Reuters Sports News Summary
Federer's decision was not unexpected given the 41-year-old's recent struggles with injuries and form, but it was still met with an outpouring of sadness by fans and former players when the Swiss great bid an emotional goodbye to the sport. Soccer-German players to get 400,000 euros each in case of World Cup win-FA Germany players will each receive 400,000 euros ($390,000) if they lift the World Cup in Qatar later this year, the country's football association (DFB) said on Sunday after agreeing on tournament bonuses with the team.
Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.
Tennis-Russian Alexandrova claims Seoul crown with win over Ostapenko
Russian Ekaterina Alexandrova registered a 7-6(4) 6-0 victory against top seed Jelena Ostapenko, who suffered a foot injury during the match, in the final of the Korea Open on Sunday to clinch her third WTA title. It was the second title of the season for the 27-year-old Alexandrova, who is ranked 24th in the world and was seeded second in the WTA 250 event in Seoul.
Don Mattingly will not return to Marlins in 2023
Don Mattingly will not return as the manager of the Miami Marlins for the 2023 season. Mattingly and the Marlins mutually agreed on the decision. His contract is set to expire at the end of the season.
Tennis-Auger-Aliassime beats Djokovic to put Team World on brink of victory
Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime stunned Novak Djokovic 6-3 7-6(3) to put Team World within sight of their first ever victory over Team Europe in the Laver Cup on Sunday. Auger-Aliassime produced a masterful performance at a packed O2 Arena, holding off a Djokovic comeback in the second set to clinch Team World's second victory of the day.
Soccer-Not a time for England to panic, says Southgate ahead of Germany visit
England manager Gareth Southgate admitted on Sunday that recent results had been unacceptable but added he was not hiding from criticism after his side were relegated to the second tier of the Nations League. A toothless England suffered a 1-0 loss to Italy in Milan on Friday, a third defeat in five games that has ramped up the pressure on Southgate with the World Cup in Qatar just under two months away.
Tennis-Fit and still driven, Djokovic not thinking about retirement
Roger Federer's departure from tennis has raised the question of retirement of the other two members of the revered 'Big Three' but Novak Djokovic has assured that he does not feel "old enough" to consider bringing down the curtain yet. Federer's decision was not unexpected given the 41-year-old's recent struggles with injuries and form, but it was still met with an outpouring of sadness by fans and former players when the Swiss great bid an emotional goodbye to the sport.
Soccer-German players to get 400,000 euros each in case of World Cup win-FA
Germany players will each receive 400,000 euros ($390,000) if they lift the World Cup in Qatar later this year, the country's football association (DFB) said on Sunday after agreeing on tournament bonuses with the team. The bonus for the title win is up from 350,000 euros for the previous tournament in 2018, when Germany crashed out in the first round. When Germany won the title at the Brazil World Cup in 2014, the players received bonuses of 300,000 euros each.
Tennis-Samsonova shines in Tokyo for third title in two months
Liudmila Samsonova improved her unblemished record in tennis finals to 4-0 by defeating Chinese teenager Zheng Qinwen 7-5 7-5 at the Pan Pacific Open on Sunday, continuing her incredible hardcourt run to lift her third title in two months. It was the 18th win in her last 19 matches for the 23-year-old Russian with the only defeat since July coming against Australian Ajla Tomljanovic in the fourth round of the U.S. Open this month.
Athletics-Kenya's Kipchoge shatters marathon world record in Berlin
Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge shattered his own marathon world record on Sunday, winning the Berlin race with a time of 2:01.09 to shave half a minute off his previous world best set in the German capital four years ago. The 37-year-old, who has now won 15 of his 17 career marathons, including two Olympic triumphs and 10 major titles, was in a class of his own, setting a blistering pace along the flat inner-city course on an overcast day to cement his status as the greatest ever marathon runner.
Boxing-IBA extraordinary congress votes against holding new election
Russian Umar Kremlev will remain president of the International Boxing Association (IBA) after its extraordinary congress on Sunday voted by a significant majority against holding a new election, leaving the sport's Olympic future uncertain. Dutch candidate Boris van der Vorst's hopes of challenging Kremlev for the presidency ended after 106 delegates voted against a re-run of the election, with 36 in favour and four abstaining.
Golf-Scrappy Internationals stun U.S. to leave Presidents Cup up for grabs
The underdog Internationals bared their teeth on Saturday, outplaying the United States in a marathon day of golf to leave American fans stunned and the Presidents Cup suddenly up for grabs. The heavily favoured U.S. had started the day with a commanding 8-2 advantage and in position to register a Presidents Cup first - securing the golden trophy on Saturday.
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