Rugby Union: All Blacks scrumhalf Aaron Smith has “voluntarily” stood down from Saturday’s final Bledisloe Cup match against Australia and received an official warning from New Zealand Rugby as fall-out from his airport toilet tryst continued yesterday. Smith was suspended for the All Blacks’ final Rugby Championship match against South Africa a week ago and flew home following embarrassing reve-lations of a liaison with a woman in a disabled toilet at Christchurch airport last month.
Athletics: The 15-year-old daughter of US Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay died on Sunday after being caught in an exchange of gunfire between two vehicles outside of a Kentucky restaurant, police said. After the shooting at about 4 am local time, Trinity Gay was taken in a private vehicle to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead, the Lexington Police Department said in a statement. Police said they have detained two people for questioning in connection with the incident. A homicide investigation is underway.
Tennis: Tennis ‘bad boy’ Nick Kyrgios has been banned for eight tournament weeks for his conduct at the Shanghai Masters last week, the governing body for men’s tennis (ATP) said yesterday. “The suspension will be reduced to three tournament weeks upon agreement that the player enters a plan of care under the direction of a sports psychologist...” the ATP said in a statement. Tennis Australia (TA) said Kyrgios has agreed to seek professional help, which could see him return to court on Nov. 7.