Here is a summary of current sports news briefs.
Cricket-Lord’s will turn red, white and blue for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee
Lord’s will be a sea of red, white and blue in England’s first Test against New Zealand next month as Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) join UK celebrations to mark Queen Elizabeth’s seven decades on the throne. Britain’s oldest monarch, 96, marked seven decades as queen in February, and four days of “Platinum Jubilee” events to recognize the landmark are taking place in early June.
Cycling-Dainese takes first Giro stage win as Lopez retains lead
Alberto Dainese became the first Italian winner of this year’s Giro d’Italia on Wednesday when he claimed victory with a perfectly timed sprint in Stage 11, a 203-kilometre (126.14-mile) race from Santarcangelo di Romagna in Reggio Emilia. The 24-year-old passed the favored trio of French sprint leader Arnaud Demare, Briton Mark Cavendish and Australian Caleb Ewan, before sprinting past compatriot Simone Consonni to secure his maiden stage victory.
Men’s and women’s American football teams reach equal pay deal with governing body
Players of the United States men’s and women’s national soccer team will receive equal pay and prize money, including at World Cups, after meeting to agree historic collective agreements with the Federation on Wednesday American football. For official competitions, including the World Cup, players from the women’s (USWNT) and men’s (USMNT) national teams will earn identical appearance rights.
Cycling-Girmay leaves Giro with eye injury suffered during stage 10 victory celebration
Biniam Girmay’s Giro d’Italia has been cut short after an eye injury sustained during stage victory celebrations forced the Eritrean rider to withdraw from competition, his Intermarche team announced on Wednesday. Wanty-Gobert. The 22-year-old became the first black African rider to win a Grand Tour stage on Tuesday, beating Mathieu van der Poel with an impressive sprint to win stage 10.
Swimming-Australian pop singer Simpson qualifies for Commonwealth Games
Australian pop singer-turned-swimmer Cody Simpson qualified for this year’s Commonwealth Games after finishing third in the 100m butterfly final at national trials in Adelaide on Wednesday. Simpson, 25, turned heads earlier on Wednesday when he edged out Olympic freestyle gold medalist Kyle Chalmers and won his heat in a personal best 51.79 seconds behind defending champion Matt Temple (51.64).
Cycling – I want to be the best ever, says Olympic BMX champion Shriever
British Olympic BMX champion Beth Shriever says her aim is to become the greatest female athlete in her sport as she plans to defend her world title in July. The 22-year-old won Britain’s first BMX gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics last year and followed that up with first place at the World Championship in the Netherlands.
Hurricanes D Jaccob Slavin leads Lady Byng finalists
Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Jaccob Slavin is aiming to become the first recipient of the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy in more than a decade. Slavin, Winnipeg Jets forward Kyle Connor and Minnesota Wild defenseman Jared Spurgeon were named the three finalists for the 2021-22 award on Wednesday.
Motor racing – No replacement for Russian GP, F1 season now has 22 races
The 2022 Formula 1 season will be reduced to 22 races after the sport announced on Wednesday that it would not replace the canceled Russian Grand Prix on September 25 despite interest from other countries. Formula 1 had planned a record 23 rounds this year, but the Sochi race was canceled in February and the contract ended in early March after the country invaded Ukraine.
Basketball-FIBA bans Russia and Belarus from international competitions
The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) on Wednesday banned Russia and Belarus from participating and hosting international tournaments until further notice following the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The men’s teams of Russia and Belarus have been dropped from next year’s European World Cup qualifiers and are not replaced.
Alpine skiing-Shiffrin will ‘absolutely’ break World Cup record, says Vonn
Former Olympic downhill champion Lindsey Vonn says fellow American Mikaela Shiffrin will easily surpass her as the most decorated woman in the Alpine Skiing World Cup. Shiffrin claimed his 74th World Cup victory in March in Courchevel, France, closing in on Vonn’s record of 82 titles at just 27 years old, before claiming his fourth World Cup crown.
(With agency contributions.)