals Manchester City on Saturday, whereas Liverpool misplaced at Brighton & Hove Albion of their disappointing season. On the different finish of the desk, backside aspect Southampton received 2-1 at Everton, whose season goes from dangerous to worse, whereas Wolverhampton Wanderers and Nottingham Forest earned worthwhile victories of their bids to keep away from relegation.
Motor racing-Andretti’s Dennis dominates System E’s first Gen3 race
Britain’s Jake Dennis received the primary race of electrical System E’s Gen3 period on Saturday with a dominant drive for the Porsche-powered Avalanche Andretti workforce in Mexico Metropolis. The victory on the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez was Dennis’s profession fourth within the collection and he beat Porsche’s Pascal Wehrlein by 7.816 seconds after beginning in second place and taking the lead on lap 12.
NHL roundup: Kraken use enormous 2nd interval to down Blackhawks
Jared McCann netted his first profession hat trick, scoring twice in Seattle’s six-goal first interval, and the Kraken went on to defeat the host Chicago Blackhawks 8-5 on Saturday night time. The Kraken received their franchise-record eighth sport in a row and accomplished a 7-0-0 highway swing — the primary time in NHL historical past a workforce received seven consecutive video games on a single journey.
Tennis-Nadal launches title defence as Australian Open ushers in new period
Rafa Nadal will kick off his Australian Open title defence on Monday with a primary spherical take a look at in opposition to rising Briton Jack Draper as a brand new period begins on the blue hardcourts of Melbourne Park. On the first Grand Slam following Roger Federer’s retirement and Serena Williams’s “evolving away” from tennis, Spaniard Nadal carries the flame for the fading golden technology as he bids for a twenty third main title and third at Melbourne Park.
Cricket-‘Elevate the roof’: BBL gamers fume over ‘weird’ rule
A controversial Huge Bash League (BBL) rule got here below the highlight throughout Saturday’s Melbourne derby when two batsmen have been every awarded six runs after hitting the roof after they might have been out caught as a substitute. The Renegades beat the Stars by six runs in a tense derby on the Marvel Stadium however the chasing workforce have been let off twice when Joe Clarke and Beau Webster hit the roof and noticed the ball land contained in the 30-yard circle.
French champions Paris St Germain mentioned they may discover “different choices” for his or her house stadium after Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo mentioned the Parc des Princes was not on the market. The stadium, owned by the Paris metropolis council, has been PSG’s house since they entered France’s high division in 1974.
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