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Sports News Roundup: Phillies name ex-skipper Manuel hitting coach; Woods ready to play in BMW Championship

Reuters | Updated: 14-08-2019 05:23 IST | Created: 14-08-2019 05:21 IST
Sports News Roundup: Phillies name ex-skipper Manuel hitting coach; Woods ready to play in BMW Championship
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Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.

Seahawks quarterback Wilson joins Sounders ownership group

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and his Grammy Award winning wife Ciara have become part owners of MLS's Seattle Sounders, they said on Tuesday, adding their names to the star-studded ownership group. "We are fired up about the Seattle Sounders because it's our home. It's the place we get to raise our kids and the place we are forever connected to," the couple said in a joint statement.

Phillies name ex-skipper Manuel hitting coach

The Philadelphia Phillies replaced hitting coach John Mallee with former manager Charlie Manuel on Tuesday. The team currently ranks 24th in the majors in batting average (.245), 23rd in home runs (149) and 22nd in slugging percentage (.738).

Kerber knocked out by Estonian Kontaveit in Cincinnati

Estonian Anett Kontaveit ousted German 13th seed Angelique Kerber 7-6(7) 6-2 in the opening round of the Cincinnati Masters on Tuesday. The 23-year-old Kontaveit came from 5-3 down and saved a set point at 6-5 on the way to taking the opening set against the former world number one.

Del Potro withdraws from U.S. Open as knee rehab continues

Juan Martin del Potro will not compete at this year's U.S. Open as the 2009 champion continues to recover from a knee injury, tournament organizers said on Tuesday. The Argentine re-fractured his kneecap during the Queen's Club Championships in June in the latest setback to his injury- plagued career.

Former Oklahoma star RB Gaddis dies at 50

Former Oklahoma running back Mike Gaddis has died, according to multiple reports. He was 50. Gaddis reportedly died Monday at his home in Oklahoma City. A cause of death wasn't immediately released.

WR Brown rejoins Raiders after helmet grievance

Oakland Raiders wideout Antonio Brown returned to training camp Tuesday in Napa, Calif., one day after losing his helmet grievance with the NFL. Brown had not been with the team since he left practice early on July 30.

Wawrinka sees off determined Dimitrov in Cincinnati

Swiss Stan Wawrinka overcame battling Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov 5-7 6-4 7-6(4) in a roller-coaster first-round match at the Cincinnati Masters on Tuesday. Dimitrov clawed back from a double break down in the decider to level at 5-5 and after Wawrinka broke again, Dimitrov forced the tiebreak.

Giants owner hopes rookie QB Jones won't have to play

New York Giants owner John Mara is rooting for Eli Manning. Asked by SNY what he thought an ideal 2019 season would look like, Mara said the 38-year-old Manning is the Giants' present and rookie first-rounder Daniel Jones is the franchise's future.

Simbine on world mission but rues Semenya absence

South African sprinter Akani Simbine will look to become the fastest man on earth at next month's world championships but he will run with a heavy heart that his compatriot and friend Caster Semenya will not be joining him in Doha. Simbine, 25, has enjoyed a stellar year in preparation for his fourth world championships, winning 100-metres gold at last year's Commonwealth Games and triumphing at London's Diamond League meeting in July.

Woods ready to play in BMW Championship

Tiger Woods says he is ready to play golf again this week after the former world number one withdrew from last week's Northern Trust due to back pain. Woods arrived on Tuesday at Medinah, Illinois, venue for this week's BMW Championship, and said he would play in the second event of the FedEx Cup playoffs.


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