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Amer­i­can Foot­ball

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.

Rugby League

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.

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