Sports News Roundup: Motor racing-Verstappen wins Australian Grand Prix after red flag chaos; Horse racing-Implementation of anti-doping program for racehorses in U.S. delayed and more
The new rules, which had been scheduled to take effect late last month, will replace the patchwork of state-by-state regulations after high-profile drug scandals and horse deaths led the federal government to intervene. MLB roundup: Trayce Thompson's 3 HRs power Dodgers' rout Trayce Thompson established career highs of three homers and eight RBIs to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers to a crushing 10-1 victory over the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday night.
Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.
Motor racing-Verstappen wins Australian Grand Prix after red flag chaos
Max Verstappen was crowned Australian Grand Prix winner on Sunday after two late red flags and a slew of crashes threw the race into chaos before the Dutchman was allowed a processional victory lap around Albert Park. Verstappen was leading Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton when Kevin Magnussen crashed his Haas into a wall, leaving debris on the track and halting the race.
Horse racing-Implementation of anti-doping program for racehorses in U.S. delayed
The implementation of the first nationwide anti-doping program for racehorses in the U.S. has been delayed by at least one month as it awaits approval by the federal agency that oversees it, the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority (HISA) said. The new rules, which had been scheduled to take effect late last month, will replace the patchwork of state-by-state regulations after high-profile drug scandals and horse deaths led the federal government to intervene.
MLB roundup: Trayce Thompson's 3 HRs power Dodgers' rout
Trayce Thompson established career highs of three homers and eight RBIs to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers to a crushing 10-1 victory over the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday night. Thompson hit a grand slam in the first inning, a three-run shot in the fifth and a solo shot in the eighth. It was just the second multi-homer game of his career. J.D. Martinez also went deep for the first time as a member of the Dodgers.
Rugby-Chiefs remain unbeaten as Hurricanes, Brumbies lead the chase
Waikato Chiefs downed the Auckland Blues to remain unbeaten at the top of the Super Rugby Pacific standings after six matches, but the Wellington Hurricanes edged the Western Force to keep up the chase behind them in the final match of the round. Former Blues winger Emoni Narawa scored two tries in the first half in Hamilton to help the Chiefs extend their winning streak from the start of the season to a record six matches with a 20-13 victory over last year's losing finalists.
NHL roundup: Carter Verhaeghe nets career-best 4 goals in Panthers' win
Carter Verhaeghe recorded a natural hat trick to highlight his career-high four-goal performance on Saturday, lifting the visiting Florida Panthers to a 7-0 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets. Alex Lyon made 21 saves to post his first career shutout. He was making his third straight start in place of two-time Vezina Trophy recipient Sergei Bobrovsky, who has been sidelined by a non-COVID illness.
Tennis-Rybakina backs Wimbledon move to allow Russians, Belarusians to play as neutrals
Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina said the grasscourt Grand Slam had taken the correct decision to reverse its ban on Russian and Belarusian players and allow them to compete at this year's tournament as "neutral" athletes. Wimbledon was the only Grand Slam to ban competitors from Russia and Belarus last year after Moscow's invasion of Ukraine and players competed as individual athletes without national affiliation at the other majors and the tours.
Swimming-Canadian teenager McIntosh sets another world record
Teenager Summer McIntosh set a world record in the 400m individual medley at the Canadian swimming trials on Saturday, four days after she achieved the same feat in the 400m freestyle. McIntosh finished the 400m individual medley in a time of 4:25.87, surpassing the previous record of 4:26.36 set by Katinka Hosszu at the Rio Olympics in 2016.
Leclerc crashes out of Australia Grand Prix on first corner
Ferrari's Charles Leclerc retired on the first lap of the Formula One Australian Grand Prix on Sunday after qualifying seventh. Leclerc and Aston Martin's Lance Stroll made contact on turn 1 of the Albert Park course, with race officials determining no further action would be required.
Rugby-Youngsters Jorgensen, Flook and Gordon in Wallabies training squad
Eddie Jones included uncapped young backs Max Jorgensen, Josh Flook and Carter Gordon in his first Wallabies training squad in his second spell as Australia coach on Sunday, rewarding them for their performances in Super Rugby Pacific. Teenager Jorgensen has impressed at fullback in his first season with the struggling New South Wales Waratahs, while centre Flook has been in fine form for the Queensland Reds.
Soccer-Man City condemn damage caused to Liverpool's team bus
Manchester City have condemned the actions of individuals responsible for causing damage to Liverpool's team bus on their return journey following Saturday's Premier League clash at the Etihad. City, who won the game 4-1, said an object was thrown towards the bus in a residential area.
(With inputs from agencies.)