Here is a summary of current sports news briefs.
Motor racing and F1 owner Liberty Media buys land in Las Vegas for $240m
Formula 1 commercial rights holders Liberty Media are buying land in Las Vegas for $240 million to locate the pit and paddock complex for a grand prize next year, they announced on Friday. The enlightened race, which will take place on a Saturday, will be the third American round on the calendar after Austin and Miami.
Tennis-Nadal stays positive despite Alcaraz loss
Rafa Nadal said there were positives to be taken from the Madrid Open despite the quarter-final winner falling to teenager Carlos Alcaraz on Friday in his first tournament following a stress fracture is popular. Australian Open champion Nadal, who suffered an injury in Indian Wells in March, lost 6-2 1-6 6-3 to fellow Spaniard Alcaraz, ending his quest for a sixth title at the ATP Masters 1000.
Factbox – Football – Chelsea takeover process
Here’s the process of buying Chelsea Football Club after the English Premier League side said a consortium, led by Los Angeles Dodgers co-owner Todd Boehly and backed by Clearlake Capital, had won the bid acquisition of the club. PURCHASE AGREEMENT
Athletics – Diamond League fixtures in China moved, canceled due to COVID-19
A Diamond League athletics meet to be held in China this year has been moved to Poland and another canceled due to COVID-19 outbreaks in the country, organizers said, after the Asian Games were postponed from high level in Hangzhou. Meetings in Shanghai on July 30 and Shenzhen on August 6 have been changed due to “travel restrictions and strict quarantine requirements currently in place for entry into China,” organizers said in a statement on Friday.
Motor racing drivers worried about ‘bumpy’ track in Miami
Lando Norris and Sergio Perez criticized the track at the inaugural Miami Grand Prix after several drivers struggled with the surface in early practice sessions. McLaren’s Norris took sixth place after Friday’s second session but was far from happy with the racing conditions.
Football – Timeline of Chelsea in the days of Roman Abramovich
Here’s a timeline of Chelsea’s history since Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich bought the Premier League club in 2003 and turned them into regular trophy contenders before being forced to sell the London side in 2022. 2003 -2004
Golf – Norman ‘disappointed’ as Open organizers refuse to change entry rules
Two-time winner Greg Norman said he was “disappointed” by reports that his application to take part in the 150th Open Championship at St Andrews in July had been rejected by organisers. Australian Golf Digest reported on Saturday that a spokesman for the R&A, which organizes the tournament, said the body would not change its position on the entry requirements for previous winners to host Norman.
Olympics – The Brisbane 2032 Games are a big event for the entire Pacific region, says IOC chief Bach
International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach said on Saturday that the 2032 Summer Games in Brisbane would be an important event not just for Australia but for the entire Pacific region. Visiting Brisbane for the first time since the city hosted the Games last year, Bach, who toured neighboring Australia, told reporters the Olympic spirit was truly alive in the region.
Motor racing-Russell puts Mercedes back in the lead in Miami practices
George Russell put his revived Mercedes team back at the top of the Formula 1 timesheets with the fastest lap in second practice for the inaugural Miami Grand Prix on Friday. In a boost for the champions who have struggled with a “porpoising” or bouncing car in the first four races, the Briton was 0.106 seconds quicker than Ferrari’s overall leader Charles Leclerc.
NBA fines Mavericks $25,000 for ‘bench decorum’ in Game 2
The Dallas Mavericks were fined $25,000 by the NBA on Friday after being found in violation of “team bench decorum rules” in Wednesday’s playoff loss to the Phoenix Suns. The punishment was announced by NBA president of league operations Byron Spruell.
(With agency contributions.)