Sports Digest: The next American Football World Cup qualifier will be broadcast only on the streaming service




CBS, which owns the language rights between the United States and English for the American World Cup qualifier in Jamaica next week, announced on Tuesday that it would make the Nov. 16 game available only on its Paramount + subscription streaming service.

CBS announced in March that it had reached an agreement with IMG and Mediapro to acquire the rights to qualifiers in North America, Central America and the Caribbean, which included all road games from the United States, to the except for the game in Mexico on March 24, 2022. CBS separately acquired this game as well.

Fox and ESPN share the rights to the home games in the United States, and ESPN2 will broadcast Friday’s qualifying game against Mexico in Cincinnati.

Telemundo and Universo, which are part of NBCUniversal, have rights in American Spanish to six of the seven American road ratings. The March game in Mexico will be televised by Univision.

CBS Sports Network broadcast the 0-0 draw in El Salvador on September 2 while CBS also broadcast the game on Paramount. The 4-1 win in Honduras on September 8 and the 1-1 draw in Panama on October 10 were available with English-only commentary on the streaming service.

Fox broadcast the 1-1 draw against Canada on September 5, and ESPN networks broadcast the 2-0 home win over Jamaica on October 7 and the 2-1 win over visiting Costa Rica on October 13. . The home games were broadcast. with commentaries in Spanish by UniMás and TUDN.

• German defender Niklas Süle has tested positive for coronavirus and four other players are in precautionary quarantine ahead of the World Cup qualifiers against Liechtenstein and Armenia.

Team director Oliver Bierhoff said on Tuesday that Süle was fully vaccinated and showed no symptoms. Süle also tested positive for COVID-19 a year ago.

Germany have already qualified for next year’s World Cup. The team will host Liechtenstein in Wolfsburg on Thursday, then play Armenia in Yerevan on Sunday.


UPPER AUSTRIA LADIES LINZ: Chinese qualifier Xinyu Wang surprised US Open champion Emma Raducanu 6-1, 6-7 (0), 7-5 in the second round in Linz, Austria.

The 18-year-old Briton, who first seeded a WTA event, held the serve in the opener but lost the next six, while winning just two points on the serve from Wang, ranked 106th.

Wang then plays Alison Riske. The eighth-seeded American defeated Alizé Cornet 6-4, 6-4.

NEXT GENERATION FINALS: Americans Brandon Nakashima and Sebastian Korda and Spain’s favorite Carlos Alcaraz all won the first day in Milan.

Alcaraz took just 75 minutes to beat Denmark’s Holger Rune 4-3 (6), 4-2, 4-0, seeing the group game with a cross volley to win the final game and get to love.

Alcaraz, 18, has moved up more than 100 places in the standings this season to No. 32 and reached the quarter-finals of the US Open.

The 8-a-side tournament for the top players 21 and under on the ATP Tour has a round robin format. Also in Group A, Nakashima took less than 90 minutes to beat Argentina’s Francisco Cerúndolo 4-1, 3-4 (3), 4-1, 4-0.


CROSS COUNTRY: A Michigan high school runner who finished second in a state championship race was disqualified for expressing four-letter words of joy as he crossed the finish line.

Garrett Winter, a student at Parchment High School, completed the 3.1 mile course in 15 minutes and 27 seconds, a personal best. But officials said his profanity at the end of the Division 2 race on Saturday violated a national rule that governs conduct in the high school race.

Michigan High School Athletic Association assistant principal Cody Inglis said Winter’s words could be heard 50 yards away.

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