NEWSFLASH SPORTS NEWS 22 November 12:30 pm
Good day, let’s look at the latest sports news and scores:
# We kick off with rugby: Springbok centre Damian de Allende says there are a number of positives the team can take from this season. These include the eight wins from 13 Tests, including two home victories over Argentina, the British and Irish Lions series victory, as well as the win over the All Blacks in the Championship. De Allende says the team is on the right path, as their decision-making is getting a lot better and they are playing more within themselves and not just relying on the system.
# Tennis: World number three Alexander Zverev has set his sights on winning a Grand Slam title next year. The 24-year-old German finished this season in the best way possible when he claimed his second ATP Finals trophy by defeating Russia’s Daniil Medvedev in Turin, Italy. Serbia’s Novak Djokovic currently leads the world rankings by nearly three-thousand points over Medvedev and nearly four-thousand points over Zverev. However, the German believes the number one ranking is also not out of reach next year.
# Soccer: Fired Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, says he gave his very best for the club. He was sacked yesterday after Saturday’s four-one defeat at Watford. Manchester United have won just one of their past seven Premier League matches and are seventh in the table, 12 points behind leaders Chelsea. First-team coach Michael Carrick has been placed in temporary charge. Solskjaer says he has enjoyed his time at the club:
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# Motorsport: Mercedes’ driver Lewis Hamilton has cut Red Bull’s Max Verstappen’s championship lead to eight points with two races remaining. This is after the seven-time world champion won the inaugural Qatar Grand Prix ahead of Verstappen and Alpine’s Fernando Alonso, who clinched his first podium finish since 2014. If Verstappen wins in two weeks’ time in Saudi Arabia and Hamilton does not finish in the top ten then the Red Bull man will become the world champion with a race to spare. Mercedes leads the constructors’ championship by five points ahead of Red Bull.
# And finally, let’s look at golf: Fifteen-time major champion Tiger Woods says he is making progress following his car accident in February. He posted a video to his social media accounts showing him swinging a golf club, with the caption, “Making progress”. Woods sustained serious leg injuries when he lost control of his car outside Los Angeles. The PGA Tour website says recent photos and videos have shown Woods walking and standing, but this was his first official update since he posted a video in April that showed him standing on crutches.
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