Reuters Sports News Summary

  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
In this article:
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Clayton Kershaw
    Clayton Kershaw
    LiveTodayTomorrowvs--|
  • Antonio Brown
    Antonio Brown
    LiveTodayTomorrowvs--|
  • Aaron Judge
    Aaron Judge
    American baseball player
  • Tom Brady
    Tom Brady
    LiveTodayTomorrowvs--|
  • Nicolas Roche
    Nicolas Roche
    Irish road bicycle racer

Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.

MLB roundup: Yankees hit 3 HRs off Kershaw in win

Domingo German pitched six strong innings, and the New York Yankees hit three home runs off Clayton Kershaw in a 5-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers that gave them two of the three victories in an interleague series between two of the best teams in baseball. DJ LeMahieu, Aaron Judge and Mike Ford each hit home runs against Kershaw (13-3), as the Yankees went deep nine times in the series. Judge hit a home run in all three games as New York set a major league record for homers in any month, now sitting at 61 with five games left in August.

Brady on Luck retirement: 'His life'

Tom Brady turned 42, signed a new contract and is in attack mode entering his 20th season in the NFL. Suffice it to say, he doesn't entirely relate with Andrew Luck's decision to retire at 29. "It is his life. Everyone has the right to choose what he wants to do," Brady said Monday in an interview with WEEI. "He had a great career, and he was a great player. Everybody wishes they could be healthy all the time. It is a contact sport, and he's certainly had his fair share of injuries, so guys retire at different times. Some at the end of the season, and I have seen a lot of guys retire before the season gets going and this is just one of those examples."

Agent claims WR Brown has offers for custom helmet

Companies are lining up to protect Antonio Brown's head with a custom-built helmet he would be paid to wear, agent Drew Rosenhaus said of the Oakland Raiders wide receiver. Rosenhaus said Brown was "going to move on" after a second grievance over his preferred -- but no longer NFL approved -- headwear was denied. But the plan for moving on could include an endorsement deal with a helmet company offering to craft a helmet to Brown's precise preference.

Bennett sprints to win, Roche retains red in Irish Vuelta double

Bora-Hansgrohe's Sam Bennett claimed a maiden Vuelta a Espana stage victory as he pipped rival Edward Theuns to the line in a sprint finish to win stage three of the race, a 188km flat ride from Ibi to Alicante. The Irish national champion, who surged ahead of his fellow sprinters on the finishing straight, now has four Grand Tour stage victories and celebrated a famous double for Ireland after race leader Nicolas Roche retained the red jersey. He is the sixth Irishman to win a stage at the Vuelta and the first since Roche in 2015.

U.S. Open gets underway under cloudy skies

Partly cloudy skies and a cool breeze did little to dampen the enthusiasm of fans packed into Flushing Meadows for the U.S. Open on Monday, where the sport's biggest names were set to embark on their quest to win the year's final Grand Slam. World number one and defending champion Novak Djokovic and French Open champion Ash Barty will take the court in the morning before five-times winner Roger Federer closes the night session on Arthur Ashe.

Patriots' Chung pleads not guilty to cocaine charge

New England Patriots safety Patrick Chung pleaded not guilty Monday to a felony charge of cocaine possession and waived his arraignment scheduled for Wednesday, according to a New Hampshire Supreme Court spokesperson. His next court appearance is scheduled for Nov. 8 at Belknap County Superior Court in Laconia, N.H.

Badminton: 'Silver girl' no more, India's Sindhu aims higher

Dubbed "silver girl" for a string of near-misses on the international stage, India's Pusarla Sindhu hopes to have finally shed that unwanted moniker after capturing her first world badminton championships title at the weekend. Sindhu became India's first badminton world champion when she beat Japan's Nozomi Okuhara 21-7 21-7 to win the women's singles in Basel on Sunday, a victory that also boosted the nation's hopes of an Olympic gold medal in Tokyo next year.

Rudisha unhurt after car crash in Kenya

David Rudisha escaped unhurt after his car collided with a bus on a highway near Keroka in his native Kenya on Saturday, the Olympic 800 meters champion said on Monday. The collision took place when the 30-year-old Rudisha was traveling home to Kilgoris in western Kenya, after he lost control of his SUV when a tire burst, the BBC reported.

Retired baseball star David Ortiz hires private investigators after shooting: media

Retired Boston Red Sox baseball player David Ortiz has hired a private detective agency to find out why someone shot him in the back as he sat in a bar in his native Dominican Republic in June, the Boston Globe reported late Sunday. "He's damn interested in finding out what really happened," Ortiz' spokesman Joe Baerlein told the newspaper.

Pressel, Lewis named captain's picks for U.S. Solheim Cup team

Experienced Solheim Cup players Morgan Pressel and Stacy Lewis were captain Juli Inkster's picks for the United States team for next month's matches against Europe in Scotland. "I just felt like I needed some veteran leadership and a lot of my team wanted them on the team and so those two picks just kind of helped me out," Inkster said on Monday in announcing her captain's selections for the Sept. 11-13 event at Gleneagles.