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PGA Tour, US Golf Association, Augusta National Golf Club Under DOJ Investigation Report
Augusta National Golf Club, the US Golf Association and PGA of America are involved in the US Justice Department’s antitrust investigation into professional golf, according to a Wednesday Wall Street Journal report citing people familiar with the case. A spokeswoman for the USGA, the national governing body for golf in the United States, confirmed to Reuters that the organization has been contacted by the Department of Justice and is fully complying with all requests.
Soccer-United’s Varane eliminated from World Cup, Ronaldo back in selection
French defender Raphael Varane will not play for Manchester United until after the World Cup, manager Erik ten Hag said on Wednesday, adding that forward Cristiano Ronaldo will be involved in their Europa League clash with Sheriff Tiraspol. Centre-back Varane, 29, tripped his ankle midway through the second half in Sunday’s 1-1 draw against Chelsea and looked distraught as he made his way through the tunnel at Stamford Bridge.
NBA Roundup: Suns overcome heated third quarter, beat Warriors
Devin Booker scored a game-high 34 points, Klay Thompson was ejected for the first time in his career, and host Phoenix Suns pulled out during a mixed third quarter to beat the Golden State Warriors 134-105 on Tuesday. While the Suns took advantage of a foul difference to hold onto an 83-77 lead midway through the third quarter, Thompson and Booker were charged technical fouls for a verbal altercation. When players and coaches met near midcourt during a timeout, Thompson was awarded a second “T” for continuing to lament the Phoenix team, earning him his first lockout in 796 regular-season NBA games and after The season.
Auto racing-Audi F1 deal marks a big step forward for Switzerland-based Sauber
Sauber’s transformation to the Audi works Formula 1 team from 2026, announced on Wednesday, is a major step forward for the Switzerland-based team who now have a real opportunity to return to the top of the podium. However, the transition from midfield to big players will take time.
American basketball player Griner’s 9-year drug sentence remains in Russia
A Russian court on Tuesday dismissed US WNBA basketball player Brittney Griner’s appeal against a nine-year prison sentence for possessing and smuggling vape cartridges containing cannabis oil, paving the way for her to be sent to a penal colony, in a lawsuit that Washington has called “appearances.” US President Joe Biden, whose administration had proposed a prisoner swap deal with Russia in late July to secure the release of Griner and former US Marine Paul Whelan, said he will not give up his efforts to bring them home.
Golf LIV seasons end with Trump and dazzling prize money
LIV Golf’s tumultuous first season concludes this week at Trump National Doral Golf Club, where the dazzling prize money and former president are arguably the main attraction. Controversy has captivated the Saudi-backed venture from the very beginning and will follow the series until Sunday’s final round, where the team champions will be crowned and a whopping $50 million will be paid.
Australian players cite Qatar’s human rights record ahead of the World Cup
The Australian national football team spoke out against the Qatar World Cup host’s record on human rights and same-sex relationships in a video released Thursday, adding to criticism of the country in the weeks leading up to the tournament. Qatar, the first country in the Middle East to host the World Cup, has come under heavy international pressure over its treatment of foreign workers and restrictive social laws.
NHL roundup: Phil Kessel breaks ironman mark and scores 400th goal
Phil Kessel reached two NHL milestones, William Karlsson scored the tiebreak in the third period and the Vegas Golden Knights won 4-2 on Tuesday over host San Jose Sharks. Kessel, 35, skated in his 990th consecutive NHL game, overshadowing Keith Yandle’s goal of becoming the league’s new ironman. He also recorded career goal No. 400 – becoming the 12th US-born player to reach the goal.
No Roger Federer Street in Basel, at least for now
The birthplace of Swiss tennis player Roger Federer will not name a street after him for the time being. Officials and politicians in Basel have begun discussions about how to honor the 20-time Grand Slam champion, who dropped out of the ATP tour last month.
Athletics-NYC Marathon to use live stream in battle to attract new fans
The New York City Marathon is embracing live streaming in a battle to create a new generation of track and field fans this year, becoming the first marathon major to broadcast the race live on its mobile app, organizers said Wednesday. The November 6 marathon is already being broadcast to some 530 million homes worldwide, but organizers hope the livestream will reach existing fans abroad without access to a traditional broadcast.
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