Sports News Roundup: NFL Long-time Steelers QB Roethlisberger Announces Retirement; Rugby league-Kiwis great Filipaina on ventilator for kidney failure and more

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NFL Longtime Steelers QB Roethlisberger Announces Retirement

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger announced his retirement on Thursday after an award-winning 18-season NFL career that saw him win two Super Bowl championships. A tough competitor who was the heart and soul of the Steelers attack, 39-year-old Roethlisberger is retiring as the longest-serving player in franchise history.

Rugby league-Kiwis great Filipaina on ventilator due to kidney failure

New Zealand rugby league great Olsen Filipaina is on a ventilator in intensive care due to kidney failure, his brother said on Thursday. Filipaina, 64, was admitted to a Sydney hospital on January 13 with a stomach infection, Alf Filipaina wrote on Facebook.

Tennis-Collins crushes Swiatek to set up Barty final

American Danielle Collins showed she will pose a formidable hurdle to home favorite Ash Barty’s hopes of winning the Australian Open with a crushing 6-4 6-1 defeat of Poland’s Iga Swiatek to reach her first Grand Slam final on Thursday. to achieve. After Barty’s demolition of American Madison Keys earlier, 30th-ranked Collins produced an equally dominant display not to give former French Open champion Swiatek a chance.

For athletes, boarding the plane to Beijing is already a victory

With just over a week until the Winter Games begin, teams are frantically trying to ensure athletes remain virus-free to get past Beijing’s strict controls and make it to the starting line as the highly contagious Omicron variant threatens to destroy Olympic dreams. Several teams this week reported positive cases of COVID-19 among their athletes and coaching staff just days before their planned departure to China, confusing careful preparations.

Football top player Horan on loan to Lyon

American Player of the Year nL1N2T203S Lindsey Horan will be loaned to Olympique Lyonnais until June 2023, the Portland Thorns said on Thursday. The winner of the 2019 World Cup was named Most Valuable Player of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) in 2018 and won the championship in the American top league in 2017.

Amid pandemic and protest, the Olympics return to a changed China

The Beijing Winter Olympics kick off in a week, with sports taking center stage after preparations clouded by diplomatic boycotts and the COVID-19 pandemic that has forced the Games into a tightly sealed bubble. Beijing will be the first city to host both the Summer and Winter Games, and some 2008 venues will be reused, including Bird’s Nest Stadium, where the opening ceremony will once again be hosted by famed Chinese director Zhang Yimou.

Tennis-Mladenovic and Dodig cruise to Australian Open mixed doubles title

France’s Kristina Mladenovic and Croatian Ivan Dodig took a 6-3 6-4 victory against local duo Jaimee Fourlis and Jason Kubler to win the Australian Open mixed doubles at Melbourne Park on Friday. Mladenovic and Dodig played under closed roof at the Rod Laver Arena due to the rain and got off to a solid start. They secured a crucial break at 4-3 before closing the set after a good portion from the Frenchwoman.

Olympics-Shell starts green hydrogen factory in China in host city of Winter Games

Shell said Friday it has begun production of its 20 megawatts (MW) carbon-free hydrogen project in Zhangjiakou, a northern China city that co-hosts what President Xi Jinping has vowed will be the “green” 2022 Winter Olympics. . The project, which will produce green hydrogen by splitting water molecules with electricity from onshore wind farms, will provide about half of the total green hydrogen supply for fuel cell vehicles in the Zhangjiakou competition zone during the competition, which starts on February 4.

Soccer Brazil in the hands of Ecuador in action-packed World Cup qualifier

Brazil had to settle for a 1-1 draw against Ecuador on Thursday in a remarkable World Cup qualifier after Felix Torres’ header destroyed an early attack by Casemiro fifteen minutes before the end. In the incident-packed clash, a player was sent off on both sides in the first 20 minutes and Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson was shown two red cards, but both were withdrawn after consultation with the Video Assistant Referee (VAR).

Soccer-Canada returns to top position with victory over Honduras

Canada reclaimed top spot in CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers with a 2-0 win over Honduras on Thursday, after the United States briefly led the standings thanks to their 1-0 win over El Salvador. Mexico trailed Jamaica 1-0 with less than 10 minutes to go before Henry Martin and Alexis Vega scored from close range to take the win in Kingston.

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