Sports News Roundup: Rockets try to right the ship in visit to Suns; Gymnastics-Olympic champion Douglas COVID free and ready to continue Paris pursuit and more

He trailed 4-2 in the third set but proceeded to win the final four games to punch his ticket to the quarterfinals, where he will face seventh seed Alexander Bublik of Kazakhstan. Spring training roundup: Dodgers fall in Yoshinobu Yamamoto's debut Elier Hernandez hit a go-ahead, two-run double in the seventh inning as the host Texas Rangers spoiled Yoshinobu Yamamoto's Los Angeles Dodgers debut with a 6-4 victory on Wednesday in Surprise, Ariz.


Devdisocurse News Desk | Updated: 29-02-2024 10:35 IST | Created: 29-02-2024 10:31 IST
Sports News  Roundup: Rockets try to right the ship in visit to Suns; Gymnastics-Olympic champion Douglas COVID free and ready to continue Paris pursuit and more
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Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.

ATP roundup: Jiri Lehecka pulls off upset at Dubai

Jiri Lehecka of the Czech Republic racked up 16 aces and rallied from an early deficit to pick up a 6-7 (6), 7-6 (5), 6-4 victory over fourth-seeded Russian Karen Khachanov on Wednesday in the second round of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. Lehecka also saved nine of 11 break points and collected 53 winners to pull off the day's only upset. He trailed 4-2 in the third set but proceeded to win the final four games to punch his ticket to the quarterfinals, where he will face seventh seed Alexander Bublik of Kazakhstan.

Spring training roundup: Dodgers fall in Yoshinobu Yamamoto's debut

Elier Hernandez hit a go-ahead, two-run double in the seventh inning as the host Texas Rangers spoiled Yoshinobu Yamamoto's Los Angeles Dodgers debut with a 6-4 victory on Wednesday in Surprise, Ariz. Yamamoto, who signed a 12-year, $325 million contract with Los Angeles this past offseason, allowed just one hit and struck out three across two innings. He exited a scoreless game, and the Dodgers later broke through thanks to Andy Pages' two-run homer in the fifth.

WTA roundup: Chinese duo heads to ATX Open quarterfinals

No. 8 seed Yue Yuan of China and countrywoman Yafan Wang both completed sweeps on Wednesday in the second round of the ATX Open in Austin, Texas. Yuan captured a 6-3, 7-6 (5) victory over the United States' Taylor Townsend, while Wang ousted Colombian Emiliana Arango 6-2, 6-2. Yuan rallied from a 4-1 deficit in the second set of her match to force the tiebreaker, where she then raced out to a 5-0 lead.

Combine Notebook: Penn State's Chop Robinson ready to flex

INDIANAPOLIS -- Circle DL 45 in your program before the start of defensive line workouts at the NFL Scouting Combine on Thursday morning if you want to be ahead of the "riser" talk around Penn State defensive end Chop Robinson. Robinson's blue-chip trait happens to be a lightning-fast first step, the golden gift for pass rushers, and he is widely projected to be selected in the top 20 of the 2024 NFL Draft in April.

Jets flying high with Stars on deck

The Winnipeg Jets are once again on a roll. Meanwhile, the sledding has been rough as of late for the Dallas Stars.

Report: 49ers interview Chiefs DBs coach for DC opening

The San Francisco 49ers are interviewing Kansas City Chiefs defensive backs coach David Merritt for their defensive coordinator opening, NFL Network reported Wednesday, the last coordinator job yet to be filled in the NFL. The 49ers fired DC Steve Wilks three days after losing to the Chiefs in the Super Bowl.

Another woman to pass: Caitlin Clark chasing Lynette Woodard's mark

Caitlin Clark holds the NCAA all-time scoring record but she still stands behind Hall of Famer Lynette Woodard on the major women's scoring list. Clark needs 33 points on Wednesday night against Minnesota to pass Woodard, who starred for Kansas from 1977-81. Clark has 3,617 career points and Woodard scored 3,649.

Gymnastics-Olympic champion Douglas COVID free and ready to continue Paris pursuit

Three-times Olympic gold medallist Gabby Douglas has overcome the bout of COVID-19 that forced her to delay her return to competition ahead of this year's Paris Games and is ready to get back to work, the American said on Wednesday. The 2012 Olympics all-around individual and team champion has not competed since the 2016 Rio Games, taking time away to focus on her mental health. The 28-year-old returned to training last year hoping to make the squad for Paris.

Rockets try to right the ship in visit to Suns

The Houston Rockets and Phoenix Suns renew acquaintances for a two-game set that leads off Thursday night in Phoenix. The clubs also meet Saturday in the desert, which will make three meetings in a nine-day span. The Rockets recorded a 114-110 home win over the Suns last Friday night.

Russell Wilson's next team? Strong favorite emerges

The divorce between Russell Wilson and the Denver Broncos certainly appears to be a matter of when, not if. Broncos coach Sean Payton said at the NFL Scouting Combine that "I would anticipate it being within the next two weeks," when asked about a decision on Wilson's future.

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