Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.
Rooney says he always had an eye on management
Wayne Rooney, fresh from signing a deal on Tuesday to become a player-coach at Derby County from next January, told reporters that he had always hoped to become a manager once his playing days were over. The 33-year-old, Manchester United and England's most prolific scorer, also said he had been excited to see former England team mates Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard make their way in a world usually dominated at the top level by foreign coaches.
Ferrari need a break, says former technical director Brawn
Sebastian Vettel will have gone a year without a win by the time Formula One regroups in Belgium at the end of the month, and the Ferrari driver will have plenty to chew on over the August break. The German, a four-times world champion, last won at Spa-Francorchamps on Aug. 26 last year, and this year's race is on Sept 1.
MLB roundup: Yankees hit HR mark, down O's
Mike Ford hit a tiebreaking homer in the top of the eighth, and Mike Tauchman added a two-run shot later in the inning as the New York Yankees set a major league mark for road home runs en route to a 9-6 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Monday night. Ford had just one career homer before this contest, and Tauchman finished with two on the night. Tauchman's first, a solo shot in the sixth inning, was the Yankees' 30th this season at Camden Yards. That set a major league mark for the most home runs by a visiting team at one ballpark in a season. The Yankees, winners of six in a row, made it 32 on the two eighth-inning homers.
Swiss indict former German soccer officials over World Cup payment
Swiss federal prosecutors have filed fraud charges against three former senior German soccer officials and one Swiss over a suspect payment linked to the 2006 World Cup hosted by Germany, the Swiss Attorney General's office said on Tuesday. The indictment alleges former German Football Association (DFB) presidents Theo Zwanziger and Wolfgang Niersbach, senior DFB official Horst Schmidt and former Swiss FIFA official Urs Linsi misled members of a DFB body about the true purpose of a payment of about 6.7 million euros ($7.5 million), a statement https://www.bundesanwaltschaft.ch/mpc/en/home/medien/archiv-medienmitteilungen/news-seite.msg-id-75991.html said.
Britain's Olympic champion Mears retires to follow music career
Britain's first Olympic diving champion Chris Mears, who won gold with his 3m springboard synchronized partner Jack Laugher, has retired from competition to pursue his music career. The 26-year-old, who claimed the country's first Olympic gold medal in diving alongside Laugher at the Rio Olympics in 2016, had taken a break from the sport late last year.
Big-serving Isner reaches Montreal second round
American John Isner fired down 26 aces to help secure a 6-3 3-6 7-6(6) win over Australian Jordan Thompson on Tuesday and reach the second round of the Rogers Cup in Montreal. The 12th seed, who had lost three of his four tiebreaks in the two weeks leading into the event, put an end to the tense battle when he fired down an ace on his third match point to set up a clash with Chilean Cristian Garin.
MLB notebook: Mariners' Beckham gets 80-game PED ban
Seattle Mariners infielder Tim Beckham was suspended 80 games without pay by Major League Baseball on Tuesday after testing positive for the performance-enhancing drug Stanozolol. Beckham, 29, is batting .237 with 15 homers, a career-high 21 doubles and 47 RBIs in 88 games in his first season with the Mariners after signing a one-year, $1.75 million contract in January.
Popovich: Team USA not 'C' players
When Gregg Popovich agreed to take over as head coach of USA Basketball for Mike Krzyzewski, many envisioned names such as Harden, Love, Lillard and Davis on the backs of the uniforms. Those top-level NBA stars dropped off the Team USA roster and won't compete in the FIBA World Cup in China next month, but Popovich doesn't sound worried about his team.
Barty unfazed by shock early exit in Toronto
World number one Ash Barty fell at the first hurdle in a U.S. Open tune-up at the Rogers Cup on Tuesday but the Australian was not about to let the shock defeat rattle her confidence ahead of the season's final Grand Slam. Top seed Barty, who had a bye into the second round, was rusty and unable to adapt quickly enough to the hard court, a surface she has not competed on since April, during her 6-7(5) 6-3 6-4 loss to American Sofia Kenin.
Patriots QB Brady lists Boston-area mansion for sale
Could Tom Brady's time as a New England resident be coming to an end? According to multiple reports Tuesday, the Patriots quarterback and his wife, Gisele Bundchen, have listed for sale their nearly 10,000-square-foot mansion in Brookline, Mass.