Sports News Roundup: Olympics-Beijing Organizer Reports 11 New COVID-19 Cases on Feb. 10; Cycling – ‘My First Steps’ – Bernal Walks Again After Horror Crash & More

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Olympics-Beijing organizer reports 11 new COVID-19 cases on February 10

The Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics Organizing Committee said on Friday that a total of 11 new cases of COVID-19 had been detected among games-related personnel on Feb. 10. Two of the cases were found among new arrivals at the airport, according to a notice on the Beijing. Official website 2022.

Cycling-‘My first steps’ – Bernal walks again after horror accident

Colombian cyclist Egan Bernal posted a video on social media on Thursday of what he said was his first steps less than three weeks after injuring his spine, legs and chest in a crash workout that required him to undergo neurosurgery. Bernal, who became the first South American to win the Tour de France in 2019 and added the Giro d’Italia to his tally last year, crashed on January 24 near Colombia’s capital Bogota.

Olympics-Alpine skiing-Shiffrin says “forward” for the super-G after the slalom outings

American skier Mikaela Shiffrin says she is ready to “move forward” as she prepares for Friday’s super-G at the Beijing Olympics. Shiffrin, a three-time overall world alpine ski champion and three-time Olympic medalist, put on a distraught figure after skiing out of the slalom on Wednesday seconds into her run.

US urges Canada to block border, braces for possible Super Bowl disruptions

The Biden administration on Thursday urged Canada to use federal powers to ease disruptions at the Canada-US border caused by a protest over anti-coronavirus mandates that blocked a vital trade route between the United States and Canada, said a White House official. “(United States Homeland Security) Secretary (Alejandro) Mayorkas and (Secretary of Transportation Pete) Buttigieg have each spoken to their Canadian counterparts, urging them to use federal powers to resolve this situation at our shared border. “, the official said in a statement.

Olympic-Russian skater Valieva failed drug test ahead of Golden Games debut

Figure skater sensation Kamila Valieva has won a gold medal after failing a drug test and Olympic officials will fight Russia’s decision to let her compete in the Winter Games, the International Agency said on Friday. control (ITA). The 15-year-old’s gold medal and his future at the Games now hang in the balance as the International Olympic Committee (IOC) attempts to draw a line under Russian doping.

NFL-New Dolphins coach ignores Flores discrimination lawsuit

Newly hired Miami head coach Mike McDaniel said Thursday that his predecessor’s lawsuit against the NFL and three teams, including the Dolphins, didn’t make him think twice about taking the job. . McDaniel was hired on Sunday to replace Brian Flores, who was fired by the Dolphins in January and filed a lawsuit last week alleging discrimination against black candidates for top coaching and management positions.

Olympics-Alpine Skiing-Swiss Gut-Behrami wins gold in super-G

Switzerland’s Lara Gut-Behrami won the gold medal in the women’s super-G at the Beijing Olympics on Friday. Austrian Mirjam Puchner won the silver medal while another Swiss skier, Michelle Gisin, took bronze.

Exclusive-Surfing-Slater says he plans to compete for 12th world title

Surfing great Kelly Slater has said he plans to compete for an unprecedented 12th world title, including in Australia where officials said he could not travel unless vaccinated against COVID-19. Slater, who has not revealed his vaccination status, has previously expressed some skepticism about vaccines and defended world number one tennis player Novak Djokovic last month after the unvaccinated Serb was arrested and later deported by authorities before the Australian Open.

NBA-Nets send Harden to 76ers in blockbuster trade for Simmons report

The Philadelphia 76ers acquired sharp shooting guard and former NBA Most Valuable Player James Harden from the shocked Brooklyn Nets in a blockbuster trade, ESPN reported Thursday. In exchange for Harden, the Nets will receive former first-round pick Ben Simmons, Seth Curry, Andre Drummond and two first-round picks, according to an ESPN report citing sources.

Spurs buy Goran Dragic from Raptors

The San Antonio Spurs announced Thursday that they have acquired veteran guard Goran Dragic and a 2022 first-round draft pick from the Toronto Raptors in exchange for forwards Thaddeus Young and Drew Eubanks as well as a 2022 second-round selection. The Raptors had acquired Dragic along with forward Precious Achiuwa in a sign-and-trade deal that sent Kyle Lowry to the Miami Heat on August 6.

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