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Reuters Sports News Summary

Sunday, February 23rd, 2020

Following is a summary of current sports news briefs. Thomas takes third-round lead in Mexico as DeChambeau fades American Justin Thomas has unfinished business when he takes a one-stroke lead into the final round at the WGC-Mexico Championship on Sunday. Thomas made bookend bogeys but piled up eight birdies in between in the third round on Saturday to edge ahead of Patrick Reed and Erik van Rooyen.

Reuters Sports News Summary

Wednesday, February 19th, 2020

Following is a summary of current sports news briefs. LeBron blasts MLB over Astros cheating scandal Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James on Tuesday expressed his outrage over the Astros 2017 sign-stealing scandal, which has rocked the sport and led to calls for Houston's World Series title from that season to be vacated. Major League Baseball last month said that during the 2017 season the Astros used a monitor near their dugout with a feed from the center field camera to decode their opponent's signals.

17 Athletes Who Made the Biggest Mistakes Turning Down Big Paydays

Tuesday, February 18th, 2020

Such is the case with Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis, who declined a four-year, $146 million extension in January 2020 in the hopes that he could make even more as a free agent, Yahoo! Terrelle Pryor was offered a four-year, $32.5 million deal by the Cleveland Browns — with $17 million guaranteed — and he turned it down, Cleveland.com reported. All-Star shortstop Nomar Garciaparra turned down a four-year, $60 million contract extension with the Boston Red Sox after the team offered him as the bait for a potential trade with the Texas Rangers to acquire Alex Rodriguez, ESPN reported.

NBA Lakers, Warriors join Knicks at $4 bil value: Forbes

Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

NBA teams generated a record $8.8 billion in revenue last year while the Los Angeles Lakers and Golden State Warriors joined the New York Knicks above $4 billion in value, Forbes magazine reported Tuesday. The annual look at NBA finances showed league revenues jumped 10% despite troubles in China over a tweet by Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey supporting Hong Kong protesters, a drop in television ratings and several top stars being sidelined by long-term injuries. The Knicks, who appear destined to suffer a seventh consecutive losing season in the 2019-20 campaign, were rated the NBA's most valuable franchise for a fifth consecutive year at $4.6 billion, a 15% hike in value from a year earlier.

Reuters Sports News Summary

Thursday, February 6th, 2020

Following is a summary of current sports news briefs. Kamar Baldwin hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to lift No. 19 Butler past No. 10 Villanova 79-76 on Wednesday night in Indianapolis. Saddiq Bey then tied the game at 76 for Villanova with a 3-pointer with 24.7 seconds remaining.

Kobe Bryant honored with moment of silence at Super Bowl

Sunday, February 2nd, 2020

There was a moment of silence in honor of Kobe Bryant at the Super Bowl in Miami on Sunday following the death of the basketball great, his daughter Gianna, and seven other passengers in a helicopter crash in California a week ago. Prior to kickoff, players from both the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers stood at the 24-yard-line to honor Bryant, who wore the number 24 during much of his two-decade career with the Los Angeles Lakers. A photo of Bryant and his daughter was projected above the crowd at Hard Rock Stadium.

Players from Chiefs and 49ers line up along 24-yard line before Super Bowl LIV to honor Kobe Bryant

Sunday, February 2nd, 2020

On the NFL's biggest day, Kobe Bryant was still on everyone's mind. Bryant, the Los Angeles Lakers superstar who died in a helicopter crash last Sunday, wore No. 24 for the last part of his NBA career. It was one of many tributes to Bryant before Super Bowl LIV.

Lamar Jackson Wore These Nike Football Cleats During His Historic NFL MVP Season

Saturday, February 1st, 2020

Tonight, Jackson defied his detractors and was named NFL Most Valuable Player — unanimously. The leader of the Baltimore Ravens is just the second player to win the award unanimously, with the other being six-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady in 2010. During his astounding season, Jackson laced up the Nike Vapor Untouchable Pro 3 cleat.

Weekend Sports in Brief

Monday, December 30th, 2019

He left Cleveland for Miami, finally became a champion, went back to his beloved northeast Ohio, delivered on another title promise, then left for the Los Angeles Lakers and the next challenge. James is The Associated Press male athlete of the decade, adding his name to a list that includes Tiger Woods, Wayne Gretzky and Arnold Palmer. Usain Bolt of Jamaica was third for dominating the sprints at the 2012 and 2016 Olympics, soccer superstar Lionel Messi was fourth and Michael Phelps - the U.S. swimmer who retired as history's most decorated Olympian with 28 medals, 23 gold - was fifth.

Lessons To Live By From These 13 Rags-to-Riches Athletes

Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Professional athletes are notoriously bad with money, with many squandering their wealth due to lavish spending, bad investments, poor money management or a combination of all three. LeBron James was born to a teen mother and spent his childhood moving every few months and missing school often. At times, he lived without heat in the cold winter months in his hometown of Akron, Ohio, ESPN reported.