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Latest Sports News Today Transcript at 1:30 pm on 10th August, 2022
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“Let’s begin with some news on Serena Williams
In a Vogue magazine article, Williams all but announced that she will be retiring very soon but did not provide a specific date. It was corroborated on her Instagram, where she said she will “relish these next few weeks” before officially calling it a career in professional tennis.
On Vogue’s September issue cover, the 23-time Grand Slam champion appears next to a “Serena’s Farewell” headline. In the article, she said, “Believe me, I never wanted to have to choose between tennis and a family. I don’t think it’s fair. But I’m turning 41 this month, and something’s got to give.”
Many believe that Williams will retire after the US Open.”
“Real Madrid won the Champions League last season, and on Wednesday they begin the new season by taking on Europa League winner Eintracht Frankfurt in the UEFA Super Cup in Finland.
It will be the team’s first competitive meeting since the 1960 European Cup final when Madrid won its fifth straight European title at the time with a thrilling 7-3 win at Glasgow’s Hampden Park. Ferenc Puskás scored four goals for Madrid and Alfredo Di Stéfano got a hat trick. About 127,000 fans watched the match in what is still the highest attendance for a European Cup final.
Madrid is chasing their fifth Super Cup title, and first since 2017, while Frankfurt will be making their first Super Cup appearance”
Chelsea’s Germany striker Timo Werner has signed a four-year contract to return to Bundesliga side RB Leipzig, the two clubs announced on Tuesday.
British media said Leipzig is bringing Werner back for about 25 million pounds ($30.21 million) after Chelsea paid the Germany forward’s 45 million pounds release clause in 2020.
The 26-year-old spent the largest part of his senior career at RB Leipzig between 2016-20 and is the club’s all-time top scorer with 95 goals.
Leipzig’s commercial director for sport Florian Scholz said, “Timo Werner’s signing is a special transfer for us. We saw Timo become the club’s record goalscorer and a Germany international. His return means a lot to the supporters because Timo was a real fan favourite”
“A little boy named Izyan Ahmad, who also goes by his nickname “Zizou” once asked Swiss tennis icon Roger Federer if “he could please continue to play for eight, nine years so that Zizou could play him when he became a pro.”
Federer replied in the affirmative and Zizou would ask, “Is that a promise?” to which the 20 times Grand Slam winner would reply, “Pinky promise.”
In a video that has since got viral, it was shown that Ahmad was flown to Zurich for what he thought would be a training session, but was surprised when Roger Federer himself came out from behind the curtains and Zizou’s held his hands over his mouth in disbelief before he could utter, “Hi, Mr Federer.””
“Top-ranked and defending champion Daniil Medvedev wasn’t bothered by the frustrating delays due to rain at the National Bank Open.
It’s one of the perks of his top ranking in men’s singles. Medvedev received a first-round bye as the top seed and likely won’t play his opening match until Wednesday.
He said, “I will have two good days of practice and after I’ll start the tournament. Of course, I’m very hungry for victories.”
While many of his ATP Tour waited to see when the rain would let up, the confident Russian star was able to relax knowing he only had to tinker with his training schedule.
Medvedev could not compete at Wimbledon after the tournament had banned all Russians from competing.”
“Former India all-rounder Manoj Prabhakar has been appointed head coach of the Nepal cricket team.
Prabhakar succeeds Pubudu Dassanayake, who stepped down from the position in July to take up the head coach’s role with Canada.
Prabhakar, who featured in 39 Tests and 130 ODIs for India between 1984 to 1996, has previously coached Delhi, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh Ranji teams.
He also served as the bowling coach for the Afghanistan national team in 2016.
He said, “Seeing the interest for cricket in Nepal, their talent & skill level, I’m looking forward to working with the Nepal cricket team to make them into a cricketing force to be reckoned with,””
Seven-time Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton has admitted that he considered quitting F1 after the season finale in Abu Dhabi last year when a controversial interpretation of the rules denied him the eighth championship.
Hamilton told Vanity Fair magazine in an interview, “I don’t know if I can put into words the feeling that I had. I do remember just sitting there in disbelief. And realising I’ve got to undo my belts, I’ve got to get out of there, I’ve got to climb out of this thing, I’ve got to find the strength. I had no strength. And it was one of the toughest moments, I would say, that I’ve had in a long, long time.”
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