Sports News Roundup: Tennis-Sandgren hit in groin, defaults after striking line judge with ball; Tennis-Raducanu's toughest challenge is coping with the fame game and more
The 28-year-old, who won the 5,000 metres Diamond League tile in Zurich last week, shaved nearly four seconds off the outdoor record and over two off the indoor mark. Tennis-McEnroe stands by Raducanu comments, lauds her US Open triumph John McEnroe was met with a backlash after his comments about Emma Raducanu when she retired from Wimbledon in July but the American said he was "very supportive" of her at the time and praised the Briton for her stunning U.S. Open victory.
Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.
Tennis-Sandgren hit in groin, defaults after striking line judge with ball
Tennys Sandgren defaulted from a tournament on Tuesday when the American accidentally struck a line judge with a ball after himself being hit in the groin. Sandgren ranked 103rd in the world and top seed at the ATP Challenger event in Cary, North Carolina, doubled over after being struck by a ball bounced to him by a ball boy as he prepared to serve in the second game of the match against Christopher Eubanks.
Tennis-Raducanu's toughest challenge is coping with the fame game
Emma Raducanu has spent her time hopping from one media interview to another since her fairytale U.S. Open triumph and how she deals with her newfound fame could be as important as her tennis skills for her long-term success. The 18-year-old Briton stunned the world with her improbable run to the title last week, triggering comparisons with some of the greatest achievements in sport.
Afghan women's soccer team arrives in Pakistan - information minister
Afghanistan's women's soccer team has left for neighboring Pakistan, the information minister in Islamabad said on Tuesday, as questions linger over the status of female athletes under Taliban rule. "We welcome Afghanistan women football team, they arrived at Torkham Border from Afghanistan," said Fawad Chaudhry, Pakistan's information minister, in a Tweet, adding they were received by a representative of the Pakistan Football Federation.
After being caught up in a showbiz whirlwind following her unexpected run to the U.S. Open final, Canadian teenager Leylah Fernandez said she now feels like Cinderella. The 19-year-old, along with U.S. Open champion Emma Raducanu, is being hailed the world over after her electrifying run in Flushing Meadows.
Doping-WADA to review cannabis ban for athletes
An advisory group to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) will review whether cannabis should remain a banned substance, a move that comes after American track and field star Sha'Carri Richardson missed the Tokyo Games after testing positive for it.
Golf-DeChambeau 'wrecked' his hands from long drive contest training
Bryson DeChambeau said he has "wrecked" his hands by training for long-drive contests, as the American ramps up his preparation for next week's Ryder Cup. The world number seven will make his second appearance at the Ryder Cup, a biennial team competition between the United States and Europe, which will be held at Whistling Straits from Sept. 24-26.
Tennis-US Open women's final draws bigger audience than men's decider on ESPN
The U.S. Open women's final between Emma Raducanu and Leylah Fernandez attracted a bigger audience on ESPN than the men's clash featuring calendar year Grand Slam-chasing Novak Djokovic and Russia's Daniil Medvedev, the U.S. sports channel said. The Saturday broadcast of the women's final peaked at 3.4 million viewers while the men's final, which saw Medvedev win his first major title, had a peak of 2.7 million the following day, ESPN said.
Soccer-Men's and Women's teams offered identical contract proposals - U.S. Soccer
The U.S. Soccer Federation said on Tuesday it has offered identical contract proposals to the respective men's and women's player's associations, in an effort to bring the two parties under one collective bargaining agreement (CBA) structure. "U.S. Soccer firmly believes that the best path forward for all involved, and for the future of the sport in the United States, is a single pay structure for both senior national teams," U.S. Soccer said in a written statement.
Athletics-Niyonsaba smashes women's 2,000m world record
Burundi's Francine Niyonsaba capped off her season by breaking the 2,000 meters world record on Tuesday, finishing with a time of 5 minutes and 21.56 seconds at a Continental Tour event in Zagreb. The 28-year-old, who won the 5,000 meters Diamond League title in Zurich last week, shaved nearly four seconds off the outdoor record and over two off the indoor mark.
Tennis-McEnroe stands by Raducanu comments, lauds her US Open triumph
John McEnroe was met with a backlash after his comments about Emma Raducanu when she retired from Wimbledon in July but the American said he was "very supportive" of her at the time and praised the Briton for her stunning U.S. Open victory. Making her major debut, Raducanu retired from her last-16 Wimbledon match due to breathing difficulties, while McEnroe, commentating on the match for the BBC, said the occasion appeared to get "a little bit too much" for her.
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