Reuters Sports News Summary
Scheffler transformed into a bona fide PGA Tour star from a player on the rise while winning four times in 2022 and he has already triumphed twice this year, including in his most recent start at The Players Championship. Golf-Rahm no fan of proposed rule change that would reduce distance A rule proposal by golf's governing bodies that would limit the distance balls can travel in professional tournaments would only serve to hurt the players who hit it shorter off the tee, world number two Jon Rahm said on Tuesday.
Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.
Basketball-New York's iconic 'Captain' Reed dies at 80
Hall of Famer Willis Reed, the beloved former New York Knicks player who won two championships, has died at the age of 80, the National Basketball Retired Players Association said on Tuesday. The seven-time All-Star spent his decade-long career with the Knicks, where he famously took the court in Game 7 of the 1970 NBA Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers despite suffering a leg injury earlier.
NBA roundup: Knicks' Julius Randle scores 57, Wolves still prevail
Taurean Prince outdueled Julius Randle in a battle of performances that flirted with history Monday night, hitting all eight of his 3-point shots and scoring the insurance basket with 10.4 seconds remaining as the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves edged the New York Knicks 140-134. Prince racked up 35 points and finished one 3-pointer shy of tying the NBA record for most 3-pointers without a miss, held by Ben Gordon (twice) and Latrell Sprewell. Prince is just the seventh player to hit at least eight 3-pointers without a miss.
Tennis-Giorgi hangs on to beat Kanepi at Miami Open
Italy's Camila Giorgi survived a near nightmare third-set collapse to edge Estonian Kaia Kanepi 7-6(4) 6-7(4) 7-6(4) in a marathon first-round match at the Miami Open on Tuesday. Giorgi appeared in complete control when she took a 5-0 third set lead but the veteran Kanepi refused to go away, erasing two match points to draw level at 5-5.
NHL roundup: Aleksander Barkov sets Panthers' scoring record
Carter Verhaeghe scored two goals to lead the Florida Panthers to a 5-2 road win over the Detroit Red Wings on Monday. Matthew Tkachuk had a goal and two assists, Gustav Forsling and Eric Staal each scored and Sam Bennett had two assists for Florida, which has won three straight.
EXCLUSIVE-Olympics-Paris 2024 plans Games relay changes, fewer torches-source
Paris 2024 Olympic torchbearers may not all get to keep their torches as a cherished memento of the Games because organisers plan to cut down on the number made in the name of sustainability, a source told Reuters. It is still unclear how many torches, which usually burn a mixture of gases, will be produced for the thousands of runners who will take part in next year's relay ahead of the July 26-Aug. 11 summer Olympics.
Soccer-Arsenal to take on MLS All-Stars led by Rooney
Premier League leaders Arsenal will provide the opposition for the Major League Soccer All-Stars who will be managed by D.C. United head coach Wayne Rooney at the mid-season showcase, MLS said on Tuesday. It will mark the second appearance in the All-Star game for Arsenal, who could arrive at Washington, D.C.'s Audi Field for the July 19 match as newly minted Premier League champions.
Soccer-Premier League to allow players to break fast mid-game during Ramadan - report
Refereeing bodies have told Premier League and English Football League match officials to pause play so players can break their fast during the holy period of Ramadan, Sky Sports reported on Tuesday. Match officials have been issued guidance so players can break their fast by taking on liquids, energy gels or supplements on the touchline during a pause in play. Ramadan begins on Wednesday and lasts a month.
Soccer-U.S. players ready to move on from Reyna dispute-Ream
United States defender Tim Ream said the national team had moved on from an ugly saga involving the federation and team mate Gio Reyna, ahead of Friday's CONCACAF Nations League game against Grenada. U.S. Soccer was embroiled in turmoil after returning from the World Cup in Qatar when a bitter dispute broke out between former coach Gregg Berhalter, U.S. midfielder Reyna and his parents.
Golf-Scheffler not tinkering with 'good recipe' that puts focus on golf
Masters champion Scottie Scheffler said on Tuesday a key reason behind the remarkable success he has enjoyed over the last 13 months on the PGA Tour is a support team that helps him shut out the background noise and focus on golf. Scheffler transformed into a bona fide PGA Tour star from a player on the rise while winning four times in 2022 and he has already triumphed twice this year, including in his most recent start at The Players Championship.
Golf-Rahm no fan of proposed rule change that would reduce distance
A rule proposal by golf's governing bodies that would limit the distance balls can travel in professional tournaments would only serve to hurt the players who hit it shorter off the tee, world number two Jon Rahm said on Tuesday. The proposal made last week by the Royal and Ancient and United States Golf Association would give competition organisers the option to require players to use only balls that meet maximum-distance criteria.
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