Monday, February 19, 2018
Sports

Sports in brief

BOXING

THURMAN INJURED IN CAR CRASH

LOS ANGELES — Keith Thurman's promoter said the unbeaten WBA welterweight champion from Clearwater was injured in a car accident, forcing the postponement of his March 12 title bout against Shawn Porter. A new date for wasn't announced Monday. Thurman's doctors believe the fighter's neck injury isn't serious, promoter Lou DiBella said.

OLYMPICS

U.S. gymnastics star retires at 19

Kyla Ross, the youngest member of the "Fierce Five" U.S. women's gymnastics team that soared to gold at the 2012 Olympics, retired from elite competition rather than make a run at the 2016 Games. Ross, 19, won five World Championship medals.

TENNIS

Djokovic a win shy of milestone

Novak Djokovic beat Tommy Robredo of Spain 6-1, 6-2 in the first round of the Dubai Tennis Championships in United Arab Emirates. Djokovic is one match shy of his 700th career singles win.

SOCCER

Candidate files formal complaint

FIFA presidential candidate Jerome Champagne made a formal complaint claiming two rivals supported by continental governing bodies will have an unfair advantage at the vote Friday. Champagne urged FIFA election monitors to cancel 20 extra passes for "observers" from UEFA and seven for the Asian Football Confederation to enter the election hall in Zurich.

FA CUP: Manchester United beat host Shrewsbury 3-0 in the fifth round.

ET CETERA

AUTOS: In a good early sign for Ferrari in its bid to challenge Mercedes in Formula One, Sebastian Vettel was faster than reigning champion Lewis Hamilton on the first day of preseason testing at the Circuit de Barcelona in Spain.

COLLEGES: Boston College announced plans for $200 million in athletics facilities upgrades including a new field house and indoor practice facility.

DOPING: Isaac Mwangi, chief executive of Athletics Kenya, the nation's track and field federation, was temporarily suspended by the sport's world governing body for "potential subversion" of anti-doping procedures.

SKI JUMP: Daniel Andre Tande eclipsed the 1998 record for a ski jump on Puijo hill in Kuopio, Finland, and spearheaded Norway to only its second World Cup team victory in 11 years. Tande landed after 136 meters.

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Monday’s sports on TV/radio

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