Summary of Reuters sports news

Below you will find a summary of the current sports news overviews.

Basketball-Sun cool Fever in Clark’s WNBA debut

The Connecticut Sun turned the spotlight on Caitlin Clark in her Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) debut on Tuesday, as All-Star DeWanna Bonner scored 20 points at home to defeat the Indiana Fever 92-71. Clark’s sharpshooting skills landed her an appointment in the final year of her collegiate career, and a sold-out crowd packed Mohegan Sun Arena to watch her first regular-season match in the professional ranks.

Boxing Ring Announcer Quits After Reacting To Wrong Winner Call

The American ring announcer who called the wrong winner after a WBA women’s title fight in Australia last weekend is stepping down from his role after a barrage of abuse on social media. Dan Hennessey incorrectly announced England’s Nina Hughes as the winner of her WBA bantamweight fight against Cherneka Johnson on the undercard of Vasiliy Lomachenko’s fight against George Kambosos Jr. in Perth on Sunday.

Timberwolves’ Rudy Gobert fined $75,000 for ‘money gesture’

Minnesota Timberwolves center Rudy Gobert was fined $75,000 by the NBA on Tuesday for making what it called “an inappropriate and unprofessional gesture.” The NBA said in its announcement that Gobert’s gesture — known as the “money gesture” — “calls into question the integrity of the league and its game officials.” The NBA also noted Gobert’s prior history of inappropriate behavior toward game officials.

Tennis Serena Williams will host the 2024 ESPYs in July

Tennis great Serena Williams will host the 2024 ESPYs in July, ESPN announced Tuesday. The 23-time Grand Slam champion, who retired after the 2022 US Open and is widely regarded as one of the greatest tennis players of all time, will take the stage at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles on July 11.

Tiger Woods says body ‘OK’ ahead of his third PGA in Valhalla

Tiger Woods has returned to compete for a third time at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky, with this week’s PGA Championship destined to land somewhere in the middle of where his first two ended. In 2000, Woods wrote one of his most memorable major titles when he outlasted Bob May in a final-round duel that included a three-hole playoff.

Browns S Rodney McLeod will retire after the 2024 season

Cleveland Browns safety Rodney McLeod said he plans to retire after the 2024 NFL season. McLeod, who turns 34 in June, missed the final seven games of the 2023 season with a biceps injury.

MLB Overview: Guardians blank out collapsing Rangers

Jose Ramirez went 2-for-3 with four RBIs and five Cleveland pitchers combined for a four-hitter as the Guardians handed the slumping Texas Rangers a fourth straight loss, winning 7-0 Monday night in Arlington, Texas. Ramirez had a pair of two-run singles, walked twice and stole two bases, and Andres Gimenez and Brayan Rocchio each had two hits and two runs for Cleveland.

MLB overview: Phillies’ Aaron Nola blanks Mets

Aaron Nola retired the first 15 batters he faced en route to a dominant four-hitter to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a 4-0 victory over the host New York Mets on Tuesday. The Phillies won for the 22nd time in 27 games and became the first team in the Majors to reach 30 wins this season. Nola (5-2) struck out eight and walked none en route to his sixth career complete game. Alec Bohm drove in two runs.

Basketball-Clark ready to shake off disappointing debut loss

Caitlin Clark is ready to put her WNBA debut in the rearview mirror after an awkward start saw the Connecticut Sun defeat her Indiana Fever on the road 92-71 on Tuesday. The 6-foot-5 sharpshooter said she expected a tough test when she was selected first overall in the draft last month and got just that at Mohegan Sun Arena as the Sun held her scoreless until midway through the second quarter.

Thunder would bring Mavericks to the brink of elimination

The top-seeded Oklahoma City Thunder, who are playing like this again, have the odds stacked in their favor as they enter Game 5 of their Western Conference semifinal series against the visiting Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday. With a 100-96 victory in Game 4 Monday, the Thunder evened the series in two games. And with two of the next three potential games in Oklahoma City, the Thunder could once again see a path forward to their first Western Conference finals since 2016.

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