Update on the latest in sports:
Redskins face Eagles in Monday night football
PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Carson Wentz put all his skills on display against the Washington Redskins last season.
He showed off his strong arm, his accuracy, his running skills, ability to escape and toughness in two double-digit wins, helping the Philadelphia Eagles to the No. 1 seed in the NFC before a knee injury ended his season.
The Eagles (5-6) need Wentz to play at that level tonight when they host the Redskins (6-5) in an important division game. And they expect to see Wentz at his best even though he’s still less than a year removed from surgery to repair two torn knee ligaments.
Chicago Bulls fire coach Fred Hoiberg; Boylen takes over
CHICAGO (AP) – The Chicago Bulls have fired coach Fred Hoiberg with the team stuck near the bottom of the standings.
The Bulls promoted associated head coach Jim Boylen to take over.
Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations John Paxson said the move was difficult but was necessary with the Bulls mired at 5-19, with only two teams with worse records.
Hoiberg was named Chicago’s head coach in June 2015 after spending five seasons as head coach at Iowa State. He finishes his tenure in Chicago with a record of 115-155 (.426) and a single playoff appearance, when the Bulls were ousted in the first round by Boston in 2017.
FIFA picks women’s World Cup referees; no video review yet
ZURICH (AP) – FIFA has named a 75-woman list of match officials for next year’s Women’s World Cup, with no specialist video review yet.
Seven months before the 24-team tournament opens in France, FIFA has not committed to the same video review system used at the men’s World Cup in Russia. The expected deadline to decide is a March 14-15 FIFA Council meeting in Miami.
A likely issue is potentially using male video assistant referees working with the all-female match official teams.
FIFA says it picked 27 referees and 48 assistants for duty from 42 different countries for the June 7-July 7 tournament. They include Kateryna Monzul of Ukraine, who refereed the 2015 Women’s World Cup final.