Sports News Roundup: Reports: Avisail Garcia Agrees $ 53 Million Deal with Marlins; Soccer-Chelsea lead reduced after Man United draw, Man City win and more
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Reports: Avisail Garcia accepts $ 53million deal with Marlins
The Miami Marlins and free agent outfielder Avisail Garcia have agreed to a four-year, $ 53 million contract, according to information released Sunday. Garcia, 30, had an outstanding campaign for the Milwaukee Brewers last season as he set career records of 29 homers and 86 RBIs while beating 0.262 in 135 games.
Soccer-Chelsea lead cut after Man United draw, Man City win
Chelsea’s lead at the top of the Premier League was reduced to one point after being held at home by Manchester United while rivals Manchester City beat West Ham United 2-1 on Sunday.
Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea have 30 points in 13 games with City on 29 points and Liverpool, who beat Southampton 4-0 on Saturday, are one more point away.
SOCCER-Portugal football league to investigate hit match against COVID
The Portuguese football league said on Sunday it would initiate disciplinary proceedings to investigate whether this weekend’s game between Benfica and Belenenses SAD – a team affected by a COVID-19 outbreak – complied with health rules. Saturday’s game was abandoned minutes after the start of the second half amid extraordinary scenes after Belenenses, who reported a total of 17 COVID-19 among players and staff, was forced to nominate a team of nine players – including two goalkeepers – while all the others isolated themselves.
Reports: Rangers sign 7-year contract with free agent Marcus Semien
The Texas Rangers, who just finished a 60-102 season, are struggling. On Sunday, the team struck a deal with shortstop / second baseman Marcus Semien, most recently of the Toronto Blue Jays, according to multiple reports. ESPN reported that the deal is for seven years and $ 175 million.
Tennis-Champions Spain Davis Cup after a loss to Russia, Serbia by
The Spanish champions were knocked out of the Davis Cup as the favorites of the Russian Tennis Federation booked their places for the quarter-finals with a thrilling victory in Madrid. Spain’s duo Marcel Granollers and Feliciano Lopez needed their decisive double to send Spain off Serbia, but Aslan Karatsev and Andrey Rublev came from a set-down to seal a 4-6 6-2 6 victory. -4 and first place for Russia in Group A.
Alpine skiing-Shiffrin equalizes Stenmark’s World Cup record with slalom victory
Mikaela Shiffrin of the United States tied the record for World Cup victories in a single discipline, beating Slovakia’s Petra Vlhova to claim her 46th slalom victory on Sunday in Killington, Vermont. Shiffrin was behind reigning World Cup champion Vlhova by 0.20 seconds after the first run, but managed the second fastest run while her rival erred early to fall to second.
Tennis: Djokovic risks skipping Australian Open on vaccination mandate, according to his father
Novak Djokovic is unlikely to play at the Australian Open if the rules on COVID-19 vaccinations are not relaxed, the father of world number one Srdjan Djokovic has said. The organizers of the first Grand Slam of the year have said all players will need to be vaccinated to participate.
Hawks lose Bogdan Bogdanovic for two weeks
The Atlanta Hawks will be without goaltender Bogdan Bogdanovic for about two weeks due to a sprained right ankle. Bogdanovic, who is averaging 11.6 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2.5 assists in his second season with the Hawks, left Saturday’s game against the New York Knicks in the second quarter after looking bad. comfortable on the leg, according to The Atlanta Journal- Constitution.
Tennis-Raducanu wows crowds at Royal Albert Hall reunion
London’s Royal Albert Hall provided the perfect stage for teenage tennis sensation Emma Raducanu’s first appearance on a UK court since her incredible triumph at the US Open on Sunday. Playing 79 days after an extraordinary run in New York City that culminated in a victory over Canada’s Leylah Fernandez and being crowned the new British tennis queen, the 19-year-old enjoyed a late return to the Victorian concert hall.
Frank Williams, founder of the Formula 1 motor racing team, has died aged 79
Frank Williams, founder and former boss of a team that bore his name and is still one of the most dominant and successful in Formula 1 history, died on Sunday at the age of 79. Stefano Domenicali, managing director of sport, former boss of his rivals Ferrari, paid tribute to the Englishman and said the F1 family had lost a “much loved and respected member”.
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