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NBA roundup: Short-handed Warriors cap 0-5 trip

Brandon Ingram returned from a four-game absence caused by a concussion and scored a game-high 26 points as the host New Orleans Pelicans held off the short-handed Golden State Warriors 114-105 on Friday night. Larry Nance Jr. and CJ McCollum added 20 points each, Zion Williamson scored 16, and Trey Murphy III and Jose Alvarado each had 10 points.

Tennis-Sakkari wins group and reaches semi-finals WTA Finals, Sabalenka also continues

A ruthless Maria Sakkari capped off her perfect run through the round robin stage of the WTA Finals with a 6-2 6-3 win over Ons Jabeur on Friday to reach the semifinals in Fort Worth, Texas, along with group runner-up Aryna Sabalenka. Sakkari broke twice for a 5-1 tie en route to capturing the first set, meaning Tunisia’s number two in the world Jabeur had no mathematical chance of continuing even if she had clawed her way back to victory.

Double football-Choupo-Moting leads Bayern past Hertha and to first place

Bayern Munich’s Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting scored twice in two minutes and led the champions to a nervous 3-2 victory over Hertha Berlin on Saturday as they topped the Bundesliga. The 33-year-old Cameroon striker is in sparkling form less than three weeks before the World Cup, having scored for the seventh consecutive game in all competitions and the fourth consecutive game in the competition.

Tennis Rune to Paris semi-final after Alcaraz retires, Djokovic continues

World number one Carlos Alcaraz was injured against Holger Rune at Friday’s Paris Masters, pushing his fellow 19-year-old through to the semi-finals, while Novak Djokovic and Felix Auger-Aliassime also secured their places at the won the last four.

Rune outclassed Alcaraz to win the opening set 6-3 and then held out in the second as the top division player upped his game before the Spaniard retired 3-1 in the tiebreak after receiving medical treatment at 6-5 for a stomach strain.

Cricket England to semi-final World Cup, champion Australia out

England qualified for the Twenty20 World Cup semi-finals with a nerve-wracking four-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in their final Super 12 match on Saturday, sending hosts and defending champions Australia out of the tournament. Superb death bowling from Mark Wood (3-26) and Sam Curran capped Sri Lanka to 141 for eight and although they put in some hard work England reached their goal with two balls left when Chris Woakes broke a four through back point.

Tennis-Alcaraz misses ATP Finals and Davis Cup due to abdominal injury

Carlos Alcaraz will miss the ATP final and the Davis Cup final after suffering an abdominal injury at the Paris Masters, the world number one said on Saturday. Alcaraz retired injured in his quarter-final match against Holger Rune on Friday after receiving medical treatment for a stomach ache.

Football World Cup hopeful Moukoko dazzles as Dortmund beat Bochum 3-0

World Cup hopeful Youssoufa Moukoko scored twice as Borussia Dortmund drove 3-0 past local Ruhr rivals VfL Bochum on Saturday to take over third place in the Bundesliga. 17-year-old Moukoko could not have delivered a better pitch for Germany’s squad announcement next week, Hansi Flick, confirming his excellent form as he shot in from 18 yards to give Dortmund the lead in the eighth minute. .

Motorcycling Martin takes pole in Valencia, Quartararo has an advantage over Bagnaia

Pramac Racing’s Jorge Martin took pole position for the season-ending Valencia Grand Prix on Saturday, while Ducati championship leader Francesco Bagnaia will start eighth on the grid, four places behind fellow contender Fabio Quartararo. Martin took his fifth pole of the season with a time of 1:29.621, beating Honda’s Marc Marquez, who shook off a period of illness to qualify for second. They will be joined in the front row by Jack Miller in his final race for Ducati.

NBA-Nike Cuts Ties With Kyrie Irving, Cancels Next Shoe Release

Nike Inc. Friday suspended his relationship with Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving and canceled the next Irving shoe release in the wake of his promotion of an anti-Semitic documentary. The Nets had already banned Irving at least five games after failing to completely dismiss the documentary twice. Irving later apologized on Thursday for promoting a project he said contained “false anti-Semitic statements.”

Rugby-Drouin misses last-gasp penalty as New Zealand book World Cup date with England

French flyhalf Caroline Drouin missed a last-gasp penalty as defending champions New Zealand claimed a 25-24 classic at Eden Park on Saturday and set up a blockbuster women’s Rugby World Cup final against England. With a shot from the front awarded after prop Santo Taumata was shown a yellow card for a high tackle, Drouin broke her last minute kick to the left as the Black Ferns made a big break before a roaring crowd.

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