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The Congressional Gold Medal was awarded to Larry Doby

  • On Wednesday, Larry Doby—the second Black player to break through baseball’s color barrier.
  • After hosting the NFL Super Bowl in 2022, Los Angeles will host the game again in February 2027.
  • Damian Lillard scored 21 points with six assists, and Bobby Portis scored 19 points after coming off the bench.

On Wednesday, Larry Doby—the second Black player to break through baseball’s color barrier and win a World Series with the Cleveland Indians—was presented with a Congressional Gold Medal. The Dodgers’ manager, Shohei Ohtani, stated that the team’s desire to win drove them to sign a record contract and accept a salary deferral.

The 2019 U.S. Open winner Bianca Andreescu has ruled herself out of the Australian Open because of a back ailment. After hosting the NFL Super Bowl in 2022, Los Angeles will host the game again in February 2027.

Congressional Gold Medal

The NBA has suspended Draymond Green, a forward for the Golden State Warriors, indefinitely for striking Phoenix center Jusuf Nurkic in the face. During the third quarter of the Warriors‘ 119-116 away defeat, Nurkic was defending Green when Green suddenly spun around and smacked Nurkic with his open hand.

The visiting Montreal Canadiens were defeated 4-3 by the Pittsburgh Penguins in a 12-round shootout. In the shootout, Montembeault stopped eight of the twelve shots, while Pittsburgh’s Alex Nedeljkovic stopped nine of them.

In response to several supporters being attacked before Wednesday’s 3-2 Champions League victory at Red Star Belgrade, Manchester City is collaborating with law enforcement to guarantee the protection of their supporters.

The Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Indiana Pacers 140-126 thanks to a game-winning performance by Giannis Antetokounmpo, who scored 64 points to set a franchise record. In addition, he pulled down 14 rebounds. Damian Lillard scored 21 points with six assists, and Bobby Portis scored 19 points after coming off the bench.

The contentious World Cup kiss between soccer players that jeopardized advancements in the women’s game is another noteworthy sports news story.

Following the final in Australia in August, former Spanish FA President Luis Rubiales allegedly kissed midfielder Jenni Hermoso on the lips without her consent, earning him a three-year suspension from all football-related activity.

In other sporting news, American Bryce Bennett defeated Norwegian Aleksander Aamodt Kilde by a razor-thin margin in the Dolomites to win the first men’s downhill World Cup race of the season.

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