Sports News Roundup: Tennis-Venus 'overwhelmed' by hamstring injury, preparing for rehab grind; Cricket-England's Leach puts 2019 nightmare behind him ahead of NZ series and more
The opponent is the Philadelphia Eagles, the organization Reid guided to one Super Bowl loss during his 14 seasons as coach before being dismissed after the 2012 season. NBA-LeBron's Federer-esque game a key to his dominance, says Dumars For two decades opposing teams have searched in vain for flaws in LeBron James' game and their inability to contain him is reminiscent of generational talents from across the spectrum of sports, NBA Hall of Famer Joe Dumars said on Tuesday.
Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.
Tennis-Venus 'overwhelmed' by hamstring injury, preparing for rehab grind
Seven-times Grand Slam champion Venus Williams faces a long spell on the sidelines due to a hamstring injury that ended her hopes of playing in last month's Australian Open but the 42-year-old is determined to get back on court at some point. Williams was set to play in her 22nd Australian Open after being given a wildcard but the twice finalist sustained the injury while preparing at the Auckland Classic.
Cricket-England's Leach puts 2019 nightmare behind him ahead of NZ series
England spinner Jack Leach said he put the dreadful memories of his 2019 New Zealand tour behind him and is approaching the two-test series against Tim Southee's team with a more relaxed outlook. The 31-year-old left-arm spinner was left fearing for his life in 2019 when he spent 48 hours in hospital following a bout of sepsis triggered by his ongoing management of Crohn's disease involving immunosuppressants.
Familiar foe: No walk down Sentimental Street for Andy Reid
Andy Reid will stare across the field against familiar uniforms on Sunday but he isn't going to set aside time to be sentimental. Reid has the Kansas City Chiefs in the Super Bowl for the third time in four seasons, and this one is a bit different. The opponent is the Philadelphia Eagles, the organization Reid guided to one Super Bowl loss during his 14 seasons as coach before being dismissed after the 2012 season.
NBA-LeBron's Federer-esque game a key to his dominance, says Dumars
For two decades opposing teams have searched in vain for flaws in LeBron James' game and their inability to contain him is reminiscent of generational talents from across the spectrum of sports, NBA Hall of Famer Joe Dumars said on Tuesday. James is 36 points away from surpassing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's career record of 38,387 and his complete game reminds Dumars of 20-times major tennis champion Roger Federer.
Biden's Labor Secretary Walsh to depart, reportedly to head up hockey union
U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh will step down from his position, a person with knowledge of the matter said on Tuesday as media outlets reported he would move on to lead the National Hockey League (NHL) Players' Association. Walsh, a former Boston mayor and labor union president, would be the first of Joe Biden's Cabinet secretaries to step down since the Democratic president took office in January 2021 and comes as Biden shuffles his chief of staff and economic advisers.
Soccer-No Hollywood ending for Wrexham as Sheffield United win FA Cup thriller
Wrexham and their Hollywood owners' FA Cup dream came to an end on Tuesday after the Welsh non-league club conceded two stoppage-time goals in a 3-1 defeat at Sheffield United in their fourth-round replay. Owned by actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, fifth-tier National League side Wrexham were the lowest-ranked team left in the competition but late goals from Billy Sharp and Sander Berge gave Sheffield United the win at Bramall Lane.
NFL-Eagles defense faces ultimate Super Bowl test with Mahomes
A near-historic Philadelphia Eagles pass rush will face the ultimate test on Sunday in Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, an MVP favourite with no interest in ceding the Super Bowl spotlight. The Eagles established themselves as a terrifying defensive force in the regular season, punishing opponents with an astonishing 70 sacks, two shy of the NFL record, while allowing the second-fewest yards per game.
Tokyo Olympics ex-official arrested in alleged bid-rigging case -NHK
Japanese prosecutors arrested a former Tokyo Olympics organising committee official for his involvement in the alleged bid-rigging of test events for the Games, public broadcaster NHK reported on Wednesday. The former deputy executive director of the Tokyo 2020 Games Operations Bureau was arrested for suspected breach of antitrust laws, NHK said.
NFL-Gronkowski says he would consider retiring with Patriots, if offered
Rob Gronkowski said he would consider retiring with the New England Patriots if he were given the chance, days after owner Robert Kraft publicly made the offer to newly re-retired Tom Brady. Brady picked up six of his seven Super Bowl rings with the Patriots but split with the franchise after the 2019 season to join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. After a brief flirtation with retirement a year ago, he hung up his cleats for good last week.
Soccer-Qatari investors set to bid for Manchester United - Daily Mail
Qatari investors are planning to make a huge bid to buy Premier League club Manchester United, the Daily Mail newspaper reported on Tuesday, citing unnamed sources. The report described the investors as "a group of private, high-wealth individuals" from Qatar, which hosted the 2022 World Cup.
(With inputs from agencies.)