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REUTERS SPORTS SCHEDULE AT 6.30 p.m.GMT/2.30 p.m.ET

Here are the top sports stories and upcoming coverage plans for Reuters text service as of 6.30 p.m.GMT/2.30 p.m.ET For a full schedule of news and events, go to our editorial calendar on Reuters Connect https://www.reutersconnect.com/planning or on Media Express http://mediaexpress.reuters.com/planning-tools/calendar. More »

 

Johnson, Fowler commit to inaugural Detroit tourney

World No. 1 Dustin Johnson and Rickie Fowler both committed Thursday to play in the first ever PGA Tour event in Detroit this June. More »

 

Nadal, Djokovic ease into Monte Carlo quarter-finals

(Reuters) - Champion Rafael Nadal and top-ranked Novak Djokovic turned in impressive displays to reach the Monte Carlo Masters quarter-finals on Thursday. More »

 

Kansas formally files appeal over De Sousa suspension

Kansas University on Thursday formally filed an appeal with the NCAA challenging the two-season suspension meted out to Silvio De Sousa. More »

 

Tigers place OF Stewart (quad strain) on IL

The Detroit Tigers placed left fielder Christin Stewart on the 10-day injured list Thursday with a strained quadriceps muscle. More »

 

Cards QB Rosen calls situation 'annoying' but respects 'higher-ups'

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen spoke publicly for the first time about the limbo he finds himself in with the team that drafted him last year, telling SI TV that it's "annoying" but that he "definitely understands the situation." More »

 

Grizzlies add former GMs Grunwald, Cho to front office

The Memphis Grizzlies hired two former general managers to their front office, adding Rich Cho as vice president of strategy and Glen Grunwald as senior adviser. More »

 

Nets player: Embiid’s laughing apology over elbow ‘disrespectful’

Some Brooklyn Nets players are unhappy with the laughing apology given by Philadelphia center Joel Embiid over the elbow he delivered in Game 2, calling it "disrespectful." More »

 

Nets player: Embiid’s laughing apology over elbow ‘disrespectful’

Some Brooklyn Nets players are unhappy with the laughing apology given by Philadelphia center Joel Embiid over the elbow he delivered in Game 2, calling it "disrespectful." More »

 

Report: Panthers restructure Kuechly’s contract, create $7M in cap space

The Carolina Panthers restructured the contract of star linebacker Luke Kuechly to free up more than $7 million in cap space, ESPN reported Thursday. More »

 

Watch the birdie: Badminton players at risk for eye injuries

(Reuters Health) - Badminton players may be at high risk for serious eye injuries, many of which can bring on permanent vision problems or blindness, according to a study of wounds treated at a Beijing hospital. More »

 

Redskins, Ioannidis agree to $21.75M extension

Washington Redskins defensive end Matt Ioannidis agreed to a three-year extension worth $21.75 million on Thursday, NFL Network reported. More »

 

Iona coach Cluess latest to turn down St. John’s

Iona coach Tim Cluess turned down an offer from St. John's to become its next head coach, the third coach to rebuff the school since Chris Mullin resigned last week. More »

 

White Sox place starter Giolito on IL

The Chicago White Sox placed starting pitcher Lucas Giolito on the 10-day injured list with a strained left hamstring, the club announced Thursday. More »

 

REUTERS SPORTS SCHEDULE AT 1400 GMT/1000 ET

Here are the top sports stories and upcoming coverage plans for Reuters text service as of 2 p.m. GMT/10 a.m. ET. For a full schedule of news and events, go to our editorial calendar on Reuters Connect https://www.reutersconnect.com/planning or on Media Express http://mediaexpress.reuters.com/planning-tools/calendar. More »

 

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