Here is a summary of current sports information.
NBA-Five fans banned for ‘unacceptable’ behavior towards players, families
Five fans have been banned indefinitely from NBA arenas for “totally unacceptable” behavior towards players and their families in separate incidents during Wednesday’s playoff games. The New York Knicks said Thursday that a fan who spat at Trae Young of the Atlanta Hawks in the fourth quarter of their game was banned from Madison Square Garden.
More fans and sunny skies as Roland Garros makes a quick comeback
Seven months after the last French Open ended, the tournament is back, boosted by the prospect of more spectators despite current COVID-19 restrictions and good weather forecasts. After a cold 2020 tournament that was postponed to September-October due to the coronavirus pandemic and staged with a maximum of 1,000 fans per day, this year’s clay court Grand Slam will welcome more spectators.
Golf – ‘But I won the PGA’ – Mickelson gets off to a bad start at Colonial
Phil Mickelson may have struggled at Colonial Country Club on Thursday on his first start since becoming golf’s longest-serving major champion, but he didn’t seem too upset as he was still reveling in his victory at the PGA Championship. Mickelson, 50, shot a 73 over par in Fort Worth, TX, which left him near the bottom of the field at the Charles Schwab Challenge.
Obama congratulates Rashford on campaigning against child food poverty
Former US President Barack Obama praised England striker Marcus Rashford for his work in tackling child food poverty and the two discussed via video call how young people can impact society. Last year, Rashford led a campaign to end child food poverty and successfully pressured the UK government to continue providing free school meals during the holidays.
MLB roundup: Brewers beat Padres in round 10
Jackie Bradley Jr. had a single on the right-field fence with two down in the 10th inning to score Omar Narvaez in the third and give the Milwaukee Brewers a 6-5 victory over the visiting San Diego Padres. Narvaez opened the set in second after the Padres failed to score in the top of 10th, and he moved up to third on a sacrifice from Keston Hiura. Miguel Diaz (2-1), the sixth pitcher used by the Padres, struck out Luis Urias on a short fly just before Bradley’s decisive blow.
Olympic guidelines on coronaviruses to be defined for each event, according to an official
Olympic coronavirus guidelines are being developed for each separate sporting competition, a senior Tokyo 2020 official said in a briefing on Friday. Olympic organizers have released coronavirus prevention measures, which have been criticized by some critics as insufficient.
Raising the press is part of the sport, says Djokovic, as Osaka debate rages on
Confronting the media can be “very unpleasant” but it’s part of tennis, said world number one Novak Djokovic, as the debate continued to rage on Friday over Naomi Osaka’s decision to boycott press conferences at Roland Garros . Women’s world number two Osaka stunned the tennis world when she announced that she would not be doing any Grand Slam press conferences to protect her mental health, which drew criticism from the President of the French Federation of tennis, Gilles Moretton.
Lakers strike deal to stay at Staples Center until 2041
The Los Angeles Lakers have signed a long-term extension with Anschutz Entertainment Group to stay at Staples Center until 2041. The deal essentially keeps the Lakers in the arena for 20 more seasons and ends any chance of leaving. the team to build their own facility when the team’s initial 25-year lease was due to expire in three seasons.
Golf-Woods says car crash rehabilitation is ‘painful’ and focuses on walking alone
Tiger Woods described his recovery from a car crash that left him with career-threatening injuries as more painful than anything he’s been through and said his goal was to be able to walk on his own again. Woods, speaking in a Golf Digest interview https://www.golfdigest.com/story/tiger-woods-speaks-about-recovery published on Thursday, is no stranger to rehabilitation procedures after undergoing multiple breast surgeries. back and knee, but admitted his latest healing was unlike any he has suffered before.
Favorite Swiatek takes on Barty challenge in Roland Garros defense
Iga Swiatek has been named as the favorite to add a second Roland Garros trophy to her cabinet, but the teenager’s title defense is likely to face a formidable challenge from world number one Ash Barty. The Polish set the red clay at Roland Garros on fire when she became the youngest woman to win the title since Monica Seles in 1992 and the first to do so without losing a set since Justine Henin in 2007, losing only 28 games during the fortnight.
(With contributions from agencies.)