Saturday's Sports News Summary



Sat, 01 Jul 2017 - 10:28 GMT


Sat, 01 Jul 2017 - 10:28 GMT

Nike signed a multi-year agreement to become Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur’s official kit supplier from next season.

Nike signed a multi-year agreement to become Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur’s official kit supplier from next season.

Nike in multi-year deal to supply Tottenham kit

Nike, the world's largest footwear maker, have signed a multi-year agreement to become Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur’s official kit supplier from next season. "We are delighted to be partnering with Nike, one of the world's leading brands," Tottenham Chairman Daniel Levy said in a statement announcing the deal on Friday.

NFL: China being considered for 100th anniversary opener - report

The National Football League is now targeting 2019 to play a game in China and that might be the opener of the league's 100th anniversary season, according to Sports Business Journal. The NFL has discussed plans to stage a game in China in 2018, but the target has shifted, NFL executive vice president International Mark Waller told the publication.

Djokovic sails into Eastbourne final

Novak Djokovic sharpened his grasscourt game ahead of next week's Wimbledon by beating Russian Daniil Medvedev 6-4 6-4 on Friday to reach the Aegon International final on another rain-disrupted day at Eastbourne. The Serbian world number four saved three break points at 4-4 before breaking his opponent's serve in the next game to claim the opening set.

Golf: Wie comes clean about secret weapon - an 11 wood

Michelle Wie generates as much power as any woman golfer on the planet, which might explain why she was so reluctant to talk about the 11-wood she put in her bag for the first time at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship. Wie, who ended the second round three strokes behind halfway leaders Kim Sei-young and Danielle Kang at Olympia Fields on Friday, had trouble deciding what to hit for her second shot at the final hole, after slicing her tee shot into deep rough.

Serena's absence leaves vacuum in women's game

Brad Gilbert reckons 40 women have a shot at the Wimbledon title which, depending on which side of the fence you stand, means either the WTA Tour is blessed with extraordinary depth or chronically short of capable understudies for Serena Williams. Its supporters will say the unpredictability adds to the spectacle, while detractors will point to the fact that, unlike in the men's game which is still in the midst of a golden era, there are few players capable of carrying the sport forward.

Venus Williams sued by family of man who died after Florida crash

Venus Williams was sued on Friday by the family of a Florida man who died after being involved in a two-vehicle crash that police say was the fault of the world's former top-ranked tennis player. A civil complaint filed Friday, days before the revered Wimbledon tournament, claims that Williams was negligent in the June 9 crash near her Florida residence in Palm Beach Gardens. A passenger in a small sedan that collided with Williams' larger SUV, Jerome Barson, 78, died June 22, according to the suit and, separately, the Palm Beach County Medical Examiner's office.

Hoops great Kobe Bryant joins LA 2024 push

Twice Olympic basketball champion and Los Angeles Lakers great Kobe Bryant on Friday lent his name to the Los Angeles bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics. Bryant, who won Olympic gold in 2008 and 2012 to go with five NBA championship rings earned with the Lakers, joined the LA 2024 Board of Directors and the Athletes' Advisory Committee via an announcement on Facebook Live.

Thunder land George in trade with Pacers: reports

The Oklahoma City Thunder have acquired All Star forward Paul George in a trade with the Indiana Pacers, several news outlets reported on Friday. The Thunder are expected to send guard Victor Oladipo and forward Domantas Sabonis to the Pacers as a part of the deal.



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