Sports activities Digest: Former Tremendous Bowl MVP Jake Scott dies at 75

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Sports Digest: Former Super Bowl MVP Jake Scott dies at 75


FOOTBALL

Jake Scott, the star security who was probably the most helpful participant within the Tremendous Bowl that accomplished the Miami Dolphins’ 1972 excellent season, died Thursday in Atlanta. He was 75.

Scott died after a fall down a stairway that left him in a coma, former teammate Dick Anderson mentioned.

Scott performed in three straight Tremendous Bowls, received back-to-back titles and made the Professional Bowl 5 years in a row. He had two interceptions towards Billy Kilmer and Washington because the ‘72 Dolphins received 14-7 to complete 17-0.

SOCCER

FIFA: Feminine soccer gamers ought to quickly get their maternity rights protected beneath new employment guidelines introduced Thursday by FIFA.

The governing physique of soccer is getting ready to mandate that golf equipment permit at the least 14 weeks of maternity go away paid at a minimal two-thirds of a participant’s full wage. Nationwide soccer our bodies can insist on extra beneficiant phrases.

“Her membership can be beneath an obligation to reintegrate her into soccer exercise and supply ample ongoing medical help,” FIFA mentioned.

Any membership that ends a participant’s contract for changing into pregnant faces having to pay compensation and a fantastic, and being banned from the switch marketplace for one 12 months.

“The concept is to guard feminine gamers earlier than, throughout and after childbirth,” FIFA chief authorized officer Emilio Garcia mentioned on a convention name.

The transfer is seen as a key step in professionalizing girls’s soccer – and respecting gamers’ household lives – after a profitable 2019 World Cup and extra funding by elite golf equipment in having a girls’s workforce.

A minimum of eight weeks of the 14-week minimal maternity go away should be after the participant provides start. FIFA additionally plans to assist golf equipment by letting them register a participant outdoors of a switch window as a short lived alternative throughout a maternity go away.

GOLF

PGA: Camilo Villegas made a 10-foot birdie putt on his last gap for a 6-under 64 and a share of the lead with Matt Wallace within the RSM Basic at St. Simons Island, Florida.

They had been a shot forward of eight gamers, a bunch that included Sea Island resident Patton Kizzire and Robert Streb, who received his solely PGA Tour title at Sea Island 5 years in the past. They every had 5-under 67 on the Plantation course, which performed about three-quarters of a shot tougher. Villegas and Wallace performed the Seaside course.

LPGA: Ladies’s British Open winner Sophia Popov shot a 6-under 64 in windy circumstances to take a two-stroke lead over Ashleigh Buhai within the Pelican Ladies’s Championship at Belleair, Florida.

EUROPEAN TOUR: South Africans Wilco Nienaber and Shaun Norris each shot an 8-under 63 to share the first-round lead on the Joburg Open in Johannesburg.

The duo was one shot forward of American Johannes Veerman and Aaron Cockerill of Canada. Rhys Enoch, Adilson da Silva, Richard McEvoy, Benjamin Follett-Smith and Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño had been one other shot again.

TENNIS

ATP FINALS: Rafael Nadal superior to the semifinals for the primary time in 5 years, knocked out defending champion Stefanos Tsitsipas with a 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 victory in London.

BASEBALL

MLB: The key league minimal wage will rise to $570,500 subsequent season, a hike of $7,000.

MLB introduced final February that it’s elevating 2021 minimums for minor league contracts, from $290 weekly to $400 at rookie and short-season ranges, from $290 to $500 at Class A, $350 to $600 at Double-A, and $502 to $700 at Triple-A.

• The Detroit Tigers requested unconditional launch waivers on utilityman Brandon Dixon so he can pursue a possibility in Japan.

Dixon led the Tigers with 15 dwelling runs in 2019, however the 28-year-old had solely 13 at-bats within the majors throughout this 12 months’s shortened season.

• The Washington Nationals are shifting their Triple-A affiliate to Rochester, New York, after two years in Fresno, California.

The change ends the Rochester Crimson Wings’ 18-year affiliation with the Minnesota Twins.

HOCKEY

GERMAN PRO LEAGUE: The German hockey league will resume play subsequent month for the primary time since March.

The 2020-21 season will start on Dec. 17 with the 14 golf equipment cut up right into a pair of seven-team regional teams and enjoying fewer video games than regular. The playoffs can be best-of-three video games reasonably than best-of-seven.

The beginning of the brand new season was delayed twice as golf equipment confronted an unsure monetary future whereas enjoying in empty arenas. The league says golf equipment have obtained assurances of monetary assist from German politicians.

The league suspended play final season on March 10 and no champion was named.

TRACK AND FIELD

JUMPER SUSPENDED: American triple jumper Omar Craddock was suspended in one other case associated to lacking doping exams.

The Athletics Integrity Unit mentioned the Pan American Video games champion has been charged for whereabouts violations and is beneath provisional suspension awaiting a listening to.

Craddock was a two-time NCAA champion at Florida and received gold on the PanAm Video games final 12 months in Lima, Peru. His finest end result on the world championships got here in 2015 when he completed fourth.

Athletes could be banned for 2 years if they’re unavailable for testing, or fail to replace particulars the place they are often discovered by pattern assortment officers, 3 times inside 12 months.

World champion sprinter Christian Coleman was given a two-year whereabouts ban final month after escaping an earlier suspension on a technicality, and former 1,500-meter world champion Elijah Manangoi was banned for 2 years final week.


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