Summary of sports news: Soccer-Klopp, Tennis-Spain, Cricket-West Indies, NBA-Lakers

Here is a summary of current sports news.

Soccer-Klopp tells Mane to ‘get revenge with football’ if teams target him

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp has urged striker Sadio Mane to control his emotions when opponents try to liquidate him and “pay them back” with the quality of his football. Klopp was embroiled in a horrific altercation with Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta in Liverpool’s 4-0 win last weekend after the Arsenal bench called for action against Mane for his aerial challenge on Takehiro Tomiyasu.

Big Cricket-West Indies holding calls for honest conversation on race relations

Great West Indian bowler Michael Holding said his book “Why We Kneel, How We Get Up” was hard to write, but it was important work because it emphasized the importance of honest conversation. on race relations. The book, which was nominated for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year award, covers racism in sport and features contributions from athletes such as Olympic champion Usain Bolt and World Cup winner Thierry Henry.

Tennis-Djokovic seals tie with Serbia in Davis Cup final, Italy beats USA

World number one Novak Djokovic dominated Dennis Novak after Dusan Lajovic defeated Gerald Melzer and Serbia won 3-0 in their opener against Group F host Austria in the final of the Davis Cup in Innsbruck on Friday. Djokovic, aiming to guide Serbia to their first title since 2010 and their second overall, did a light job of his opponent as he lost just six points on serve and did not face a breaking point while winning a 6-3 6-2 win under an hour.

NBA Lakers’ James fined $ 15,000 by NBA for obscene act

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James was fined $ 15,000 for making an obscene gesture during a game and was also cautioned for using vulgar language at a press conference , the National Basketball Association (NBA) announced on Friday. At the end of the fourth quarter of the Lakers’ overtime win over Indiana on Wednesday, James took a three-point shot from deep, then performed a celebration colloquially known in NBA circles as ” Big Balls Dance “.

Tibetan Olympics activists hold mock IOC funeral for Beijing Games

A handful of Tibetan activists held a mock funeral for the International Olympic Committee outside its headquarters on Friday to protest the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics in China. Protesters held a fake black coffin bearing the Olympic rings and the dates 1894 – the year the IOC was founded – and 2021, and unfurled Tibetan flags and a banner that read “Boycott Beijing 2022”.

NFL rally: Raiders grateful for escaping Dallas with overtime win

Daniel Carlson scored a 29-yard field goal with 4:28 left in overtime and the Las Vegas Raiders ended a three-game losing streak with a 36-33 victory over the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday in Arlington, ON. Texas. Carlson scored five field goals and Derek Carr completed 24 of 39 passes for 373 yards and one touchdown as Las Vegas (6-5) claimed the crucial victory. Raiders’ DeSean Jackson (102 yards receiving) caught a touchdown pass and Hunter Renfrow set career highs eight receptions and 134 yards.

Lopez from Tennis-Spain grateful for Davis Cup ‘gift’ at 40

Feliciano Lopez didn’t expect to play for Spain at the age of 40, but the veteran said he relished the opportunity after beating Ecuador’s Roberto Quiroz in the Davis Cup final on Friday. Lopez recorded his seventh singles victory in the Davis Cup final after beating Quiroz 6-3 6-3. The Spaniard made 13 aces and saved all five break points he faced to secure the victory in front of a lively crowd in Madrid.

Nuzman at the Olympics-Brazil sentenced to 30 years in prison for corruption in Rio 2016

Former president of Rio 2016 and the Brazilian Olympic Committee, Carlos Arthur Nuzman, was sentenced to 30 years and 11 months in prison for money laundering, corruption and other crimes related to buying votes for Rio de Janeiro hosts the 2016 Olympics. The decision was announced Thursday by Judge Marcelo Bretas of the 7th Criminal Court in Rio de Janeiro.

Soccer-All Whites still has work to do, says Hay after World Cup draw

New Zealand will enter the Oceania World Cup preliminaries as favorites, but coach Danny Hay is not taking anything for granted after the winners of the Confederation qualifying tournament have been drawn to face the North American opposition on Friday. The winners of the Oceania Football Confederation qualifiers, due to be played in Qatar in March, have been drawn to face the country which finishes fourth in the Concacaf region in a single play-off in Qatar on June 14.

Devonte ‘Graham’s third point raises pelicans ahead of Jazz

Graham de Devonte drained a 3-point clutch with 1.9 seconds left and Brandon Ingram scored 21 points to help the New Orleans Pelicans claim a surprise 98-97 victory over the Utah Jazz on Friday night in Salt. Lake City. Utah took a 97-93 lead on a Rudy Gobert free throw with 37.4 seconds left to cap a 12-2 run for the Jazz.

(With contributions from agencies.)