Reuters Sports News Summary
Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.
Calgary Olympic committee recommends city scrap 2026 Winter Games bid
Calgary's Olympic assessment committee on Tuesday recommended the city scrap a bid for the 2026 Winter Games after a funding row with the Canadian government. A full vote of council on whether to officially take the western Canadian city, which previously hosted the Olympics in 1988, out of the running will be held on Wednesday.
NBA roundup: Thompson sets trey record
Klay Thompson set an NBA record with 14 3-pointers as part of an NBA-season-high 52-point performance, and the visiting Golden State Warriors stormed to a 149-124 win over the Chicago Bulls on Monday night. The Warriors scored 92 points in the first half -- the most ever by a road team and the second most of all time behind the Phoenix Suns, who had 107 in the first half against the Denver Nuggets on Nov. 19, 1990.
Eagles acquire Lions WR Tate for third-rounder
The Philadelphia Eagles acquired wide receiver Golden Tate from the Detroit Lions in exchange for a third-round pick on Tuesday, both teams announced. "It's been real DETROIT! I'll love ya forever. Philly Philly let's get it!!" Tate tweeted.
College football notebook: Alabama tops first CFP ranking
Alabama earned the top spot in the first College Football Playoff ranking, which was announced Tuesday night. The Crimson Tide were followed by Clemson, LSU and Notre Dame in the top four of the initial rankings. The list is likely to change soon when Alabama visits LSU this weekend in a battle of longtime SEC rivals.
Seahawks LB Kendricks gets eight-game suspension
The NFL decided the suspension for Seattle Seahawks linebacker Mychal Kendricks will be eight games for his guilty plea to federal insider trading charges, the league announced Tuesday. He previously had been suspended indefinitely under the league's personal conduct policy.
Wise named PGA Tour rookie of the year
Aaron Wise was named the PGA Tour's rookie of the year on Tuesday after posting four top 10 finishes, including his first career win at the AT&T Byron Nelson. The 22-year-old resident of Las Vegas was one of eight rookies to qualify for the FedExCup playoffs but the only one to advance to the season-ending TOUR Championship.
Red Sox pick up Sale's $15 million option
The Boston Red Sox picked up the $15 million option on left-hander Chris Sale's contract for the 2019 season. Sale will be entering the final year of a five-year deal he signed with the White Sox in 2013. He was traded to the Red Sox in 2017 and went on to finish second in the American League Cy Young voting with a 17-8 record and 2.90 ERA.
Motor racing: Calderon sets a female F1 first for Latin America
Colombian Tatiana Calderon became the first Latin American woman to drive a Formula One car in an official capacity when she took part in a promotional event for the Sauber team in Mexico on Tuesday. The 25-year-old GP3 racer was appointed official test driver for the Ferrari-powered Swiss team last March after a year in a development role but on Tuesday she had her first opportunity to drive the 2018 car.
Tennis: Kasatkina outlasts Wang in Zhuhai opener
Top seed Daria Kasatkina overcame a stern test from Wang Qiang in the opening round-robin match at the WTA Elite Trophy in Zhuhai, outlasting the local favorite 6-1 2-6 7-5 on Tuesday. Competing as a top-10 player for the first time, Kasatkina broke her opponent twice to claim the opening set.
American sisters sue USA Gymnastics over sex abuse scandal
Two former USA Gymnastics national team members on Monday filed civil lawsuits against the organization, disgraced ex-team doctor Larry Nassar, and the U.S. Olympic Committee for failing to prevent sexual assault of young women in their care. Tasha Schwikert, 33, who won a bronze medal at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, and her sister Jordan, 32, described themselves as Nassar victims during a news conference at a Los Angeles law firm.
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