Sports News Roundup: Soccer-Messi has 'invitation' to play for Argentina at Olympics - Mascherano; NFL-Some 49ers unaware of overtime rules in Super Bowl loss and more

Sunday's Super Bowl in Las Vegas was only the second to go to overtime and the first to fall under a March 2022 rule change which eliminated the chance of a team winning the game outright on the first possession of the extra period with a touchdown. Athletics-Kiptum cruelly denied sub-two dream, but shoes mean it is coming anyway Only time will tell whether marathoner Kelvin Kiptum was a generational superstar or just the latest hugely talented product of the East African running production line to benefit from shoe technology development that shows no sign of slowing.


Devdisocurse News Desk | Updated: 13-02-2024 10:34 IST | Created: 13-02-2024 10:28 IST
Sports News Roundup: Soccer-Messi has 'invitation' to play for Argentina at Olympics - Mascherano; NFL-Some 49ers unaware of overtime rules in Super Bowl loss and more
Lionel Messi (Photo: FIFA World Cup Twitter) Image Credit: ANI

Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.

Andy Reid to coach Chiefs in 2024; QB Patrick Mahomes thinking No. 3

LAS VEGAS -- Andy Reid woke up as the fifth head coach to win at least three Super Bowls, a class that includes Bill Walsh, Joe Gibbs, Chuck Noll and Bill Belichick. Reid confirmed he will be back next season as head coach but is leaving dynasty and three-peat talk up to others.

Soccer-Messi has 'invitation' to play for Argentina at Olympics - Mascherano

The door is open for Lionel Messi to play at this year's Paris Olympics, Argentina's under-23 manager Javier Mascherano said. Argentina secured their place at the Games after beating Brazil 1-0 on Sunday in the final four of South America's qualifying tournament.

NFL-Some 49ers unaware of overtime rules in Super Bowl loss

The San Francisco 49ers woke up on Monday still stinging from a Super Bowl loss and facing criticism given that some of their players admitted they were not aware of playoff overtime rules that allowed for both teams to possess the ball. Sunday's Super Bowl in Las Vegas was only the second to go to overtime and the first to fall under a March 2022 rule change which eliminated the chance of a team winning the game outright on the first possession of the extra period with a touchdown.

Athletics-Kiptum cruelly denied sub-two dream, but shoes mean it is coming anyway

Only time will tell whether marathoner Kelvin Kiptum was a generational superstar or just the latest hugely talented product of the East African running production line to benefit from shoe technology development that shows no sign of slowing. Kiptum, 24, died in a traffic accident in his native Kenya on Sunday a week after his incredible Chicago marathon time of two hours and 35 seconds was ratified as a world record, slicing over half a minute off compatriot Eliud Kipchoge's 2:01.09 mark.

Tennis-Quest for perfection may be double-edged sword for Grand Slam hunter Rune

Holger Rune's talent and drive are undoubted but the Dane remains something of a rough diamond heading into the meat of the 2024 season while fellow young guns Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner have sparkled their way to major titles. Observers of men's tennis have developed something of an obsession with promising young talent as the sport negotiates the twilight of a golden era dominated by Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal.

Super Bowl drew record audience of 123.4 million viewers across on TV, digital, CBS says

Roughly 123.4 million people watched the Kansas City Chiefs defeat the San Francisco 49ers at the Super Bowl on TV and streaming platforms, the most-watched Super Bowl ever,according to preliminary Nielsen ratings released by CBS on Monday. The audience for the National Football League championship grew from last year when the game drew a record 115.1 million viewers, according to CBS.

76ers hold on, end Cavaliers' nine-game win streak

Buddy Hield and Kelly Oubre Jr. each scored 24 points and made key fourth-quarter contributions as the visiting Philadelphia 76ers snapped the Cleveland Cavaliers' nine-game winning streak with Monday's 123-121 victory. Neither team led by more than 10 points in the back-and-forth contest that had 13 ties and 12 lead changes. Philadelphia opened the largest lead of the game with just 1:25 remaining in the fourth quarter -- a cushion it would need down the stretch.

BP session has Dodgers' Shohei Ohtani optimistic for opener

Los Angeles Dodgers designated hitter Shohei Ohtani took on-field batting practice for the first time with his new team Monday at Glendale, Ariz., and put on another of his patented shows. According to reports, Ohtani took swings at 21 pitches and hit 10 of those pitches over the fence in his first outside hitting work of spring training.

Golf-Woods partners with TaylorMade to launch Sun Day Red apparel brand

Tiger Woods will be sporting a new look when he makes his 2024 season debut this week after he announced on Monday that he has teamed up with TaylorMade to launch a new apparel and footwear brand named Sun Day Red. Woods, a 15-times major winner who last month revealed he had parted ways with Nike, is known for his meticulous attention to detail and will have a significant role in the lifestyle brand's products.

ATP roundup: Matteo Arnaldi escapes first round at Delray Beach

No. 6 seed Matteo Arnaldi of Italy avoided an upset by overcoming an early deficit to knock off Japan's Yoshihito Nishioka 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 on Monday in first-round action of the Delray Beach (Fla.) Open. Arnaldi finished with a whopping 21 aces to punch his ticket to the second round. Nishioka had zero, and he also hit just 17 winners compared to Arnaldi's 50.

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