Sports activities Digest: Orono Excessive’s Ruth White named the Gatorade Maine Women’ Cross Nation Runner of the Yr

HIGH SCHOOLS

Orono Excessive College junior Ruth White was named the Gatorade Maine Women’ Cross Nation Runner of the Yr on Monday.

White, who was additionally named the Varsity Maine Women’ Cross Nation Runner of the Yr, received her second straight Class C ladies’ title and have become the one Maine highschool runner to win back-to-back New England titles. She received the Class C title at a time of 18:02.52 to steer Orono to its second straight staff title. She additionally received the Competition of Champions, was fourth within the Champs Sports activities Northeast Regional and finishes seventeenth within the Champs Sports activities Nationwide Championships.

TENNIS

DAVIS CUP: Three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka is again within the Switzerland staff for the Davis Cup subsequent week, returning after a seven-year hole from a contest he received enjoying with Roger Federer in 2014.

The 37-year-old Wawrinka has been chosen to face Germany in a qualifying spherical collection, the Swiss tennis federation mentioned.

He teamed with Federer to assist Switzerland win its solely Davis Cup title in 2014, then one 12 months later appeared in a playoff collection towards the Netherlands.

Wawrinka is now ranked No. 139 after a number of seasons affected by accidents. On the Australian Open, he misplaced in 5 units within the first spherical towards Alex Molcan of Slovakia.

Wawrinka received the final of his Grand Slam titles on the 2016 US Open. The sixteenth and most up-to-date of his tour titles by him was a clay-court occasion in 2017 in Geneva.

Germany will host Switzerland on indoor onerous courts from Feb. 3-4. The winner will advance to the 16-nation Davis Cup finals match in November in Malaga, Spain.

GOLF

liv: The second 12 months of Saudi-funded LIV Golf shall be going to a few programs owned by former President Donald Trump as a part of a 14-event schedule in 2023, based on a report from SI.com.

The report mentioned LIV Golf introduced its schedule, though the LIV web site solely mentioned {that a} full schedule was coming quickly. The rival league beforehand mentioned it might open its season Feb. 24-26 on the Mexican golf resort of Mayakoba, which previously hosted a PGA Tour cease.

LIV Golf didn’t instantly reply to an e-mail looking for remark.

LIV Golf beforehand had introduced seven websites, together with 4 that beforehand have been used on the PGA Tour or European tour – Mayakoba, The Gallery at Dove Mountain north of Tucson, Arizona; The Greenbrier in West Virginia; and Valderrama in Spain.

The complete schedule, based on SI.com, consists of Trump Nationwide in northern Virginia (Might 26-28), Trump Nationwide in Bedminster, New Jersey (Aug. 11-13), and Trump Nationwide Doral close to Miami (Oct. 20-22 ).

Trump’s programs in Bedminster and Doral have been a part of final 12 months’s schedule, as have been Centurion outdoors London and Wealthy Harvest Farms within the Chicago suburbs. Lacking from final 12 months’s schedule is a cease outdoors Boston.

Trump Nationwide Doral held the ultimate staff championship within the inaugural season. Now the LIV Golf staff championship shall be in Saudi Arabia. A 12 months in the past, an everyday LIV occasion was held in Saudi Arabia earlier than going to Doral.

SOCCER

POLAND: The pinnacle of Poland’s soccer affiliation has posted on Twitter a photograph of himself with former Portugal coach Fernando Santos – a day earlier than a information convention the place the title of the brand new Poland coach shall be introduced.

The tweet by Cezary Kulesza mentioned “See you on the information convention tomorrow.”

Kulesza will make the announcement at Warsaw’s Nationwide Stadium.

Earlier, a web based video on the Sport.pl portal and reposted by Gazeta.pl appeared to indicate the 68-year-old Santos leaving the VIP line at Warsaw airport. He was assisted along with his baggage by a driver of a black limousine wherein Santos left the airport.

Poland did not prolong the contract of former coach Czeslaw Michniewicz after it reached the knockout rounds on the 2022 World Cup in Qatar for the primary time in 36 years. Michniewicz’s contract ended Dec. 31.

Kulesza has mentioned the brand new coach can be a foreigner with expertise in operating a nationwide staff. Media reviews had beforehand linked one other former Portugal supervisor, Paulo Bento, with the job in addition to Liverpool nice Steven Gerrard.

Santos parted firm after eight years as Portugal coach following a loss to Morocco within the World Cup quarterfinals in Qatar. He left amid controversy after benching Cristiano Ronaldo within the knockout stage of the match.

Santos led Portugal to the 2016 European Championship – the nation’s first worldwide trophy – and the inaugural Nations League title in 2019. He additionally coached Greece at Euro 2012 – the place it reached the quarterfinals – and the 2014 World Cup.


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