Sports activities Digest: Messi saying with Barcelona for yet one more yr
Placing an finish to uncertainty about his future, Lionel Messi introduced Friday that he’ll stick with Barcelona for the upcoming season.
Messi made the announcement in a video interview printed by Purpose.com. He mentioned he wished “to hunt a brand new path” in his profession however wouldn’t “get right into a authorized dispute with the membership.”
The choice ended an deadlock over his future that began when he advised Barcelona 10 days in the past that he wished to go away the membership.
ENGLAND: Chelsea took its spending spree on new gamers to greater than $250 million forward of the brand new season by signing German attacking midfielder Kai Havertz from Bayer Leverkusen.
The 21-year-old Havertz, moved for a payment that reportedly will rise to a most of $92 million, will type a part of Chelsea’s new-look assault that additionally contains fellow new signings Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech.
EUROPEAN TOUR: American golfer John Catlin will take a two-stroke lead into the weekend on the Andalucia Masters in Cadiz, Spain.
Catlin began the day in a four-way tie for the lead and added a 1-under 70 to his opening spherical of 69 at Valderrama, the notoriously robust 1997 Ryder Cup venue.
Connor Syme (72), Jamie Donaldson (69) and Pablo Larrazabal (70) had been tied for second.
FOOTBALL: TCU and SMU postponed their Sept. 11 matchup after the Horned Frogs mentioned some gamers and help employees examined constructive for the coronavirus.
TCU Athletic Director Jeremiah Donati mentioned the applications would attempt to make up the sport at a later date.
TRACK AND FIELD
WORLD RECORDS: With no followers to cheer them on, four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah and Sifan Hassan each broke the hardly ever run one-hour world report on the Memorial Van Damme assembly in Brussels.
In an empty stadium due to the coronavirus disaster, Hassan first improved the earlier girls’s mark of 18.517 kilometers set by Ethiopia’s Dire Tune in 2008, masking 18.930 kilometers.
Farah then broke Haile Gebrselassie’s 13-year-old report of 21,285 kilometers. Working with coaching accomplice Bashir Abdi, he established a brand new mark of 21.330 kilometers.
KENTUCKY OAKS: Lengthy shot Shedaresthedevil received in report time, overtaking favourite Gamine on the high of the stretch and holding off Swiss Skydiver for a 1 1/2-length victory within the 146th Kentucky Oaks for fillies at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky.