Dick Hoyt, who pushed a wheelchair with his son Rick and was a regular at the Boston Marathon and other races for decades, has passed away at the age of 61 due to respiratory complications. Rick Hoyt, who suffered from cerebral palsy and became a quadriplegic, attended the Boston Marathon alongside his father, and the duo completed the course 32 times. The father-son pair has also participated in more than 1,000 of his other races. In 2013, a statue of a father and son was erected near the start line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton in honor of their commitment to road racing and triathlon.
Newcastle drew 0-0 with Leicester, qualifying for the Champions League for the first time in 20 years. A Saudi-controlled club, Newcastle has the resources and ambitions to become a major player in European football. With the points they earned, they can not deny themselves a top-four finish ahead of their final game of the season against Chelsea. However, Juventus had a bad day, as they lost 4-1 and their Champions League hopes came to an end. Before the game, Juventus was given a 10-point penalty for false accounting. As a result, the club fell to 7th place in Serie A, 5 points behind 4th place AC Milan.
Carlos Alcaraz replaces Novak Djokovic as No. 1 in Monday’s ATP Rankings, earning the top seed at the French Open, and Daniil Medvedev’s Italian Open win advances to his second Grand Slam tournament of the year as he moved up to 2nd place. Djokovic, the defending champion, lost in the fourth round in Roma, dropping him to third place. That means Djokovic and Alcaraz could end up in the same half at Roland Garros and face off in the semi-finals. In Paris, the French Open, which kicks off on Sunday, will give the Spaniard Alcaraz, who turned 20 this month, his first chance to be the No. 1 seed in a major tournament.
French tennis player Hugo Gaston has been fined €144,000 ($155,000) by the ATP Tour for taking a ball out of his pocket and throwing it onto the court while scoring a point. The ATP said fines for unsportsmanlike conduct “increase by 100% for each consecutive violation in the same season.” Gaston won just over $120,000 in prize money while going 2-5 on the tour this year.
Norway beat Canada 3-2 on penalties at the ice hockey world championships in Riga, Latvia on Monday, ending their second consecutive loss to the favorites. It was the second time in the history of the tournament that Canada had lost to Norway. Sweden, on the other hand, bounced back by beating Denmark 4-1. Sweden remains second in Group A, just one point behind leaders USA.