Sports News Roundup: Tennis-Osaka hints at his return with photos of his return to the field; Tennis-Suisse hosted the Billie Jean King Cup final with Russia and more


Here is a summary of current sports news.

Tennis-Suisse prepares the final of the Billie Jean King Cup with Russia

Belinda Bencic beat Australia’s Ajla Tomljanovic 6-3 6-2 on Friday to help Switzerland advance to the Billie Jean King Cup final with four-time champion Russia. Switzerland reached the final for the first time since 1998 after Jil Teichmann claimed a 6-0 6-3 victory over Storm Sanders before Bencic gave the Swiss an unbeatable 2-0 lead by sending Tomljanovic past the great American Billie Jean King, who watched from the stands.

Tennis-Osaka hints at return with photos of his return to the court

Naomi Osaka hinted that she resumed training after posting photos of herself standing on a tennis court and holding a racket. The former Japanese world number one has said she is taking a hiatus from sports to focus on her mental health after her shocking exit in the third round of the US Open in September.

Baseball-Baker returns as Astros manager in 2022

Dusty Baker will lead the Houston Astros again next year after the veteran skipper and World Series finalists agree on a one-year contract, the team announced on Friday. Baker led the team to the American League Championship Series in 2020 and the World Series this season before losing to the Atlanta Braves in the Fall Classic on Tuesday.

Motor Racing-Horner says Red Bull could dash Perez’s home victory hopes

Red Bull boss Christian Horner stressed on Friday that the teams’ controls are part of Formula 1 and refused to rule out telling Mexican Sergio Perez to give up a home win this weekend. No Mexican driver has ever won a grand prize at home, but Perez has a winning car and has been on the podium in his last two races.

Auto race-Hamilton and Raikkonen reprimanded for boundary error

Formula 1 world champions Lewis Hamilton and Kimi Raikkonen received reprimands on Friday for going off the track and not returning properly in the first practice for the Mexico City Grand Prix. Three reprimands in a season trigger a 10-place grid penalty, but Friday’s was a first in 2021 for both drivers.

Racing-Albon helps rookie AlphaTauri Tsunoda get up to speed

Red Bull reserve driver Alex Albon is helping Japanese rookie Yuki Tsunoda get up to speed with sister team AlphaTauri, manager Franz Tost said on Friday. Thai rider Albon made his debut at Toro Rosso, now renamed AlphaTauri, in 2019 before moving to Red Bull’s main squad, then being dropped at the end of 2020 to make way for Mexican Sergio Perez.

Olympics-PETA urges IOC to modernize and eliminate equine events from the Games

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) must recognize that immediate change is needed and should abandon equine competitions at future Olympics, animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) said on Friday. PETA, which made a similar request in August at the Tokyo Games after acts of cruelty to horses, said it would step up its pressure asking supporters to contact the IOC directly and urge it to “modernize “.

Track and field runners applaud return of New York City Marathon

With sporting stadiums filled with fans and the bright lights of Broadway shining again, another “Big Apple” institution returns from a COVID-19 hiatus on Sunday with the 50th New York Marathon run. Last year’s marathon was canceled due to the pandemic and although this year’s race is run under an array of health and safety protocols, competitors see its return as a sign of a return to normalcy. life.

NFL-Packers QB Rodgers denies lying about his COVID-19 vaccine status

Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who tested positive for COVID-19 this week, insisted he had not lied when he told reporters in August that he had been ” immune ”in response to a question of whether he had taken the COVID-19 vaccine. The Packers placed Rodgers on the NFL reserve / COVID-19 roster on Wednesday, and as a result, he will miss Sunday’s game against defending AFC champion Kansas City Chiefs.

Tennis-Djokovic, Medvedev and Zverev reach Parisian semi-finals

Novak Djokovic stayed on track for a sixth Paris Masters title with a 6-4 6-3 victory over American Taylor Fritz while world number two Daniil Medvedev tamed crowd favorite Hugo Gaston 7-6 (7) 6-4 to reach the semi-finals on Friday. Alexander Zverev made sure three of the world’s top four will make the final four after knocking down Casper Ruud 7-5 6-4 while Pole Hubert Hurkacz dug deep to beat Australia’s James Duckworth 6-2 6-7 ( 4) 7-5.

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