Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.
Djokovic adds former Wimbledon champ Ivanisevic to coaching team
World number one Novak Djokovic has added former Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic to his coaching team ahead of his title defense at SW19, the Serb has said. "I am grateful to have Goran Ivanisevic on my side of the net. We have agreed to collaborate at #Wimbledon and hopefully many more in the future," the 32-year-old wrote https://www.facebook.com/djokovicofficial/posts/2466503410069162:0 on his Facebook page.
Durant chooses to go his own way with move to Nets
With his decision to join the Brooklyn Nets, Kevin Durant ended an era in Golden State while advancing a trend of the NBA's elite players forging their own paths with new teams. Durant will now team up with fellow All Star Kyrie Irving, who will depart Boston after just two seasons, leaving behind a Warriors franchise he helped lead to three consecutive NBA Finals.
Semenya vows no world championships if she can't run 800m
Olympic champion Caster Semenya said on Sunday she would not defend her world title in Doha next September if she could not run in the 800 meters because of new testosterone regulations imposed by the sport's governing body. "If I am not running 800 meters, I'm not running in the world championships," the 28-year-old South African said after winning her favorite event in one minute, 55.70 at the Prefontaine Classic Diamond League meeting.
Dutch latest challengers to withdraw from America's Cup
The 2021 America's Cup regatta suffered another blow with a syndicate from the Netherlands withdrawing their challenge on Monday, citing a lack of time to raise funds for their campaign. The withdrawal of the DutchSail syndicate follows that of a challenge from Malta in late May.
Jamaica beat Panama to reach third straight Gold Cup semi
A second-half penalty from Darren Mattocks put Jamaica into their third consecutive Gold Cup semi-final on Sunday after a 1-0 win over Panama in Philadelphia. Mattocks, who had come on as a substitute just two minutes earlier, struck from the spot with less than 15 minutes left.
MLB roundup: Yanks rally with 9-run inning, beat Red Sox
Gary Sanchez hit a go-ahead, two-run single as part of a nine-run seventh inning as the New York Yankees rallied past the Boston Red Sox 12-8 on Sunday for a two-game sweep in Major League Baseball's first trip to London. Gio Urshela (single) and DJ LeMahieu (double) added two-run hits with the bases loaded, and two more came home on a sacrifice fly and an error as the Yankees sent 14 men to the plate in the inning to blow the game open.
Points proven, World Cup heads into grand finale
Television audience records have been smashed, global media coverage has been unprecedented and the quality of football has won over many skeptics -- now the women’s World Cup heads into its final week, the business end of the tournament. The United States, the defending champions and three-times World Cup winners, remain favorites to lift the trophy in Lyon on Sunday but first they must deal with a confident England side in Tuesday’s semi-final.
Osaka faces tough Wimbledon start against plucky Putintseva
Second seed Naomi Osaka kicks off her quest for a third Grand Slam title against unseeded Kazakh Yulia Putintseva at Wimbledon on Monday in the Japanese's first tournament since losing her world number one ranking. Osaka's early exit from the Birmingham Classic this month allowed Australia's Ash Barty to overtake her as world number one, but she has welcomed the easing of pressure on herself as she heads into the year's third Grand Slam tournament.
Nadal happy to see Murray back on court
Andy Murray is one of the most important players in the tennis circuit and his comeback from injury should please everybody, 18-times Grand Slam winner Rafa Nadal has said. "It is not about I am happy to see him back. Everybody should be happy to see him back. He is one of the most important players of our sport in the last 10 years. It's good news when we have the top players back," Nadal said.
U.S. beat Curacao 1-0 to move into Gold Cup semis
The United States reached the Gold Cup semi-finals on Sunday after Weston McKennie's first-half goal gave the defending champions a 1-0 win over Curacao in Philadelphia. With 25 minutes gone Christian Pulisic sent an inch-perfect cross to the back post where McKennie glanced a header home from close range.
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