Sports News Summary: David Bote home run lifts Cubs over Reds, 1-0; Jayson Tatum wins 50 in Celtics victory and more
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David Bote homerun lifts Cubs over Reds, 1-0
David Bote’s home run to the left made the difference as the Chicago Cubs host beat the Cincinnati Reds 1-0 on a cold and windy Friday afternoon. The Cubs have won five straight games and seven of the last eight. They host the Reds again on Saturday afternoon at Wrigley Field in Game 2 of a three-game series.
Mike Tyson says psychedelics saved his life, now he hopes they can change the world
During his reign as the world heavyweight champion, no one was feared more than Mike Tyson, who wiped out his opponents with ruthless efficiency. But all the while, the troubled superstar was at war with himself, battling an abusive voice in his battered head that drove “Iron Mike” to the brink of suicide.
McLaren-racing boss says Montoya makes team stronger for Indy 500
McLaren Racing general manager Zak Brown said on Friday that Juan Pablo Montoya brings more than experience to the Indianapolis 500 paddock and makes his teammates better with his ability to speak out, two-time champion Montoya. Indianapolis 500, which will return to racing on Sunday for the first time since 2017, will drive the third Chevrolet Arrow McLaren SP to team up with full-time drivers Pato O’Ward and Felix Rosenqvist.
NBA roundup: Jayson Tatum wins 50 points in Celtics victory
Jayson Tatum scored a record 50 playoff points to lead the Boston Celtics to a 125-119 victory over the visiting Brooklyn Nets in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference first round series on Friday evening. The Nets lead the series 2-1 and Game 4 is Sunday night when a full crowd will be allowed in Boston.
Football-Italy beats San Marino 7-0 to extend winning run
Italy warmed up for the European Championship in style with a 7-0 beating against San Marino in a friendly on Friday. Roberto Mancini’s side struggled to break the minnows from the start in Sardinia, but captain Federico Bernardeschi put them on in the 31st minute before Sassuolo defender Gian Marco Ferrari added a second three minutes later to his beginnings.
Charles Schwab Challenge suspended; Jason Kokrak in the lead
The second round of the Charles Schwab Challenge in Fort Worth, Texas was suspended due to bad weather on Friday. The tour was called up at 1:49 pm CT due to what the PGA Tour called a “dangerous weather situation”. The horn sounded and the players were quickly removed from the course.
MLS hits Beckham-owned Inter Miami with $ 2million fine
Inter Miami, the club co-owned by David Beckham, have been fined a record US $ 2 million by Major League Soccer for salary budget violations following an investigation into the signing of the last year of former French international midfielder Blaise Matuidi. The 2018 World Cup winner, who joined Inter Miami after a three-season spell in Italy with Juventus, and Andres Reyes should have occupied designated player slots, MLS said when announcing its verdict on Friday.
Knicks to sell playoff tickets exclusively to fully vaccinated fans
The New York Knicks announced Friday that tickets to Madison Square Garden games will be sold exclusively to fully vaccinated fans if the team were to overtake the Atlanta Hawks. The Knicks also announced Friday that Game 5 of their Eastern Conference first-round series against the visiting Hawks is sold out.
Soccer-Neymar hits back at Nike over sexual assault investigation
Brazilian footballer Neymar hit back at sportswear maker Nike Inc on Friday, claiming that the company’s statement that it ended an endorsement deal because it refused to cooperate with an investigation into the assault alleged sexual intercourse of a Nike employee was “an absurd lie”. In a story first reported by the Wall Street Journal on Thursday, Nike – who had Neymar on a long-term contract – said it terminated the deal last year after an employee made “credible claims” “against the player.
Athletics-Bednarek wins 200m, Kenyans shine in Doha Diamond League
American Kenneth Bednarek edged Canada’s André De Grasse in a scintillating 200-meter run in the Doha Diamond League meeting on Friday as the Kenyans dominated the middle distance competitions. Bednarek won in 19.88, one hundredth of a second ahead of De Grasse, whose compatriot Aaron Brown finished third (20.25) on a hot and humid night in the Qatari capital.
(With contributions from agencies.)