Former All-Star center fielder Odúbel Herrera returns to Phillies with apology
After playing his first game with the Philadelphia Phillies since his arrest for domestic violence two years ago, Odúbel Herrera apologized and swore he is a better person. “I’m sorry because I made a big mistake,” Herrera said. “I know some people won’t forgive me, and I understand that. I spent the last two years winning [my girlfriend’s] trust back and I’m grateful she forgave me. Now I would love to have the same opportunity with my teammates, our fans and the Phillies family. The former all-star center fielder was 1 for 3 with just one stolen goal in a 4-2 loss to Toronto. He played on the right ground, and the manager Joe girardi said he “looked pretty normal”. Herrera last played on May 26, 2019. He was suspended for the remainder of the season under Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy. Charges against Herrera were dismissed and he was assigned directly to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on January 16 of last year and was not in the 60-player pool for the shortened season.… The Cubs finalized an 800 000 $, one year contract with the reliever Ryan tepera, a deal that earns him up to $ 1.75 million, and opened a spot on the list by designating the right-hander Duane Underwood Jr. for assignment. The 33-year-old also played for Chicago last season, going 0-1 with a 3.92 ERA in 21 games. The right-hander limited left-handed hitters to an average of .188 (6 for 32).
List of NHL players sidelined by COVID-19 drops to three
NHL COVID-19 protocol roster drops to three at season low, despite Pittsburgh captain’s additions Sidney crosby and that of Nashville Ryan johansen. that of San José Tomas hertl is the only other player on the list after entering his seventh day in the protocol. The Nashville Predators placed the defenseman Ryan ellis and forward Luc Kunin in the reserve of the wounded. Ellis will be out for up to six weeks with an upper body injury. Kunin is expected to miss two to four weeks due to a lower body injury.
Manchester City bring their winning streak to 21
Manchester City extended their extraordinary winning streak to 21 games by scoring three goals in the 80th minute to beat Wolverhampton, 4-1, and take a 15-point lead in the Premier League. Gabriel Jesus taken twice at close range and Riyad Mahrez added another goal to cap a spell of relentless pressure from City after Wolves equalized in the 61st minute thanks to Conor Coady header – visitors’ first touch into City’s box… DC United set to buy Argentina midfielder Lucas Rodriguez hasalmost a year away, said people familiar with the discussions. In 2019, his only season with Washington, Rodríguez, 23, scored six goals and three assists as a full-time starter and scored the team’s lone goal in the playoffs. His loan from Argentina club Estudiantes expired after the season and the teams were unable to come to an agreement on a loan extension or permanent transfer. It is unclear whether he would join United on loan or transfer.
Rublev continues to Rotterdam
Andrei Rublev qualified for the second round of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam by beating the US qualifier Marcos Giron 7-6 (7-1), 6-3. Fourth-seeded Rublev won after being pushed hard by Giron as the first set went on serve, before breaking the American twice in the second set. It was Rublev’s first game since he was beaten by fellow Russian Daniel Medvedev in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open. Eighth seed that of Stan Wawrinka The disappointing start to the season continued as he was beaten 6-4, 7-5 by Karen khachanov after an outing in the second round at the Australian Open. Alex de Minaur won an all-Australian match against John Millman, 6-1, 6-4 to set up a second round meeting with Kei nishikori. Poland Hubert Hurkacz beat experienced French player Adrian Mannarino 6-3, 7-6 (8-6)… In his first match since September, the former US Open finalist Madison Keys to beat Belinda Bencic, 6-4, 6-1 at the Qatar Open. Keys hit 24 winners against 13 for sixth-seeded Bencic, who had just lost to Iga swiatek in the final of the Adelaide International on Saturday. Australian Open quarter-finalist Jessica pegula won against Wang Qiang, 6-3, 6-1 in their first round match. Pegula went through three qualifying rounds. The 56th Laura Siegemund overcame a 33-place gap in the standings to Elena Rybakina as she won 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-5). Also, Ons Jabeur to beat Anna Blinkova, 6-2, 6-2 … … Nelly Jepkosgei, one of the top runners in the 800-meter, was suspended for three years for faking a car crash to give her an excuse for missing a doping control. The Athletics Integrity Unit, which oversees doping and misconduct cases, said in its ruling that Jepkosgei claimed her sister was hospitalized after a “serious car accident” in Kenya and that she had rushed to see it. This was Jepkosgei’s explanation that she was not at home when the doping testers visited on March 18, 2020, at a time when the former Diamond League race winner had signed up as available. The IAU decision said Jepkosgei admitted to the deception after the Kenyan anti-doping agency investigated his allegations… This year’s Women’s Rugby World Cup in New Zealand is set to be postponed until 2022 due to the ‘lingering uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the governing sport says the body. World Rugby cited the “difficult global COVID-19 landscape” in its recommendation to delay the tournament, scheduled for September 18 to October 16.