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Sport & Gambling News Update: September 7, 2020

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Orioles break two MLB streaks at once

Major League Baseball‘s Baltimore Orioles found themselves on a harrowing 19-game losing streak, but they snapped it this week with a 6-3 win over the New York Yankees. Rookie Ryan Mountcastle played a crucial role as the Orioles achieved a curious double by ending their own losing run while capping the Yankees’ winning streak at 18.


Maguire to rejoin England squad in October

Harry Maguire has found himself in somewhat of a scandal over the past few weeks. He was withdrawn from the England squad after being found guilty of assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest in Greece. The Manchester United captain maintains his innocence and has appealed. 

England football manager Gareth Southgate has stated that he’s planning to bring Maguire back for October’s fixtures. The English squad will be up against Denmark, Wales, and Belgium next month.


Jepchirchir breaks half marathon record

In Prague, Peres Jepchirchir did her native Kenya proud as she smashed the world record for the women-only half marathon. She managed to complete the 21.1 km race in 1:05:34, beating the previous low mark of 1:06:11.

This isn’t the first time Jepchirchir has set a record. In 2017 she also set a record in a mixed-race, although it was broken two months later.

Still in Prague, her compatriot Kibiwott Kandie missed breaking a record by seven seconds, but he came in at a personal best of 58:37.


Ferrari flop again in Italian GP qualifying

Ferrari had a disappointing stint at the Italian GP qualifying rounds. Sebastian Vettel exited at Q1, and teammate Charles Leclerc finished 13th. The outcome leaves a sour taste in the team’s mouth as they were on their home track.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, Mercedes were triumphant. Lewis Hamilton finished on pole for the 94th time, cruising ahead of Valeri Bottas by 0.069 seconds. Carlos Sainz placed third for McLaren, Sergio Perez fourth, and Max Verstappen fifth.

South America

Allan moves to Everton

Brazilian footballer Allan Marques Loureiro has decided to unite with Carlo Ancelotti by joining Everton. The midfielder has signed a three-year contract with the club as he exits his five seasons at the Napoli Serie A team, where Ancelotti was head coach from May 2018 until his sacking in December 2019.

If rumors are true, James Rodriguez and Abdoulaye Doucoure will likely join Allan on Merseyside as the Toffees look to improve on last season’s 12th-place finish.


Rebels 34-30 Western Force

In Super Rugby, the Melbourne Rebels were overjoyed with a close win against the Western Force. Cabous Eloff was awarded a critical try in the last minute after TMO review, and Matt Toomua converted it to seal the win.

The result means the Rebels will lock up third place in the Australian Super Rugby standings, edging out the NSW Waratahs to join the ACT Brumbies and Queensland Reds in the finals.

New Zealand

North vs South

The South emerged victorious in the much-anticipated rugby match between New Zealand’s two islands, defeating the North 35-38. In the last quarter of the game, the South led by 31-21 but wasted the advantage. The North caught up fairly quickly, leaving tensions high, but Will Jordan turned things around by scoring a late try to seal the result.

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