DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo turned the primary male participant to attain at 5 World Cups together with his Sixty fifth-minute penalty in Portugal’s 3-2 victory over Ghana on Thursday.
Days after his contract was terminated at Manchester United following a tell-all interview, he let his soccer do the speaking firstly of probably his remaining World Cup.
Wheeling away after the ball struck the again of the online to present Portugal a 1-0 lead, a smiling Ronaldo carried out his common leap and swivel within the air — the gang roared his trademark “SI-UUU” as he did the pirouette — earlier than getting mobbed by teammates.
He has now scored in each World Cup since his first in 2006, when a penalty in opposition to Iran began his run of targets within the event that’s now as much as eight in 18 matches. He has a males’s document with 118 worldwide targets.
In different video games, Brazil beat Serbia 2-0, Switzerland topped Cameroon 1-0, and Uruguay and South Korea performed a scoreless tie. Brazil ahead Neymar sprained his proper ankle within the second half and was substituted for within the 79th minute. He was in tears on the bench as medical doctors started treating him within the remaining minutes of the sport.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee is defending itself in opposition to the NCAA’s Stage I cost of failing to observe the soccer program, saying former coach Jeremy Pruitt and 9 others fired “repeatedly deceived” directors and compliance employees overseeing this system.
“The College respectfully submits that it’s unrealistic to anticipate an establishment to forestall, or instantly detect, the intentional and hid misconduct that occurred on this case,” Tennessee wrote within the 108-page response dated Monday and obtained first by Knox Information on Thursday.
Tennessee began an inside investigation following a tip in November 2020, and located what the college chancellor known as “severe violations of NCAA guidelines.” Pruitt and 9 others have been fired for trigger in January 2021, negating Pruitt’s $12.6 million buyout after he went 16-19 in three seasons.
TORONTO (AP) — Borje Salming, the star Toronto defenseman who was the primary Swedish participant inducted into the Hockey Corridor of Fame, has died after preventing Lou Gehrig’s illness. He was 71.
The Maple Leafs confirmed the Swede’s loss of life in a press release.
Toronto signed Salming as a free agent earlier than the 1973-74 season. He went on to play 1,099 regular-season video games with the Maple Leafs, establishing workforce data for assists (620) and targets (148), factors (768) and playoff factors (49) by a defenseman. He performed his seventeenth and remaining NHL season with Detroit.
Salming as inducted into the Corridor of Fame in 1996.
NEW YORK (AP) — Los Angeles Lakers guard Patrick Beverley was suspended for 3 video games with out pay by the NBA for shoving Phoenix’s Deandre Ayton from behind.
Beverley was ejected with 3:55 left within the Lakers’ 115-1-5 loss at Phoenix on Tuesday night time. The suspension will price Beverley $268,966.
It’s the second time Beverley has been suspended for shoving somebody from behind; the opposite got here within the final recreation of the Los Angeles Clippers’ 2021 playoff run, when he struck Suns guard Chris Paul from the again and needed to sit out the primary recreation of the 2021-22 season.
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AP) — Dan Bradbury matched the Houghton course document with an 8-under 63 to take thge lead within the suspended first spherical of the Joburg Open.
The Englishman, enjoying on a sponsor’s invite in solely his second DP World Tour occasion, had two eagles in a three-hole stretch. Play was interrupted by the storms through the afternoon after which halted for the day with near half the sector but to complete the spherical.
Nick Bachem of Germany was a stroke again. Clement Berardo of France was 6 below after 11 holes.
The occasion opens the European tour’s 2023 season.
MALAGA, Spain (AP) — Simone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini beat Tommy Paul and Jack Sock 6-4, 6-4 to present Italy a 2-1 victory over america within the Davis Cup quarterfinals.
Italy will face Canada on Saturday. Canada edged Germany 2-1.
In singles, Lorenzo Sonego topped Frances Tiafoe 6-3, 7-6 (7) to present the Italians a 1-0 lead. Taylor Fritz pulled the U.S. stage, beating Lorenzo Musetti 7-6 (8), 6-3.
Croatia will face Australia within the different semifinal Friday.