The following is a summary of current sports news.
Soccer-Flick’s departure from Germany ends a disappointing two-year run
Hansi Flick’s sacking on Sunday capped a disastrous two-year spell in charge of Germany after he was tasked with rebuilding the four-time world champions’ tarnished reputation and leading them to Euro 2024 glory on home soil.
The 58-year-old takes over from Joachim Loew in September 2021 after the Germans crashed out of the Euros in the last 16 years that year.
Soccer-Antony delays Manchester Utd return to deal with assault allegations
Antony will not return to Manchester United immediately while the Brazilian forward deals with assault allegations against him, the Premier League club said on Sunday. “Manchester United acknowledges the allegations made against Antony,” the club said in a short statement.
Tenisová-Sabalenková lost the US Open final, but left New York at the top of the world
Aryna Sabalenko’s bid to end her year with a second Grand Slam title fell apart in the US Open final on Saturday, but the up-and-coming world number one said she would take both comfort and motivation from her lofty place at the top of the world rankings. Sabalenkova will leapfrog Poland’s Iga Swiatek when the new rankings are updated on Monday, with the Belarusian admitting her new status will help ease her US Open final loss to American teenager Coco Gauff.
Tennis-American teenager Gauff fights to beat Sabalenka to win the US Open
Teenager Coco Gauff made a blistering comeback to beat Belarusian second seed Aryna Sabalenkova 2-6 6-3 6-2 in the US Open women’s final on Saturday to claim her first Grand Slam title and cement her place among American tennis royalty. The victory made sixth-seeded Gauff the first American to win a US Open singles title since Sloane Stephens in 2017.
Germany beat Serbia to win the World Cup for the first time
Germany won its first-ever FIBA Basketball World Cup title by defeating an empty-handed Serbia 83-77 in Manila on Sunday in a matchup between the two European powers. Germany relied on a 22-10 surge in the third quarter, orchestrated by brothers Franz and Moritz Wagner, to build a cushion and win their first all-European World Cup final since 2006.
Athletic-running great Farah ends her competitive career with fourth at the Great North Run
Britain’s Mo Farah capped his illustrious competitive racing career by finishing fourth in the Great North Run half marathon in Newcastle on Sunday. Wearing a bib emblazoned with the words ‘Sir Mo’, the six-time Great North winner completed the course in one hour, three minutes and 28 seconds, with dozens of people lining the home stretch on the way.
Tennis-Danilina and Heliovaara won the US Open mixed doubles title
Anna Danilina and Harri Heliovaara, who met by chance just over a week ago, became the first Grand Slam champions with a 6-3 6-4 win over top-seeded Americans Jessica Pegula and Austin Krajicek in the US Open mixed doubles final. Saturday. Kazakhstan’s Danilina and Finland’s Heliovaara accidentally teamed up ahead when they happened to be at the registration desk at the same time.
Basketball-Germany defeated Serbia to win its first World Cup title
Germany won its first FIBA Basketball World Cup crown by defeating subdued Serbia 83-77 in Manila on Sunday. Germany built on a 22-10 surge in the third quarter to build a cushion and never relinquish the lead to win their first all-European World Cup final since 2006.
Motorcycle Martin holds off injured Italians to seal San Marino GP double
Pramac Racing’s Jorge Martin led the San Marino Grand Prix at Misano Adriatico from start to finish on Sunday to complete his second sprint and race double of the season and reduce Francesco Bagnaia’s championship lead to 36 points. The Spaniard finished 1.350s ahead of VR46 Racing’s Marco Bezzecchi, who was hampered by a wrist injury suffered at the Catalan Grand Prix.
Rugby Japan defeated plucky Chile to top World Cup Group D
Japan had six converted tries as they kicked off their Rugby World Cup campaign with a 42-12 bonus-point win against debutants Chile, who got two tries of their own on Sunday. After opening the scoring with an early try from Rodrigo Fernandez, the South American side, who are lowest at this World Cup, added another from Alfonso Escobar and Santiago Vila slotted over the conversion.
(With input from agencies.)
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