The following is a summary of the current sports news brief.
Time is right to step down as England captain, says Cricket-Root
Joe Root stepped down as England’s Test captain on Friday, saying work had taken a toll on him following the poor results of recent tours to Australia and the Caribbean. England have won just one of their last 17 Tests and Root was under increasing pressure even before their 1-0 series loss to the West Indies last month following a 4-0 Ashes series loss by Australia. had come.
Golf-DeChambeau undergoes wrist surgery, likely to miss PGA Championship
Bryson DeChambeau said Thursday that he has had surgery on his left wrist and hopes to return to competition within the next two months, which is likely to see him miss the PGA Championship in May. An American fractured his wrist after slipping on a marble floor while playing ping pong in Saudi Arabia. His hip was also injured in the fall.
Tom Seaver statue unveiled: ‘Forever a Mets legend’
The New York Mets on Friday unveiled a statue of Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver, immortalizing the late legend, in bronze and steel outside the entrance to Citi Field. Sewer died in 2020 at 75. His widow, Nancy, and his daughters, Sarah and Annie, accepted tribute to him.
Athletics-runners ‘pumped’ as Boston Marathon returns in April
The Boston Marathon returns to its traditional April date on Monday for the first time in three years, boasting a star-studded slate of past champions and Olympic medalists as the fastest field in the history of the race. Kenya’s Perez Jepchirchir leads the women’s field with last year’s Tokyo Olympic gold medal and New York City Marathon victories, while local hero Molly Seidel looks to make her bronze medal at that Olympics and win her first Boston Marathon.
Ricketts consortium pulls out of Chelsea bidding race
The Ricketts family, a union led by the Chicago Cubs, has pulled out of the race to buy Premier League club Chelsea, the family said on Friday, leaving three bidders. Final bids for the club, which was put up for sale by owner Roman Abramovich following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine before the British government banned the oligarchs, were submitted on Thursday.
Tennis-Radukanu win the first two level tie of the Billie Jean King Cup for Britain
Emma Raducanu followed up her Billie Jean King Cup debut with a 7-5, 7-5 win over Tereza Martinkova in windy conditions in Prague on Friday to give Britain a crucial point in their qualifier against the Czech Republic Of. US Open champion Radukanu, 19, was playing her first professional match on clay and slowly adjusted to the surface as she returned in both sets to level the best-of-five tie when Harriet Dart was beaten 6– by Marketa Vondrosova. Lost 1, 6-0. ,
The cycling-mindset is changing, says the director of the women’s Tour de France
Tour de France Femmes’ race director said on Friday that last year’s first edition of the women’s Paris-Roubaix race has cleared most doubts and attitudes towards women’s cycling are changing. On a rainy, muddy day in October 2021, Lizzie Dignon emerged as the first winner of the women’s Paris-Roubaix after mastering the slippery roads in northern France that men have raced for more than a hundred years .
Tennis-Billie Jean Cup tie begins with heartfelt tribute to Ukraine
Thoughts of war in Ukraine were front and center during the emotional opening ceremony of the Billie Jean King Cup qualifier match between the United States and Ukraine in the North Carolina mountains on Friday. With the 78-year-old American great King in attendance, Ukraine-born North Carolina resident Yulia Kashirets delivered an emotional rendition of the war-torn country’s national anthem.
Tsitsipas back from brink for semi-final clash with Zverev in Monte Carlos
Defending champion Stefanos Tsitsipas won 6-2 6-7(3) 6-4 as he topped a thrilling quarter-final clash with Diego Schwartzman to meet with Alexander Zverev at the Monte Carlo Masters on Friday. The Greek third seed led 5–2 in the second set, but lost inexplicably and went 4–0 in the decider before rediscovering her touch.
Soccer-Investcorp in exclusive talks to buy AC Milan – source
Bahrain-based asset manager Investcorp is in exclusive talks to buy Serie A club AC Milan, sources said on Friday in what would be the first acquisition of the top Italian team by Middle East investors. A source close to the talks told Reuters that a deal to buy the seven-time European champion from current owner Elliott Management Corporation was nearing completion.
(With input from agencies.)