Reuters Sports News Summary
Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.
Soccer-Casemiro scores twice as Man Utd beat Reading in FA Cup
Manchester United's Brazil midfielder Casemiro scored twice as they beat second-tier Reading 3-1 to reach the FA Cup fifth round on Saturday but Marcus Rashford was denied a record.
Visitors Reading were riding their luck and holding on until Casemiro opened the scoring in the 54th minute, cleverly dinking the ball over goalkeeper Joe Lumley from Antony's pass.
Tennis-Tsitsipas thriving after wake-up call, says McEnroe
Stefanos Tsitsipas's stunning Australian Open form could have been inspired by the likes of Carlos Alcaraz and other young guns stealing his spotlight, according to John McEnroe. The 24-year-old third seed will try again to claim his first Grand Slam title when he takes on nine-time champion Novak Djokovic in Melbourne on Sunday with victory also guaranteeing him top spot in the ATP rankings.
Soccer-FA to investigate alleged racial abuse of Birmingham keeper
The Football Association said it would investigate alleged racist abuse aimed at Birmingham City goalkeeper Neil Etheridge as a matter of urgency following an incident in their FA Cup game at Blackburn Rovers on Saturday. Birmingham manager John Eustace said Etheridge was abused by fans after he celebrated his side's stoppage time equaliser in the 2-2 draw in the fourth round.
Soccer-Bayern held to third straight draw as Bundesliga lead crumbles
Bayern Munich stumbled to a 1-1 draw against visiting Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday to leave them with only a slim Bundesliga lead after being held for the third game in a row with the same scoreline. The result left the reigning champions one point ahead of second-placed Union Berlin, who now have 36 points after beating Hertha 2-0 in the Berlin derby.
Boxing-Beterbiev stops Yarde in eight to retain light-heavyweight titles
Unbeaten light-heavyweight world champion Artur Beterbiev stopped Britain's Anthony Yarde in a thrilling eight rounds at London's Wembley Arena on Saturday to retain his WBC, IBF and WBO belts. The Russian-born Canadian sent the Briton to the canvas with a punishing right and, after a standing count, the challenger's corner signalled to the referee to stop the fight two minutes and one second into the round.
Basketball-Twice WNBA MVP Parker signing with Las Vegas Aces
Twice WNBA MVP Candace Parker is signing with the Las Vegas Aces, the double Olympic champion said on social media on Saturday after two seasons with hometown team Chicago Sky. The move will see the veteran forward and seven-times Women's National Basketball Association All-Star join forces with the reigning champions after leading the Los Angeles Sparks and the Sky to the title in 2016 and 2021, respectively.
Tennis-Belarusian Sabalenka crowned first 'neutral' Grand Slam champion
With daring, resolve and a thunderous forehand, Aryna Sabalenka rose above geopolitical tumult to become the first player to claim a Grand Slam title as a neutral at the Australian Open. The big-hitting Belarusian overhauled Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina 4-6 6-3 6-4 in the final at Rod Laver Arena on Saturday while barred from representing the eastern European nation.
Soccer-Aberdeen sack manager 19 minutes after thrashing
Scottish Premier League side Aberdeen took just 19 minutes to sack manager Jim Goodwin after a 6-0 hammering at Hibernian on Saturday continued the club's woeful form. Goodwin was hanging on to his job after Aberdeen suffered a humiliating Cup defeat to sixth-tier Darvel on Monday and the latest capitulation proved the final straw.
Ice hockey-Rangers back right to 'beliefs' after Pride Night jerseys absent from warm-ups
The New York Rangers said they support individuals' rights to express their beliefs after players did not wear Pride Night warm-up jerseys ahead of Friday's game against the Vegas Golden Knights. Players were widely expected to take the ice to warm up wearing jerseys and using Pride-themed tape that honored the LGBTQ+ community as part of the NHL team's seventh annual Pride Night.
Soccer-Son hits double for Tottenham and Casemiro bags brace for Man Utd in Cup wins
Tottenham Hotspur's Son Heung-min returned to form with two goals in his side's 3-0 defeat of second-tier Preston North End in the FA Cup fourth round and Casemiro also grabbed a brace in Manchester United's 3-1 win over Reading on Saturday. Fellow Premier League sides Leicester City, Leeds United and Southampton also reached round five on a shock-less day.
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