Here is a summary of current sports news briefs.

Soccer-Ronaldo will leave Manchester United after criticizing the club

Manchester United striker Cristiano Ronaldo will leave with immediate effect, the Premier League side announced on Tuesday, marking a bitter end to the Portuguese captain’s second stint at Old Trafford after he said he felt betrayed by the club. A bombshell interview with TalkTV this month – in which Ronaldo also said he didn’t respect manager Erik ten Hag – put him on shaky ground at the club he joined in August 2021 after winning eight major trophies with them from 2003 to 2009.

Golf-Woods wins Player Impact program and collects $15 million bonus

Tiger Woods has won the PGA Tour’s Player Impact Program (PIP) for a second consecutive year and with it the $15 million winner’s bonus, according to results obtained by Reuters on Tuesday. Woods has played just nine rounds of golf in three major tournaments in 2022, but remains the game’s top draw as defined by PIP, which measures a player’s popularity based on five criteria such as endorsements in media and broadcast exposure.

Football-France beat Australia 4-1 in opener as Giroud equals goalscoring record

France began their World Cup title defense in style with a 4-1 win over Australia on Tuesday, with Olivier Giroud scoring twice to become the Blues’ all-time top scorer. Giroud scored before and after the break to take his total to 51 goals, equaling Thierry Henry’s tally. He scored either side of a Kylian Mbappe goal after Adrien Rabiot equalized for France after Craig Goodwin’s shock opener.

NCAA not liable in widow’s $55 million concussion liability suit, jury hears

The National Collegiate Athletic Association on Tuesday beat a $55 million lawsuit brought by the widow of a former University of Southern California linebacker who said the organization failed to adequately protect her husband from concussions. A California state court jury has ruled against Alana Gee over her claims that the NCAA failed to take reasonable concussion precautions and educate players about the dangers of repeated head collisions. Her husband, Matthew Gee, played at USC from 1988 to 1992 and died in 2018 after allegedly suffering from chronic traumatic encephalopathy.

Argentina, injured by football, must forget the Saudi trauma

Lionel Messi’s Argentina must put aside their wounded pride after a shock loss to Saudi Arabia and call on the fighting spirit of their equally injured 1990 predecessors if they are to win the World Cup for the first time. third time. Messi’s fifth and final attempt to equal Diego Maradona’s immortality among the Argentines by winning football’s biggest prize couldn’t have started worse, with Tuesday’s 2-1 loss to the Saudis one of the biggest surprises of the tournament.

Tennis-Thompson and De Minaur send Australia to Davis Cup semi-finals

Alex de Minaur secured Australia’s place in the semi-finals in Tuesday’s Davis Cup final, beating Netherlands’ Botic van de Zandschulp 5-7 6-3 6-4 after Jordan Thompson beat Tallon Griekspoor 4-6 7-5 6-3 in Malaga. The 28-time champions will face either Spain or six-time winners Croatia for a place in the final on Sunday.

Top 25 roundup: No. 10 Creighton, No. 14 Arizona reach Maui final

Ryan Nembhard scored 25 points to lead four Bluejays by double digits as No. 10 Creighton held on for a 90-87 victory over the No. 9 Arkansas Razorbacks in the Maui Invitational semifinals on Tuesday in Lahaina , Hawaii. Creighton will face No. 14 Arizona in the championship game on Wednesday. Arkansas will face 17th San Diego State in the third place game.

NBA roundup: Sixers shake up Nets, spoil Ben Simmons’ comeback

Tobias Harris shook off an ankle scare early in the third quarter to score a season-high 24 points as the shorthanded 76ers beat the visiting Brooklyn Nets 115-106 on Tuesday night in Ben Simmons’ return in Philadelphia. Harris, who had missed the previous two games with a sore left hip, appeared to be injured again when he grabbed his right ankle in pain in the first minute of the third after colliding with Kevin Durant under the rim after missing a short jumper. After having his ankle bandaged, Harris scored 18 of his 24 points. He made 10 of 21 shots as the Sixers shot 43.4% and survived allowing 55%.

Soccer-Ronaldo’s exit from Man Utd is best for both parties – Ferdinand

Rio Ferdinand said the departure of his former team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo from Manchester United could have been handled better by the club and the player, but the decision was “the best for both parties”. The Portugal international was on shaky ground at the club due to an explosive interview with TalkTV this month in which he said he didn’t respect manager Erik ten Hag.

Golf-Worst for wear, Warne eclipsed pros at Dunhill: Fox

Shane Warne will always be remembered for his cricket, but New Zealand golfer Ryan Fox has a special memory of the spin bowling great that eclipsed the professionals at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. Fox has teamed with amateur Warne several times at the pro-am in St. Andrews and finished second with the legpinner in the tag team component last year.

(With agency contributions.)