Sports News Roundup: Soccer-Russia switch to Asia would require thorough examination – Saudi chief; Soccer-‘I’m not going anywhere’ – Herdman committed to Canada and more
Here is a summary of current sports news briefs.
Football’s switch to Russia in Asia would need careful consideration – Saudi chief
Saudi football chief Yasser Almisehal has said the possibility of Russia switching to the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) will only come after a thorough examination of the implications. FIFA and UEFA banned Russian teams from all competitions following the invasion of Ukraine last February and, with those sanctions still in place, speculation has grown over the Russian Union’s next decision to football (RFU).
Soccer-‘I’m not going anywhere’ – Herdman commits to Canada
John Herdman, who coached Canada’s men’s team to its first World Cup appearance in 36 years, said Wednesday he had received other offers but had no plans to leave. job. The 47-year-old Englishman, who previously said he plans to remain Canada coach until 2026, reiterated his loyalty to the program following recent reports that he had agreed to take over the team New Zealand National.
NBA roundup: 46-point first quarter sends Celtics past Nets
The Boston Celtics didn’t do much in the first quarter and earned a 139-96 home win over the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night. Boston was 18 to 29 from the field (62.1%) in the first frame and led 46-16 after 12 minutes. It was the Celtics’ biggest lead after the first quarter in franchise history.
The future of NFL-Brady broadcasting presents a new challenge for the ultimate champion
Tom Brady was the ultimate winner on the court, but that success doesn’t guarantee the seven-time Super Bowl champion will make a smooth transition when he steps into the TV booth to start his new role as a senior NFL analyst. . Brady, 45, who retired from the National Football League earlier Wednesday after an illustrious 23-year career, agreed last May to join Fox Sports when his age-defying career as a quarterback took a hit. ended.
Basketball – Former WNBA MVP Stewart heads to Liberty
Two-time WNBA champion and four-time All-Star Breanna Stewart is signing with the New York Liberty, the former top pick announced on social media on Wednesday, in one of the most highly anticipated free agency moves. The announcement marks the end of a surprisingly prolific tenure with the Seattle Storm, where the deadly forward led the league in scoring last year and was twice named WNBA Finals MVP.
Football-Barca miss Araujo deal by 18 seconds, says manager
Barcelona missed out on signing LA Galaxy defender Julian Araujo on transfer deadline day as they were 18 seconds behind in registering the documents, director of football Mateu Alemany has claimed. Barca had attempted to sign the 21-year-old for $6.5million in a deal until 2026, Spanish newspaper Diario AS reported.
Football-Bayern coach Nagelsmann praises Cancelo’s creativity on his debut
Bayern Munich head coach Julian Nagelsmann hailed the creativity of new signing Joao Cancelo in Wednesday’s 4-0 win at Mainz 05 which booked their place in the German Cup quarter-finals. Full-back Cancelo, who joined Manchester City on a first loan deal for the rest of the season, set up Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting for the opening goal as Bayern secured their first win of 2023.
Hall of Fame chief executive Bobby Beathard dies at 86
NFL Hall of Fame executive Bobby Beathard, architect of four Super Bowl titles for two different teams, has died aged 86. Job.
NFL-Eagles’ Sills charged with rape and kidnapping ahead of Super Bowl
Rookie offensive lineman Josh Sills of the Super Bowl-linked Philadelphia Eagles has been charged with rape and kidnapping, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost announced Wednesday. Sills, 25, was indicted by a Guernsey County Court of Common Pleas grand jury on one count of rape and one count of kidnapping, both first-degree felonies.
USA women’s soccer coach still tinkers ahead of World Cup defense
USA women’s head coach Vlatko Andonovski is still tinkering with his team to find what he hopes will be a winning combination at this year’s World Cup, as the USA compete for an unprecedented third straight title old pillars. Sam Mewis and Julie Ertz, who once formed the bedrock of a stellar American midfielder, are both expected to miss the tournament which begins in July.
(With agency contributions.)