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Episode 755 September 22, 2022

Expresso National and International Sports News Update at 3:30 pm 22nd September, 2022

Listen to the latest National and International Sports News by the Indian Express where we look at how the Indian motorsport scene will be boosted once the country will hosting a maiden MotoGP World Championships race, labelled as the ‘Grand Prix of Bharat’, at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida next year. We also look at how Roger Federer assured his fans that he will not become a tennis ghost even as he prepares to bring down the curtain on his illustrious career later this week.

Expresso National and International Sports News Update at 3:30 pm 22nd September, 2022Listen to the latest National and International Sports News by the Indian Express where we look at how the Indian motorsport scene will be boosted once the country will hosting a maiden MotoGP World Championships race, labelled as the ‘Grand Prix of Bharat’, at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida next year. We also look at how Roger Federer assured his fans that he will not become a tennis ghost even as he prepares to bring down the curtain on his illustrious career later this week.
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Expresso National and International Sports News Update at 3:30 pm on 22nd September, 2022

You are listening to the Expresso Sports Update. Here is the latest news from the world of Indian and International Sports brought to you by The Indian Express.
"Let's begin this bulletin with some racing news.

In a significant boost for the stagnant Indian motorsport scene, the country will be hosting a maiden MotoGP World Championships race, labelled as the ‘Grand Prix of Bharat’, at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida next year.

MotoGP commercial rights owner Dorna and Noida-based race promoters Fairstreet Sports signed a Memorandum of Understanding to host the racing event for the next seven years. Riders from as many as 19 countries will participate in the event, which will give a major push to trade and tourism in the country, besides generating employment.

The Buddh International Circuit was once home to the Formula 1 Indian Grand Prix, held for three consecutive years from 2011 to 2013,"
"Meanwhile,

Having announced last week that the upcoming Laver Cup would be his last professional Tennis appearance, Roger Federer underwent his first jamming session on the court in London.

The Swiss international was joined by Greek professional, Stefanos Tsitsipas on the other side of the court. The Laver Cup Twitter page recently shared a video of the duo practising and conversating ahead of the event that begins on Friday, September 23. With a special appearance from the former Swedish world number one, 11-time grand slam winner and captain of Team Europe, Bjorn Borg. The session ended with the trio taking a selfie."
"Roger Federer assured his fans on Wednesday that he will not become a tennis ghost even as he prepares to bring down the curtain on his illustrious career later this week.

Speaking to reporters in London the 41-year-old said that he had no intention of walking away from a sport that he has graced for so long.

The 20-time Grand Slam champion said, “I just wanted to let the fans know I won’t be a ghost. It’s funny, I spoke about Bjorn Borg, he didn’t return to Wimbledon for 25 years and that hurts every fan. But I don’t think I’ll be that guy.”
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"French wild card Gilles Simon, who plans to retire after the 2022 season, won his first-round match against Belgium’s David Goffin 6-3, 6-3 on Tuesday at the Moselle Open in Metz, France. Simon won the indoor hard-court event in his home nation in 2010, 2013 and 2018. He has not won a tournament since June 2019 but got off to a strong start in Metz by winning 23 of his 31 first-service points and 11 of 18 second-service points.

In a matchup of two American qualifiers, Mitchell Krueger took down Christopher Eubanks 6-4, 6-4 in the first round at San Diego. Krueger will face Australian seventh seed James Duckworth in the second round"
"In other news,

FIFA banned Honduras player Wisdom Quaye from soccer for 18 months on Tuesday for doping with a steroid at a World Cup qualifying game against the United States. Quaye tested positive for clostebol after Honduras lost 3-0 to the U.S. in February, FIFA said. The game was played in severe cold in St. Paul, Minnesota.

FIFA said the 24-year-old Quaye admitted the doping rules violation and made an agreement to serve a ban that applies retroactively and will expire on Aug. 1, 2023.

Quaye, a defender with the Real España club in Honduras, has made three appearances for the national team, which did not qualify for the World Cup in Qatar."
"FIFA came under pressure Wednesday from several European soccer federations who want their captains to wear an armband with a rainbow heart design during World Cup games in Qatar to campaign against discrimination.

France and Germany, the last two World Cup champions, were among eight of the 13 European soccer teams going to Qatar who joined the “One Love” campaign, which started in the Netherlands.

Armbands are the latest battleground for players to push political messages linked to the World Cup hosted in Qatar, where homosexual acts are illegal and the treatment of migrant workers building projects for the tournament has been a decade-long controversy."
"And finally,

Cristiano Ronaldo has announced the upcoming FIFA World Cup will not be his last international competition as he wants to play at Euro 2024.

Ronaldo, who is in the twilight of his career, will be 39 years old next year but that hasn’t deterred the Portuguese from eyeing another silverware.

The five-time Balon D'or winner said, “I hope to be a part of the Federation for a few more years. I still feel motivated, my ambition is high. I will be at the World Cup and I want to be at the European Championship.”"

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