Development News Edition
Give Feedback

Reuters Sports News Summary

LeBron regrets pressuring son by naming him LeBron Jr.

Reuters Last Updated at 28 Jul 2018, 13:07 IST
Reuters Sports News Summary
  • LeBron regrets pressuring son by naming him LeBron Jr. (Image Credit: Twitter)

Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.

LeBron regrets pressuring son by naming him LeBron Jr.

LeBron James said he regrets putting additional pressure on his 14-year-old son by naming him LeBron James Jr. In a preview of the new HBO show "The Shop" released Thursday, comedian Jon Stewart asked James about what he tells his kids to ease the burden of playing basketball in James' massive shadow.

Athletics: IAAF maintains the ban on Russia over widespread doping

Russia's ban from international athletics over widespread doping has been maintained by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), the president of the sport's governing body, Sebastian Coe, said on Friday. Russia has been suspended from international athletics since November 2015 after the McLaren report discovered widespread doping.

NBA notebook: Rockets, Capela reportedly reach $90 million deal

The standoff between the Houston Rockets and restricted free agent center Clint Capela appears over, as Capela signed a five-year, $90 million contract with the club, ESPN reported Friday. As a restricted free agent, Capela could have signed the team's $4.3 million qualifying offer and reached free agency in July 2019. But he had not yet signed it, instead holding out hopes for a deal in the $100 million range, putting him on par with Thunder big man Steven Adams (four years, $100 million) and Jazz eraser Rudy Gobert (four years, $102 million).

Caps, F Wilson reach six-year, $31 million deal

The Washington Capitals re-signed forward Tom Wilson to a six-year contract worth $5.17 million annually, the team announced Friday. Wilson was a restricted free agent this offseason. He made $2.25 million last season.

Trucks notebook: No margin for error as playoffs loom

LONG POND, Pa. -- There are five NASCAR Camping World Truck Series drivers who are feeling comfortable. There are three who have every reason to be nervous.

MLB roundup: Betts' first walk-off HR caps wild Red Sox win

Mookie Betts led off the bottom of the 10th inning with a home run as the Boston Red Sox snapped a two-game losing streak with a 4-3 victory over the visiting Minnesota Twins on Friday night at Fenway Park. It was Betts' 25th homer of the season and his first career walk-off homer. The blast over the Green Monster in left field came on the second pitch of the inning from Matt Belisle (1-1).

NFL notebook: Chargers CB Verrett suffers camp's first big injury

The first significant training camp injury for 2018 hit the Los Angeles Chargers on Friday, as cornerback Jason Verrett suffered a torn Achilles during a conditioning test at training camp and is likely out for the season, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported. Verrett, 27, missed the majority of the past two seasons due to a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, injuring it Week 3 of the 2016 season and requiring a second procedure in September 2017 because of complications.

MLB notebook: Cubs trade for Rangers' Hamels

Cole Hamels was traded to the Chicago Cubs on Friday in exchange for right-hander Eddie Butler and Class-A right-hander Rollie Lacy. Hamels, 152-111 with a 3.43 ERA, is owed the prorated balance of the $22.5 million due in the final year of his contract this season. The deal includes a $20 million club option for 2019.

Riley: Heat willing to wait on Wade's decision

Is Dwyane Wade interested in playing for the Miami Heat next season? Team president Pat Riley doesn't know the answer, but he says he willing to wait to find out. "I want him back as a player," Riley said. "I want him back as a competitor. I want him back as a guy who wants to have the greatest year he ever had as a player. I read more articles about 'Dwyane being done, he's lost a step, he's not the same player, he might not have the same motivation.' But I still see a player who can contribute heavily if he really wants to."

Trump applauds Jerry Jones' stand-for-anthem stance; Jenkins dubs Jones 'bully'

President Donald Trump used Twitter on Friday to share his support of Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones' player-will-stand position. "Way to go, Jerry," Trump wrote on Twitter. "This is what the league should do!"

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

add banner


Download our Android App on Google Play