The following is a summary of current sports news.
Cycling-Herrada won the 11th stage of the Vuelta, Kuss kept the overall lead
Jesus Herrada was strongest at the end of the climb as he won stage 11 of the Vuelta a Espana, 163.5 kilometers from Lerma to La Laguna Negra, on Wednesday. The stage was characterized by numerous early breakaway attempts, all foiled by the peloton. After almost 50 kilometers, the 26-member group, including the Spaniard Herrada, overcame the break that counted.
Olympics-Recommendation on new sports for Los Angeles 2028 delayed -MOV
A final recommendation on new sports to be included in the Los Angeles 2028 Olympics will not be made this week as originally planned, the International Olympic Committee said on Wednesday. The nine sports seeking inclusion in the LA28 are cricket, flag football, karate, kickboxing, baseball-softball, lacrosse, breakdancing, squash and motorsports.
Tennis Shelton beat Tiafoe to the semi-finals of the US Open
Attacking Ben Shelton cruised past Frances Tiafoe 6-2 3-6 7-6(7) 6-2 to reach the US Open semi-finals on Tuesday in an all-American match that lived up to its hype. . The win made the 20-year-old Shelton the youngest American to reach the men’s last four at the US Open since Michael Chang in 1992, setting up a meeting with one of the game’s greats – 23-time Grand Slam winner Novak Djokovic.
Tennis – Good day for Djokovic, better day for the Americans at the US Open
It was a good day for Novak Djokovic at the US Open on Tuesday as he booked his place in a record 47th Grand Slam semi-final, but an even better one for the United States as Coco Gauff and Ben Shelton reached the final round. four. The only thing that stopped Tuesday from being a perfect tennis Tuesday for home fans was Djokovic beating Taylor Fritz 6-1 6-4 6-4 to stay on course for a fourth US Open title, which would see him level Margaret Court’s record of 24 Grand Slams.
Boxing-Dubois appeals to the WBA for the fight with Usyk, he wants a rematch
Daniel Dubois has formally appealed to the World Boxing Association (WBA) to declare his loss to Ukrainian world heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk a no contest last month and order a rematch. The 26-year-old British challenger suffered a ninth-round knockout in a fight in Wroclaw, Poland, on August 26, but said he was “fooled” by the low-punch controversy when Usyk went down in the fifth.
Canada and Germany complete World Cup semi-final line-up
Canada will make its debut in the FIBA Basketball World Cup semifinals after beating Slovenia 100-89 in a third-quarter encounter as Germany cruised past Latvia 81-79 on Wednesday to reach the final. In a battle of elite point guards, Luka Doncic and Slovenia battled Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Canada in a 50-50 first half.
Soccer-Spanish Hermoso files a criminal complaint against the prosecutor of Rubiales’ kiss
Spanish soccer star Jenni Hermoso has filed a criminal complaint for kissing soccer federation chief Luis Rubiales unsolicited after Spain won the Women’s World Cup, the national prosecutor’s office said on Wednesday. Hermoso testified on Tuesday and the complaint will be dealt with “as soon as possible”, the prosecutor added.
NFL-Mahomes looks at Chiefs scoring dynasty, Rodgers hopes to revive Jets
The NFL will begin life without Tom Brady when the 2023 season begins this week, with Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs looking to cement a dynasty and Aaron Rodgers hoping to turn the New York Jets into Super Bowl contenders. With Mahomes at the helm of a Chiefs offensive attack that also includes standout Travis Kelce, Kansas City is favored to become just the ninth franchise to repeat as Super Bowl champion.
Tennis-Alcaraz will meet Zverev in the quarterfinals of the US Open, Sabalenkova will face Zheng’s test
Top seed Carlos Alcaraz will face his toughest test yet at the US Open when he takes on Alexander Zverev in the quarter-finals on Wednesday, while Aryna Sabalenkova will have to withstand the firepower of China’s Zheng Qinwen to advance. Defending champion and top seed Alcaraz has dropped just one set in his first four matches in New York, but he may have to go deep to dispatch Zverev when they wrap up the evening leg at Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Soccer-Vilda says Spain sacking ‘unfair’
Former Spain women’s coach Jorge Vilda said on Wednesday he did not expect to be sacked by the country’s football federation (RFEF), adding it was “unfair” and “undeserved” weeks after winning the Women’s World Cup. The RFEF announced the decision to sack Vilda on Tuesday after a new board was formed following the suspension of RFEF president Luis Rubiales by world football’s governing body FIFA for an alleged non-consensual kiss with Jenni Hermoso during a World Cup victory celebration two weeks ago.
(With input from agencies.)
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