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Sports Digest: US Women Break Record With 27th Straight World Cup Win

United States center Breonna Jones battles past Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Nikolina Derrick during the Women’s Basketball World Cup game in Sydney, Australia on Tuesday. Mark Baker/Associated Press

With Kelsey Plum scoring 20 and Chelsea Gray scoring 16, the United States beat Bosnia and Herzegovina 121-59 on Tuesday to extend the team’s winning streak at the World Cup.

The win was the 27th straight win in World Cup play for the Americans, who hadn’t lost since the 2006 semi-final against Russia. The United States had her 26-game winning streak from her 1994 to her 2006 and lasted until that bout. The USSR holds her World Cup record of 56 straight wins from 1959 to her 86.

Breanna Stewart, a member of the past three World Cup teams, said: She said, “This winning streak doesn’t mean much right now as I’m focused on making it to the quarterfinals and winning the gold medal, but I’ll have to put my hat on later.”

After another unbeaten run in pools, the United States haven’t lost a game before the semifinals since 1983. They will face Serbia in the quarterfinals on Thursday. Puerto Rico will face Canada in their other quarterfinal match. China will play France and Australia will play Belgium.

• Two Mali players apologized for playing in the mixed zone after losing to Serbia in the Women’s World Cup on Monday.

The brawl between Sarimatou Kourouma and Kamite Elisabeth Dabou occurred while walking in the media area after the match and was filmed by Serbian media.

Kourouma said on behalf of the pair after Tuesday’s loss to Canada, “We were frustrated with our loss and we are here to apologize to the world of basketball, FIBA ​​and the World Cup.

FIBA is investigating this incident. Koruma landed a few punches on Dabo, but Mari’s teammate jumped in and ripped them apart. The two played in Canada’s game, and coach Joaquín Brizuela said he was not considering putting them on the bench as punishment.


US men: The United States ended their World Cup tune-up match in unimpressive fashion, drawing 0-0 with Saudi Arabia in Murcia, Spain.

Christian Pulisic returned to a depleted US line-up after missing Friday’s 2-0 loss to No. 24 Japan with an unspecified injury, one of four substitutions under manager Greg Berhalter.

Inserted forward in the final audition for 26 World Cup players, Ricardo Pepi had a team-low 13 touches and no shots against the 53rd-ranked Saudi Arabia until Jesús Ferreira was replaced in the 59th minute. was recorded.

The 14th-ranked American was slightly more threatening than Friday, managing two shots on target after getting none against the Japanese. It’s a poor precursor to , and does little to calm criticism of Verhalter for dropping Jordan Pefok, John Brooks, and Tim Reem from this roster.

After missing the 2018 tournament, the United States rebuilt with the world’s youngest roster at 56 games under Burhalter. The USA will face No. 19 Wales on November 21, World No. 5 England on Black Friday, No. 22 Iran on November 29 and he is the toughest of the eight groups. Compete in rankings.


Liv Lawsuit: Phil Mickelson and three other players who powered the PGA Tour players in the rival LIV Golf Series have asked a federal judge to remove their names from the antitrust lawsuit against the PGA Tour.

Tara Gooch, Hudson Swafford and Ian Poulter have filed separate requests to remove their names. That leaves three players – Bryson DeChambeau, Peter Urain and Matt Jones – and Saudi-funded LIV Golf as the only plaintiffs in the lawsuit filed in early August. The trial he is not scheduled to start until January 2024.

Mickelson’s decision was not a surprise. He had told his two weeks earlier that he no longer needed to be involved in the lawsuit because LIV Golf had joined as a plaintiff.

“The only reason I stay is damages that I don’t really want or need,” Mickelson said. I think it’s important to be able to or have the right to play, and now LIV is part of that and if they win, it will be achieved.”

LIV Golf has already been sued in court when U.S. District Judge Beth Loveson Freeman denied a temporary injunction to allow LIV Golf players to compete in the PGA Tour’s lucrative postseason. experienced one setback.

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NASCAR: Kurt Busch said he “hopes” to recover from his concussion in time to race again before the NASCAR season ends.

The 2004 Cup champion has been sidelined since crashing on July 23rd during qualifying at Pocono Raceway. He has missed his 10th race so far, and since Busch got injured, both his Gibbs and Bubba his Wallace have been driving his No. 45 Toyota in his 23 XI. , has been disqualified from the playoffs.

“I’m feeling good. I’m seeing progress week by week, I’m feeling good, I don’t know when I’ll be back, but time has been a challenge. Father Time is in charge of this,” Bush said. .

With six races left in the season, 23XI co-owner Denny Hamlin said the team had a contingency plan for Bush’s recovery and was not pressuring the 44-year-old to get back in the car. Told. Bush has a 23XI deal with a 2024 option until next season.

Bush attended various events to stimulate his recovery and enjoyed nights at the rodeo on weekends. in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.


Cheating: Magnus Carlsen, world champion and widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, posted a statement on Twitter, saying his 19-year-old American opponent Hans Niemann said, “More than he made public. Many, and most recently, have committed wrongdoing,” he said. Admitted. “

Carlsen lost to Niemann in the over-the-board Sinkfield Cup in St. Louis two weeks ago, after which Carlsen withdrew from the tournament.

The Norwegian then made just one move to pull off a match against Niemann in last week’s online Julius Bear Generation Cup.

“His extraordinary progress has been extraordinary,” Carlsen wrote of Niemann in a Twitter post late Monday. Beat me as a black man in a key position in a way I think only a handful of players can do.

“This game helped change my perspective.”

Carlsen did not provide evidence of Niemann’s wrongdoing.

Niemann has previously admitted to cheating at online chess when he was 12 and 16, but has denied cheating on the board.


Men’s Basketball: The NCAA imposed a three-year probation on Memphis, issued a public disciplinary action and a fine, but refused to punish Tigers coach Penny Hardaway or suspend him from the NCAA Tournament.

The NCAA has charged Memphis with four Level I violations and two Level II violations, which are considered the most serious violations and include lack of institutional control, head coach liability and neglect of oversight. There were a total of seven suspected violations.

The Independent Accountability Review Panel accused Memphis of overseeing Hardaway as an athletics booster, or of failing to better educate him after hiring him as the Tigers’ men’s basketball coach. It also ruled that Memphis provided unauthorized dining perks to athletes and advertising perks to recruits.

The panel also ruled that Memphis failed to cooperate with the investigation by delaying the submission of the requested documents, but held that these were Level II and III violations.

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