Bernard Tomic says he will test positive for Covid during Australian Open qualifying loss, told to isolate

The 260th-ranked Australian’s hopes of competing at his home grand slam were dashed in under an hour following a 6-1 6-4 defeat to world No. 146 Roman Safiullin at Melbourne Park. Following a bruising 23-minute, first-set loss, the Australian was trailing 2-1 during a changeover in the second set when he told Brazilian umpire Aline … Read more

Brianna Decker stretchered off ice during US women’s hockey’s opening game at Beijing Olympics

Brianna Decker was stretchered off the ice with what appeared to be a severe leg injury during the US women’s hockey team’s opening game at the Beijing Olympics. Decker yelped out in pain several times while lying on the ice after being tripped from behind by Finland’s Ronja Savolainen to the left of the US … Read more

Pat Fry has appointed Alpine CTO in the technical reshuffle

Alpine has announced a restructuring of its engineering department following the departure of executive director Marcin Budkowski last month. Pat Fry has been promoted to Chief Technical Officer and will be responsible for all major technical decisions, while his previous role as Technical Director will be held by Matt Harman, who will oversee both chassis … Read more

Man United players focused amid Mason Greenwood police investigation Ralf Rangnick

10:05 AM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick has said his players are focused on their FA Cup tie with Middlesbrough despite the ongoing police investigation surrounding striker Mason Greenwood. United clarified on Thursday that Greenwood remains unavailable “until further notice” after the 20-year-old was released on bail on Wednesday after he … Read more

Renata Voracova: Czech player involved in Australian quarrel over vaccine status hopes Novak Djokovic can play

Like Djokovic, doubles specialist Voracova had obtained a medical exemption to compete in the Australian Open despite not being vaccinated against Covid-19. The exemption was granted on the grounds that the 38-year-old contracted the virus last month, which she said prevented her from getting vaccinated, along with other medical problems. “It’s a good thing not … Read more

Djokovic admits he didn’t immediately isolate after positive Covid test, as Australia probes possible discrepancies in tests

In a statement published to social media, he also apologized for an apparently false travel declaration, saying it had been submitted on his behalf by a member of his support staff in “human error.” Djokovic added that he had made an “error of judgment” in doing a media interview and photo shoot with a French … Read more

Bill Polian on Bears, Justin Fields: Lot of work to do, but there are reasons for optimism – Chicago Bears Blog

CHICAGO – Hall of Fame executive Bill Polian said the Chicago Bears are somewhere “in between” a rebuild and a retool after the team went 6-11 this season. “It’s not going to happen overnight,” Polian told the Waddle & Silvy show on ESPN 1000 in Chicago. “Is it going to take five years? I don’t … Read more

Ashley Cole joins former teammate Frank Lampard at Everton as assistant coach

Former Chelsea and Arsenal full-back Ashley Cole has been named as one of new manager Frank Lampard’s assistant coaches at Everton, the Premier League club said on Thursday. The former England defender will become a first-team coach, joining from Chelsea’s academy to work alongside assistant managers Joe Edwards and Duncan Ferguson under Lampard, who was … Read more