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Reuters Sports News Summary

Friday, October 18th, 2019

The 36-year-old Kom, an Olympic bronze medalist from London 2012, has been given an automatic spot in a qualifying competition for Tokyo 2020 by the Boxing Federation of India (BFI). Olympics-Tokyo governor surprised by 'sudden' marathon switch Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike said on Friday she is surprised by the International Olympic Committee's "sudden" decision to move the 2020 marathon to a northern city and there is no change in her thinking the race should be held in the capital.

Reuters Sports News Summary

Friday, October 18th, 2019

The 36-year-old Kom, an Olympic bronze medalist from London 2012, has been given an automatic spot in a qualifying competition for Tokyo 2020 by the Boxing Federation of India (BFI). Olympics-Tokyo governor surprised by 'sudden' marathon switch Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike said on Friday she is surprised by the International Olympic Committee's "sudden" decision to move the 2020 marathon to a northern city and there is no change in her thinking the race should be held in the capital.

Reuters Sports News Summary

Friday, October 18th, 2019

Day, 27, had been in a coma for four days following his defeat and, despite having emergency brain surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, doctors were unable to save the junior middleweight. NBA's Silver says Hong Kong tweet furor already hit league's bottom line NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said on Thursday that the fallout following a tweet from a Houston Rockets official who backed the Hong Kong democracy protests has already cost the league substantial financial losses in China.

Reuters Sports News Summary

Friday, October 18th, 2019

Day, 27, had been in a coma for four days following his defeat and, despite having emergency brain surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, doctors were unable to save the junior middleweight. NBA's Silver says Hong Kong tweet furor already hit league's bottom line NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said on Thursday that the fallout following a tweet from a Houston Rockets official who backed the Hong Kong democracy protests has already cost the league substantial financial losses in China.

Reuters Sports News Summary

Thursday, October 17th, 2019

Patrick Day dies following brutal knockout American boxer Patrick Day died on Wednesday in Chicago as a result of the traumatic brain injury he suffered during his fight on Saturday, where he was knocked out by Charles Conwell in the 10th round. Day, 27, had been in a coma for four days following his defeat and, despite having emergency brain surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, doctors were unable to save the junior middleweight. NBA Commissioner says league hit by huge financial losses due to Hong Kong tweet NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said on Thursday that the fallout following a tweet from a Houston Rockets official who backed the Hong Kong democracy protests has already cost the ...

Reuters Sports News Summary

Thursday, October 17th, 2019

Wizards lock up Beal with $72 million extension Bradley Beal committed to the Washington Wizards, ending a months-long negotiation while keeping options to hit free agency in the near future on the table for the coveted All-Star guard. "Bradley embodies the type of high-character, team-first player that we want to have representing our fans and our city and we're very happy to sign him to this extension," said Ted Leonsis, the Wizards owner. NBA-Commissioner says league hit by huge financial losses due to Hong Kong tweet NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said on Thursday that the fallout following a tweet from a Houston Rockets official who backed the Hong Kong democracy protests has already cost...

DC sports Twitter congratulates Nationals on making the World Series

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

Their fellow D.C. sports teams and players are happy to share in their glory. The Wizards kicked off the festivities. Justin Robinson got in on the fun.

Reuters Sports News Summary

Friday, September 6th, 2019

Following is a summary of current sports news briefs. Serbia, Spain reach World Cup knockout rounds Heavyweights Serbia and Spain advanced to the basketball World Cup quarter-finals with a match to spare and were joined by Poland and Argentina after all four sides won their opening second group stage matches on Friday. Serbia mauled Puerto Rico 90-47 and Spain overpowered Italy 67-60 in Group J, while Poland beat Russia 79-74 and Argentina breezed past Venezuela 87-67 as the quartet stretched their perfect records to four successive wins.

Wizards’ Isaiah Thomas rips analyst over ‘most millennial thing ever’ Andrew Luck tweet

Sunday, August 25th, 2019

After Andrew Luck turned the sports world upside down Saturday night when the news broke that he was suddenly retiring from the NFL, Washington Wizards point guard Isaiah Thomas went in on an analyst who called the decision "the most millennial thing ever." Thomas knows what it's like to go through a long rehab process, suffering a hip injury toward the end of the 2016-17 season that forced him to undergo surgery and limited him to just 44 games over the past two years. At just 29 years old, Luck is hanging up the cleats after a string of medical issues that have plagued him since being drafted No.

Wizards hire Tommy Sheppard as GM, add Sashi Brown to front office

Monday, July 22nd, 2019

The Washington Wizards have hired Tommy Sheppard as general manager while former NFL executive Sashi Brown has also been appointed to a prominent role in the organisation. Ted Leonsis, owner of Monumental Sports & Entertainment, which owns the Wizards among other franchises including the NHL's Washington Capitals, announced a reorganisation of his basketball operations on Monday. Leonsis revealed the formation of Monumental Basketball, a new collective with oversight of not only the Wizards but also the WNBA's Washington Mystics, the G League's Capital City Go-Go, and the Wizards District Gaming esports operation.