Sports News Roundup: ATP roundup: Daniil Medvedev cruises into Dubai semis; WTA roundup: Danielle Collins controls third set to reach Austin quarters and more

At 3,650 points, she is closing in on Pete Maravich's career scoring mark for any college basketball player, man or woman (3,667). WTA roundup: Danielle Collins controls third set to reach Austin quarters Third-seeded Danielle Collins rallied to post a 4-6, 7-6 (3), 6-0 victory over Katie Volynets on Thursday to reach the ATX Open quarterfinals in Austin, Texas.


Devdiscourse News Desk | Updated: 01-03-2024 13:32 IST | Created: 01-03-2024 13:29 IST
Sports News Roundup: ATP roundup: Daniil Medvedev cruises into Dubai semis; WTA roundup: Danielle Collins controls third set to reach Austin quarters and more
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ATP roundup: Daniil Medvedev cruises into Dubai semis

Top seed Daniil Medvedev, after a battle in the second round, had a smoother outing Thursday in defeating Alejandro Davidovich Fokina 6-2, 6-3 in the quarterfinals of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. Medvedev had needed three sets to oust Italian Lorenzo Sonego a day earlier, but the Russian rode 15 winners, three aces and just six unforced errors to dispatch Spain's Davidovich Fokina in one hour and 17 minutes.

Leafs' Sheldon Keefe, Sabres' Don Granato fined $25K by NHL

Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Sheldon Keefe and Buffalo Sabres bench boss Don Granato were each fined $25,000 by the NHL on Thursday "for unprofessional conduct directed at the officials." Both incidents occurred during their team's respective games on Tuesday night.

Maple Leafs trade for D Ilya Lyubushkin again

The Maple Leafs acquired defenseman Ilya Lyubushkin from the Anaheim Ducks in a three-way trade Thursday, the second time Toronto has traded for him in two years. The move came later on the same night after Toronto lost defenseman Mark Giordano to a head injury in a game against the Arizona Coyotes.

NBA roundup: Nuggets hold on to beat Heat in Finals rematch

Michael Porter Jr. scored 30 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as the Denver Nuggets withstood a late rally by the visiting Miami Heat to win 103-97 on Thursday in a rematch of last season's NBA Finals. Miami used a 14-5 run to pull within 99-95 with 52.5 seconds remaining, and Jimmy Butler scored with 10.7 seconds left to make it a two-point game. Nikola Jokic then made two foul shots and the Nuggets held on for their fifth straight win. The Nuggets snapped the Heat's five-game winning streak despite playing without guard Jamal Murray for the entire second half due to a right ankle sprain.

Spring training roundup: Forrest Wall (2 HRs, 6 RBIs) powers Braves

Forrest Wall hit three-run home runs in back-to-back innings for the Atlanta Braves, who held on for a 12-9 win over the host Tampa Bay Rays in spring training action on Thursday in Port Charlotte, Fla. Wall chased Rays starter Zach Eflin (0-1) with a bomb to right field in the second inning before expanding Atlanta's lead to 10-0 in the second by taking Naoyuki Uwasawa to left. Wall is up to three home runs this spring.

Gymnastics-Culture change seeks to produce happier U.S. women athletes

U.S. women's gymnastics, long associated with intense pressure placed on the shoulders of young girls, has entered a new era that prioritizes happiness and career longevity, former Olympians now in leadership roles said. Not long ago the typical career of an elite gymnast was short and existed in a culture that controlled every aspect of the athlete's schedule, conditioning and diet.

Vikings to release RB Alexander Mattison

The Minnesota Vikings informed running back Alexander Mattison that they will release him, multiple reports said Thursday. Mattison signed a two-year, $7 million contract with the Vikings last spring. He was due to carry a $4.6 million cap hit in 2024.

Iowa superstar Caitlin Clark entering 2024 WNBA Draft

Iowa guard Cailtin Clark announced Thursday that she will enter the 2024 WNBA Draft, making a foregone conclusion official and signaling the end of a historic college career. Seen as the most electrifying player in college basketball, Clark became the all-time leading scorer in women's college basketball history by passing Kelsey Plum for the NCAA Division I record and then Lynette Woodard for the major college scoring title. At 3,650 points, she is closing in on Pete Maravich's career scoring mark for any college basketball player, man or woman (3,667).

WTA roundup: Danielle Collins controls third set to reach Austin quarters

Third-seeded Danielle Collins rallied to post a 4-6, 7-6 (3), 6-0 victory over Katie Volynets on Thursday to reach the ATX Open quarterfinals in Austin, Texas. Collins, the 2022 Australian Open runner-up, had 39 winners and was 6-for-6 on break points in outdueling Volynets. Leading 5-4 in the second set, Volynets served for the match but Collins stymied her, won the tiebreaker and then dominated the final set.

Cycling-Spanish cyclist Juan Pujalte dies at age 18

Spanish cyclist Juan Pujalte, 18, has died after being involved in a fatal accident, his team Valverde said on Thursday. According to Spanish media reports, the accident took place near Escombreras, in Cartagena, while the teenager was training. The cause of the accident is currently under investigation.

(With inputs from agencies.)

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