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Olympic track trials: Sha'Carri Richardson bows out of 200m; Felix in lineup

Olympic track trials: Sha'Carri Richardson bows out of 200m; Felix in lineup

Allyson Felix has been added to the 200m prelims. If she qualifies for the Olympics there, she’ll have a choice to make before Tokyo.

EUGENE, Ore — The Latest on U.S. track and field Olympic trials (all times PDT):

10:30 a.m.

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.”

“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.

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.

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 is hammer thrower Gwen Berry.

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Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury have secret exit clause which could derail £200m boxing deal

Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury have secret exit clause which could derail £200m boxing deal

WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO champ Joshua, cleared his final hurdle, beating Kubrat Pulev in December of last year.

Fury has been out of the ring since that win over Wilder and has admitted that he has stopped training, until a date is finalised.

Speaking to iFL TV, the WBC title holder said: “I am not going to put all my eggs in one basket because I have been guilty of doing that before and, when the fight doesn’t happen, that is when I end up in a massive depression and feel like killing myself.

“I am not going to say ‘it is definitely happening in June or July.’ I have stopped training at the moment, I am on holiday.

“I am drinking anything between eight, ten, 12 pints of lager a day, at the minute. But I am not eating so I am getting my calories through alcohol.”

Arsenal legend George Graham backs Arteta and suggests £200m transfer plan – EXCLUSIVE

Arsenal legend George Graham backs Arteta and suggests £200m transfer plan - EXCLUSIVE
In his first week in charge of Spurs, Daniel Levy kicked George Graham out of football management for good. 20 years down the line, Graham insists there are no hard feelings, though he cannot resist the opportunity for just one jibe.
“I had a good time at Spurs and won a trophy there, which is unusual,” he chuckles.

“We were also in the FA Cup semi-finals when they sacked me, but in the end, it was just football. He thought somebody else was better for the job.”

After two decades with just one further League Cup success, it is ironic Levy has turned to Jose Mourinho to end the drought.

“He is a kindred spirit,” Graham said. “The first priority is to win. If you can add the flourishes on top of that, all well and good.

“He may or may not be popular – goodness knows, with my history at Arsenal, I never was.

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“But Levy got him in to replace Mauricio Pochettino specifically because he is a winner.

“And with the players he has got, given time he will iron out their problems and turn them into genuine contenders for the title.”

Graham, who managed Arsenal between 1986 and 1994, is also a huge admirer of Mikel Arteta.

Sadly the gap back to the regular title success he himself enjoyed is substantially larger.

£200m larger, to be precise.

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“They have got problems, but they can rectify them with three players,” Graham says simply.

“Arteta is doing a very good job. But while he has improved the players, he has only improved them to a certain point.

“They have got to have natural ability to get to the next level.

“Arsenal have outstanding young players, but they need help. Quality players around them to show them the way.

“They need to go out and buy two or three players, each costing £75m to £100m.”

Arsenal spent £75m on Nicolas Pepe and £45m on Thomas Partey and Graham is yet to be convinced by either of them.

However, the bigger problems, he feels, are at either end of the pitch.

“Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has made a point since he came into the club but not many others have enjoyed the same success,” Graham says

“Alexandre Lacazette will get you a few goals here and there, but if you want top quality you want an Ian Wright or a Thierry Henry. Arsenal needs outstanding strikers.

“Then at the back they have just got to get rid of these stupid mistakes. If individuals keep making these mistakes, eventually you have to think, ‘maybe they are not good enough’.

“It is a Scottish thing, but anything you build you start with the foundation and that is why I started at the back.

“Mikel Arteta will know the players he needs. If he buys intelligent players, he will make them into top class defenders.

“Arsenal had waited 18 years before I won my first title in 1989. It’s been 17 years now.

“The sooner that money is spent, the better.”