Reuters Sports News Summary

Reuters | Updated: 28-09-2022 05:22 IST | Created: 28-09-2022 05:22 IST
Reuters Sports News Summary

Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.

Athletics-Kipchoge will be at London Marathon, but not racing

Eliud Kipchoge will be the star attraction at the London Marathon this weekend but the Kenyan, who smashed his own world record for the distance in Berlin on Sunday, will restrict his exertions to handing out medals in the Mini-Marathon. Kipchoge, a four-times winner in London, clocked two hours, 01.09 seconds to take half a minute off his own record set on the same Berlin course four years ago.

Soccer-LAFC to face LA Galaxy at Rose Bowl next year

LAFC and LA Galaxy will open next year's MLS season at the Rose Bowl on Feb. 25, the first match between the city rivals to be held at the 90,888-capacity stadium, the teams announced on Tuesday. If they sell out the stadium in Pasadena it would set an attendance record for an MLS match.

Chess-World champion Carlsen alleges Niemann has cheated more than he admits

World chess champion Magnus Carlsen said on Monday he believed Hans Niemann had "cheated more - and more recently - than he has publicly admitted", adding he no longer wanted to play against the American and any rivals who repeatedly cheated in the past. The 31-year-old Norwegian resigned at the Julius Baer Generation Cup last week after one move against Niemann, who lags him by almost 200 Elo points - the rating system used to calculate the relative skill levels of players.

Soccer-Lacklustre United States held to 0-0 draw by Saudi Arabia

The United States were held to a 0-0 draw by Saudi Arabia in Murcia, Spain on Tuesday as they again struggled to create chances in their final friendly before the World Cup. The pressure was on the U.S. after a woeful 2-0 defeat by Japan in their penultimate warm-up when they failed to record a shot on goal and they left fans with plenty to worry about ahead of the finals in Qatar as they failed to break down the Saudis.

Golf-Mickelson and three others drop out of LIV Golf lawsuit against PGA Tour

Hall of Famer Phil Mickelson and three other golfers dropped out of a lawsuit on Tuesday which was filed against the PGA Tour last month over its decision to suspend players who participated on the new LIV Golf circuit. Mickelson, who counts six major championships among his 45 career PGA Tour wins, asked to be dismissed from the lawsuit along with Talor Gooch, Ian Poulter and Hudson Swafford.

Exclusive-Qatar conscripts civilians for World Cup security - source

Qatar has called up hundreds of civilians, including diplomats summoned back from overseas, for mandatory military service operating security checkpoints at World Cup stadiums, according to a source and documents seen by Reuters. The deployment of conscripts, some of whom would normally defer national service because their work is considered vital, highlights the logistical challenge faced by the tiny Gulf Arab state hosting one of the world's biggest sports tournaments.

Motor racing-FIA approves three more sprint sessions in Formula One from 2023

Six Formula One grands prix from the 2023 season onwards will have sprint sessions after the governing body, the International Automobile Federation (FIA), on Tuesday approved an increase from three events this year. Sprint sessions have become highly popular with fans since it was introduced last year with qualifying taking place on Fridays and Saturday's short sprint race deciding the grid for Sunday's main race as well as awarding additional points.

MLB roundup: Jays keep Aaron Judge in park, top Yanks in 10

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit a two-out RBI single in the 10th inning, giving the Toronto Blue Jays a 3-2 win over the visiting New York Yankees on Monday. The hit off Clarke Schmidt (5-5) scored automatic runner Cavan Biggio from second base after right fielder Aaron Judge had prolonged the inning with a catch at the right field wall.

Soccer-England's Kirby and Kelly return to squad for U.S. and Czech friendlies

England midfielder Fran Kirby and forward Chloe Kelly have returned to the squad after injury to face world champions the United States and Czech Republic in next month's friendlies.

England manager Sarina Wiegman also on Tuesday named West Ham United defender Lucy Parker and Everton forward Jessica Park in the squad for the first time.

Baseball-Judge's wait goes on as Blue Jays stop Yankees in extra innings

The New York Yankees were unable to clinch top spot in the American League East and Aaron Judge's historic home run chase remained stalled on Monday as Vladimir Guerrero's 10th inning walkoff single earned the Toronto Blue Jays a 3-2 win. The Yankees arrived in Toronto for a three-game series needing one win to seal the AL East crown and Judge needing one homer to match the AL single-season record of 61 set in 1961 by Roger Maris.

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