Motor Racing: The Formula E electric series will have lower Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty as a backdrop next July after Brooklyn’s Red Hook neighbourhood was announced this week as the venue for two season-ending races. The ePrix double-header, on a Saturday and Sunday, will feature the first open-wheel races sanctioned by the International Automobile Federation to take place within the city’s five boroughs.
Wrestling: World Wrestling has banned Mongolian coaches Byambarinchen Bayaraa and Tserenbaatar Tsogtbayar for three years for their bizarre protest during the Olympics. The pair responded to Mandakhnaran Ganzorig’s controversial defeat to Uzbekistan’s Ikhtiyor Navruzov in his under-65kg bronze medal match by first throwing their shoes at the match judge and then stomping onto the mat and tearing their clothes off. An investigation was opened into their conduct and they have now been suspended. The Mongolian federation will face no ban from competition but has been fined £40,000.
Baseball: London may soon host Major League Baseball’s (MLB) first game in Europe, after discussions were held between the organisation’s commissioner Rob Manfred and London Mayor Sadiq Khan. Earlier this year, the MLB stated they were keen for London to host its first regular-season game in 2017 but negotiations stalled before a deal could be agreed. “Commissioner Manfred and the Mayor of London had a very good meeting on a variety of topics,” an MLB spokesperson said. “Nothing specific has been determined though.”
Tennis: Former world number four Kimiko Date-Krumm is targeting a return to the court next year, having last featured in the qualifying rounds of the Australian Open in January. Japan’s Date-Krumm, who will turn 46 next week, has been plagued with injuries since she made her comeback in 2008. Date-Krumm said: “Everything has gone well up to this point and it has not put limitations on my daily life. As an athlete, you have to condition muscle and I want the injury to properly heal.”
Swimming: Spanish swimmer Teresa Perales is determined to eclipse Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian in history, by surpassing the American great’s haul of 28 medals as she sets her sight on competing in the Tokyo Paralympics at the age of 44. Perales, confined to a wheelchair since 1995, won gold in the 50 metres backstroke plus three silvers at her fifth Paralympic Games in Rio this month to take her total medal tally to 26. Perales said: “I’m two medals short of Phelps so I have a good excuse to continue. Now Tokyo 2020 is on the horizon.”