HOUSTON (AP) — Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson’s resolution to settle 20 of 24 civil lawsuits for sexual misconduct might not dissuade the NFL from giving him a prolonged suspension, an individual aware of the league’s investigation informed the Related Press on Tuesday.
Watson has been accused by therapeutic massage therapists of harassing, assaulting or touching them throughout appointments when he performed for the Houston Texans.
Houston legal professional Tony Buzbee, who represents all 24 ladies, mentioned Tuesday in an announcement that when the paperwork is completed on the 20 settlements, “these specific circumstances shall be dismissed.” He added that the phrases of the settlements are “confidential” and that his authorized crew “received’t remark additional on the settlements or these circumstances.”
Watson nonetheless faces self-discipline from the league, which performed its personal investigation into the 26-year-old’s conduct and is predicted to decide earlier than the Browns open coaching camp on July 27.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Rob Gronkowski received’t be becoming a member of Tom Brady for a 3rd season with the Buccaneers.
The four-time All-Professional tight finish introduced his retirement for the second time in three years on Tuesday. In an Instagram publish, Gronkowski thanked his teammates and coaches through the years and mentioned he’s going again to “chilling out.”
Gronkowski received 4 Tremendous Bowls with Brady, together with three in New England.
CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Brooks Koepka, one of many first gamers to denounce a rival league for less than 48 gamers, is the newest PGA Tour participant to signal on with the Saudi-funded LIV Golf collection, The Related Press has discovered.
An individual briefed on Koepka’s resolution informed The AP he nonetheless would be capable to compete on the PGA Tour till he hits a shot on the LIV Golf circuit. The particular person spoke on situation of anonymity with out authorization to talk on behalf of the tour.
The Every day Telegraph first reported Koepka’s resolution.
It was one other step — and an enormous identify together with his 4 main championships — that added to the roster of the LIV Golf collection and invariably will result in no area for a number of the lesser-known gamers who competed within the inaugural occasion exterior London two weeks in the past.
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — The KPMG Girls’s PGA Championship is doubling the dimensions of its purse to $9 million, one other increase to the ladies’s recreation that brings prize cash for the 5 majors to almost triple the quantity from a decade in the past.
The purse for the LPGA Tour’s second-oldest main is now 300% larger than it was in 2014, the yr earlier than KPMG and the PGA of America partnered with the LPGA Tour to boost the prize cash and the profile by taking it to fabled programs.
The Girls’s PGA Championship begins Thursday at Congressional Nation Membership, which has hosted the U.S. Open 3 times. The winner will get $1.35 million.
CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Nick Faldo is leaving 16 years because the lead golf analyst for CBS Sports activities.
CBS introduced Tuesday that Trevor Immelman of South Africa, who received the 2008 Masters and would be the Worldwide crew Presidents Cup captain this yr, will step in for Faldo beginning subsequent yr.
Faldo, the three-time Masters and British Open champion, came visiting to CBS in 2007 because the lead announcer after having beforehand labored at ABC. His final broadcast on CBS would be the remaining spherical of the Wyndham Championship on Aug. 7.
NEW YORK (AP) — Main League Baseball is standardizing procedures for rubbing baseballs and their elimination from humidors in an effort to ascertain extra consistency amid complaints about slickness that adopted the crackdown on sticky substances.
MLB has been engaged on requirements over the course of the season in response to suggestions from gamers and despatched a memorandum outlining the adjustments on Tuesday to common managers, assistant GMs and clubhouse managers. Titled “Updates to Baseball Storage & Dealing with,” a replica of the memo was obtained by The Related Press.
Scrutiny of baseball preparation — a minimal 13 dozen are readied for every recreation — has elevated lately. Use of a humidor, started by Colorado in 2002, expanded to Arizona in 2019, three extra groups in 2020, then a complete of 10 final yr and all 30 this season.
MLB is mandating a ball be saved in a humidor for not less than 14 days earlier than recreation use, and ball storage have to be recorded by the house crew’s gameday compliance monitor after which licensed in a signed kind by the clubhouse supervisor.
DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Stars have employed Peter DeBoer as their new coach.
The on Tuesday transfer comes a month after he was fired by the Vegas Golden Knights after they missed the playoffs for the primary time within the franchise’s five-season historical past.
DeBoer beforehand led New Jersey and San Jose to the Stanley Cup Remaining in his first season with each of these golf equipment.
Dallas was within the Stanley Cup Remaining two summers in the past with Rick Bowness as their interim head coach earlier than he obtained a two-year contract that went via this season. Bowness was 89-62-26 with two playoff appearances in his almost three seasons.
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Edmonton Oilers have given coach Jay Woodcroft a three-year contract extension for taking on the crew in February and main them to the NHL Western Convention remaining.
The Oilers introduced the deal Tuesday in eradicating Woodcroft’s interim tag.
Woodcroft was named the interim coach on Feb. 10 after Dave Tippett was fired following a 7-13-3 run that had the Oilers sitting fifth within the Pacific Division.
The Oilers underwent a speedy turnaround below the 45-year-old Toronto native, profitable their subsequent 5 video games by a mixed rating of 22-8.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James and Naomi Osaka have gotten teammates within the leisure world.
Tennis star Osaka and her agent and enterprise accomplice, Stuart Duguid, are forming a media firm known as Hana Kuma in partnership with The SpringHill Firm, which was created by NBA star James and Maverick Carter.
Tuesday’s announcement comes shortly after Osaka and Duguid began EVOLVE, an athlete illustration company.
The 24-year-old Osaka is a four-time Grand Slam champion who additionally has reached No. 1 within the WTA rankings. She was born in Japan to a Japanese mom and Haitian father; the household moved to New York when Naomi was 3 and she or he now could be primarily based in Los Angeles.
In accordance with Forbes, Osaka grew to become the world’s highest-paid feminine athlete in 2020 by incomes about $37 million because of an extended checklist of sponsorship offers.
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary’s Kristóf Milák thrilled house followers by decreasing his personal world document within the males’s 200 butterfly on the swimming world championships on Tuesday.
The 22-year-old Milák produced a shocking swim to clock 1 minute, 50.34 seconds and earn Hungary its first gold medal of the competitors.
Milák was 3.03 faster than Léon Marchand, who improved on the French document he set within the semifinals. Japan’s Tomoru Honda was third.
The 20-year-old Marchand later set one other nationwide document of 1:55.75 as he was quickest within the semifinals of the boys’s 200 particular person medley.
Bobby Finke additionally set a nationwide document of seven:39.36 as he produced a scorching end to win the primary gold of the night within the males’s 800 freestyle. American swimmers claimed two different gold medals.
TOKYO (AP) — The ultimate price ticket for final yr’s COVID-delayed Tokyo Olympics was put at $13 billion (1.4 trillion Japanese yen), the organizing committee mentioned Tuesday in its remaining act earlier than it’s dissolved on the finish of the month.
The price was twice what was forecast in 2013 when Tokyo was awarded the Video games. Nevertheless, the ultimate price ticket introduced by organizers is decrease than the $15.4 billion they predicted when the Olympics ended just below 11 months in the past.
Precisely monitoring Olympic prices — who pays, who advantages, and what are and should not Video games’ bills — is an ever-moving maze. The one-year delay added to the problem, as did current fluctuations within the alternate price between the U.S. greenback and the Japanese yen.
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Former Purdue basketball star Caleb Swanigan has died at 25.
The Allen County Coroner’s workplace confirmed Tuesday that Swanigan died Monday of pure causes at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
A personal physician shall be dealing with his loss of life certificates, in response to Rebecca Maze, a senior investigator on the coroner’s workplace.
The 6-foot-9 heart was from Fort Wayne and attended Homestead Excessive Faculty earlier than enjoying for the Boilermakers from 2015-2017. He averaged greater than 14 factors and 10 rebounds for Purdue.
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