MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Prime-ranked Ash Barty was upset by Karolina Muchova within the quarterfinals on the Australian Open.
Seeded No. 25, Muchova earned her first semifinal berth in a Grand Slam. Her 1-6, 6-3, 6-2 comeback win ended Barty’s bid to change into the primary Australian girl to win the title in Melbourne since Chris O’Neil in 1978.
Muchova’s subsequent opponent might be Jennifer Brady. The 22-seeded Brady reached her second consecutive Grand Slam semifinal by beating fellow American and good good friend Jessica Pegula 4-6, 6-2, 6-1.
A five-person panel of Main League Baseball gamers, coaches and executives mentioned methods to get extra Black folks concerned in any respect ranges of the game.
The dialog was streamed Tuesday on MLB.com. The group talked about methods to make present Black MLB gamers extra seen in communities. Additionally they talked about methods to make MLB extra numerous on the sport’s higher ranges, together with managers and executives.
The variety of Black gamers in MLB has been dwindling for years, hovering round 8% of the league in current seasons.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Bullpen coach Matt Smart will function the Los Angeles Angels’ interim pitching coach, changing the suspended Mickey Callaway.
Supervisor Joe Maddon introduced his plan Tuesday. New Angels government Dom Chiti will fill in as Maddon’s bullpen coach whereas the investigation of Callaway is concluded.
Callaway, the previous New York Mets supervisor and Cleveland pitching coach, is being investigated by Main League Baseball over allegations of inappropriate conduct towards a number of ladies who work in sports activities media.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Former All-Star heart fielder Odubel Herrera was amongst 31 non-roster gamers the Philadelphia Phillies have invited to spring coaching.
Herrera, who will earn $10 million this season, hasn’t performed for the Phillies since 2019 when he was suspended beneath Main League Baseball’s home violence coverage.
The costs towards Herrera have been dismissed however he was faraway from the crew’s 40-man roster final yr and wasn’t a part of the 60-player pool for the shortened season.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Timberwolves level guard D’Angelo Russell will bear arthroscopic surgical procedure on his left knee and be sidelined for 4 to 6 weeks, the crew introduced Tuesday.
Russell, who has missed the final three video games as a consequence of soreness in his left leg, was identified with a unfastened physique in his knee. The process will happen Wednesday.
Russell is averaging 19.3 factors and 5.1 assists this season on 42.6% capturing.
NEW YORK (AP) — New York Knicks heart Mitchell Robinson might be out till after subsequent month’s All-Star break after having surgical procedure Tuesday to restore a damaged proper hand.
The Knicks mentioned Robinson had the process on the Hospital for Particular Surgical procedure and can be reevaluated after the All-Star break, which is scheduled for March 5-10.
Robinson was damage final Friday in Washington when he banged his hand making an attempt to dam a shot.
MIAMI (AP) — Kicker Jason Sanders, the Dolphins’ chief in profession area objective proportion, signed a $22 million extension by way of 2026. The deal introduced Tuesday consists of $10 million assured.
Sanders was chosen All-Professional after tying the franchise’s single-season factors report with 144 in 2020. His 36 area targets made ranked second within the NFL and second in Dolphins historical past, and his area objective price of 92% was a crew report.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers are releasing two-time Professional Bowl defensive sort out Kawann Brief, an individual aware of the scenario advised The Related Press.
The particular person spoke to the AP on situation of anonymity Tuesday as a result of the crew has not introduced the choice, which doesn’t come as a shock.
Brief has performed in simply 5 video games during the last two seasons as a consequence of accidents to each shoulders, which twice landed him on injured reserve.
Earlier than the accidents, the 32-year-old Brief was a pressure within the center, with 270 tackles and 32 1/2 sacks in his first six seasons with the Panthers.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Longtime racing announcer Bob Jenkins mentioned he plans to reduce his work at Indianapolis Motor Speedway this Could as he undergoes radiation and chemotherapy therapy for mind most cancers.
The 73-year-old Jenkins made the announcement Tuesday close to the tip of a 24-minute video posted on the speedway’s YouTube account.
In it, Jenkins defined how he awakened with a extreme headache on Christmas evening and drove to a hospital. Medical doctors initially thought Jenkins had suffered a stroke, however an extra examination revealed two malignant tumors in his proper temple.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — A world boxing qualifying match for the Tokyo Olympics has been canceled and a European occasion was postponed from April to June.
The Worldwide Olympic Committee mentioned Tuesday plans have been modified due to “present challenges to worldwide journey and associated restrictions in lots of nations” through the coronavirus pandemic.
Boxers worldwide have been to compete for 53 locations within the Tokyo lineup at a match in Paris in June. These locations will now be allotted equally throughout continents by world rankings based mostly on outcomes since 2017, the IOC mentioned.
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Black proprietor of 14 McDonald’s franchises says the corporate has proven extra favorable therapy to white homeowners and denied him the chance to purchase eating places in additional prosperous communities, in accordance with a civil rights lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court docket in Youngstown.
The lawsuit filed by Herbert Washington, a former Michigan State monitor star who performed for elements of two seasons with the Oakland Athletics within the mid-Nineteen Seventies, mentioned the Chicago-based firm’s discriminatory practices has led to a $700,000 gross sales hole between Black-owned franchises and people owned by white folks.
Franchises in low-income neighborhoods price extra to function, have larger worker turnover and are usually not as worthwhile, the lawsuit mentioned.
GENEVA (AP) — Prosecutors in Switzerland have appealed towards federal court docket verdicts that cleared former FIFA official Jérôme Valcke of bribery and acquitted Qatari soccer and broadcasting government Nasser al-Khelaïfi on a lesser cost.
The Swiss legal professional basic’s workplace mentioned Tuesday it appealed to the Court docket of Attraction of the Federal Felony Court docket towards a ruling given in October.
Al-Khelaïfi, the president of Champions League runner-up Paris Saint-Germain and a member of UEFA’s government committee, had denied a single cost of inciting Valcke to commit aggravated felony mismanagement whereas FIFA’s secretary basic.