Sports Highlights: Ukraine's Comeback, Lyles' Olympic Quest, and More

This summary covers key sports news, highlighting Ukraine's crucial late win in Euro 2024, Noah Lyles' aspirations for the Paris Games, and significant outcomes in soccer, athletics, and more. Notable events include Poland's early elimination, Lyles' performance in US trials, and doping bans in athletics.

Reuters | Updated: 22-06-2024 05:22 IST | Created: 22-06-2024 05:22 IST
Sports Highlights: Ukraine's Comeback, Lyles' Olympic Quest, and More
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Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.

Soccer-Ukraine alive and kicking as Yaremchuk grabs late winner against Slovakia

Ukraine roused themselves in the nick of time to salvage their Euro 2024 hopes as substitute Roman Yaremchuk's late strike saw them hit back after falling a goal behind to beat Slovakia 2-1 in a lively Group E clash on Friday. Trailing at halftime to an early header by Ivan Schranz, Ukraine's hopes of reaching the knockout stage were in peril, but they stormed back in front of their joyous fans.

Athletics-Lyles brings star power to track at US trials

Noah Lyles wants to stamp out his territory on and off the track ahead of the Paris Games, as the 100 metres world champion begins his latest U.S. Olympic trials campaign this week with enormous expectations on his shoulders. A speedy 9.85 second performance in the 100 metres earlier this month in Kingston saw him finish second to budding Jamaican rival Oblique Seville and Lyles will look to improve upon that time at the famed Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.

Panthers keeping cool as host Oilers try to force Game 7 in finals

Pressure? What pressure? That is the attitude of the Florida Panthers are they prepare for their third chance to close out the Stanley Cup Final on Friday against the host Edmonton Oilers.

Soccer-France stay on course while not risking Mbappe

France missed Kylian Mbappe in a wasteful display against the Netherlands but keeping their main man on the bench rather than risk him so soon after a broken nose may prove clever if he returns to help Les Bleus go deep into Euro 2024. Mbappe, who had run riot against the Dutch in the past with six goals in five games, was ready to come on with a mask.

ATP roundup: Tommy Paul, Sebastian Korda to meet in London

No. 5 seed Tommy Paul and Sebastian Korda set up an all-American semifinal at the cinch Championships by winning their respective matches Friday in London. Paul got past Great Britain's Jack Draper 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 at the Queen's Club. Draper upset top seed Carlos Alcaraz of Spain in the Round of 16, but Paul did him in Friday by amassing 30 winners to 13 unforced errors.

MLB roundup: Cards top Giants amid Willie Mays tribute

Brendan Donovan hit a two-run homer and an RBI single to propel the St. Louis Cardinals to a 6-5 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Thursday in Birmingham, Ala., as Major League Baseball paid tribute to the Negro Leagues. The contest, played at historic Rickwood Field, wound up serving as a memorial for Giants legend Willie Mays. The Alabama native died Tuesday at age 93.

A'ja Wilson, Caitlin Clark early leaders in WNBA All-Star voting

Two-time league Most Valuable Player A'ja Wilson and rookie Caitlin Clark lead the first round of fan voting for the WNBA All-Star Game, the league announced Friday. The game is set for July 20 in Phoenix. The game will be a contest between the WNBA All-Stars, as selected by fans, players, media and coaches, and the USA Basketball Women's National Team.

Soccer-Poland eliminated after slumping to defeat by Austria

A superb second-half performance boosted Austria's hopes of making the Euro 2024 knockout stage with a 3-1 win over Poland, who became the first side to be eliminated from the tournament after Friday's late game between Netherlands and France ended in a goalless draw. After losing both of their group games so far, Poland's chances of progressing from Group D already looked bleak before the draw between France and the Netherlands confirmed their early exit.

Soccer-Netherlands and France edge closer to last 16 after stalemate

France and the Netherlands played it safe in a 0-0 draw that failed to explode into life in Group D at Euro 2024 on Friday, leaving both sides within sight of a place in the last 16 and eliminating Poland. With France captain Kylian Mbappe remaining on the bench after suffering a broken nose in their opener, the game sparked only in fits and starts, without ever threatening to turn into a classic.

Doping-Roberts hit with eight-year doping ban after second violation

Gil Roberts, a member of the U.S. gold medal winning 4x400 metre relay team at the 2016 Rio Olympics, was handed an eight-year suspension after testing positive for banned substances for a second time, said the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) on Friday. An out-of-competition test taken by Roberts in September last year found multiple banned substances including ostarine which boosts muscle growth.

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