Sports News Roundup: Trey Mancini stars in possible O home final; ‘WAGatha Christie’ libel lawsuit ends in defeat for devastated Vardy and more


Here is a summary of current sports news briefs.

Football-Laporta says he feels ‘moral debt’ for letting Messi end his Barca career

Barcelona president Joan Laporta says the club will try to bring seven-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi back to Camp Nou as they have a ‘moral debt’ to ensure the Argentine striker can finish his career with the LaLiga club. Barca were forced to let their talisman and record goalscorer Messi, who is now 35, leave last year because his high wages coupled with strict La Liga financial rules could have jeopardized the club’s future.

MLB roundup: Trey Mancini stars in possible O home final

Jordan Lyles pitched the sixth inning and Trey Mancini homered inside the park in what could have been his last home game with the Orioles, a 3-0 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday after- midday. With one out, one over and the Orioles leading 1-0 in the eighth, Tampa Bay right fielder Josh Lowe couldn’t find Mancini’s ball in the sun. The ball touched him and rolled into the corner of right field. Austin Hays scored from second place and Mancini beat the home run for his first career homer inside the park.

‘WAGatha Christie’ libel lawsuit ends in defeat for devastated Vardy

Coleen Rooney, wife of former England football captain Wayne, emerged victorious from her high-profile libel match with the wife of an ex-teammate after a High Court judge agreed Rebekah Vardy had leaked stories about him to the press. In a case that gripped the public with its mix of glamour, football and amateur sleuthing, the judge backed Rooney’s public claim that Vardy leaked private details about him to the Sun tabloid, leaving Vardy “devastated “.

Dutch football goalkeeper Van Veenendaal retires

The captain and goalkeeper of the Netherlands women’s team, Sari van Veenendaal, said on Friday that the time had come to retire. The 32-year-old has made 90 appearances for the national team since making his debut in 2011 and was also a goalkeeper for Dutch club PSV Eindhoven.

Former Broncos, Ravens DE Derek Wolfe retires

Former Denver Broncos defensive end Derek Wolfe announced his retirement from the NFL on Friday at the age of 32. He won a Super Bowl in his eight seasons in Denver (2012-19) and played for the Baltimore Ravens in 2020.

England’s Rugby Union and Rugby League ban transgender players from playing women’s football

England’s Rugby Football Union (RFU) and Rugby Football League (RFL) will limit transgender participation in the domestic game, with governing bodies recommending that only players registered as female at birth be allowed to play in the category feminine. The RFU said last week it had started a review of its existing policy in 2020 with a survey which received more than 11,000 responses.

Charles Barkley stays with Turner and ends talks with LIV

Charles Barkley has ended talks to join the LIV Golf Series as a broadcaster and will stay with Turner and “Inside the NBA.” “I want to thank Greg Norman and LIV for their interest in me,” Barkley said in a phone interview with The New York Post. “I wish these guys great success and nothing but the best. But, in my best interest and to be fair to Turner – because Turner and basketball have given me everything in my life – I better moving on. and I’m staying with Turner for the rest of my television career.”

Motor racing – Red Bull still says caveats and obstacles to Porsche F1 deal

Red Bull still has caveats and hurdles to overcome ahead of a much-discussed Formula 1 partnership with Porsche, team boss Christian Horner said on Friday. Recent media reports have indicated that the Volkswagen-owned brand plans to move beyond a common engine program by taking a 50% stake in Red Bull Technology, the company that builds the team’s cars. .

Russian Lavrov says Moscow will offer time for a call with Blinken on prisoners

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday that Moscow would soon offer a time for a call with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, in which Blinken said he wanted to discuss an exchange of prisoners held in Russian and US prisons. . Blinken said Wednesday that Washington had made a “substantial offer” to secure the release of American basketball star Brittney Griner and former Marine Paul Whelan, both detained in Russia.

Motor racing – Leclerc back on top as Ferrari leads the way in Hungary

Ferrari topped the timesheets in both practice sessions at Formula 1’s Hungarian Grand Prix on Friday, with Charles Leclerc bouncing back to end the day fastest after team-mate Carlos Sainz set the pace early. Leclerc, who crashed while leading the previous race in France from pole position, lapped in a minute 18.445 seconds on low fuel and soft tires after Sainz led the first session in 1:18.750.

(With agency contributions.)


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