It has been an exciting week in the world of sports and here are some of the major headlines that you might have missed. Football: After months of uncertainty, National Post Today it has been confirmed that the Euro 2020 football tournament will go on as planned this summer. The tournament was postponed last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and there were doubts as to whether it would be possible to host it this year. The tournament will have 11 host cities across Europe and is set to kick off on June 11.
In Premier League action, Chelsea secured a 2-0 win over Everton, while Manchester United suffered a shock 2-1 loss to Sheffield United at Old Trafford. Meanwhile, Liverpool continued their poor run of form with a 1-0 loss to Brighton. Basketball: In the NBA, the Phoenix Suns have been on a tear lately, winning nine of their last 10 games. Their latest victory was a 125-124 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night. The Suns are now sitting in fourth place in the Western Conference.
Elsewhere, LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers are struggling to find their form, losing four of their last five games. However, they will be hoping to bounce back when they take on the Denver Nuggets on Thursday night. Tennis: Australian Open organizers have confirmed that a player has tested positive for COVID-19, just days before the tournament is set to kick off. The player, who has not been named, is currently in quarantine and will not be able to compete.
The Australian Open is scheduled to begin on February 8 and has already been shrouded in controversy due to strict quarantine measures that have been imposed on players. In other tennis news, Novak Djokovic has been cleared to compete in the Australian Open after recovering from an injury. The Serbian star had to withdraw from a tournament in Adelaide last week but is now ready to take to the court. Cricket: India’s cricket team pulled off an incredible victory against Australia in the fourth Test match in Brisbane.
This was India’s first Test series win in Australia and they did it in style, chasing down 328 runs on the final day to win by three wickets. India were without some of their key players, including captain Virat Kohli, but they dug deep to secure the victory. Golf: Dustin Johnson has won his first tournament of the year, claiming victory in the Saudi International golf tournament. The American golfer finished the final day with a score of 68 to secure the win.
Johnson is now back in form after a difficult start to the year and will be hoping to carry this momentum into the upcoming tournaments. Overall, it has been an eventful week in sports and there are plenty of exciting events coming up in the next few weeks. The Australian Open is just around the corner and the Super Bowl is set to take place on February 7. Stay tuned for more updates and headlines from the world of sports.