Sports News Roundup: MLB roundup: Salvador Perez breaks single-season HR mark for catchers; Golf-Tiger's enthusiasm will still be felt at Ryder Cup -Thomas and more
Chubb, who missed his team's Week 1 clash with New York Giants, left their game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday late in the second quarter. Golf - McIlroy to avoid crowd interaction and conserve energy at Ryder Cup Rory McIlroy has a reputation for animated celebrations during Ryder Cup competition but the Northern Irishman said on Tuesday he plans to dial it down this week in a bid to conserve energy when holders Europe face the United States.
Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.
MLB roundup: Salvador Perez breaks single-season HR mark for catchers
Salvador Perez set a major league record for homers in a season by a primary catcher as the visiting Kansas City Royals cruised over the Cleveland Indians 7-2 on Monday in the first game of a doubleheader. Perez's towering, a two-run blast in the fifth inning was his 46th homer of the season, moving him past Hall of Famer Johnny Bench for the record. The bench had 45 homers for the Cincinnati Reds in 1970.
Golf-Tiger's enthusiasm will still be felt at Ryder Cup -Thomas
Tiger Woods is not expected to attend this week's Ryder Cup as he continues to recover from his February car accident but his presence will be felt by the American team at Whistling Straits, Justin Thomas said on Tuesday. Thomas met with Woods a couple of times last week and although their conversations were focused primarily on his health, the seven-time Ryder Cup veteran remains an enthusiastic supporter of the team.
Tennis-Federer says 'feeling strong' after knee surgery
Swiss great Roger Federer said he has faced no setbacks and is recovering well after his latest knee operation. Federer, who pulled out of the U.S. Open, said in August he would be sidelined for many months because he needed more knee surgery in order to resume playing.
Soccer-MLS and Liga MX to expand Leagues Cup to all 47 teams
Every Major League Soccer (MLS) and Liga MX club will pause their seasons in the summer of 2023 to participate in an expanded Leagues Cup - growing to 47 teams from eight - as the North American leagues continue to integrate, officials said on Tuesday. The tournament - featuring 29 teams from MLS and 18 from Mexico's Liga MX - will be held in the United States and is intended to showcase the sport in the region in the years leading up to the 2026 World Cup, which will be co-hosted by the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.
Tennis-Britain's Konta pulls out of two events due to groin injury
Britain's Johanna Konta has pulled out of upcoming WTA events in Chicago and Indian Wells because of the groin injury that also forced her to skip the U.S. Open, British media reported. Konta withdrew from Wimbledon in June, a day before the Grand Slam got underway when a member of her team tested positive for COVID-19. She also missed the Tokyo Olympics after contracting the virus.
Soccer-Atletico miss penalty in 0-0 draw with Palmeiras
Defending champions Palmeiras drew the first leg of their Copa Libertadores semi-final 0-0 at home to Atletico Mineiro on Tuesday but were lucky to avoid defeat as the visitors missed a penalty. Atletico, the runaway leader of the Brazilian league, missed the best chance of the game three minutes before halftime when Hulk fired a penalty kick against the woodwork.
NFL-Broncos linebacker Chubb to have ankle surgery
Denver Broncos linebacker Bradley Chubb will have arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle on Wednesday to remove a bone spur he has been managing for the past three weeks, the National Football League (NFL) team said. Chubb, who missed his team's Week 1 clash with New York Giants, left their game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday late in the second quarter.
Golf - McIlroy to avoid crowd interaction and conserve energy at Ryder Cup
Rory McIlroy has a reputation for animated celebrations during the Ryder Cup competition but the Northern Irishman said on Tuesday he plans to dial it down this week in a bid to conserve energy when holders in Europe face the United States. The last time the Ryder Cup was played on U.S. soil McIlroy could not help but get riled up by the patriotic Americans in attendance and spent time interacting with the galleries in what was a hostile environment for Team Europe.
Golf - Garcia says Ballesteros moment helped instill his love for Ryder Cup
Sergio Garcia may not be able to pin down the precise reason for his Ryder Cup success but the Spaniard said on Tuesday he knows the exact moment he realized he wanted to represent Europe in the biennial team competition against the United States. The 41-year-old Garcia said he was watching a Ryder Cup practice round in 1995 at Oak Hill in Rochester, New York when compatriot Seve Ballesteros offered him a feel for one of the most compelling events on the golfing calendar.
Golf-Europe plays numbers game to highlight rarity of Ryder Cup experience
The European Ryder Cup squad facing the United States this week at Whistling Straits was given a reminder of the select company they are in by way of an inspirational video shown to them. The video shared on social media points out that 164 men have represented Team Europe in Ryder Cup play while 5,780 people have climbed Mount Everest, 570 have been to space, 445 have won the soccer World Cup and 225 have claimed golf majors.
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