Tuesday, July 10, 2018

#PlaybyPlay; Williams Advances to Semifinals at #Wimbledon, #Lakers Officially Announce LeBron Signing, Gaviria Wins Fourth Stage of Tour de France and Lightning Sign $76 Million Extension with Kucherov

#PlaybyPlay; Williams Advances to Semifinals at #Wimbledon, #Lakers Officially Announce LeBron Signing, Gaviria Wins Fourth Stage of Tour de France and Lightning Sign $76 Million Extension with Kucherov

Stocks discussed: (JUVE: $MI) (NasdaqGS: $TTWO) (NYSE: $WWE)

Point Roberts, WA, Delta BC –July 10, 2018 - Investorideas.com, a leader in investor news and research issues today’s edition of Play by Play covering what’s new in sports headlines and recent news from publicly traded companies in the sector.

July 10 Play by Play – the latest sports headlines, esports and sports stock news

Williams Advances to Semifinals at Wimbledon, Lakers Officially Announce LeBron Signing, Gaviria Wins Fourth Stage of Tour de France and Lightning Sign $76 Million Extension with Kucherov

Serena Williams is advancing to the semifinals at Wimbledon after beating 52nd-ranked Italian player Camila Giorgi 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 today. If she wins, it will be her eighth title at Wimbledon and 24th Grand Slam title overall, but her first after having a baby. The Associated Press quotes Williams on her feelings about the tournament:

“This is only my fourth tournament back, so I don’t feel pressure. I don’t feel I have to win this; I don’t feel I have to lose this,” Williams said. “I’m just here just to be here and to prove that I’m back. And I feel like I’m back. I still have a long way to go to be where I was.”

Elsewhere at Wimbledon German player Julia Goerges defeated Kiki Bertens 3-6, 7-5, 6-1 to advance to the semifinals where she will face Williams.

The Los Angeles Lakers officially announced the signing of LeBron James last night, according to a report from the AP. The four-year deal is worth $153.3 million. Lakers’ president of basketball operations, Magic Johnson, praised James and explained how significant his signing to the team was.

“He loves to compete and is an awesome leader who is about winning and making sure that his teammates are successful,” Johnson said. “The Lakers players are excited to have a teammate who has been to nine NBA Finals. It’s a huge step closer to returning the Lakers to the playoffs and to the NBA Finals.”

Eurosport.com reports that Fernando Gaviria has won the fourth stage at the Tour de France today. Gaviria denied Peter Sagan his second stage win of the race, but expressed admiration for the rider.

"We’re really happy. I’d like to thank all my teammates for all their hard work for this victory. Max [Richeze] did a really great job at the end. We all know that Peter Sagan is one of the greatest riders in the peloton so I’m really proud to be able to beat him."

The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed Nikita Kucherov to an eight-year, $76 million extension according to TSN. Kucherov was the Lightning’s top player in terms of points last season, and third in the NHL, with 102.

Ronaldo Signs with Juventus, 2K Announces WWE 2K19 with Ronda Rousey and WWE Announces Raw® Streaming Agreement with FOX in Philippines

Stocks discussed: (JUVE:MI) (NasdaqGS:TTWO) (NYSE:WWE)

Juventus Football Club S.p.A (JUVE:MI) has signed Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo for £99.2 million, according to a BBC Sport report. In his nine years with Real Madrid, Ronaldo won four Champions League titles.
Take-Two Interactive Software’s (NasdaqGS:TTWO) 2K announced that UFC® Hall of Famer and WWE® superstar Ronda Rousey will make her WWE® game debut with WWE 2K19. The game will have its worldwide release on October 9, 2018.

World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:WWE) and FOX Networks Group Asia announced an agreement to stream Raw® live on FOX exclusively in the Philippines beginning next week.

Sam Mowers, Investorideas.com

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