Cricket Australia’s Cummins wants to play until he’s 35 for fear of burnout; Soccer-City will be ‘unstoppable’ at home against Real, say Grealish and others

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Cricket Australia’s Cummins wants to play until he’s 35 amid fears of burnout

Australia captain Pat Cummins wants to play international cricket for another five years but has already experienced a period of burnout that has forced him to reassess the balance in his life. The 30-year-old paceman played his first Test as a teenager in South Africa in 2011 but didn’t play his second until six years later as he healed from a series of injuries.

Soccer-City will be ‘unstoppable’ at home against Real, says Grealish

Manchester City will be “unstoppable” at home when they host Real Madrid in the second leg of their Champions League semi-final, winger Jack Grealish has said. City drew 1-1 in the first leg in the Spanish capital on Tuesday after Kevin De Bruyne’s stunning low shot nullified Vinicius Jr’s opener for Real.

MLB Roundup: Yankees blast A’s on Aaron Judge return

Gleyber Torres scored at home for the second straight season and drove in three carries as the New York Yankees beat the visiting Oakland Athletics 10-5 on Tuesday night. The Yankees welcomed Aaron Judge back from the 10-game injury list due to a strained right hip and watched him go 0-3 with two RBIs and a run. Judge scored in New York’s five-time third run against Oakland starter Drew Rucinski (0-3) as the Yankees hit 24 runs in their last three games.

Tennis Pegula angered at Madrid organizers after finalists refused to speak

World number three Jessica Pegula has criticized organizers of the Madrid Open after the American and her colleagues were not allowed to give speeches at the awards ceremony in the women’s doubles final. Pegula and Coco Gauff lost Sunday’s women’s doubles final 6-1, 6-4 to Victoria Azarenka and Beatriz Haddad Maia, and neither player was given a chance to address the audience.

Baseball Mets, Phillies to play series in London next year

Major League Baseball (MLB) is expected to send the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies across the Atlantic for their annual London Series of Games next year, a source with knowledge of the plans told Reuters on Tuesday. MLB first hosted games in London in 2019 and last year unveiled plans to hold regular-season games there in 2023, 2024 and 2026 as part of a long-term strategic partnership with the city.

Tennis sinner embraces a more positive attitude ahead of the Italian Open

Jannik Sinner said he plays with a different mindset now and isn’t afraid to predict he can win the ‘big, big games’ when the Italian returns to the pitch in front of his home fans in Rome this week. Sinner withdrew from the Barcelona Open quarter-finals last month due to illness and missed the Madrid Open the following week, but the 21-year-old said he was fully fit for the Italian Open.

Motorcycle Honda says Marquez fit for French Grand Prix

Honda rider Marc Marquez will return to this weekend’s French Grand Prix after recovering from a hand injury, the MotoGP team announced on Wednesday. Marquez underwent surgery after breaking the first metacarpal of his right hand following a collision at the season-opening race in Portugal. The injury ruled him out of racing in Argentina, Texas and Spain.

Tennis-Kenin advances to Rome second round with a fight win, Fernandez is out

Sofia Kenin was forced to work hard by Cristina Bucsa at the Italian Open on Tuesday before the former Australian Open champion prevailed 6-3 6-7 (8) 7-5 to secure a second-round meeting with world number two Aryna Sabalenka. America’s Kenin, who was once number four but slipped to 134 in the world due to illness and injuries after her triumph at Melbourne Park in 2020, was far from her best but made it up in just over three hours to come by Bucsa.

Football-‘As long as he’s happy’, Argentina boss doesn’t worry about Messi moves

Argentina’s world champion coach Lionel Scaloni said he doesn’t care where Lionel Messi plays his club football as long as he feels comfortable and happy. Messi’s future at Paris Saint Germain has been the subject of much speculation for the past week after the Qatari club suspended him over a trip to Saudi Arabia and a missed training session.

Tennis-Medvedev relies on more spin, improved gliding on clay

World number three Daniil Medvedev said he wants to focus on putting more spin and sharpening his slide to develop his game on clay as he prepares for the Italian Open this week. Medvedev has previously described himself as a “hard court specialist” having won 18 of his 19 titles, including the 2021 US Open, on hard courts.

(With agency contributions.)


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