Hamlin wins Daytona 500, Newman hospitalized after crash

Denny Hamlin won his second straight Daytona 500 in a photo-finish on Monday but there was little celebrating at Daytona International Speedway after a horrific last lap crash sent Ryan Newman to hospital. Feb 17, 2020; Daytona Beach, Florida, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Denny Hamlin (11) celebrates winning the Daytona 500 at Daytona International …

Tennis: Plenty of positives for Clijsters despite Dubai comeback defeat

Kim Clijsters says there was much to be pleased about in her comeback match against Garbine Muguruza after the Belgian matched the pace and intensity of the Australian Open finalist before losing 6-2 7-6(6) in Dubai on Monday. Four-time Grand Slam champion Clijsters was making her first appearance on the WTA Tour since the 2012 …

Motor racing: Holden brand retirement stuns Australian motor sport

The future of Australia’s Supercars series is under a cloud following the decision by U.S. auto maker General Motors to scrap the iconic Holden brand that has underpinned the touring car championship for decades. FILE PHOTO: Former McLaren F1 driver Jenson Button drives a Holden Commodore of the Australian touring car series at a promotional …

Tokyo commuters bound for Olympic crowd crush as Japan Inc rules out work from home

When Emi Tanimura failed to find a daycare slot for her new-born daughter, she had to take a radical step for Japan to avoid a long time away from her job at communications firm Sunny Side Up (2180.T). She started working from home. FILE PHOTO: Passengers wait for a train on a platform at a …

Messi, Hamilton joint winners of Sportsman of the Year at Laureus Awards

Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton and Barcelona forward Lionel Messi were declared joint winners of the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year Award in Berlin on Monday, with the voting tied for the first time in the awards’ 20-year history. Laureus World Sports Awards – Salle des Etoiles, Monaco – February 18, 2019 Novak Djokovic …

Astros’ Martes suspended 162 games for doping violation

Houston Astros pitcher Francis Martes has been suspended for 162 games without pay after testing positive for Boldenone, a performance-enhancing substance, Major League Baseball said on Monday. Martes, who was previously suspended for a performance-enhancing substance violation in 2019, will begin his suspension at the start of the 2020 regular season in March. The 24-year-old …

Mineiro apologize for mascot’s behavior toward female player

Atletico Mineiro have apologized for the “lamentable” behavior of an employee who dresses up as the club’s rooster mascot toward a member of the women’s team during an event on Sunday. The players were being presented to the crowd when the mascot, known as “Mad Rooster”, induced defender Vitoria Calhau to twirl around and then …