April 7, 2018 by
Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.
Cardinals' Johnson has dislocated wrist: coach
Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson has a dislocated wrist and is likely headed to injured reserve, coach Bruce Arians said Monday. Johnson's injury could require surgery, Arians said.
NFL: Peterson denies argument with coach after quiet Saints debut
Adrian <a href="https://Www.Change.org/search?q=Peterson%20dismissed">Peterson dismissed</a> suggestions of a heated exchange with New Orleans coach Sean Payton after his disappointing return to Minnesota on Monday. Peterson made his debut for the Saints against his longtime Vikings team and it was hardly the night he had envisioned as New Orleans lost 29-19. Peterson got the first two carries of the game and picked up a first down, but finished with just six carries for 18 yards in a timeshare with running backs Mark Ingram and rookie Alvin Kamara.
Facebook pays millions for reality show on NFL's Marshawn Lynch
Facebook Inc is paying Time Warner Inc's Bleacher Report millions of dollars for a reality show on NFL player Marshawn Lynch, the sports site told Reuters - a sign that the social media firm is willing to pay top dollar to lure viewers and ads to its Watch video service. The reality show about the Oakland Raiders running back, called "No Script," launches at a time when Facebook and other web giants including Amazon.com Inc and Netflix Inc are spending billions on original content in a pitched battle for viewers. Facebook is planning to spend up to $1 billion on original shows, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Froome to compete in world championships time trial
Four-times Tour de France winner Chris Froome will follow up his first Vuelta a Espana victory by competing in the team and individual time trials at the road world championships starting in Norway at the weekend. British Cycling head coach Iain Dyer said in a statement on Tuesday that the 32-year-old would take one of Britain's two places for the individual time trial.
Cowboys control Giants in 19-3 win
Ezekiel Elliott made his presence felt, but the Dallas Cowboys' defense made a greater impact as it shut down the New York Giants in the season opener on Sunday night. The Cowboys limited the Giants to 233 total yards, paving the way for Dallas' 19-3 victory on Sunday night at AT&T Stadium.
U.S. gambler Walters loses bid to stay free during insider trading appeal
A federal appeals court on Tuesday rejected a bid by famed Las Vegas sports gambler William "Billy" Walters on Tuesday to remain free while he appeals his conviction and five-year prison sentence for insider trading. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit in Manhattan denied Walters' motion to remain free on bail during his appeal only hours after hearing arguments. Walters has been ordered by U.S. District Judge Kevin Castel to surrender on Oct. 10.
Ex-Knicks star Oakley sues Dolan, MSG over removal from game
Former New York Knicks basketball star Charles Oakley has filed a lawsuit against team owner James Dolan, stemming from Oakley's forcible, televised removal from a game at Madison Square Garden in February. The civil lawsuit seeking damages for defamation, battery, false imprisonment, and seven other claims deepens a long feud between Dolan and Oakley, a fan favorite who was a Knicks power forward from 1988 to 1998.
Soccer: World Cup tickets to cost from $105 to $1100
Tickets for next year's World Cup in Russia will go on sale from Thursday with prices ranging from $105 for the cheapest seats at group stage matches to $1,100 for the most expensive seats at the final, FIFA said on Tuesday. The global soccer body said in a statement that sales, which would be made through its website, would be divided into two phases, followed by last-minute sales.
No late deal for NHL players at Pyeongchang - IIHF's Fasel
There is no longer any chance of a late deal with the National Hockey League (NHL) to send players to the Pyeongchang 2018 winter Olympics, the president of the international ice hockey federation (IIHF) said on Tuesday. The NHL had said in April it was not planning to participate at the Games next February as talks for a solution to the problem of halting its league mid-season had not been successful with the IIHF and the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
Golf: LPGA forced to cancel China tournament scheduled for October
The LPGA on Tuesday had to cancel a tournament in Shanghai less than one month before it was due to be played after failing to get <a href="http://Www.Houzz.com/?search=local%20government">local government</a> approval for the event. The Alisports LPGA tournament, won last year by seven-times LPGA winner Kim In-kyung, had been scheduled for Oct. 5-<a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.game.billardballpool">Billard 8 ball pool</a>.
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