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Australia’s State of the Games to be confirmed as host of 2026 Commonwealth Games – report

The Australian state of Victoria will be confirmed as the imminent host of the 2026 Commonwealth Games, Australian media reported on Monday. Victoria, of which Melbourne is the capital, has been granted an exclusive negotiation period to secure the hosting rights for the 2026 Commonwealth Games, officials announced in February.

Golf-Major victory cements Scheffler as the best player in the world

Scottie Scheffler held steady and picked up a three-stroke victory at the Masters on Sunday to win the coveted “green jacket” and cement his status as the best golfer in the world. From his first PGA Tour win at the Phoenix Open just two months ago to his first major title at Augusta National, Schleffer’s rise has been nothing short of meteoric.

Cubs P Keegan Thompson, manager David Ross suspended

Chicago Cubs pitcher Keegan Thompson has been suspended for three games and fined an undisclosed amount for intentionally hitting Milwaukee Brewers’ Andrew McCutchen with a pitch during the eighth inning of Saturday’s game at the Wrigley. Field. Major League Baseball also announced on Monday that Cubs manager David Ross received a one-game suspension and an undisclosed fine due to Thompson’s pitch, which cleared the benches and resulted in his ejection. Ross will serve his suspension Tuesday when the Cubs play in Pittsburgh.

Motor racing title defense is already a big task, says Verstappen

Max Verstappen says two things need to happen for him to have a chance of successfully defending his Formula 1 title and Red Bull is not succeeding either at the moment. The 24-year-old Dutchman has delivered his verdict after suffering a second retirement in three races on Sunday, with the Australian Grand Prix leaving him a whopping 46 points behind dominant Ferrari winner Charles Leclerc.

Lakers fire head coach Frank Vogel

The Los Angeles Lakers fired head coach Frank Vogel on Monday after three seasons. The move had been expected since the Lakers’ bid to reach the playoffs ended last week.

Football-UEFA orders partial closure of Atletico stadium for Man City clash

UEFA on Monday ordered the partial closure of Atletico Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano stadium for their Champions League quarter-final second leg against Manchester City on Wednesday due to “discriminatory behaviour” by its fans. Kevin De Bruyne’s 70th-minute goal earned City a 1-0 home win in the first leg last Tuesday, after which the Spanish side were charged with fan offenses including throwing objects .

MLB roundup: Hunter Greene shines on Reds debut

Hunter Greene was strong in his major league debut on Sunday, and teammate Tyler Stephenson homered in his hometown as the visiting Cincinnati Reds beat the Atlanta Braves 6-3 to win a game of their four-game weekend series. One of baseball’s most heralded pitching prospects, Greene has exceeded 100 mph on 20 of his 92 pitches in five innings.

LeBron James: Lakers need ‘roster that can bring more wins’

LeBron James is anticipating changes this summer after the Los Angeles Lakers missed the playoffs for the seventh time in the past nine seasons. James said Monday that it was natural to start the offseason thinking about the adjustments that might be needed to get the Lakers back to the NBA Finals.

Factbox-New US State Laws Targeting Transgender Youth

Conservative lawmakers passed a slew of bills aimed at transgender youth this year, including measures that ban classroom discussions about gender identity, block access to health care to help young people transition and limit sport participation. The rush for Republican-sponsored legislation comes ahead of the 2022 midterm elections, with transgender rights emerging as a major front in America’s culture wars.

NFL-Brady still has skills young rivals lack, says Hall of Famer Smith

Hall of Fame running back Emmitt Smith says Tom Brady, 44, still has tools in his arsenal that his younger rivals don’t, as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback considers a another season after backtracking on his retirement plans. The seven-time Super Bowl winner announced last month that he was coming out of retirement just six weeks after hanging up his cleats, telling fans he realized his heart was still in the court.

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