Sports News Roundup: Soccer-England's Kane credits personal physio with helping resolve ankle problems; Dodgers pick up option on injured RHP Daniel Hudson and more

While Immelman mixed up his pairings for Friday's action at Quail Hollow Club, U.S. captain Davis Love III happily stuck with most of the partnerships that took his team to a commanding lead. Cricket-Moeen says one-over 'gamble' cost England against Pakistan England captain Moeen Ali said his one over of off-spin bowling against Pakistan was a "gamble" that did not pay off after the visitors lost the second Twenty20 International in Karachi on Thursday.


Devdiscourse News Desk | Updated: 23-09-2022 11:18 IST | Created: 23-09-2022 10:34 IST
Sports News Roundup: Soccer-England's Kane credits personal physio with helping resolve ankle problems; Dodgers pick up option on injured RHP Daniel Hudson and more
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Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.

Soccer-England's Kane credits personal physio with helping resolve ankle problems

England striker Harry Kane said working with a personal physiotherapist has helped him resolve the ankle issues that have hampered his career. Kane has had several layoffs in the past due to his ankle problems but has been injury-free this season. He also suffered a hamstring injury while playing for Tottenham Hotspur in 2020 that kept him on the sidelines for two months.

Dodgers pick up option on injured RHP Daniel Hudson

Daniel Hudson hasn't pitched since June, but that apparently didn't stop the Los Angeles Dodgers from picking up his option for 2023. The Dodgers are exercising the $6.5 million option for next season, ESPN and The Athletic reported on Thursday. Per the reports, the team also will have a club option for 2024, expected to be valued at approximately $6.5 million.

Soccer-England boss Southgate backs Maguire despite Man Utd woes

England manager Gareth Southgate said he is willing to put his reputation on the line to back Harry Maguire but that the defender's place in the squad will become complicated if he continues to sit out games at the club level. Maguire, who helped England reach the European Championship final last year, has not started Manchester United's last four Premier League games. United have won four straight in the league since Maguire's last domestic start - a 4-0 defeat at Brentford.

Golf-Immelman shakes up the International roster while Love sticks with what works

International captain Trevor Immelman vowed to fight on in the Presidents Cup, shaking up his lineup for the opening fourballs after the rampaging United States humbled them 4-1 in the foursome (alternate shot) on Thursday. While Immelman mixed up his pairings for Friday's action at Quail Hollow Club, U.S. captain Davis Love III happily stuck with most of the partnerships that took his team to a commanding lead.

Cricket-Moeen says one-over 'gamble' cost England against Pakistan

England captain Moeen Ali said his one over of off-spin bowling against Pakistan was a "gamble" that did not pay off after the visitors lost the second Twenty20 International in Karachi on Thursday. Chasing 200 for victory, Pakistan were 104 for no loss in the 13th over when Moeen brought himself on and conceded 21 runs, including three sixes.

Tennis-Federer to bow out in style with Nadal by his side

Some of the most iconic moments of Roger Federer's glittering career featured Rafa Nadal across the net but on Friday his great Spanish rival will be alongside him for his final bow. The 41-year-old Federer, winner of 20 Grand Slam titles and for many the greatest player to wield a tennis racket, is back in one of his favorite cities to bring down the curtain on a 24-year professional career that scaled staggering heights.

Golf-U.S. make fast start in Presidents Cup

The Presidents Cup got off to the blowout start many had predicted as the United States humbled a scrappy International team 4-1 in the opening foursomes on Thursday. The powerful U.S. team had looked poised for a sweep of the five matches until the Internationals snatched an unexpected point when South Korea's Kim Si-woo and Australian Cam Davis took down the all-star American pairing of world number one Scottie Scheffler and Sam Burns 2-Up.

Former UCLA basketball great Greg Lee dies at 70

Greg Lee, famous for helping lead UCLA to a pair of undefeated national championship seasons during its legendary John Wooden run in 1971-72 and 1972-73, died Wednesday at the age of 70. Lee died at a San Diego hospital from an infection related to an immune disorder, the university announced.

NFL says Apple will sponsor Super Bowl halftime show

The National Football League has reached a multiyear partnership with Apple Music to sponsor the Super Bowl Halftime Show, beginning with the American football championship game in February 2023, the league said on Thursday. The Super Bowl is usually the most watched television event of the year in the United States, and the halftime show has become a showcase, featuring such notable artists as Dr. Dre, The Weeknd, Jennifer Lopez, Shakira, Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Prince, and Madonna.

Analysis-Baseball-Yankees' Judge captivates his sport with home run pursuit

New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge has captivated the baseball world as he blasts his way up the all-time single-season home run list and his power surge is welcome news for Major League Baseball after years of declining viewership. Long touted as "America's national pastime", MLB has been struggling to appeal to younger fans due partly to the length of games and slow pace of play but Judge's plate appearances have suddenly become appointment viewing.

(With inputs from agencies.)

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