Sports News Roundup: Motor Racing-Hamilton vows maximum attack by end of F1 season; Baseball-Yankees judge hits 61st home run, sets AL single-season record and more

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Motor Racing – Hamilton vows maximum attack by end of F1 season

Seven-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton on Wednesday vowed maximum attack to end the season as Mercedes tried to finish second in the constructors’ standings ahead of Ferrari and end a winning drought. Runaway leader Red Bull and defending champion Max Verstappen are up for a title, but the battle for the runners-up slot, and some bragging rights as the best of the rest, looks open.

Baseball-Yankees judge hits 61st home run, sets AL single-season record

New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge scored his 61st home run of the year on Wednesday, set by Roger Maris in the 1961 American League single-season record. The record-tying moment came at the top of the seventh inning when Judge hit a ball from Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Tim Myza into the wall on the left.

ATP Roundup: Maxim Crecy beat Sebastian Korda in Tel Aviv

Fourth-seeded Maxime Crécy racked up 14 aces in a 6-4, 6-4 win over Sebastian Korda in the Battle of the Americans in the second round of the Tel Aviv Watergen Open in Israel. Cressy had 26 winners against nine unforced errors during an impressive win. He won 90 percent of his first-served scores, compared to 65.1 percent for Korda.

Private equity funds approach Italy’s Serie A to explore media rights deal – sources

Apex Partners, Three Hills Capital Partners, Carlyle Group and Searchlight Capital have approached Serie A expressing interest in investing in the media business of Italy’s top flight soccer league, three sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. The approach of the four private equity firms follows last year’s Serie A exit from some of its clubs, including Juventus, to a media rights deal worth 1.7 billion euros ($1.7 billion) with a group of funds led by CVC Capital Partners. failed to arrive. and Lazio.

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Federer’s departure like tennis, Djokovic wants biggest rival in his swansong

Novak Djokovic has said he wants his biggest rivals to be by his side when he wraps up his career, just as Roger Federer said an emotional goodbye to the sport last week. Photos of Federer and Rafa Nadal – who shared one of tennis’ most exciting rivalries – went viral on social media after they cried together in the Laver Cup doubles defeat at the O2 Arena in London on Friday.

Soccer trippier’s ‘all-round game’ puts him ahead of Alexander-Arnold: Southgate

England manager Gareth Southgate said Kieran Trippier is ahead of Trent Alexander-Arnold in the pecking order due to his “all-round game”. Liverpool defender Alexander-Arnold was left out of the England squad that drew 3-3 with Germany on Monday, with Reece James starting and trippier on the bench.

MLB Roundup: Cardinals, Yankees Clinch Division Titles

Miles Mikolas allowed one run in six innings and Andrew Nizner had a two-run homer as the visiting St. Louis Cardinals won the National League Central title with a 6-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night. Milwaukee remains 1 1/2 games behind Philadelphia for the final NL wild-card spot as the Phillies lost 2–1 to the Chicago Cubs. The Brewers play their last eight games at home, while Philadelphia plays their last nine on the road.

LeBron James retains ownership group title with Major League Pickleball

Four-time NBA champion LeBron James is getting into the pickleball business, as his firm LRMR Ventures headlines a new ownership group buying a team with Major League Pickleball (MLP). The four-time NBA MVP includes fellow basketball legends Draymond Green and Kevin Love as well as investment firm SC Holdings and others, the elite North American league said Wednesday.

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Athletics-injured Farah ruled out of London Marathon

Britain’s four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah withdrew from the London Marathon at his home on Sunday after suffering a hip injury. Organizers said on Wednesday that the six-time world champion was not fit to compete despite intensive treatment.

Rory McIlroy: ‘Golf is differentiating itself’

Rory McIlroy finds himself in an area that includes many LIV golfers at this week’s Alfred Dunhill Lynx Championships in St Andrews, Scotland, and once again, he hasn’t hesitated to express his views on the Saudi-backed upstart circuit . McIlroy told reporters that LIV continues to create a division throughout the game – and that split is not beneficial to any side involved.

(With inputs from agencies.)