Moose sedated at stadium
A moose nearly delayed the Canadian Football League game on Saturday between the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Winnipeg Police Constable Rob Carver said the calf was tranquilized outside Investors Group Field shortly before the game started. Officers blocked routes to the stadium to keep fans from getting in the way as conservation staff attempted to corner and subdue the animal. Winnipeg conservation officer supervisor Joe Johannesson said the male moose was between two and three years old. The province said the moose is on its way to a remote location outside the city. “It wasn’t a full adult, but it was still a very large animal,” Johannesson said.
Thompson win sealed
Lexi Thompson on Saturday pulled away from Lydia Ko to win the inaugural Indy Women in Tech Championship for her second victory of the year and ninth career LPGA Tour title. Tied with Ko entering the final round at Brickyard Crossing at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Thompson closed with a 4-under 68 for a four-stroke victory over Ko. The 22-year-old Thompson finished at 19-under 197. Taiwan’s Candie Kung came in tied for fifth place with a 12-under 204, and Chien Pei-yun tied for 19th with 209, 7-under par.
Morata condemns fan song
Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata has publicly distanced himself from an anti-Semitic song about him chanted by the club’s supporters during their 2-1 win over Leicester City. The song appeared to be directed at rivals Tottenham Hotspur, who have a traditional Jewish fanbase. “The club and the players appreciate the fans’ passionate support away from home. But the language in that song is not acceptable at all. We’ve spoken to Alvaro after the game. He does not want to be connected with that song in any way and both the club and the player request the supporters stop singing that song with immediate effect,” Chelsea said in a statement.
Jepkosgei smashes record
Kenya’s Joyciline Jepkosgei broke her own 10km road world record in Prague on Saturday, becoming the first woman to run the distance under 30 minutes off the track. The 23-year-old ran 29 minutes 43 seconds at the Birell Prague Grand Prix to eclipse her previous record of 30 minutes four seconds set in the Czech capital in April. “I’m so happy, I thank God for making me the winner today and... [breaking] the world record,” Jepkosgei told Czech Television. The current women’s 10,000m world record is 29 minutes 17.45 seconds, a record which Ethiopia’s Almaz Ayana set at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in Brazil last year.
Montgomerie wins PGA
Colin Montgomerie made all the putts he needed on Narita Golf Club’s huge greens yesterday to win the Japan Airlines Championship — the first PGA Tour Champions event in Japan. The 54-year-old Scot two-putted for par from 50 feet on the par-4 18th, hitting his first to 1.5 feet, for a 5-under 67 and a one-stroke victory over Billy Mayfair and second-round leader Scott McCarron. Montgomerie finished at 14-under 202 and earned US$400,000 for his fifth victory on the 50-and-over tour and first in nearly a year. He won 31 times on the European Tour and topped the tour’s money list a record eight times — seven in a row from 1993 to 1999 and the last in 2005.
DRIVING AMBITION: ‘I was excited by playing at the Olympics ... Who knows what’s going to happen? Hopefully, I could have a chance to win a medal,’ Tiffany Chan said After just three tournaments this year, a chance of Olympic glory postponed and two weeks alone in quarantine, golfer Tiffany Chan could be forgiven for feeling sorry for herself. Instead, Hong Kong’s first LPGA Tour player is sporting a broad grin and taking the positives from the game’s COVID-19 shutdown, determined to establish herself in the fiercely competitive world of women’s golf. The talented 26-year-old kept herself fit physically and mentally during the lockdown, and is happy to be back on the fairways since the easing of coronavirus restrictions last month. “When I came back to Hong Kong [in March], I actually did
Eleven-year-old skateboarder Sky Brown, who is hoping to become Britain’s youngest Olympian next year, fractured her skull and broke bones in her left hand after falling from a ramp during a training session in California. Brown posted a video of the accident on Instagram, but reassured supporters that she was fine. “I don’t usually post my falls or talk about them ... but this was my worst fall. I just want everyone to know that it’s OK — don’t worry, I’m OK,” she said. “I’m going to push boundaries for girls with my skating and surfing. I’m going for gold in 2021
It is the land of the world champions, but is it really a soccer country? That is the question that some in France have been asking this week while its European neighbors work to bring the sport back after the COVID-19 shutdown. Debate has raged ever since Ligue 1 decided in late April to bring a premature end to the season with 10 rounds of matches unplayed. By contrast, two weeks have passed since the Bundesliga restarted, while Italian Minister for Sport Vincenzo Spadafora on Thursday confirmed that Serie A would return on June 20, and La Liga and the English Premier
A feel-good campaign allowing fans to have cardboard cutouts of themselves at Australian rugby league games has been hijacked by pranksters, with a notorious serial killer among those making an appearance — while one TV show edited an image of Adolf Hitler into the crowd. The NRL launched “Fan In The Stand” to coincide with the sport’s return at the weekend after its season was put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Supporters are barred from stadiums under strict health protocols, but can pay A$22 (US$15) to have their photograph printed on a life-size cutout and placed in the stands of