Sports News Roundup: NHL roundup: Sharks halt record-tying, season-opening skid; Golf-Woods to own and play for Florida team in virtual golf league and more

The team, named Jupiter Links Golf Club, will begin play in January when TGL launches its inaugural season at a custom-built arena in South Florida that will feature a massive simulator screen and an adjustable putting surface. Soccer-MLS player forcibly removed from officials' locker room - referees' body Major League Soccer (MLS) is investigating an alleged incident in which a player was forcibly removed from the match officials' locker room after a game last week between the New York Red Bulls and FC Cincinnati, the league said on Tuesday.


Devdiscourse News Desk | Updated: 08-11-2023 13:32 IST | Created: 08-11-2023 13:30 IST
Sports News Roundup: NHL roundup: Sharks halt record-tying, season-opening skid; Golf-Woods to own and play for Florida team in virtual golf league and more
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NHL roundup: Sharks halt record-tying, season-opening skid

Mackenzie Blackwood made 38 saves and Anthony Duclair had a goal and an assist as the host San Jose Sharks snapped their NHL record-tying 11-game losing streak to begin a season with a 2-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night. William Eklund also scored for San Jose (1-10-1), who came into the contest tied with the 1943-44 New York Rangers (0-11-0) and the Arizona Coyotes (0-10-1 in both 2017-18 and 2021-22) for the worst starts to a season in modern NHL history.

Tennis-Holders Swiss beaten by Czechs in BJK Finals opener, Slovenia beat Australia

Reigning champions Switzerland suffered a 3-0 defeat by Czech Republic in their opening match of the Billie Jean King Cup Finals after last year's runners-up Australia also lost their opening group match in Seville on Tuesday. It always looked like being a tough start for the Swiss against the 11-time winning nation and so it proved.

NHL roundup: Coyotes' Connor Ingram stops Kraken in SO

Connor Ingram made 35 saves through overtime and then didn't allow a goal in the shootout as the Arizona Coyotes defeated the Seattle Kraken 4-3 on Tuesday in Tempe, Ariz. Clayton Keller had a goal and an assist and Nick Schmaltz added two helpers for the Coyotes. Matias Maccelli and Barrett Hayton also scored for Arizona, and Nick Bjugstad was the only player to tally in the shootout for either team.

Maradona's heirs win EU trademark fight against soccer player's ex-lawyer

The heirs of Diego Maradona who died three years ago on Tuesday won their fight to use the Argentine soccer genius's name after Europe's top court said Argentine company Sattvica belonging to his former lawyer was not entitled to the trademark. Maradona secured an EU trademark to his name for clothing, footwear, hospitality and IT services in 2008.

ATP roundup: Roberto Bautista Agut wins lengthy match in Sofia

Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain took down No. 9 seed Miomir Kecmanovic of Serbia 7-6 (9), 6-7 (2), 7-6 (5) in three hours and 16 minutes in first-round action at the Sofia Open on Tuesday in Bulgaria. Bautista Agut saved three set points in the first-set tiebreaker at 5-6, 6-7 and 7-8 before pushing ahead and winning on his second set point. He prevailed in a tight tiebreaker in the third set and finished the evenly played match having won 129 total points to Kecmanovic's 126.

Golf-Smith looks for 'mojo' in Hong Kong and revenge on Gooch

Cameron Smith was pipped to an $18 million cheque by Talor Gooch in Saudi Arabia last month but hopes to turn the tables on the American for a much smaller prize at the $2 million Hong Kong Open this week. British Open winner Smith was in pole position to claim LIV Golf's individual title but Gooch's runner-up finish behind compatriot Brooks Koepka at the decisive event in Jeddah was enough to secure the huge payday.

Soccer-Sydney FC name Talay as head coach

Sydney FC named Ufuk Talay as their new head coach on Wednesday, a day after sacking his former team mate at the club Steve Corica in the wake of their poor start to the A-League season. Talay has been charged with reviving the fortunes of the five-times Australian champions, who lost their first three matches of the new campaign without scoring a goal.

Golf-Woods to own and play for Florida team in virtual golf league

Tiger Woods will headline the ownership group of the sixth and final team in the primetime, tech-focused indoor golf league (TGL) in which he will also compete, the league said on Tuesday. The team, named Jupiter Links Golf Club, will begin play in January when TGL launches its inaugural season at a custom-built arena in South Florida that will feature a massive simulator screen and an adjustable putting surface.

Soccer-MLS player forcibly removed from officials' locker room - referees' body

Major League Soccer (MLS) is investigating an alleged incident in which a player was forcibly removed from the match officials' locker room after a game last week between the New York Red Bulls and FC Cincinnati, the league said on Tuesday. Cincinnati beat New York at Red Bull Arena in a penalty shootout on Saturday, advancing to the semi-finals of the MLS Playoffs.

Soccer-Haaland scores twice as Man City clinch Champions League last 16 place

Erling Haaland scored twice as holders Manchester City cruised into the last 16 of the Champions League with two group games remaining after a 3-0 victory over Swiss side Young Boys on Tuesday. Pep Guardiola's side maintained their 100% record and lead Group G with 12 points from four games. Young Boys, who were reduced to 10 men when Sandro Lauper was shown a red card in the 53rd minute, are fourth in the group with one point.

(With inputs from agencies.)

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