Sports News Roundup: Packers top Bucs in potential Rodgers-Brady final game; Lancaster leaves Leinster to join Racing 92 and more

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Here is a summary of current sports news briefs.

Rihanna to perform at Super Bowl halftime show in Arizona

Rihanna will perform at the Super Bowl halftime show in February in Glendale, Arizona, the National Football League announced Sunday. The Grammy-winning Barbadian singer fills one of the most coveted slots on the American music calendar, watched by millions of viewers every year. Previous artists at halftime have included Michael Jackson, Prince, Beyoncé, Missy Elliott, Lady Gaga, The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Madonna, Bruce Springsteen and The Who.

NFL roundup: Packers outperform Bucs in potential Rodgers-Brady final game

Aaron Rodgers won what could be his last game with fellow legendary quarterback Tom Brady, throwing for 255 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the first half on Sunday as the Green Bay Packers inflicted on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers a 14-12 loss in Tampa, Florida. Rodgers completed 27 of 35 pass attempts with an interception as Green Bay (2-1) won its second straight game after opening with a loss at Minnesota. The Packers defense allowed Rodgers’ strikes to get up.

Rugby-Lancaster leaves Leinster and joins Racing 92

Leinster head coach Stuart Lancaster will leave the club after seven seasons and join TOP14 Racing 92 at the end of the current campaign, Leinster Rugby announced on Monday.

Lancaster, who previously coached England before joining the club in 2016, will see his contract at the Irish club where he was instrumental in their Champions Cup victory in 2018 as well as four United Rugby Championship titles.

Motorsport and NASCAR great Johnson will retire from full-time competition

Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson said Monday he is retiring from full-time racing but will pursue “bucket list events” after making the jump to IndyCar this year. The 47-year-old American announced in December that he would race the full 2022 IndyCar season and finished fifth at the Iowa Grand Prix in July.

Golf-US wins Presidents Cup as internationals battle

The United States was forced to work harder than expected to win a ninth consecutive Presidents Cup on Sunday, wiping out a scrappy international team that has vowed to fight until the last bell. Deprived of the best players who defected to the Saudi-backed LIV Golf Series, the exhausted Internationals were expected to be easy selections for an American team consisting of nine players in the world’s top 15.

Tennis-Djokovic manages a wrist problem, the ATP finals remain his objective

Novak Djokovic says he was hampered by a wrist problem during the Laver Cup in London and his long absence from the Tour recently could be to blame. The three-day tournament at London’s O2 Arena was Djokovic’s first event since the Serb won his 21st Grand Slam singles title at Wimbledon in early July.

Cricket-MCC puts the onus on the dough after war of words over Dean ‘Mankad’ sacking

Charlie Dean’s controversial exit on Saturday sparked heated debate over whether the dismissal was in the spirit of the game, but the Marylebone Cricket Club said it was the batters’ responsibility not to leave the crease too soon. non-attacking. Indian bowler Deepti Sharma chased England’s Dean for the last wicket on a day at Lord’s after the unturned batter came out of its crease, prompting jeers from the crowd.

Cycling-Van der Poel convicted and fined after pleading guilty to assaulting teenage girls

Mathieu van der Poel pleaded guilty to assaulting two teenage girls on the eve of the world championship road race and the Dutch cyclist was convicted and fined a total of A$1,500 ($974.85) , said his lawyer on Monday. The 27-year-old had been charged with two counts of common assault after a confrontation with the girls – aged 13 and 14 – who he said repeatedly knocked on his door and fled.

The NFL-Pro Bowl will be replaced by a skills competition and a flag football game

The National Football League announced Monday that it has decided to replace its annual Pro Bowl exhibition game between the All-Stars with a week-long skills competition and flag football game starting in the year. next in Las Vegas. The new event is called “The Pro Bowl Games” and will replace the traditional football game with competitions between the AFC and NFC culminating in a flag football game on Feb. 5 at the home of the Las Vegas Raiders.

Athletics world record holder Kosgei withdraws from London Marathon due to injury

World record holder and two-time London Marathon champion Brigid Kosgei has been forced to pull out of Sunday’s race with a minor hamstring injury, organizers announced on Monday. Kosgei, who won the London Marathon in 2019 and 2020, was one of the favorites for the event. She also won the Tokyo Marathon earlier this year following a silver medal at the Olympics last year.

(With agency contributions.)

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