Tennis-Djokovic Misses Miami Open Due to Vaccination Status; Tennis Rybakina says she reached the highest level in defeating Swiatek and more

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NCAA Tournament Recap: Fairleigh Dickinson makes history against Purdue

For the second time in 152 attempts, a No. 16 wore the slipper perfectly against a No. 1 in the NCAA tournament. Sean Moore scored 19 and Grant Singleton added eight points, six rebounds, five assists and three steals as Fairleigh Dickinson, No. 16, defeated No. 1 Purdue, at 63, in an East Region first-round game in Columbus, Ohio, Friday night :58 shocked.

Spring Training Recap: Nats scores 8 points in ninth place to beat Astros

Darren Baker hit a game-defining grand slam in the ninth inning as the Washington Nationals came back with eight runs to beat the Houston Astros 11-7 in a spring practice game in West Palm Beach, Fla. on Friday, ninth 7-3, with Jeremy Pena had previously hit two homers and was going 3-on-3 with three RBIs.

According to Tennis-Sabalenka, the WTA is doing its best to support players amid war-related tensions

World number two Aryna Sabalenka said the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) has done a good job of supporting players from Ukraine, Russia and Belarus amid tensions in the dressing room following Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine last year. Ukraine’s Lesia Tsurenko pulled out of her match against Belarus’ Sabalenka in Indian Wells because she said it was a panic attack sparked by a conversation with WTA chief Steve Simon about tennis’s response to the Russian invasion .

Tennis new mother Svitolina celebrates a comeback at the Charleston Open in April

Former world number three Elina Svitolina will return to the WTA Tour following her maternity leave at next month’s Charleston Open in South Carolina after accepting a wildcard, clay-court tournament organizers said. Ukraine’s Svitolina, who last played in Miami a year ago, is returning to action with husband and fellow tennis player Gael Monfils after the birth of their daughter Skai.

Women’s NCAA Summary: South Florida surpasses Marquette in OT

Elena Tsineke’s jumper with 31.2 seconds left lifted the eighth seed South Florida to a 67-65 overtime win over the ninth seed in the first round of Friday’s Greenville 1 Regional of the NCAA tournament in Columbia, SC set marquette. “What a start to the NCAA tournament,” said South Florida coach Jose Fernandez.

Tennis Rybakina beats defending champion Swiatek to reach Indian Wells final

Elena Rybakina defeated defending champion Iga Swiatek 6-2, 6-2 in the semifinals in Indian Wells on Friday to face Aryna Sabalenka in the final. Two months after Rybakina threw Swiatek out of the Australian Open in the fourth round, the Wimbledon champion put on another impressive performance against the world number one.

Tennis-Djokovic misses Miami Open due to vaccination status

Novak Djokovic will miss next week’s Miami Open after the Serb was denied a special permit that would have allowed him to enter the United States despite not being vaccinated against COVID-19, tournament director James Blake said on Friday. “We tried to get Novak Djokovic to get an exemption but it wasn’t possible,” Blake told Tennis Channel.

Tennis Rybakina says she reached the highest level in the loss to Swiatek

Elena Rybakina said she gave a glimpse of her best form during her dominant win over world no. if you keep this level. The world No. 10 beat defending champion Swiatek 6-2, 6-2 to start a duel with Aryna Sabalenka. The Kazakh said her aggressive style and booming serve made the difference in this match.

Olympia-Keep Russian, Belarusian athletes banned-German Olympic Committee

The German Olympic Committee (DOSB) on Friday said it supported maintaining a ban on Russian and Belarusian athletes but rejected plans to boycott the Paris 2024 Olympics over their participation. Ukraine has led a call to ban athletes from Russia and its close ally Belarus from next year’s Paris Games after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said in January it was open to accepting them as neutral participants.

Heartbroken Soccer-Canada’s Beckie misses World Cup after suffering cruciate ligament injury

Canada and Portland Thorns forward Janine Beckie will miss this year’s Women’s World Cup after confirming on Friday that she has torn the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in her right knee. In a statement on her website, reigning National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) champion Thorns said Beckie will miss the remainder of the 2023 season, adding that she “will have surgery in the coming weeks to repair the injury.” repair”.

(With agency contributions.)


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