Sports The Latest: Richardson takes a pass in 200; Felix in lineup
Vikes further bolster front by signing DT Sheldon Richardson
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have stretched their offseason renovation of the defense into the summer, making one more big splash by bringing back defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson. Richardson signed a one-year, $3.6 million contract Tuesday with the team he played for in 2018, giving the Vikings a proven interior pass rusher at a position that became a particular vulnerability in 2020 amid an uncharacteristic collapse by a once-dominant unit. “It was a pretty big-time get for us. He’s an absolute playmaker, and I’m happy he’s back.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on U.S. track and field Olympic trials (all times PDT):
Sha'Carri Richardson is out. Allyson Felix is in.
Start lists for Thursday's 200-meter preliminaries at U.S. track trials include Felix, who has qualified for the Tokyo Games in the 400, but not Richardson, the 100-meter champion who had been qualified for the longer distance but decided not to race.
If Felix were to finish in the top three at 200 meters, she'd have to choose a distance, because the 200 and 400 will overlap on the Olympic schedule.
When asked last week about her prospects for the 200, Felix said “I think I want to have fun with it.”
Habs' Richardson pays tribute to late daughter after first NHL win
MONTREAL — Luke Richardson's daughter is never far from his thoughts — or his heart. The Montreal Canadiens assistant wears a pin on his lapel in Daron's memory every time he steps behind the bench after the family lost her to suicide in 2010 at age 14. And despite the chaotic, emotional moments immediately following Richardson's first win as an NHL head coach Friday — a thrilling overtime victory in the third round of the Stanley Cup playoffs — he made sure to gently tap and blow a kiss to the reminder on his chest. "It feels like a long time ago," Richardson said Saturday of Daron's death. "But sometimes it feels like yesterday.
“As everyone knows, I love the 200. I used to call it my baby. Now that I have a baby, I can't do it anymore,” said the 35-year-old who had a daughter, Camryn, in 2018.
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Felix has nine Olympic medals. Her only individual gold came in the 200 in 2012. She also won silvers at the distance in ‘04 and ’08, and a sliver in the 400 in 2016.
With potentially record temperatures about to reach the Pacific Northwest, parts of the U.S. track and field trials are being rescheduled to try to beat the heat.
This weekend's 20-kilometer race walks and the women's 10,000 and men's 5,000-meter finals have all been moved to earlier time slots. The walks will start at 7 a.m. Saturday, two hours before originally scheduled.
Sha'Carri Richardson notches colorful win at Olympic trials
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Whether watching from Jamaica, Japan or the U.S. it was hard to miss that shock of flowing, orange hair that came streaking across the finish line first in Eugene on Saturday night. It belongs to Sha’Carri Richardson. And after the eye-opening show she put on at Olympic trials — blowing away the field in the 100-meter semis in a wind-aided 10.64 seconds, then again in the final in 10.86 — she figures to grab her fair share of attention next month in Tokyo.
The women's 10K is now set for 10 a.m. Saturday and the men's 5K will start at 10 a.m. Sunday. Both those races had originally been scheduled for late afternoon. The forecast high for Eugene on Saturday is 100 (37 Celsius) and for Sunday it is 107 (41 C).
After a two-day break, action at Hayward Field resumes Thursday with finals in the women's shot put and women's steeplechase. In that race, Emma Coburn is seeking her ninth national title and third trip to the Olympics.
Also competing in preliminaries Thursday are hammer thrower Gwen Berry and sprinter Sha'Carri Richardson, who will try to qualify in the 200 after winning the 100-meter title last week.
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Canadiens Game Day: Luke Richardson honoured to fill in as head coach .
Luke Richardson will be behind the Canadiens bench filling the role of head coach again Tuesday night in Game 5 of their Stanley Cup semifinal series against the Golden Knights in Las Vegas (9 p.m., SN, TVA Sports, TSN 690 Radio, 98.5 FM). The series is tied 2-2 and this will be Richardson’s third game replacing interim head coach Dominique Ducharme since he tested positive for COVID-19. The Canadiens are 1-1 with Richardson as head coach. “The The series is tied 2-2 and this will be Richardson’s third game replacing interim head coach Dominique Ducharme since he tested positive for COVID-19. The Canadiens are 1-1 with Richardson as head coach.