Sports News Roundup: PGA Tour pushes final round of Northern Trust to Monday; Tennis-'I almost broke my hand' Medvedev collides with camera in shock loss and more
In front of throngs of hopeful fans and on a picture perfect night at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Oregon, the Ethiopian-born Dutch runner easily won with a time of 14:27.89 but failed to best the record of 14:06.62 set by Letesenbet Gidey in 2020. MLB roundup: Dodgers, Yankees run win streaks to 8 Walker Buehler pitched into the eighth inning, Trea Turner had a pair of hits and scored twice and the Los Angeles Dodgers extended their winning streak to eight games with a 3-2 victory over the visiting New York Mets on Friday.
Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.
PGA Tour pushes final round of Northern Trust to Monday
The final round of the Northern Trust will be contested on Monday concerning the projected path of Hurricane Henri, the PGA Tour announced Saturday. The system was upgraded from a tropical storm to a hurricane as of Saturday morning. It is forecast to make landfall on Sunday approximately 60 miles east of Liberty National in Jersey City, N.J., the site of the tournament.
Tennis-'I almost broke my hand' Medvedev collides with camera in shock loss
A collision with an on-court camera spelled disaster for in-form Daniil Medvedev on Saturday when he was stunned 2-6 6-3 6-3 by fellow Russian Andrey Rublev in their Western & Southern Open semi-final in Cincinnati. Rublev will play Alexander Zverev for his maiden Masters 1000 title on Sunday after the German downed Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4 3-6 7-6 (4) in a thrilling second semi-final at the warm-up for the U.S. Open.
Athletics-Thompson-Herah posts second-fastest 100m ever in speedy Pre Classic
Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Herah won the women's 100 meters in the second-fastest time ever at the Eugene Diamond League, crossing the finishing line in 10.54 seconds on Saturday. Thompson-Herah, who completed a 100m-200m double for a second successive Olympics in Tokyo, said she surprised even herself at Hayward Field, beating Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce by nearly two-tenths of a second. Shericka Jackson finished third to repeat the Jamaicans' Tokyo podium sweep.
Sha'Carri Richardson returns from the ban, finishes in last in 100 meters
Sha'Carri Richardson finished in the last place in the 100-meter dash in her return to the track Saturday at the Prefontaine Classic on Saturday in Eugene, Ore. Richardson, 21, was suspended for 30 days for testing positive for a substance found in marijuana, which forced her to miss the Olympics.
Athletics-Hassan comes up short in quest for 5,000m world record
Sifan Hassan dominated the field but came up short in her quest to break the 5,000 meters world record on Friday in her first meet since her star turns at the Tokyo Olympics. In front of throngs of hopeful fans and on a picture-perfect night at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Oregon, the Ethiopian-born Dutch runner easily won with a time of 14:27.89 but failed to beat the record of 14:06.62 set by Letesenbet Gidey in 2020.
Walker Buehler pitched into the eighth inning, Trea Turner had a pair of hits and scored twice and the Los Angeles Dodgers extended their winning streak to eight games with a 3-2 victory over the visiting New York Mets on Friday. Buehler (13-2) gave up two runs on six hits with no walks and eight strikeouts. Justin Turner, Max Muncy, and Corey Seager each drove in a run for the Dodgers, who have won 12 of their last 13. Five of the eight victories in the winning streak have come against the Mets.
Triathlon-Duffy, Blummenfelt win world titles after Olympic golds
Bermuda's Flora Duffy became the first triathlete ever to win Olympic gold and the triathlon world championship in the same year on Saturday, with Norway's Kristian Blummenfelt repeating the achievement hours later on the men's side in Edmonton. Duffy, 33, led in the standings by a 467-point margin headed into Saturday's grand final, and got a fast start diving off the pontoon under pristine conditions.
Golf-Nordqvist charges to the top of women's Open leaderboard
Sweden's Anna Nordqvist roared to the top of the women's British Open leaderboard with a faultless seven-under-par 65 at a murky and damp Carnoustie on Saturday. Two-time major champion Nordqvist's sizzling third-round featuring seven birdies and no dropped shots jumped her 22 places up the leaderboard where she is tied on nine under with Denmark's Nanna Madsen, who carded an impressive four-under 68.
NFL roundup: Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs down Cardinals
Patrick Mahomes guided the Chiefs to a field goal and threw an interception during his three-series stint as Kansas City earned a 17-10 win over the Arizona Cardinals in a preseason game Friday at Glendale, Ariz. Mahomes completed 10 of 18 passes for 78 yards. Backup quarterbacks Chad Henne and Shane Buechele each threw a touchdown pass for Kansas City (2-0).
Athletics-Richardson glad her ban brought attention to sprinting
American sprinter Sha'Carri Richardson, who will return to action this weekend after a month-long ban, said on Friday that while her positive cannabis test kept her from competing at the Tokyo Olympics she is happy it bought attention to her sport. The flamboyant American sprinter was expected to be one of the biggest draws in Tokyo but her dreams were cut short due to a positive test at the U.S. Olympic trials in June after she had streaked to victory in the 100m.
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