Sports news roundup: The Basketball Storm retires the #10 jersey of the four-time WNBA champion; Tennis-Sun shines on Tsitsipas in dominant Australian Open wins and more

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Basketball Storm retires four-time WNBA Champion Bird’s jersey number 10

The four-time WNBA champion, the Seattle Storm, will retire the four-time WNBA champion’s No. 10 jersey on Thursday, the Seattle Storm said on Thursday, months after calling the 42-year-old off one of basketball’s most decorated careers. The Women’s National Basketball Association franchise will raise its number to the rafters at Climate Pledge Arena in a pregame ceremony on June 11, honoring the first former overall selection that defined Seattle basketball in two decades.

Tennis-Sun shines on Tsitsipas in their dominant win at the Australian Open

Third seed Stefanos Tsitsipas made short work of Dutchman Talon Grikspoor, winning 6-2, 7-6(5), 6-3 to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open on Friday, shortly after organizers defended their schedule following the late finish of the previous day. . Played in brilliant sunshine after two days of wild weather, the top-seeded man in the draw after early exits from defending champions Rafa Nadal and Casper Rudd played a nearly flawless tennis match to the delight of Greek fans at Rod Laver Arena. .

NBA Report: The Celtics score their eighth straight by defeating the Warriors

Jason Tatum scored 34 points and grabbed 19 rebounds to help the Boston Celtics defeat the visiting Golden State Warriors 121-118 in overtime Thursday night in a game between the teams that met in last year’s NBA Finals. Al Horford added 20 points and 10 rebounds for Boston, who outscored Golden State 15-12 in the OT to extend their winning streak to eight games. Marcus Smart (18), Jaylen Brown (16), Robert Williams (14) and Malcolm Brogdon (14) also scored double goals for Boston. Williams added 11 rebounds.

NHL Report: Connor McDavid Lifts Oilers Above Lightning

Conor McDavid’s 39th NHL goal broke the tie in the third period and proved to be the game-winner as the host Edmonton Oilers claimed their fifth straight win, defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-3 on Thursday night. After a strong Edmonton check to open the third, McDavid used his speed to pounce around Lightning defender Ian Cole on the right and shovel in the go-ahead 2:10 into the period when Zach Hyman got two while McDavid and Leon Draisaitl each had a goal and an assist for the Oilers. Ryan McLeod scored, and Edmonton goaltender Jack Campbell made 28 saves to win his fifth consecutive start.

Football Ronaldo and Messi go back the years in nine goals

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi took fans back in time to the height of their rivalry, with the two forwards getting the scoring in an exhibition match on Thursday before Hugo Ikitaek’s 10-man victory over Paris Saint-Germain 5-4. While the match may not have been of much importance to the teams involved, soccer fans around the world got plenty of bang for their buck as the story that has dominated the sport for more than a decade seemed to end in an unforgettable goal-fest.

Australian Open 2023: Day 5 on Friday

Highlights from the fifth day of the Australian Open at Melbourne Park on Friday. All times are in local time (GMT +11) 1800 AUGER-ALIASSIME, OSTAPENKO ADVANCE

Doping – Australian Olympic urine positive for a banned substance

Athletics Australia said Friday that Australian athlete Peter Paul, who finished fourth in the 800m at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, has been temporarily suspended after testing positive for a banned substance. The middle-distance runner returned a negative result for synthetic erythropoietin (EPO) in an out-of-competition urine test last October and was suspended on January 10 after approval by Sports Integrity Australia.

Top 25 runs: Loyola Marymount ends the Zags’ home streak #6

Cameron Shelton scored a game-high 27 points, including a go-ahead shot with 14 seconds left as Loyola Marymount snapped No. 6 Gonzaga on a 75-game winning streak with a 68-67 decision Thursday night in Spokane, Washington. The Lions’ Kelly Liappe stopped cornerback Drew Thiem in the dying seconds and Julian Strother’s lopsided three-point attempt at the final buzzer.

Swiatek enters tennis for all business in week two at the Australian Open

Top seed Iga Swiatek continued to make her way through Friday’s Australian Open draw, as Kristina Buxa disintegrated 6-0, 6-1 in the bright sunlight at Margaret Court Arena to reach the fourth round. The 21-year-old world number one, who is looking to add a first crown at Melbourne Park to the French and US Open titles she won last year, was all business as she cruised through the first set in 23 minutes.

Tennis-exhausted Murray has the energy to blow up officials after a late-night finish

A weary Andy Murray still had enough in the tank to blast tennis officials after an epic five-set second round victory at the Australian Open just after 4am on Friday (1700 GMT Thursday), after the usual midnight frenzy at Grand Slams. . While fans walked home for a few hours sleeping in or heading straight to work after watching Murray deliver an epic fight, rallied from two sets and from 2-5 to defeat home hopeful Thansi Kokkinakis 4-6 6-7(4) 7-6(5). ) 6-3 and 7-5, the flamboyant Scotsman ripped tennis officials, calling them “disrespectful”.

(With input from the agencies.)

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