Here is a summary of current sports news briefs.

Golf-LIV series set to crush Canadian Open party

After an enforced three-year COVID-19 hiatus, the Canadian Open returns to the PGA Tour this week to face another challenge with disruptive outsiders, the LIV Golf Invitational Series, which crashed the party. The Canadian Open and the LIV event at the Centurion Club outside London, taking place almost simultaneously, will mark the first showdown between the PGA Tour and the controversial Saudi-backed firm looking to shake up golf . Status quo.

Motor-racing-F1 would welcome an openly gay driver, says Vettel

Formula 1 would now welcome its first openly gay driver, according to four-time German world champion Sebastian Vettel. The championship, which began in 1950, has had only male drivers on the starting grid since 1976 but has pushed for diversity and inclusion with teams showing their support for the LGBTQ community.

Boxer-Huni family say bullets were fired at boxer’s house before fight

The family home of Australian heavyweight boxer Justis Huni was hit by five bullets in a drive-by shooting but no one was injured, his father said on Thursday. Rocki Huni, also the boxer’s trainer, said the shooting happened shortly before 4am (1800 GMT) on Thursday morning when 10 people, including his son, were at the house in the southern suburbs of Brisbane.

Gymnastics-Nassar whistleblower says FBI lawsuits may cause change for future survivors

Former gymnast and whistleblower Rachael Denhollander said lawsuits filed Wednesday alleging the FBI botched its investigation of former US gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar could bring significant change for survivors of abuse. Olympians Simone Biles, Aly Raisman and McKayla Maroney were among more than 90 plaintiffs accusing former FBI agents of mishandling credible complaints in 2015 relating to Nassar and seeking a total of more than $1 billion.

Rugby-Rennie confirm Cooper, Kerevi and Koroibete as international picks

Australia manager Dave Rennie has confirmed Japan-based trio Quade Cooper, Samu Kerevi and Marika Koroibete as his international selections for the three-Test series against England. Rugby Australia policy limits Rennie to choosing three overseas-based players in a bid to strike a balance between building a strong Wallabies squad ahead of next year’s World Cup and protecting the domestic game.

MLB roundup: Angels slippage hits 14 as Red Sox win 7th straight

Nathan Eovaldi pitched five scoreless innings, Bobby Dalbec drove the game’s only inning with a brace in the sixth inning, and the Boston Red Sox extended their winning streak to seven games by beating the Los Angeles Angels 1-0 Wednesday night in Anaheim. , California. The Angels suffered their 14th straight loss, setting a franchise record, including the last two under interim manager Phil Nevin. Los Angeles tied Boston with seven hits, but went 0-for-4 with runners in scoring position.

Dozens of Abuse Victims Sue FBI Over Nassar Investigation

More than 90 women filed lawsuits against the FBI on Wednesday, accusing former agents of the agency of botching the investigation into the sexual abuse of former American gym doctor Larry Nassar, said one of the law firms handling the case. Olympic gymnastics gold medalists Simone Biles, Aly Raisman and McKayla Maroney were among the women who filed a federal lawsuit against the agency, seeking a total of more than $1 billion, the law firm said. Californian Manly, Stewart and Finaldi in a press release. .

NBA-Warriors’ Curry doesn’t expect to miss game with foot injury

Golden State’s Stephen Curry injured his foot late in Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Wednesday but said he didn’t expect to miss Friday’s contest. Celtics forward Al Horford found himself on top of Curry on a run for a loose ball in the fourth quarter, leaving the Warriors guard writhing on the ground, but he was able to play on .

NBA-Celtics overtake Warriors to take 2-1 lead in Finals

Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown and Marcus Smart combined for 77 points as the Boston Celtics beat the Golden State Warriors 116-100 to take a 2-1 lead in the NBA Finals. Brown scored 17 points in the first quarter and the Celtics shot 57% from the floor in the first half to enter the half by 12.

Soccer-Chhetri strikes twice as India make winning start to Asian Cup qualifier

India’s Sunil Chhetri netted twice to take his international tally to 82 goals in a 2-0 win over Cambodia on Wednesday in Kolkata as Igor Stimac’s side made a winning start to the third round of qualifying for next year’s Asian Cup. The 37-year-old India captain struck from the penalty spot in the 13th minute before heading past Cambodia goalkeeper Hul Kimhuy 14 minutes after the restart to give his side a winning start in Group D.

(With agency contributions.)