Reuters Sports News Summary
The Wizards earned their season-high sixth consecutive win while handing the Warriors just their second loss in the past seven games. Tom Brady’s assessment of jersey number rule: 'Dumb' Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady isn't impressed with the new rule approved by NFL owners that relaxes the jersey number limitations for a slew of positions, calling it "dumb" on Thursday.Reuters | Updated: 23-04-2021 05:24 IST | Created: 23-04-2021 05:24 IST
Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.
Tennis: 'I'm cured!' - Suarez Navarro completes Hodgkin lymphoma treatment
Former world number six Carla Suarez Navarro said on Thursday she has completed treatment for Hodgkin lymphoma and is cured of her cancer. The 32-year-old Spaniard had announced last September that she was diagnosed with early stage Hodgkin lymphoma and would need to go through six months of chemotherapy.
Cowboys re-sign DL Antwaun Woods
WTA roundup: Simona Halep rolls at Stuttgart
Second-seeded Simona Halep cruised to a straight-sets victory in less than an hour and No. 8 seed Belinda Bencic was defeated Thursday at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart, Germany. Halep, of Romania, had little trouble dispatching Czech Marketa Vondrousova 6-1, 6-3. Halep was phenomenal on her second serve, winning 93 percent of those points. She won 73 percent of her first serves, too.
NBA roundup: Wizards slow Warriors' Stephen Curry
The streaking Washington Wizards harassed Stephen Curry into 7-for-25 shooting while getting 29 points from Bradley Beal and a triple-double from Russell Westbrook in a 118-114 victory over the visiting Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night. Westbrook finished with 14 points, a game-high 20 rebounds and 10 assists, though he turned the ball over nine times. The Wizards earned their season-high sixth consecutive win while handing the Warriors just their second loss in the past seven games.
Tom Brady’s assessment of jersey number rule: 'Dumb'
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady isn't impressed with the new rule approved by NFL owners that relaxes the jersey number limitations for a slew of positions, calling it "dumb" on Thursday. NFL owners approved the rule change that now allows linebackers to wear any number between 1 and 59, defensive backs between 1 and 49, and defensive linemen any number between 50 and 79 as well as 90 to 99.
Tokyo Olympic torch staffer becomes event's 1st COVID-19 infection
A police officer helping with Japan's Olympic Torch relay has become the first participant in the event to be diagnosed with COVID-19, organisers said on Thursday. A man in his 30s tested positive for the virus after working on the relay in Kagawa prefecture on Japan's southern island of Shikoku, Tokyo 2020 said in a statement.
Seahawks re-sign backup QB Geno Smith
The Seattle Seahawks are bringing back Geno Smith to back up franchise quarterback Russell Wilson for a third year in a row. Terms were not released.
Equestrian: U.S. showjumper banned 10-years for using electric shock on horses
American showjumper Andrew Kocher has received a 10-year suspension for using electric spurs on his horses, the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) said on Thursday. Kocher, who has represented the U.S. internationally at the Nations Cup, was also disqualified from eight events between June 2018 and November 2019, fined 10,000 Swiss Francs ($11,000) and ordered to pay costs.
Top-seeded Rafael Nadal survived another three-setter Thursday, advancing to the quarterfinals at the Barcelona Open in Spain with a 6-0, 2-6, 6-2 victory against Japan's Kei Nishikori. The 11-time Barcelona champion, who rallied from a set down a day earlier to beat Ilya Ivashka of Belarus, saved 11 of 13 break points and eliminated Nishikori in two hours and 19 minutes. The Spanish star's next opponent will be Britain's Cameron Norrie, who was leading 6-0, 3-5 when No. 8 David Goffin of Belgium retired (right leg).
Pirates 3B Ke’Bryan Hayes aggravates wrist injury
Pittsburgh Pirates rookie third baseman Ke'Bryan Hayes aggravated a left wrist injury sustained on the opening weekend of the season. Todd Tomczyk, the team's director of sports medicine, said Hayes felt pain while swinging at a pitch on Wednesday as he prepared to return from the 10-day injured list.
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