Sports News Roundup: Tennis-Ukraine's Kalinina will use Wimbledon prize money to rebuild her parents' home; Tennis-Serena returns to Wimbledon hoping to banish ghosts of 2021 and more

China was set to host the 24-team tournament in June and July next year but the country's strict COVID-19 policy resulted in the event being moved. Tennis-Djokovic aims to shed grasscourt rust in Wimbledon second round Novak Djokovic dropped a set on the way to the second round at Wimbledon on Monday and did not look like the Mr Consistency who has become the first player to win 80 singles matches in each of the Grand Slam tournaments.


Devdiscourse News Desk | Updated: 28-06-2022 13:36 IST | Created: 28-06-2022 13:29 IST
Sports News Roundup: Tennis-Ukraine's Kalinina will use Wimbledon prize money to rebuild her parents' home; Tennis-Serena returns to Wimbledon hoping to banish ghosts of 2021 and more
Tennis player Serena Williams. (File image) Image Credit: ANI

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Tennis-Ukraine's Kalinina will use Wimbledon prize money to rebuild her parents' home

Ukraine's Anhelina Kalinina said she will use her prize money from Wimbledon to help rebuild her parents' home after it was bombed during the Russian invasion. Kalinina said her parents are now staying at her apartment while the rebuilding work takes place at their home in Irpin, which was retaken by Russian troops in late March.

Tennis-Serena returns to Wimbledon hoping to banish ghosts of 2021

Nearly a year to the day since Serena Williams last played singles match on the Tour, the tennis great returns to Wimbledon's Centre Court where her awe-inspiring career almost came to a tearful end. Chasing a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam singles crown, sixth seed Williams limped out of her first-round match last year with an injury and the sport suddenly had a void to fill as she took a year off to "heal physically and mentally".

Ice hockey-Sedin twins headline Hall of Fame's Class of 2022

Swedish twins Daniel and Henrik Sedin, who formed one of the best scoring duos in the NHL for nearly two decades with the Vancouver Canucks, were elected into the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday as part of the Class of 2022. Drafted by the Canucks with the second and third overall picks of the 1999 NHL Draft, the Sedins were lifelong linemates and known for their playmaking abilities.

Soccer-AFC extends deadline for 2023 Asian Cup bids

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has extended its deadline to receive bids for staging the 2023 Asian Cup following China's decision to relinquish its hosting rights, the governing body said on Tuesday. China was set to host the 24-team tournament in June and July next year but the country's strict COVID-19 policy resulted in the event being moved.

Tennis-Djokovic aims to shed grasscourt rust in Wimbledon second round

Novak Djokovic dropped a set on the way to the second round at Wimbledon on Monday and did not look like the Mr. Consistency who has become the first player to win 80 singles matches in each of the Grand Slam tournaments. But his opponents know that once the Serbian finds his 2022 grass legs, they will more than likely follow first-round victim Kwon Soo-woo out of the event.

NHL-Avalanche deliver the third championship of the year for owner Kroenke

Stan Kroenke's winning ways continued on Sunday when the billionaire businessman secured his third championship of 2022 with the Colorado Avalanche's Stanley Cup triumph. The "Avs" beat the two-time defending champion Lightning 2-1 in Game Six of the Finals in Tampa to secure the franchise's third title and second under the ownership of Kroenke Sports & Entertainment.

Tennis-Collins becomes the highest women's seed to fall on day one

American Danielle Collins was the highest women's seed to fall on day one at Wimbledon as she went down 5-7 6-4 6-4 to Marie Bouzkova on Monday. Australian Open runner-up Collins seeded seven, looked on course for the second round after taking a tight opener but came unstuck against the 66th-ranked Czech player.

Tennis-Murray safely through despite slow start

Twice former champion Andy Murray showed he still has plenty to offer at Wimbledon as he overcame a slow start to beat Australian James Duckworth on Centre Court on Monday. For once the British spotlight has not been focused quite so squarely on the 35-year-old Murray in the Wimbledon build-up, courtesy of U.S. Open champion Emma Raducanu's meteoric rise.

MLB roundup: Rockies' Chad Kuhl shuts out Dodgers

Chad Kuhl pitched the first shutout and first complete game of his career, scattering three hits as the Colorado Rockies beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-0 on Monday in Denver. Kuhl (5-5) kept the Dodgers off balance all night while striking out five without walking a batter in a 102-pitch effort.

Boxing-NFL running backs Peterson and Bell to meet in an exhibition bout

NFL stars Adrian Peterson and Le'Veon Bell are the latest to join the celebrity boxing craze, with the pair scheduled to meet for an exhibition bout on July 30 in Los Angeles, multiple outlets reported on Monday. Both running backs have made multiple Pro Bowl appearances and are currently free agents.

(With inputs from agencies.)

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