In the present day’s sports activities information: What it’s essential know

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Today's sports news: What you need to know


Newest – The Northern Tridents and Central Falcons have gained the opening two girls’s matches of the brand new Premier Hockey League in Hamilton.

Stacey Michelsen. Northern Tridents v Hauraki Mavericks. Sentinel Homes Hockey Premier League Waikato Hockey, Hamilton, New Zealand.

Northern Tridents captain Stacey Michelsen celebrates scoring one in all her two targets
Photograph: Hockey NZ

The Tridents have crushed the Hauraki Mavericks 5-0 within the first sport of the competitors, earlier than the Falcons downed the Southern Alpiners 4-1.

Black Sticks captain Stacey Michelsen scored twice for the Mavericks, whereas Kate Ivory, Sophie Hildesley and Rose Tynan additionally discovered the again of the online for the northern staff.

Hope Ralph scored twice for the Falcons, whereas Black Sticks striker Olivia Merry scored the Alpiners’ solely aim.

The following spherical of matches are tomorrow (Saturday), with the boys’s league beginning subsequent week.

Magpies prop banned from the rest of Mitre 10 Cup

Hawke’s Bay prop Sona Taumalolo has been suspended for 3 weeks after being cited in his staff’s Ranfurly Protect defence towards Wellington.

Sona Taumalolo is back with Hawkes Bay after nine years away.

Sona Taumalolo is again with Hawkes Bay after 9 years away.
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The incident occurred late within the second half of the match with Taumalolo intentionally putting an opposition participant a number of instances.

Responsibility Judicial Officer Nigel Hampton QC deemed his actions to be intentional and deliberate with a place to begin sanction of six weeks.

The sanction was decreased to a few weeks on account of Taumalolo’s early admission of wrongdoing, expression of remorse and a superb judicial file over an extended profession.

Taumalolo will miss the rest of the Mitre 10 Cup.

Rossi cleared of COVID-19

Seven-times MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi has been cleared to race at this weekend’s Valencia Grand Prix after a second consecutive damaging check outcome for COVID-19.

Valentino Rossi.

Valentino Rossi.
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Rossi, 41, returned a “constructive with very low viral load” COVID-19 outcome on Tuesday, however examined damaging for the novel coronavirus the next two days.

“Each follow-up checks got here again damaging for the COVID-19 virus, confirming Rossi’s attendance for this race weekend,” his Yamaha staff stated in an announcement.

The Italian earlier missed two races at Spain’s MotorLand Aragon circuit in October after contracting the virus however was cleared to race within the European GP final weekend, the place he pulled out on lap 5 on account of a mechanical failure.

Rossi has not completed a race for the reason that San Marino Grand Prix at Misano firstly of September and sits fifteenth within the championship standings with 58 factors.

– Reuters

Chris Wooden’s membership could also be taken over

Burnley are in talks with unspecified buyers over a possible takeover of the Premier League membership.

Chris Wood of Burnley.

Burnley striker Chris Wooden
Photograph: PHOTOSPORT

American sports activities funding firm ALK Capital LLC, which is headed by Alan Tempo, who has a Wall Road background, and likewise consists of plenty of non-public buyers, have been linked with a takeover in September, with talks at a sophisticated stage.

British media reported that the membership have been additionally topic to a 200 million kilos bid from Egyptian businessman Mohamed El Kashashy and lawyer Chris Farnell final month.

The East Lancashire membership, who’re at the moment owned by British businessmen Mike Garlick and John Banaszkiewicz, assured supporters that the way forward for the membership stays their main concern and that any funding wanted to assist the membership’s long-term sustainability.

“In full respect of ongoing processes, the membership won’t be offering any additional commentary on this matter till these discussions have reached a conclusion,” Burnley stated in an announcement.

Final season Burnley, working on one of many smallest budgets within the league, completed tenth however supervisor Sean Dyche has since lamented the membership’s lack of funding.

Dyche’s aspect are winless within the Premier League this season and sit second-bottom with two factors from seven video games.

– Reuters

One other main damage setback for Liverpool

Liverpool defender Joe Gomez will miss a “important half” of the remainder of the Premier League season after having surgical procedure on his left knee.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.

Liverpool supervisor Jurgen Klopp
Photograph: PHOTOSPORT

Gomez sustained the damage throughout a coaching session with England yesterday and was withdrawn from the squad earlier than this morning’s pleasant towards Eire.

Liverpool stated in an announcement that Gomez had undergone surgical procedure to restore a tendon in his left knee, with “no injury to every other related knee ligaments”.

“The operation to right the injury, which passed off in London on Thursday morning, was a hit and the 23-year-old will make a full restoration,” the membership added.

“No time scale is being positioned upon his return, although the difficulty is more likely to rule him out for a major a part of the rest of 2020-21.”

Gomez’s damage is an enormous blow to supervisor Jurgen Klopp whose aspect are already with out key centre again Virgil van Dijk due to a season-ending knee damage.

– Reuters

England FA asks for journey exemption

England’s Soccer Affiliation has requested the UK authorities to grant a journey exemption to Iceland’s gamers for subsequent week’s Nations League match at Wembley Stadium.

Wedensday’s sport is unsure as a result of authorities’s journey ban on non-UK guests arriving from Denmark, who’re scheduled to face Iceland three days earlier than the sport towards England.

The restrictions relate to a brand new coronavirus pressure that has unfold to people from mink in Denmark.

“We’ve requested the Authorities to contemplate permitting us to play our closing Nations League match at Wembley Stadium, by giving journey exemption to the Icelandic staff topic to strict medical protocols,” the FA stated on its Twitter account.

“Whereas in Denmark they’ll have been underneath strict UEFA protocols in a sporting bubble and shall be PCR examined earlier than travelling to England.

“We’ve agreed with the Icelandic staff that they arrive on non-public constitution to a personal terminal and can solely have entry to their resort and the stadium.”

– Reuters



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