Reuters Sports News Summary

Reuters | Updated: 16-04-2024 05:24 IST | Created: 16-04-2024 05:24 IST
Reuters Sports News Summary

Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.

Tennis-Murray will not have surgery on injured ankle

Andy Murray will not undergo surgery on the ankle he injured at the Miami Open last month but no timeline has been given for his return, the BBC reported on Monday. The 36-year-old Scot rolled his ankle in the deciding set of his loss to Czech Tomas Machac in southern Florida and withdrew from this month's Monte Carlo Masters and Munich Open.

Olympics-U.S. keeping up focus on mental health at Paris Games

The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee has raised the bar on mental health services in sport, Jess Bartley, the senior director of psychological services at the USOPC, said on Monday.

Once seen as taboo in the hard-charging world of elite sports, the topic of mental health was thrust to the fore thanks in part to American gymnast Simone Biles, who rewrote the playbook on athlete wellness at the Tokyo Games three years ago.

NBA sets all-time regular-season attendance record

The NBA broke all-time regular-season records for total attendance, average attendance and sellouts for the second straight year in 2023-24. The final numbers released by the league Monday included a total attendance of 22,536,341 (up from 22,234,502 in 2022-23), an average attendance of 18,322 (18,077 last season) and 872 sellouts (791 in 2022-23). Arenas were filled to 98 percent capacity, also an all-time high.

Basketball-Indiana Fever select Clark with first pick of WNBA Draft

The Indiana Fever selected sharpshooter Caitlin Clark with the first pick of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) Draft on Monday in Brooklyn. The pick came as little surprise after 22-year-old Clark's astonishing final year at Iowa, where she broke the all-time NCAA scoring record and sent ratings skyrocketing during the March Madness tournament.

Athletics-Lemma wins men's Boston Marathon, Obiri retains women's title

Ethiopian Sisay Lemma won the 2024 Boston Marathon on Monday after a solo surge early in the race gave him the platform to finish first in two hours, six minutes and 17 seconds. His compatriot Mohamed Esa took second place, 41 seconds behind Lemma while defending champion Evans Chebet of Kenya was third, one minute and five seconds off the winner.

Olympics-Lee on comeback trail after battling kidney disease

Olympic champion Sunisa Lee has said the kidney disease that threatened her gymnastics career is in remission and she feels better than ever as she bids for a spot on the U.S. team for this year's Paris Games. The 21-year-old American, who won the all-around gold at the Tokyo Olympics, revealed late last year that the disease caused her face, fingers and legs to swell and made it difficult at times to even get out of bed.

Olympics-All set for Paris 2024 Games torch ceremony after sunny dress rehearsal

The torch for the Paris 2024 Olympics was lit by the sun's rays in a dress rehearsal in ancient Olympia on Monday ahead of Tuesday's official ceremony that will mark the final stretch to the Games in France. A Greek actress playing the high priestess used a parabolic mirror and the sun's rays to ignite the torch in the final rehearsal before Tuesday's traditional ceremony at the birthplace of the Olympic Games in ancient Greece.

NHL roundup: Vegas overcomes 3-goal hole to win in OT

Tomas Hertl scored on a deflection 1:23 into overtime as the Vegas Golden Knights, behind a pair of goals by William Karlsson, rallied from a three-goal, third-period deficit to defeat the Colorado Avalanche 4-3 on Sunday afternoon in Las Vegas. Hertl, stationed in front of the crease, redirected Jack Eichel's shot from the left point inside the right post for the game-winner. Hertl's goal came on a power play after Colorado defenseman Josh Manson picked up a high-sticking penalty on Eichel with 11.2 seconds left in regulation.

Soccer-New U.S. manager Hayes will bring winning mentality for Paris, say players

Chelsea manager Emma Hayes will bring a winning spirit to the United States women's national soccer team at the Paris Games this summer after a pair of disappointing Olympic outings, U.S. players said on Monday. The Americans want to exorcise the demons of their disastrous World Cup last year and return to the top of the Olympic podium when they travel to Paris after having to settle for bronze in Tokyo and leaving Rio empty handed.

Ben Shelton becomes new American No. 1

Ben Shelton became the No. 1 American in the ATP rankings for the first time Monday, surpassing Taylor Fritz. The 21-year-old Shelton, in just his second full season on the tour, reached a career-high No. 14 in the world.

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