Sport in brief
Washington have made Jason Wright, the former running back, the first black team president in the history of the NFL. Wright, most recently a partner with the management consultancy McKinsey and Co, has been appointed a month after the franchise dropped their Redskins name because it was considered offensive. Wright, 38, will lead their business divisions.
An 80-year-old rider has been stripped of a world record and handed a one-year ban after testing positive for a prohibited substance. Barbara Gicquel, of the United States, provisionally set a
500 metres time trial world record in the women’s 75-79 age group last year. But a sample was found to have contained metabolites of methyltestosterone.
St Helens winger Tommy Makinson could face an eight-match ban after appearing to grab the testicles of an opponent. Makinson has been charged with a Grade F offence – the most serious – and referred to a tribunal for “other contrary behaviour” in the win over Castleford. Makinson was placed on report for “inappropriate contact” on Liam Watts.