Thrilling Sports Roundup: Retirements, Extensions, and Epic Matches

Corey Linsley, once with the Chargers, is set to retire after a heart issue. The Browns extended contracts for key figures Berry and Stefanski. Exciting MLB, NFL, NBA, F1, and tennis updates were also featured, including impending MLB surgeries and NBA media deals. Anticipate a Celtics vs. Mavericks NBA Finals showdown.

Reuters | Updated: 06-06-2024 13:26 IST | Created: 06-06-2024 13:26 IST
Thrilling Sports Roundup: Retirements, Extensions, and Epic Matches

Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.

Corey Linsley released by Chargers, expected to retire

The Los Angeles Chargers released Corey Linsley on Wednesday, paving the way for the former All-Pro center to retire. Linsley, 32, competed in three games last season before being diagnosed with a non-emergent heart issue. He was placed on the reserve/non-football injury list on Sept. 30.

Browns sign GM Andrew Berry, Kevin Stefanski to extensions

The Cleveland Browns signed general manager Andrew Berry and head coach Kevin Stefanski to contract extensions on Wednesday. Terms of the deals were not disclosed for Berry and Stefanski, who arrived in Cleveland ahead of the 2020 season. Two playoff berths and two NFL Coach of the Year awards for Stefanski apparently were reason enough for the Browns to extend their contracts.

MLB roundup: Pirates' Paul Skenes beats Dodgers

Shohei Ohtani hit a home run off of Paul Skenes, but the touted right-handed rookie and the Pittsburgh Pirates prevailed 10-6 over the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday. Nick Gonzales matched his career high with four RBIs for Pittsburgh, including a two-run double that ignited a seven-run second inning. Yasmani Grandal, Edward Olivares and Ke'Bryan Hayes each had RBI singles for the Pirates, who can sweep the three-game series with a win on Thursday.

Steelers sign CB Cameron Sutton

Cornerback Cameron Sutton signed a one-year contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers on Wednesday. Financial terms were not disclosed by the team.

Motor racing-Verstappen needs to end his M sequence in Montreal

Max Verstappen was dominant in Montreal a year ago, leading every lap from pole, but he faces a fight for a third successive Canadian Grand Prix victory this weekend. There have been three different winners in the last three races and, after winning 19 of 22 in the most one-sided Formula One season last year, Red Bull's triple world champion has now failed to win three of the last six.

Ex-Islanders coach Lane Lambert hired by Maple Leafs

The Toronto Maple Leafs named Lane Lambert as an associate coach on Wednesday. He joins the staff of Craig Berube, hired May 17 to replace Sheldon Keefe. Toronto fired Keefe after the Maple Leafs lost their first-round playoff series to the Boston Bruins in seven games.

NBA-Favored Celtics battle Doncic and the Mavs in NBA Finals

A Celtics team desperate for championship glory face Luka Doncic and a Dallas Mavericks squad eager to play spoiler in an intriguing NBA Finals matchup that tips off Thursday in Boston. Led by superstars Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, the sharpshooting Celtics have had a relatively easy road to the finals.

Astros' Jose Urquidy, Cristian Javier to have surgery, out for season

Houston Astros right-handers Jose Urquidy and Cristian Javier each are scheduled to undergo right elbow surgery and miss the remainder of the season. Surgery for Urquidy is planned for Wednesday while Javier will have surgery on Thursday, the team announced.

NBA nears rights deal worth $76 billion with NBC, ESPN and Amazon, WSJ reports

The National Basketball Association is closing in on media rights deals with Comcast-owned NBC, Disney's ESPN, and that would generate about $76 billion in media revenue over 11 years, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday. Rights to the widely watched professional basketball league are a prized possession for media companies. Sports content continues to attract a reliable and loyal audience at a time when traditional TV businesses are losing millions of subscribers to cord-cutting.

Tennis-Swiatek wary of Gauff threat in French Open semis

World number one Iga Swiatek holds a commanding 10-1 record over Coco Gauff but the top seed feels the American has matured since she burst on to the scene as a teenager and will pose a stern test when they meet in the French Open semi-finals on Thursday. Gauff's lone win over Swiatek came on a hardcourt at Cincinnati last year where the American prevailed in a three-setter en route to her first WTA 1000 title, which also paved the way for her to win a first Grand Slam at the U.S. Open.

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