Sports News Roundup: Athletics-U.S. Olympic Trials marathon start time moved over heat concerns; Man Utd CEO Arnold to leave club ahead of possible sale and more
Some of the United States' top marathon runners met with USA Track and Field (USATF) CEO Max Siegel in October in hopes of changing the noon start time over concerns about the heat in host city. Man Utd CEO Arnold to leave club ahead of possible sale Manchester United CEO Richard Arnold will step down, the Premier League club said on Wednesday, ahead of the club's reported stake sale to British billionaire Jim Ratcliffe.
Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.
Athletics-U.S. Olympic Trials marathon start time moved over heat concerns
The start time of the 2024 U.S. Olympic Trials marathon in Orlando has been moved to 10:00 a.m. local time from its original noon schedule over runners' heat concerns, the organizers said on Wednesday. Some of the United States' top marathon runners met with USA Track and Field (USATF) CEO Max Siegel in October in hopes of changing the noon start time over concerns about the heat in host city.
Man Utd CEO Arnold to leave club ahead of possible sale
Manchester United CEO Richard Arnold will step down, the Premier League club said on Wednesday, ahead of the club's reported stake sale to British billionaire Jim Ratcliffe. General counsel and board director Patrick Stewart, who has been with United for over 17 years, will be become interim CEO, allowing the club's future owners to take time to identify a new long-term CEO.
Two former NBA players are convicted over roles in health care fraud
A federal jury in Manhattan on Wednesday convicted two former National Basketball Association players over their roles in a scheme to defraud a league healthcare plan into paying millions of dollars for bogus medical procedures. Glen Davis, 37, who played for three NBA teams and won a championship in 2008 with the Boston Celtics, was convicted on four counts including wire fraud, health care fraud, conspiring to commit fraud, and conspiring to make false statements.
Mexico Senate committees back bill for fairer pay for women in sport
Mexican Senate committees on Wednesday backed a proposal to create fairer pay conditions for women in sports by prohibiting wage discrimination over gender or other grounds including disability. The bill, which must still pass the floor of the Senate and be debated in the lower house of Congress, would set a basic salary for women athletes in sports such as soccer, where men are typically paid far more than women.
Soccer-Messi fit for Argentina qualifiers, says Scaloni
Lionel Messi will be fit for Argentina's World Cup qualifiers against Uruguay and Brazil despite his lack of game time, coach Lionel Scaloni said on Wednesday. Messi's Inter Miami side were eliminated before the MLS playoffs and he has been out of action for almost a month in the middle of the season.
NFL-Browns QB Watson to undergo season-ending shoulder surgery
Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson will undergo season-ending surgery on a broken bone in his throwing shoulder, the National Football League (NFL) team said on Wednesday in a move that deals a major blow to their playoff hopes. Watson had an MRI on Monday that revealed he had a displaced fracture to the glenoid in his right shoulder and team doctors determined he required immediate surgery to avoid further structural damage, the Browns said in a statement.
Tennis-Alcaraz beats ranting Rublev, Medvedev through to semi-finals
Spain's Carlos Alcaraz got back on track at the ATP Finals with victory over a tormented Andrey Rublev before Daniil Medvedev became the first player through to the semi-finals with victory over Germany's Alexander Zverev. Alcaraz eased to a 7-5 6-2 win to revive his hopes in Red Group after he had opened with defeat by Zverev.
Golf-Venue for Woods-McIlroy virtual golf league suffers roof collapse
The launch of Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy's simulator golf league could be delayed after an overnight power outage caused deflation and damage to the air-supported dome section of the Florida-based venue, TGL said on Wednesday. There were no injuries and no technology was impacted inside the Palm Beach Gardens arena where 24 PGA Tour players are scheduled to face off in match play using a simulator screen and an adjustable putting surface starting on Jan. 9 in primetime.
Boxing-Joshua and Wilder to fight separate opponents in Dec. 23 Saudi mega-show
Former world heavyweight champions Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua will fight separate opponents on the same bill at a mega-show in Saudi Arabia on Dec. 23, promoters said on Wednesday. Britain's Joshua, the former WBA, IBF and WBO champion, will take on Sweden's Otto Wallin while American Wilder, the former WBC champion, faces New Zealand's Joseph Parker at Riyadh's Kingdom Arena.
Soccer-Chelsea were 'robbed', says Hayes after Champions League draw at Madrid
Chelsea manager Emma Hayes said her side were robbed of a win against Real Madrid in their Champions League opener after the Women's Super League (WSL) champions had to settle for a 2-2 draw on Wednesday following two controversial decisions. Niamh Charles put Chelsea level after Olga Carmona's 10th-minute goal for the hosts, with Sam Kerr doubling Chelsea's lead in the second half, only for Madrid to be awarded a controversial penalty, which was converted by Carmona.
(With inputs from agencies.)