Reuters Sports News Summary
Senin Sebai scored on the break to put the club from Dushanbe in front with a minute left in the first half and Istiklol held out under relentless pressure until Ronaldo levelled with a clever clipped finish in the 66th minute. NFL-'Swift effect' prompts viewership spike for Chiefs-Jets game The Kansas City Chiefs 23-20 win over the New York Jets on Sunday was the most watched Sunday show since the Super Bowl with an average of 27 million TV viewers, including millions of teenage girls who tuned into the game attended by pop star Taylor Swift, NBC Sports said on Monday.
Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.
Billionaire Ratcliffe mulls buying stake in Manchester United - Sky News
British billionaire Jim Ratcliffe's INEOS Sports is contemplating buying a minority stake in Manchester United rather than seeking full control, in an effort to end a nearly ten month-long process to resolve the club's future ownership, Sky News reported on Monday. Ratcliffe's INEOS Sports has proposed to the controlling Glazer family a deal that would see it acquiring chunks of both their shares and the Manchester United stock publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange in equal proportion, the report said.
Tennis-Medvedev books China Open semi-final with familiar foe Zverev
Second seed Daniil Medvedev overcame a mid-match wobble to beat Ugo Humbert 6-4 3-6 6-1 on Monday and move into the China Open semi-finals, where he will face Alexander Zverev in their fifth meeting this season. Medvedev has been a model of consistency on hardcourts this year with titles in Rotterdam, Doha, Dubai and Miami and though the Russian world number three was not at his dominant best he battled past Humbert for his 41st win of 2023 on the surface.
Soccer-Real face tough game against one of Italy's best in Napoli - Ancelotti
Real Madrid are set to play one of the best teams in Italy in what promises to be their toughest group stage game, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Monday ahead of their Champions League clash. LaLiga leaders Real began their quest for a record-extending 15th European Cup with a last-gasp 1-0 home victory over Union Berlin last month, while Italian champions Napoli, who are currently third in Serie A, won 2-1 at Sporting Braga.
Soccer-Mudryk and Broja end Chelsea goal drought in 2-0 win at Fulham
Chelsea finally found the net as they won 2-0 at neighbours Fulham in the Premier League on Monday with Mykhailo Mudryk scoring his first goal for the Blues and Armando Broja also on target as he celebrated his full return from injury. Mauricio Pochettino's hugely expensive, new-look side had failed to score in each of their previous three league games and had notched up only five goals in six top-flight matches this season before their visit to Craven Cottage.
ATP roundup: Sebastian Korda reaches Astana final
No. 5 seed Sebastian Korda rallied to reach the Astana Open final and will battle No. 6 Adrian Mannarino of France for the title on Tuesday in Kazakhstan. Korda outlasted Serbia's Hamad Medjedovic 6-7 (8), 7-6 (2), 7-6 (3) in 2 hours and 49 minutes during Monday's first semifinal. Korda (18 aces) and Medjedovic (16) both held serve throughout the match, with the American finishing with a 122-112 edge in total points won.
Golf-U.S. captain Johnson returns home to criticism after Ryder Cup flop
U.S. Ryder Cup captain Zach Johnson may have had support from his players but he returned home under attack from almost every other corner after his team were humbled by Europe. In sport there is always plenty of second guessing from fans but Johnson's decision-making was under intense scrutiny long before the first ball was struck at Rome's Marco Simone Golf Club and continued to build throughout the competition.
Soccer-Tuchel unfazed by Bayern's inconsistent form ahead of Copenhagen clash
Bayern Munich will continue to search for consistency but are not worrying too much about visiting FC Copenhagen in Tuesday's Champions League match, according to manager Thomas Tuchel. The German champions have had varying results this season. They started with a 3-0 defeat by RB Leipzig in the German Super Cup final in August but are unbeaten in the Bundesliga so far.
Soccer-Ronaldo sparks fightback as Al-Nassr given Asian Champions League scare
Cristiano Ronaldo was on target as Al-Nassr survived a scare in the Asian Champions League on Monday with the Saudi Pro League side coming from a goal down to hand Tajikistan's Istiklol a 3-1 defeat in Riyadh. Senin Sebai scored on the break to put the club from Dushanbe in front with a minute left in the first half and Istiklol held out under relentless pressure until Ronaldo levelled with a clever clipped finish in the 66th minute.
NFL-'Swift effect' prompts viewership spike for Chiefs-Jets game
The Kansas City Chiefs 23-20 win over the New York Jets on Sunday was the most watched Sunday show since the Super Bowl with an average of 27 million TV viewers, including millions of teenage girls who tuned into the game attended by pop star Taylor Swift, NBC Sports said on Monday. A rumored relationship between Swift and Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce has sent interest sky-rocketing in Super Bowl champion Kansas City. In another sign of "the Swift Effect," sales of Kelce's jersey surged after Swift's appearance at his Week 3 home game.
Soccer-Arsenal welcome midfielder Partey back ahead of Lens clash
Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey will be included in the squad to play at Lens in the Champions League on Tuesday after being sidelined for the past six matches, manager Mikel Arteta said. The 30-year-old Ghana international has not played since suffering a groin injury in training in early September.
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