Penguins star Sidney Crosby, protection legal professional Brian Dumoulin on COVID-19 record
The Pittsburgh Penguins added star center Sidney Crosby and defense attorney Brian Dumoulin to the COVID-19 log on Wednesday after both tested positive. Coach Mike Sullivan said Crosby is struggling with mild symptoms while Dumoulin remains asymptomatic. Crosby’s positive test came less than a week into his season debut and missed the first six games while recovering from left wrist surgery. Although the overwhelming majority of penguins have been vaccinated, they spent the early part of the season wrestling with COVID-19. Crosby and Dumoulin are the seventh and eighth penguins to be included in the COVID-19 log since the training camp opened in September.
Subban fined for tripping again
New Jersey Devils defender PK Subban was fined $ 15,000 by the NHL for his second trip in eight days. The former Norris Trophy winner was fined for tripping Anaheim striker Trevor Zegras in the Ducks 4-0 win in the first period on Tuesday night. No penalty was awarded for the game. The League’s Player Safety Division previously fined Subban $ 5,000 for a “dangerous trip” by Calgary Flames striker Milan Lucic in an October 26 game. In this instance, the defender approached Lucic from behind and used his leg to trip him, an action known as slew-footing an opponent. Subban was also criticized but not punished for tripping Ryan Reaves of the Rangers in a preseason game … the Chicago Blackhawks run to the 2010 championship. Brad Aldrich’s name was covered with an X on Sunday, the same day the Names of the 2020-21 season champion Tampa Bay Lightning were inducted into the Cup, according to the Toronto-based Hall. Blackhawks owner Rocky Wirtz wrote to Hall of Fame Chairman Lanny McDonald last week to request that Aldrich’s name be removed. In the letter, Wirtz said Aldrich’s behavior disqualified him from joining the Cup, and the team made a mistake by giving his name … Pekka Rinne will be his # 35 on February 24 ahead of a game against the Nashville Predators retire Dallas stars. The goalkeeper, who will be the first Predators player to receive the honor, announced his retirement on July 13th after playing for Nashville for 13 seasons.
Liverpool and Ajax go into the knockout round of the CL
Liverpool and Ajax extended their perfect Champions League victory record to advance to the round of 16. Victory from behind in Germany. The four teams with four wins in a row – after Bayern Munich and Juventus had sealed their places on Tuesday – have already given the knockout line-up a nostalgic feeling. Ajax, Bayern and Liverpool together won all eight European Cup titles from 1971-78 … Lionel Messi was added to the Argentine squad for two upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Uruguay and Brazil, despite having struggled with a knee injury in recent weeks … Fox Sports will host the next two European championships following a six-year agreement with UEFA. Fox is taking over the rights from ESPN that covered the last four euros. The deal starts with the Nations League in June … The US women’s national team will end the year – and prepare for the 2023 World Cup – with two friendly matches in Australia at the end of this month, the US Football Association. The top-ranked Americans will face number 11 Matildas on November 26th in Sydney and November 30th in Newcastle – more than 21 years after their last visit to Australia and 20 months before the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
Russia reached the BJK Cup semi-finals
Russia eliminated defending champions France and became the first nation to reach the semi-finals of the Billie Jean King Cup in Prague. After beating Canada 3-0 the day before, Russia only needed one best-of-three win against France to move up to Group A. It could rely on its top player Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. Twelfth-placed Pavlyuchenkova rallied to beat Alize Cornet 5-7, 6-4, 6-2 and secure Russia’s semi-final spot… Defending champion Daniil Medvedev stayed in the year-end battle for number 1 by playing Ilya Ivashka. defeated, 7-5, 6-4, in the second round of the Paris Masters. Stefanos Tsitsipas was eliminated from his second round match while he was 4-2 behind against Australian opponent Alexei Popyrin. The Americans Taylor Fritz, Marcos Giron and Sebastian Korda caused some surprises in the second round. Fritz defeated the fifth seeded Andrey Rublev 7: 5, 7: 6 (2), the qualifier Giron defeated the 11th seeded Diego Schwartzman 7: 6 (2), 7: 6 (4) and Korda crossed at St. Petersburg Open Champion by Marin Cilic, 6-2, 6-4 … Jane Brown Grimes, International Tennis Hall of Fame member for service to the sport as an executive, roles with the US Tennis Association, the forerunner of the WTA Tour and Hall, held himself, died at the age of 80.
Filly in Del Mar. fatally injured
A 2-year-old filly was fatally injured in an accident during training at Del Mar. Del Mar Thoroughbred Club President Josh Rubinstein announced the death during a safety briefing for the Breeders’ Cup, which will be held on the north of San. Diego will be held on Friday and Saturday. The filly named Set the Tone dropped her trainer and ran, crashing into a fence and severely injuring his shoulder. Vets tried to save her, but they couldn’t and she was put to sleep. The driver was unharmed … The Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis will host the 2030 Presidents Cup, a biennial tournament that pit golfers from the United States against a team of golfers from around the world except Europe. The US and Europe compete in a separate event, the Ryder Cup … Cavaliers striker Lauri Markkanen joined teammate Kevin Love and entered the NBA’s health and safety protocols. Markkanen missed Wednesday’s game against Portland and his status will be updated “in due course”. Love was put on health logs on Monday, presumably due to a positive test for COVID-19. He missed a win against Charlotte.