Left Menu
Development News Edition

Sports News Roundup: Germany beat Spain to close in on next round; Durant declares Achilles surgery a success

Reuters | Updated: 13-06-2019 05:24 IST | Created: 13-06-2019 05:20 IST
Sports News Roundup: Germany beat Spain to close in on next round; Durant declares Achilles surgery a success
Image Credit:

Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.

WWC roundup: Germany tops Spain to stay atop Group B

Sara Daebritz scored in the 42nd minute and Germany defeated Spain 1-0 on Wednesday in the Women's World Cup at Valenciennes, France, to remain undefeated after two games in Group B. The victory all but assures that Germany (2-0) will advance to the next round. The two-time winners of the Women's World Cup have one more Group B game, which will be played Sunday against South Africa.

Germany beat Spain to close in on next round

Sara Daebritz scored the only goal of the game as Germany beat Spain 1-0 in their women's World Cup Group B match on Wednesday to all but secure a spot in the next round. The two-times champions, who beat China in their group opener, are on six points, with Spain in second on three. China and South Africa, who play each other on Thursday, have no points.

Report: Durant views staying with Warriors as 'last resort'

Exercising his option to stay with the Golden State Warriors probably "is the last resort" for Kevin Durant, according to an ESPN report on Wednesday. Appearing on the network's "Get Up!" on Wednesday, NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski said Durant is likely to pass on his option for next season and move on from the Warriors in free agency, unless he can't find a team willing to sign him in the wake of a serious injury.

Durant declares Achilles surgery a success

Kevin Durant underwent surgery on Wednesday for a ruptured Achilles tendon, the Golden State Warriors player announced, as head coach Steve Kerr defended the decision to play the four-times NBA leading scorer in game five of the NBA Finals. Durant said the surgery, less than 48 hours after he sustained the injury on Monday against the Toronto Raptors, had been successful.

'An explosion of joy': U.S. defend World Cup celebrations

U.S. captain Megan Rapinoe on Wednesday defended her under-fire team mates' exuberant celebrations during their record 13-0 World Cup victory over Thailand in Reims. Opinion was split following the one-sided match, with some applauding the Americans for staying focused throughout, while others felt they should have eased off or not celebrated their goals with such enthusiasm.

ATP roundup: High seeds tumble in Stuttgart

Daniil Medvedev and Nikoloz Basilashvili, the two highest seeds in action on Wednesday, each fell in three sets in the Round of 16 of the MercedesCup in Stuttgart, Germany. French wild-card Lucas Pouille ousted Medvedev 7-6 (6), 4-6, 6-2 despite a hail of 19 aces from the third-seeded Russian. Pouille survived a set point in the first-set tiebreaker, then was broken in the final game to lose the second set before cruising through the third.

Alleged shooter arrested in $8,000 plot to kill baseball's David Ortiz

The alleged shooter of David Ortiz has been arrested along with four others in a group offered nearly $8,000 to kill the former Boston Red Sox star at a Dominican Republic bar, authorities said on Wednesday. The arrests came as Ortiz, 43, recovered in a Boston hospital following a second round of surgery on Tuesday, according to his family, which said he was sitting up and had taken a few steps.

Critical U.S. Open avoids another screw-up, says USGA

After a string of U.S. Open screw-ups which angered the players and drew sniggers from fans, the United States Golf Association (USGA) admitted on Wednesday it was "critical" they get it right this year. Billed as the "Toughest Test in Golf", recent U.S. Opens set-ups have crossed the line with players complaining it had become the most ridiculous challenge in the sport, at one point sparking a discussion about a boycott the major.

Renard own goal a reminder France need to keep feet on the ground

Wendie Renard's own goal in a 2-1 win over Norway on Wednesday came as reminder that France need to keep their feet on the ground if they are to claim their first women's World Cup title. Centre back Renard deflected Isabell Herlovsen's cross into her own goal as Norway equalized following Valerie Gauvin's opener, five days after the Olympique Lyonnais player had scored a double in a 4-0 win over South Korea in the opening Group A game.

McIlroy riding wave into Pebble Beach

If momentum counts for anything Rory McIlroy will be riding a wave when he hits the scenic beachside layout for the opening round of the U.S. Open on Thursday looking to end a nearly five year major drought. After closing rounds of 64 and 61 to cap a rampaging win at the Canadian Open on Sunday, McIlroy will be hoping his blazing finish translates into a hot start at the Pebble Beach Golf Links setting him up for a title challenge.


TRENDING

OPINION / BLOG / INTERVIEW

Why COVID-19 is unstoppable in USA despite it being ranked at the top of GHS Index?

Several worst-hit countries such as Italy, France, Spain, the UK, Canada, and Russia have peaked COVID-19 cases in April. Almost all of them have gradually flattened the curve. However, the USA is setting new daily records of infections tha...

COVID-19 seems cooking biggest ever global scam

The increasing number of corruption cases on COVID-19 funds from throughout the world and involvement of high profile persons indicate that the countries cant ignore corruption in their pandemic response programs. This has generated the nee...

Health Management Information Systems lack holistic, integrated, and pandemic resilient character

Being a part of the United Nations system, the World Health Organization WHO deserves its share of rebuke for its alleged failure issue COVID-19 health emergency alerts on appropriate time. However, the pandemic has also exposed loopholes i...

Pride in the time of coronavirus: a welcome move online?

This year is different in many ways not least as celebrations are also taking place against the dramatic backdrop of a global health crisis and a resurgence in grassroots activism following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. ...

Videos

Latest News

10-year-old killed, 2 teens hurt in New Orleans gunfire

A 10-year-old child was killed and two teenagers wounded by gunfire Monday afternoon in New Orleans, police said. Police Chief Shaun Ferguson said police responding to shots being fired around 5 p.m. found the three victims.A girl described...

Pvt hospitals asked to reserve 20% beds for COVID-19 patients

The Goa government has made it compulsory for all private hospitals in the state to reserve 20 per cent of their total beds for COVID-19 patients. The decision was taken during a high-level meeting chaired by Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on...

UNISOC increases capital by CNY 5bn to complete equity restructuring

As announced on May 12, Chinese fabless semiconductor company UNISOC increased capital by CNY 5 billion USD 715 million to complete its equity restructuring. The IPO process is now on track for a 2021 listing on the SSE STAR Market, Shangha...

Fox's Carlson criticises ex-writer, 'self-righteous' critics

Fox News Tucker Carlson said Monday that his former writer who posted racist comments online was wrong but criticized ghouls now beating their chest in triumph after his staffers resignation. When we pose as blameless in order to hurt other...

Give Feedback