Claude Julien chosen to coach the Canadian men’s team at the Olympic Games


HOCKEY

Former Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens coach Claude Julien was named coach of the Canadian men’s ice hockey team for the Beijing Olympics on Friday, and veteran NHL player Shane Doan was appointed general manager.

Doan and Julien replace St. Louis general manager Doug Armstrong and Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper, who left their national team spots when the NHL pulled out of a deal to send its players to the Games Olympics.

GOLF

PGA: Russell Henley set a solid target at the Sony Open as he was 6 under for his final six holes and closed with a 30-foot eagle putt for a 7-under 63 and a three-stroke lead after the second round in Honolulu. .

Henley birdied both par 3s on the front nine inside 10 feet, made a pair of birdie putts from 12 feet and finished with his eagle.

That puts him at 15 under 125, three shots ahead of Haotong Li (65) and four ahead of Matt Kuchar (65).

SOCCER

MLS: Real Salt Lake have signed 14-year-old striker Axel Kei, the youngest player to sign with a Major League Soccer senior team.

Kei, a 6ft 4in long product from RSL Academy, signed a two-year contract at 14 years and 15 days, the club announced.

Previously, the youngest player to sign with an MLS club was Freddy Adu, who was 153 days older than Kei when he joined DC United in 2004.

Kei, an Ivorian who grew up in Brazil before his family moved to the United States in 2017, became the youngest professional athlete on an American team when he played for lower division Real Monarchs last year in 13 years, 8 months and 9 years. days of age.

• American midfielder Kellyn Acosta has been acquired by Los Angeles FC from Colorado for $1.1m.

GERMANY: Bayern Munich left-back Alphonso Davies has been sidelined due to evidence of heart muscle inflammation after being infected with the coronavirus, manager Julian Nagelsmann has said.

The Canada international will be out of action for at least ‘the next few weeks’ after the inflammation, known as myocarditis, was detected during a follow-up exam after he returned to training this week, has said Nagelsmann. The trainer described the swelling as « mild » and « not that dramatic », citing the results of an ultrasound exam.

Canada Soccer has confirmed that Davies will not be available for Canada’s next three World Cup qualifiers in late January and early February, including a match against the United States on January 30. Cup since 1986.

• Erling Haaland scored twice to propel Borussia Dortmund to a 5-1 win at home to Freiburg and close the gap with Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich to three points.

FRANCE: Lionel Messi will miss another game with Paris Saint-Germain after admitting his recovery from COVID-19 has been slower than expected.

The Argentine striker will not be available for Saturday’s match against Brest, PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino has said.

TENNIS

SYDNEY INTERNATIONAL: Andy Murray reached his first ATP Tour final in over two years beating Reilly Opelka 6-7(6), 6-4, 6-4.

ADELAIDE INTERNATIONAL: Alison Riske qualified for what will be an all-American final after semi-final opponent Tamara Zidansek pulled out with an abdominal injury.

Riske will face Madison Keys in the final on Saturday. Keys beat another American, Coco Gauff, 3-6, 6-2, 7-5.

SKI

WORLD CUP: Norwegian Aleksander Aamodt Kilde edged Switzerland’s Marco Odermatt by 0.19 seconds to win a downhill race in Wengen, Switzerland, a day after Odermatt won a super-G in another duel on the historic hill from the Lauberhorn.

Kilde’s second downhill victory of the season propelled him to the top of the discipline standings for the entire season. Odermatt leads the general classification.


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