Review of sports news: freestyle skiing-Gu wins its first crystal globe after a perfect season in the World Cup; Canadian teenager Schizas wins Canadian figure skating title and more
Here is a summary of current sports news.
Freestyle skiing-Gu wins first crystal globe after perfect World Cup season
China’s Eileen Gu capped the FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup season with a perfect halfpipe record after triumphing at Mammoth Mountain in Calif. On Saturday to capture the first crystal globe of her career. The reigning 18-year-old world champion, who was born in the United States but will represent China at the Beijing Olympics next month where she is expected to win gold, had two solid runs and finished with a best of 97 , 50.
Canadian teenager Schizas wins Canadian figure skating title
Canadian teenager Madeline Schizas won her first national figure skating title on Saturday in Ottawa, which saw her secure her spot at the Beijing Olympics next month, but she still has another short-term goal in mind. . Well aware that a positive COVID-19 test at this point could crush her dreams of competing in the Olympics from February 4 to 20, Schizas said she intends to play it safe given the threat of the variant. highly contagious Omicron from the coronavirus.
NHL roundup: Devon Toews overtime goal crowns Avalanche rally
Devon Toews has scored 1:12 into overtime, Cale Makar and Gabriel Landeskog each have one goal and one assist, and the Colorado Avalanche rallied on three goals to beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-4 on Saturday night. in Denver. Nathan MacKinnon and JT Compher also scored, Mikko Rantanen had four assists and Nazem Kadri had two for the Avalanche, who have won four in a row.
Tennis-Krejcikova impatiently awaits Bencic shock at the start of the season
French Open champion Barbora Krejcikova relishes a rocky start to her 2022 season on Monday as she warms up for the Australian Open against Belinda Bencic in the first round of the Sydney Tennis Classic. The Czech, ranked number three in Sydney and fifth in the world, won her first Grand Slam singles title at Roland Garros in June and hopes to wear her 2021 form into the new year when she takes on her Swiss opponent.
NBA roundup: Hot long distance, Heat pound Suns
Tyler Herro scored 33 points, a game-high and a season-high, and Duncan Robinson added 27 points as the Miami Heat beat host Phoenix Suns 123-100 on Saturday night. Herro’s 33 were on the verge of breaking Miami’s franchise record for the game with a best score by a reserve. Herro had 12 of 20 shots, including 3 of 4 from 3 points in 34 minutes. Robinson did 8 of 16 behind the arc, also off the bench, and his 27 points were also a season high.
Tennis-Barty dismisses Rybakina to claim Adelaide International
World number one Ash Barty was in compelling form on Sunday as the Australian handed Elena Rybakina a 6-3 6-2 loss at Memorial Drive to win Adelaide International and claim the 14th WTA title of her career. Barty, who won the event in 2020, dominated against 22-year-old seventh seed from Kazakhstan to win in just over an hour, as she returned to form just over a week before the start of the Australian Open in Melbourne.
Tennis player Voracova left Australia after visa issues, Czech ministry says
Czech tennis player Renata Voracova left Australia on Saturday, the Czech Foreign Ministry said, after visa complications that drove her into a fury over the handling of the COVID-19 vaccine exemptions from the country. On Thursday, Voracova joined male number one Novak Djokovic in custody for Australian immigrants, although she was previously allowed into the country and played a game before having her visa canceled.
Australia rushes to file defense of Djokovic ban as court battle looms
Australian authorities rushed on Sunday to file a legal defense of their decision to ban entry to world tennis number one Novak Djokovic due to his COVID-19 vaccination status, as the Serbian superstar passed his fourth day in immigration detention. Djokovic had been hoping to win his 21st Grand Slam at the Australian Open, starting next week, but instead of training he was confined to a hotel used to accommodate asylum seekers. He is challenging the decision to cancel his visa after being arrested upon arriving at Melbourne Airport early Thursday.
Football-Police investigate Cole’s racist abuse in FA Cup game
Police are investigating racist abuse against specialist Ashley Cole in Manchester City’s 4-1 FA Cup win over Swindon Town FC, the Fourth Division club announced on Saturday. Swindon condemned the abuse and apologized to Cole, who was at County Ground in Swindon on Friday as part of broadcaster ITV’s presentation team.
Tennis-Anisimova battles injury to win second WTA title
American Amanda Anisimova battled injury to beat Aliaksandra Sasnovich 7-5 1-6 6-4 in the Melbourne Summer Set 2 final to claim her second WTA title on Sunday. Anisimova, playing her first final since winning the Copa Colsanitas in Bogota in April 2019, overcame a thigh injury to seal the victory in two hours nine minutes.
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