The following are news brief of the latest happenings in the world of sports on Wednesday, April 11.
- Carlos Tevez has been named in Manchester City starting line-up for the Barclays Premier League clash against West Bromwich on Wednesday. Tevez has not started for City since last September, while he only recent returned after a long time being out of the first team for disciplinary reasons.
- Ryan Giggs returns for Manchester United, while Javier Hernandez has replaced Danny Welbeck as Wayne Rooney’s strike partner for the Premier League game against Wigan. Manchester United lead the table standing by eight-points. Phil Jones comes in for Rafael, while Nani is on the bench.
- Former Sunderland manager Steve Bruce has revealed that he played a part in sending former Wigan winger Antonio Valencia to Manchester United. It was believed that several European clubs, including Real Madrid wanted to signed the Ecuadorian. He : “Real Madrid wanted him and so did Bayern Munich, but Wigan chairman Dave Whelan and I wanted him to go to Old Trafford. That was always going to happen if we had our way!”
- Manchester United winger Ashley Youngs says the league leaders must not take its foot off the gas pedal when they face Wigan in another crucial Barclays Premier League game on Wednesday. Young said on www.manutd.com: “Wigan is a tough place to go to – they’re desperate for points and will want to win in front of their own fans. We’ve got to be on our toes and be ready for a tough game.”
- Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt will open his 2012 track and field season at a local meeting in Kingston on Saturday. Bolt, who initially announced on his website that he would open at the Jamaica International on May 8, will join world 100m champion Yohan Blake on a Racers 4x100m relay team.
- Chelsea FC have announced that they will play against an MLS All-Star team during their trip to the United States this summer. The Barclays Premier League side will play the game at Philadelphia Union’s PPL Park on July 25.