Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.
U.S. trials boast speed, Lyles-Coleman showdown
The speed show that is the backbone of the American athletics championships takes on added significance in Des Moines, Iowa this week when the United States select a team for this year's worlds which are being held in Doha. The year's fastest at 100, 200 and 400 metres, as well as the 110 metres hurdles and women's 400 metres hurdles leaders, will be on the blue track at Drake University for the cut-throat championships/world trials, which begin on Thursday.
Wizards, Mystics get new organizational structure
Washington Wizards owner Ted Leonsis made official the leadership structure of Monumental Basketball, the newly formed umbrella organization for the Wizards, Washington Mystics of the WNBA, Capital City Go-Go and Wizards District Gaming. The group made it official Monday that Tommy Sheppard will serve as general manager of the Wizards, while announcing that Sashi Brown will be the chief planning and operations officer for Monumental Basketball, and Daniel Medina will have the title of chief of athlete care and performance.
Yankees return RHP Holder back to bullpen
The New York Yankees recalled right-hander Jonathan Holder on Monday just short of a month after he was sent back to Triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre. Holder replaced left-hander Stephen Tarpley on the roster after Yankees optioned the reliever following Sunday's game.
Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo will not face rape charges in Las Vegas
Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo will face no charges in Las Vegas in connection with a 10-year-old sexual assault allegation because the case cannot be proven beyond a reasonable doubt, prosecutors said on Monday. Ronaldo, who is widely regarded as one of the greatest soccer players of all time and plays for the Italian club Juventus, has maintained he is innocent of rape.
MLB roundup: Yastrzemski, Giants walk off in 12th
The San Francisco Giants worked their extra-inning magic on the visiting New York Mets once again Sunday afternoon, getting a walk-off, opposite-field home run from Mike Yastrzemski in the bottom of the 12th for a 3-2 victory. The win was the Giants' third in the four-game series, all in extra innings. They prevailed 3-2 in 16 innings on Thursday and 1-0 in 10 on Friday before getting overpowered 11-4 on Saturday.
Report: Jets signing former Texans TE Griffin
The New York Jets are signing former Houston Texans tight end Ryan Griffin to fill in for the recently suspended Chris Herndon, NFL Network reported Monday. Earlier this month, the NFL suspended Herndon for the first four games of the 2019 season for violating the league's substance-abuse policy. He pleaded guilty in January to a 2018 DWI charge.
Wizards expected to offer All-Star G Beal an extension
The Washington Wizards are expected to offer All-Star guard Bradley Beal a three-year $111 million extension this week, although there are no indications he will accept immediately, ESPN reported Monday. Beal, 26, still has two years and $55.8 million remaining on his current contract. He will be able to receive an extension offer on Friday and then would have until Oct. 21 to sign it. Beal's agent Mark Bartelstein said careful consideration will be given to any extension offer.
FINA warns Horton but fellow swimmers applaud podium protest
Mack Horton has received a warning from swimming's world governing body FINA over his refusal to share a podium with China's Sun Yang in protest of the gold medallist's doping history. Sun, who had served a doping ban in 2014 and was labelled a "drug cheat" by Horton before the Rio Olympics final, was given the green light to compete in Gwangju after being cleared by a FINA panel of breaching the governing body's rules earlier this year.
WTA roundup: Gasparyan upset at Baltic Open
Romania's Irina Bara moved into the second round of the inaugural Baltic Open when No. 5 seed Margarita Gasparyan was forced to retire while trailing 6-4, 4-6, 4-0 on Monday in Jurmala, Latvia. The Russian took a medical timeout down 0-3 in the third set and was stretching her knee between points before bowing out after 2 hours, 7 minutes.
Report: Redskins' Williams to hold out of camp
Washington Redskins offensive tackle Trent Williams is not expected to report to training camp with the rest of the team later this week, NFL Network reported Monday. Williams missed a mandatory minicamp in June and his absence is expected to extend well into training camp, per the report.