Reuters Sports News Summary
Goodwin, 30, was released by the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday night. Golf-Johnson commits to U.S. Open warm-up at Congaree World number one Dustin Johnson has committed to play in the Palmetto Championship at Congaree Golf Club in his home state of South Carolina a week before the U.S. Open, the PGA Tour said on Tuesday.Reuters | Updated: 05-05-2021 05:24 IST | Created: 05-05-2021 05:24 IST
Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.
Ravens sign veteran LT Alejandro Villanueva
Former Pittsburgh Steelers tackle Alejandro Villanueva signed Tuesday with the AFC North rival Baltimore Ravens. Multiple outlets reported it was a two-year, $14 million deal with $8 million guaranteed.
Cardinals put reliever Jordan Hicks (inflammation) on IL
The St. Louis Cardinals put right-handed relief pitcher Jordan Hicks on the 10-day injured list Tuesday with right elbow inflammation. The Cardinals recalled right-handed pitcher Johan Oviedo from Triple-A Memphis, and he will start Tuesday night's game against the New York Mets.
White Sox sign OF Brian Goodwin
The Chicago White Sox signed free agent outfielder Brian Goodwin to a minor league deal on Tuesday in a move to help bolster the team's decimated outfield. Goodwin, 30, was released by the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday night.
Golf-Johnson commits to U.S. Open warm-up at Congaree
World number one Dustin Johnson has committed to play in the Palmetto Championship at Congaree Golf Club in his home state of South Carolina a week before the U.S. Open, the PGA Tour said on Tuesday. The June 10-13 Palmetto Championship replaced the Canadian Open on the PGA Tour's schedule after that event was cancelled due to logistical challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Basketball-From trial balloon to TV ratings hit, WNBA marks 25 years
By age 22, Rebecca Lobo had picked up a national college basketball championship, numerous player-of-the-year awards and Olympic gold at the 1996 Atlanta Games. But the 6-foot-4 (193 cm) center’s future on the court was uncertain: She joined the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) in its inaugural 1997 season, at a moment when some questioned whether a professional women's league could survive for the long term.
Brendon Todd out of Wells Fargo after positive test
Brendon Todd has withdrawn from this week's Wells Fargo Championship after testing positive for COVID-19, the PGA Tour announced Tuesday. He will be replaced in the field by first alternate J.J. Spaun when play begins on Thursday at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C.
Tigers LHP Matthew Boyd set for Sunday start
Detroit Tigers manager A.J. Hinch said starting pitcher Matthew Boyd will avoid the injured list and will likely start Sunday's home game against the Minnesota Twins. The left-hander was removed in the second inning of last Thursday's start because of tendinitis in his left knee.
Shortstop Trevor Story (finger) back in lineup for Rockies
Colorado Rockies two-time All-Star Trevor Story was in the starting lineup at shortstop in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the San Francisco Giants. Story was removed in the eighth inning of the Rockies' 8-4 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday after being hit by a pitch on his right index finger. X-rays cleared him of any structural damage.
Motor racing: Ex-Marseille coach Villas-Boas to make world rally debut
Former Olympique de Marseille and Chelsea coach Andre Villas-Boas has swapped the dugout for the World Rallying Championship. The 43-year-old will make his debut later this month in Portugal, driving a Citroen C3 in WRC3, the third tier of the championship for privateer cars.
Report: LeBron James (ankle) to miss at least next two games
Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James is expected to sit out the team's next two games -- on the road against the Los Angeles Clippers and Portland Trail Blazers -- to rest his injured ankle, ESPN reported Tuesday. After missing 20 games because of the injury, James returned to play in the Lakers' loss to Sacramento on Friday and their loss to Toronto on Sunday. He had 16 points, eight rebounds and seven assists against the Kings; and added 19 points, seven rebounds and six assists against the Raptors.
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