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NBA-Warriors Thompson says Poole reminds him of his youth
Golden State Warriors goalie Klay Thompson said his teammate Jordan Poole reminded him of himself at a younger age, an observation that should thrill opponents around the world. Thompson, who is closing in on a comeback after missing the last two seasons with leg injuries, said he was impressed with his 22-year-old replacement, whose score was a big factor in the top 15- 2 of the Warriors in the NBA. save.
Biennial exclusive soccer World Cup could cost leagues 8 billion euros per season, study finds
A FIFA proposal for a World Cup every two years and changes to the Club World Cup could cost the big domestic football leagues and UEFA around 8 billion euros ($ 9 billion) per season in lost TV rights, game days and trade deals, according to a report commissioned by the leagues. More frequent international competitions, along with additional international club matches, could lead to major changes in domestic leagues, including a reduction in the number of teams participating, a shift from weekend matches to weekday matches and fewer domestic matches, according to the report. noted.
Human rights group claims IOC complicit in China’s abuse ahead of Olympics
Human Rights Watch on Tuesday accused the International Olympic Committee of being complicit in China’s rights abuses ahead of the 2022 Beijing Winter Games after the IOC President’s appeal with Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai, who, according to his supporters, could be under political duress. Foreign governments and human rights activists stepped up criticism of China’s human rights practices when Peng disappeared for nearly three weeks after alleged on social media that the former Chinese vice premier Zhang Gaoli sexually assaulted her.
Soccer-Solid Benfica defense keep Barcelona in goalless draw at Camp Nou
Benfica held Barcelona to a scoreless Champions League draw at Camp Nou on Tuesday night, meaning the second team to advance to the Group E round of 16 behind Bayern Munich will be determined in the final game of the group stage. Barca are two points ahead of Benfica with one game to play, but they face a tough task in the final group when they travel to Germany to face Bayern, who have a perfect winning record until here. Benfica, meanwhile, will host Dinamo Kiev winless at home in Lisbon in their final game.
Tennis-No Nadal but Alcaraz set to shine in Spain’s Davis Cup defense
Defending champion Spain finally have the chance to try and hold onto their Davis Cup crown when competition resumes in a new format in three European cities this week with all eyes on teenager Carlos Alcaraz in the absence by Rafa Nadal. Two years ago, in the inaugural edition of the revamped team event, a Nadal-inspired Spain won the title after a grueling week at Madrid’s Caja Magica.
Tennis-WTA’s stance on Peng has made him a human rights champion, ex-US official says
The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) has become the “most effective” human rights organization in the world due to its leadership in the Peng Shuai affair and its willingness to waste money defending its principles, said Kelley Eckels Currie, former U.S. Goodwill Ambassador for Global Women’s Issues. The fate of Peng, former world number one in doubles tennis, became a matter of international concern for nearly three weeks after she posted a social media post alleging that a former senior Chinese government official sexually assaulted her . She reappeared this weekend in Beijing.
Football: Kante and Chilwell’s injuries shine Chelsea victory
Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel has expressed concern about injuries to midfielder N’Golo Kante and full-back Ben Chilwell in their 4-0 Champions League victory https: //www.reuters. com / lifestyle / sports / chelsea-thrash-juve-4 -0-reach-champions-league-knockout-stage-2021-11-23 against Juventus on Tuesday. Chelsea secured their place in the last 16, but Kante limped in the first half while Chilwell apparently injured his knee in the second half and was assisted off the field.
Shohei Ohtani lands on first and second All-MLB teams
In a unique oddity honoring a single player, Shohei Ohtani made the first and second All-MLB teams. The Los Angeles Angels star was selected to the first team as the designated hitter and the second team as the starting pitcher in the honors revealed Tuesday based on votes from fans, media, former players and baseball officials.
Football-New manager, same level of performance as Ronaldo again masks United’s flaws
On paper, a Manchester United away win in Europe, especially one that sends them to the knockout stages of the Champions League, is something to celebrate. But the manner of the 2-0 win at Villarreal on Tuesday night was all too familiar to United fans, with their side below par for much of the game, before a star player bailed them out a once again.
Football: Winning Villarreal is a huge boost for players, says Carrick
Manchester United interim manager Michael Carrick declared Tuesday’s 2-0 victory https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/ronaldo-sancho-put-man-united-champions-league-last- 16-2021-11-23 on Villarreal in the Champions League was a huge boost for the players after their recent poor form which led to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s departure. United have qualified for the last 16 after securing their first victory in four games in all competitions and Carrick, who is temporarily in charge following Solskjaer’s sacking on Sunday https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/manchester -united- sack-manager-solskjaer-2021-11-21, said the win was about the players.
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