Compiled from wire reports

Swimming

Phelps to take part in

Discovery’s Shark Week

•?Olympic champ Michael Phelps is participating in Discovery network’s Shark Week this summer, although he won’t be asked to outswim one.

It’s not immediately clear what Phelps will be doing, although Discovery President Rich Ross said Tuesday he’s intrigued about seeing the fastest human swimmer interact with nature’s fastest.

Perhaps Phelps can be encouraged to go underwater in a shark cage, he said.

The week of shark-themed programming in mid-summer is annually Discovery’s biggest event.

Phelps has won 28 Olympic swimming medals, 23 of them gold.

soccer?Argentina’s Messi banned from World Cup qualifiers

•?Lionel Messi was banned from Argentina’s next four World Cup qualifiers, starting with Tuesday’s game in Bolivia.

FIFA says Messi was banned for verbally abusing an assistant referee during a home qualifier against Chile on Thursday.

FIFA intervened when the incident was not initially reported by the Brazilian referee after Argentina’s 1-0 win at Monumental Stadium in Buenos Aires. It was judged a red-card offense for Messi.

Skiing

Strachova announces

retirement at age 32

•?Sarka Strachova, the 2007 slalom world champion, said she is retiring from skiing. The 32-year-old slalom specialist announced her decision in Prague.

Besides the gold in Are, Sweden, she also took silver at the 2009 world championships in Val d’Isere, France, and a couple of bronze medals in 2005 and 2015. At the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, Strachova won bronze. She won two World Cup slaloms in her career and reached 17 World Cup podiums.

• American Hig Roberts won the men’s giant slalom in the U.S. Alpine Championships at foggy Sugarloaf Mountain in Maine for his first national title. He edged seven-time national champion Tim Jitloff by .14 seconds.

tennis

Murray to miss quarterfinal?because of elbow injury

•?Andy Murray will miss Britain’s Davis Cup quarterfinal series against France next month because of an elbow injury. Murray sustained the injury in practice and also recently withdrew from the Miami Open.

Britain captain Leon Davis says “not having Andy in the side is obviously a big loss to our team, but most importantly we all wish him well for a speedy recovery back to full health and fitness.”

Dan Evans, Kyle Edmund, Jamie Murray and Dom Inglot will line up for Britain on clay in Rouen from April 7-9.

• Rafael Nadal will not play in the Davis Cup quarterfinals when Spain faces Serbia April 7-9 in Belgrade.

The 14-time Grand Slam champion was not in the team announced by Spain captain Conchita Martinez. No reason was given..

— From wire reports