COLLEGESCierra Pridgen has been named a cross-country and observe & area assistant coach for Winston-Salem State. Pridgen, a 2020 graduate of WSSU, was a four-time All-CIAA choice as a sprinter.
New Duke basketball coach Jon Scheyer has promoted former Blue Devils participant Amile Jefferson to assistant coach. Jefferson, who turns 29 subsequent month, was director of participant improvement in Corridor of Famer Mike Krzyzewski’s closing season. He returned to Duke in July after a four-year skilled profession with stops within the NBA, the G League and abroad. Jefferson’s five-year taking part in profession at Duke included 124 victories and the 2015 NCAA championship.
MLBVin Scully has gained the second Lifetime Achievement Award offered by Baseball Digest. Scully, the longtime Dodgers announcer, was honored Tuesday with an annual distinction that acknowledges a dwelling particular person “who has made significant contributions to the national game.” Scully, 94, retired after the 2016 season, ending a 67-year broadcasting profession that stretched again to when the Dodgers performed in Brooklyn earlier than shifting to Los Angeles within the late Nineteen Fifties. It was simply the longest tenure of any announcer with one crew.
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AUTO RACINGNASCAR gained’t penalize Ty Gibbs for a post-race combat he was concerned with at Martinsville with fellow Xfinity Collection driver Sam Mayer, nor will Mayer be issued a penalty. However NASCAR on Tuesday issued a $15,000 tremendous towards Gibbs for a behavioral infraction at Martinsville Speedway. The sanctioning physique famous in its penalty report that the infraction was for “contact with another vehicle on pit road after the race.”
Jimmie Johnson mentioned he doesn’t intend to let a damaged proper hand hold him off the observe. On Tuesday Johnson, a seven-time NASCAR champion who has change into an IndyCar Collection common, introduced on Twitter he had surgical procedure Monday night time in Charlotte to restore the harm he suffered in a apply crash final weekend.
TENNISNovak Djokovic opened his clay-court season with a shocking loss to Alejandro Davidovich Fokina on the Monte Carlo Masters on Tuesday in Monaco. Davidovich Fokina surprised the top-ranked Serb 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-1 within the second spherical. Defending champion Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece eased into the third spherical by beating 2019 winner Fabio Fognini 6-3, 6-0. First-round winners included David Goffin of Belgium and Taylor Fritz of the USA.
4-time Grand Slam singles champion Kim Clijsters has retired from skilled tennis once more. Clijsters, 38, who ended her second retirement in 2019 after a seven-year hiatus, introduced Tuesday that she is going to now not play official tournaments. Clijsters, who already is a member of the Worldwide Tennis Corridor of Fame, gained the U.S. Open for the primary time in 2005 and walked away from tennis two years later at age 23, shortly earlier than getting married.