Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.
Olympic rings return to Tokyo Bay
The Olympic rings monument was reinstalled in Tokyo Bay on Tuesday, after being removed in August for maintenance, as organizers ramp up preparations for next year’s postponed Summer Games.
The return of the monument, which stands 15.3m tall and 32.6m wide and was originally installed in January, should send a signal that the Games are getting closer, Tokyo metropolitan government planning director Atsushi Yanashimizu told Reuters.
NFL roundup: Mahomes-led Chiefs take down Brady, Bucs
Patrick Mahomes passed for 462 yards and three touchdowns, winning a duel with Tom Brady, as the visiting Kansas City Chiefs beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27-24 on Sunday.
The Chiefs (10-1) won their sixth straight and continued to track the front-running Pittsburgh Steelers for the top seed in the AFC playoffs by capitalizing on the rhythm established between Mahomes and speedster Tyreek Hill, who caught 13 passes for 269 yards and three touchdowns.
Australian NBA trailblazer Bogut retires
Australian basketball great Andrew Bogut has retired from the sport effective immediately, leaving the nation without its most experienced campaigner ahead of next year’s Tokyo Olympics.
Bogut, who won an NBA championship with Golden State in 2015, announced his decision on his podcast “Rogues Bogues” on Tuesday, citing a growing toll of injuries on his body.
Patriots WR Edelman placed on COVID-19 list
The New England สล็อต Patriots placed receiver Julian Edelman on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Monday, according to the NFL’s daily transaction wire.
It wasn’t immediately known if Edelman tested positive for COVID-19 or was in close contact with someone who did.
Ravens, Steelers game delayed again as league grapples with COVID-19 fallout
The National Football League (NFL) once again delayed a game between the Baltimore Ravens and the unbeaten Pittsburgh Steelers, pushing it from Tuesday to Wednesday, as the league grapples with COVID-19 positive tests.
The game between the two divisional rivals was originally set for the NFL’s coveted Thanksgiving Day primetime slot but was delayed – first to Sunday and then to Tuesday – as several Ravens players were placed on their reserve/COVID list.
F1 champion Hamilton tests positive for COVID-19
Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss the upcoming Sakhir Grand Prix, the sport’s governing FIA said on Tuesday.
Hamilton, who has already secured a record-equalling seventh world title and won Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix, was experiencing mild symptoms but was otherwise fit and well, his Mercedes team said.
Argentines celebrate ‘eternal love’ for Maradona with tattoos
Under his shirt, pizza shop owner Guillermo Rodriguez is a walking shrine to Diego Maradona.
His entire back is covered in tattoos depicting the soccer great, whose death last week at the age of 60 inspired enormous grief in Argentina and สล็อต beyond. “It is something beautiful to live with him, so for us he did not die, he will continue being there for all of us, the love we have is eternal,” said Rodriguez, whose pizza store is called “Siempre al 10,” referring to Maradona’s jersey’s number.
Reports: Royals signing LHP Minor to two-year deal
The Kansas City Royals reportedly have agreed to a two-year deal with free agent left-hander Mike Minor, pending the results of a physical.
Minor, who turns 33 on Dec. 26, split the 2020 season with the Texas Rangers and Oakland Athletics and went 1-6 with a 5.56 ERA in 12 games (11 starts).
Players will skip Australian Open if blocked from training in quarantine: Vallverdu
Players will skip the Australian Open if they are not allowed to practice during their mandatory two-week quarantine due to the risk of injury, Daniel Vallverdu, who has coached some of the biggest names on the ATP Tour, told Reuters.
Tennis Australia (TA) have been in talks with the Victoria state government over the COVID-19 protocols to be established for those arriving ahead of the Grand Slam at Melbourne Park, which is scheduled for Jan. 18-31.
Colts punter Sanchez to undergo surgery on cancerous tumor
Indianapolis Colts punter Rigoberto Sanchez has been diagnosed with cancer and is undergoing surgery Tuesday to remove a tumor, he said on Monday.
The 26-year-old, who signed with the Colts after going undrafted in 2017, สล็อต said that his doctors had caught the cancerous tumor “before it spread all over” but added that he will miss some playing time.