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Reuters Sports News Summary

Thursday, February 13th, 2020

The new pitching rule is the major change, designed to speed up the game by eliminating some pitching changes. Any starter or reliever must face three batters, or pitch until the inning is over, before coming out of the game. Golf: All Blacks fan Lindberg tickled by tee-time with Barrett Major-winning Swedish golfer Pernilla Lindberg is looking forward to the "incredible challenge" of competing as the lone woman at the New Zealand Open where she will tee off with two-time World Rugby Player of the Year Beauden Barrett.

Forbes: NBA team values spike, outpace NFL, MLB in growth; Knicks lead the way

Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

According to Forbes, the average value of an NBA team is up 14 percent year over year, a rate that outpaces growth of teams in the NFL (11 percent) and MLB (8 percent) in the same time period. Since 2010, the average value of an NBA team has increased by 575.7 percent, almost double the rate of MLB teams (361.5 percent) and NFL teams (279.2 percent). NBA has 3 of 5 most valuable U.S. sports teams Three teams top the $4 billion value mark, led by the $4.6 billion New York Knicks, proving yet again that in business and in sports, incompetence doesn't always suffer.

Cards’ Murray on playing in NFL, MLB at same time: ‘I could do it’

Friday, January 17th, 2020

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray still has aspirations to play baseball. Murray, in fact, would like to play professional football and baseball at the same time -- just not right now. "I think I could," the 22-year-old Murray told the Arizona Republic of being a two-sport star.

Cards’ Murray on playing in NFL, MLB at same time: ‘I could do it’

Friday, January 17th, 2020

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray still has aspirations to play baseball. Murray, in fact, would like to play professional football and baseball at the same time -- just now right now. "I think I could," the 22-year-old Murray told the Arizona Republic of being a two-sport star.

Giants hire female coach…Ovechkin’s torrid scoring…Cowboys staffing changes

Friday, January 17th, 2020

Alyssa Nakken (NAK'-ihn) has broken a glass ceiling in Major League Baseball. Nakken has become the first female coach on a major league staff in baseball history after being named an assistant under new Giants manager Gabe Kapler. WASHINGTON (AP) — When Alex Ovechkin took an errant stick to the face that made him bleed, his Washington Capitals teammates knew it wouldn't be good for the New Jersey Devils.

Pro-am format brings fun, lighthearted vibe to kick off LPGA season

Wednesday, January 15th, 2020

Just 26 LPGA pros are teeing it up at the Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions this week, but the star power will be unrivaled on tour this season. “I don't get star struck, I didn't think,” Stanford said. Stanford, whose six LPGA titles include the Evian Championship, is a lifelong Texas Rangers fan.

5 sports business predictions for 2020

Friday, January 3rd, 2020

The NFL started its year with a controversial no-call in the NFC Championship that helped the L.A. Rams beat the New Orleans Saints, and stirred so much outrage that the NFL instituted a rule change for its next season allowing coaches to challenge a missed pass interference call. Nike began the year under the microscope after Duke star Zion Williamson tore through his Nike sneaker in a February game against North Carolina. The NBA experienced a political crisis in China sparked by a single tweet sent by a team GM in support of the Hong Kong protesters.

Tuesday Sports in Brief

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019

A person familiar with the plans told The Associated Press the league's decision to invite all 32 teams to watch Kaepernick ''came out of the blue with no prior communication. The person said Kaepernick's team was given a 2-hour window to accept the invitation and was denied a request to schedule the tryout on a Tuesday or another Saturday. Kaepernick's representatives have asked the league to provide a rolling list of teams that plan to attend the workout to ensure it's a ''legitimate process,'' according to the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because details haven't been made public.

Reuters Sports News Summary

Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

NFL notebook: Stafford says Lions right to sit him on Sunday Matthew Stafford was scratched with a back injury by the Detroit Lions before Sunday's game at Chicago, and the NFL is looking into when the team knew its quarterback wouldn't be able to go against the Bears, per multiple reports on Monday. Stafford was hurt late in the Week 9 loss to Oakland, according to general manager Bob Quinn, and the Lions did list Stafford as limited throughout the week on the official injury report.

Reuters Sports News Summary

Monday, November 11th, 2019

NFL notebook: Stafford says Lions right to sit him on Sunday Matthew Stafford was scratched with a back injury by the Detroit Lions before Sunday's game at Chicago, and the NFL is looking into when the team knew its quarterback wouldn't be able to go against the Bears, per multiple reports on Monday. Stafford was hurt late in the Week 9 loss to Oakland, according to general manager Bob Quinn, and the Lions did list Stafford as limited throughout the week on the official injury report.