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Reuters Sports News Summary

Saturday, August 3rd, 2019

Bogey-free An leads by one shot going into final day at Wyndham An Byeong-hun stayed ahead in his quest for a breakthrough PGA Tour victory on Saturday, remaining bogey-free for the tournament with a four-under-par 66 in the third round at the Wyndham Championship. The South Korean, joint leader in the first round and alone in front overnight, will start the final round on 17-under, one stroke ahead of Americans Webb Simpson (65) and Brice Garnett (66) at Sedgefield Country Club.

Tom Brady is taking notes from Raptors’ massive championship parade

Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

The Raptors saw an estimated 1.5 million people flood the streets of Toronto on Wednesday for the team's first NBA championship parade. Brady knows a thing or two about highly-attended championship parades: Roughly 1.5 million people came out in Boston just four months ago to watch the Patriots celebrate their sixth Super Bowl title.

Friday Sports in Brief

Saturday, June 1st, 2019

Golden State star Kevin Durant is going to miss Game 2 of the NBA Finals, and Andre Iguodala's health is of at least mild concern to the two-time defending champion Warriors as well. Iguodala, the 2015 NBA Finals MVP, had an MRI on Friday on his left leg after he was hurt late in Game 1 of the title-series opener against the Toronto Raptors. Durant, the finals MVP in 2017 and 2018 who has been dealing with a strained calf, was ruled out by Warriors coach Steve Kerr in an expected move.

Reuters Sports News Summary

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

The 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be held with 32 participating teams and not an expanded 48 teams, organizers FIFA said on Wednesday. FIFA President Gianni Infantino had proposed expanding the tournament and explored the idea of adding additional host nations. Two-time winner and local favorite Stan Wawrinka was ousted in the Round of 16 at the Banque Eric Sturdza Geneva Open in Switzerland on Wednesday, as Bosnia's Damir Dzumhur rallied past him 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.

Patriots’ Stephon Gilmore praises NBA star Kawhi Leonard for his approach

Monday, May 13th, 2019

Patriots' Stephon Gilmore praises NBA star Kawhi Leonard for his approach originally appeared on Kawhi Leonard hit the biggest shot in Toronto Raptors history on Sunday night to lead his team past the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 7 of its second-round NBA playoff series. He dribbled to the baseline, shot over 76ers center Joel Embiid and got a couple of lucky bounces on the rim to hit a series-winning basket at the buzzer. Leonard is an interesting star.

Sixers fans can wear dog masks to Game 4 vs. Raptors

Sunday, May 5th, 2019

Philadelphia will get to wear their dog masks against the Toronto Raptors during the Game 4 in Pennsylvania on Sunday. The dog masks are a carry-over from the Philadelphia Eagles winning the Super Bowl in 2018. Lineman Chris Long and Lane Johnson bought Halloween dog masks before the Eagles played the Falcons in a divisional playoff game in January of that year.