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Sports activities Digest: Sea Canines outfielder Izzy Wilson earns Japanese League honor


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Portland Sea Canines outfielder Izzy Wilson has been named the Japanese League Participant of the Week for the week of July 4-10

Wilson hit .474 (9 for 19) with two doubles, a triple, a house run, seven runs scored and eight RBI in 5 video games for Portland, which has gained seven straight.  In a 3-1 win Sunday in opposition to the Binghamton Rumble Ponies, Wilson was 3 for 4 with a double, two runs scored an an RBI.

Wilson, 24, is the second Sea Canines’ participant to earn Participant of the Week honors this season, becoming a member of Pedro Castellanos for the week of June 13-19.

The Sea Canines return to motion Tuesday evening once they kick off a six-game sequence with the Somerset Patriots at Hadlock Discipline.

SOCCER

PREMIER LEAGUE: Cristiano Ronaldo is “not on the market,” Manchester United Supervisor Erik ten Hag mentioned.

The workforce is in Thailand for a preseason tour however the 37-year-old ahead didn’t make the journey attributable to an unspecified household difficulty, amid doubts over his future on the membership.

“He’s not with us and it’s attributable to private points,” Ten Hag mentioned at a press convention. ”We’re planning with Cristiano Ronaldo for this season in order that’s it. I’m wanting ahead to working with him.”

The Portugal star has reportedly requested to depart United.

“He hasn’t advised me this. I’ve learn however what I say is Cristiano shouldn’t be on the market,” Ten Hag mentioned. “Cristiano is in our plans and we wish to (have) success collectively.”

FOOTBALL

NFL: Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has been added to the brand new Broncos’ possession group.

Rob Walton introduced the inclusion of Rice in a press release issued on behalf of the Walton-Penner household possession group. The group agreed to purchase the franchise from the Pat Bowlen Belief final month for a reported $4.65 billion. It’s pending approval by the NFL..

Rice has robust ties to the Denver group. She acquired her undergraduate diploma and Ph.D. from the College of Denver.

The previous provost at Stanford College, Rice served as Secretary of State below President George W. Bush from 2005-09. She’s additionally been on the School Soccer Playoff choice committee and chaired a fee on school basketball.

•  The Pittsburgh Steelers introduced that the group has ended its longtime partnership with Heinz, the previously Pittsburgh-based meals firm that had served because the title sponsor for the NFL franchise’s dwelling stadium on the town’s North Shore because it opened in 2001.

The 68,400-seat venue can be often called Acrisure Stadium after the Steelers reached a 15-year sponsorship settlement with the Michigan-based monetary tech firm. Monetary particulars weren’t disclosed.

Heinz initially signed a 20-year sponsorship settlement with the Steelers that was scheduled to finish after the 2020 season. The 2 sides got here to phrases on a one-year extension that ran by 2021 however Heinz opted to not pursue a brand new deal.

Sports activities Enterprise Journal reported in 2019 that Heinz’s time because the stadium’s sponsor was working out, primarily as a result of the corporate – which dates again to Western Pennsylvania within the late 1860s – was acquired by Kraft in 2015 and moved most of its enterprise places of work to Chicago.

The Steelers moved from Three Rivers Stadium to Heinz Discipline in time for the 2001 season. The venue subsequent to the confluence of the Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio Rivers additionally serves as the house of the College of Pittsburgh soccer workforce.

OLYMPICS

VOLLEYBALL: A former Olympic volleyball participant was attacked Friday in downtown Los Angeles when a person threw a steel object at her face in an assault that fractured a number of bones in her face and left considered one of her eyes swollen shut, the athlete mentioned in movies posted to social media.

Kim Glass, a silver medalist on the 2008 Beijing Olympics, had been leaving a lunch on Friday afternoon when she noticed a person run up with one thing in his hand. He was on the opposite aspect of a automotive, on the street, when he threw the article – what Glass believes might need been a steel pipe or bolt — at her face.

“He identical to checked out me with some fairly hateful eyes,” she mentioned in movies posted to Instagram. “It occurred so quick, he actually flung it from the road, he was not even near me in any respect.”

Bystanders restrained the person — recognized by police as Semeon Tesfamariam, 51 – till officers arrived to take him into custody.

TRACK AND FIELD

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: Francine Niyonsaba withdrew from the world championships with a foot damage, simply when she appeared to be a superb guess for her first main medal within the 5,000 meters after being pressured to modify to long-distance occasions by the contentious testosterone guidelines.

Niyonsaba mentioned on Instagram she had indicators of a stress fracture a month in the past and, though she was nearly totally recovered, she missed to a lot coaching. She mentioned she was “extraordinarily sorry” to withdraw.

Burundi’s Niyonsaba is a former Olympic and worlds silver medalist within the 800 meters however was barred from that occasion by rules governing athletes with intersex situations often called 46,XY variations in intercourse improvement.

These are the identical guidelines which have saved South Africa’s two-time Olympic champion Caster Semenya out of the 800 for the final three years.

TENNIS

RANKINGS: Roger Federer dropped out of the ATP rankings solely for the primary time in a quarter-century, whereas Novak Djokovic slid 4 spots to No. 7 a day after successful Wimbledon for the seventh time.

Federer had appeared within the singles rankings each week since he made his debut at age 16 in September 1997, tied for 803rd, and held the document for many time at No. 1 till Djokovic broke it.

Federer was 97th earlier than play started on the All England Membership however now has zero factors as a result of the rankings are primarily based on a participant’s outcomes over the earlier 52 weeks – and he has not competed in any respect since reaching the Wimbledon quarterfinals a 12 months in the past.

Shortly after that loss, Federer had his third operation on his proper knee in a span of about 18 months. Federer, who turns 41 on Aug. 8, intends to make his return to event play in his native Switzerland in October and mentioned throughout an look at Centre Court docket final weekend that he hopes he can play at Wimbledon subsequent 12 months.

Djokovic’s drop and that of runner-up Nick Kyrgios from No. 40 to No. 45 regardless of reaching the primary Grand Slam closing of his profession are a results of the choices by the WTA and ATP to not award any rating factors for Wimbledon in response to the All England Membership’s ban on athletes from Russia and Belarus over the battle in Ukraine.

On Monday, Djokovic, Kyrgios and all different gamers misplaced no matter factors they earned at Wimbledon in 2021, whereas not gaining any profit from how they carried out throughout this fortnight.

So Elena Rybakina’s first Grand Slam title did her no good within the WTA rankings; she remained at No. 23, the place she turned the second-lowest ladies’s champion on the grass-court event within the skilled period, which started in 1968.

The lady she beat in Saturday’s closing, Ons Jabeur, went from No. 2 to No. 5, regardless that this was her greatest displaying at a significant.

Final 12 months’s shedding finalist, Karolina Pliskova, fell eight spots to No. 15, and a few ladies who moved forward of her achieved their profession highs, together with Australian Open runner-up Danielle Collins at No. 7, U.S. Open champion Emma Raducanu at No. 10, and French Open runner-up Coco Gauff at No. 11.

French Open champion Iga Swiatek, whose 37-match successful streak led to Wimbledon’s third spherical, remained at No. 1.

Daniil Medvedev, who’s Russian, stayed atop the boys’s rankings after not being allowed to compete at Wimbledon. He gained final 12 months’s U.S. Open and was the runner-up at this 12 months’s Australian Open.

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