Jamal Adams excused by Seahawks from minicamp for personal reasons — When the Seahawks hit the field for mandatory minicamp Tuesday afternoon, safety Jamal Adams was not there, a source confirmed . But a source said the absence is for personal reasons and will be considered as excused by the team and not considered a holdout. Adams still has a n unresolved contract situation. Adams is under contract for $9.86 million in 2021, which is the fifth-year extension of his original rookie deal with the New York Jets. But Adams would like more, with some speculation he wants a long-term deal roughly double his current salary.
UCLA, USC to welcome back full-capacity crowds for 2021 season — On the day California hailed its full-scale reopening amid a pandemic on the wane, UCLA and USC athletic officials announced Tuesday that the Rose Bowl and Coliseum would welcome back fans at 100% capacity starting Aug. 28 with the Bruins’ home opener against Hawaii. As part of the full reopening plans announced last month for California’s five Major League Baseball teams, state officials recommended but did not require that fans provide proof of vaccination or a negative test for COVID-19. Face masks are not required for fully vaccinated fans at those venues.
Blazers’ Lillard named to All-NBA 2nd team — Portland Trail Blazers star guard Damian Lillard was named to the 2020-21 All-NBA Second Team on Tuesday. In his ninth season, Lillard averaged 28.8 points, 4.2 rebounds and 7.5 assists while playing 35.8 minutes in 67 games. He set a franchise record for 3-pointers made in a season with 275 while shooting 39.1% from deep. Lillard also logged 35 games of 30-plus points, another franchise record. It’s the sixth time Lillard has been named to an All-NBA team.
Former WNBA, Louisville guard Schimmel arrested in Oregon — Former WNBA All-Star Game MVP and Louisville All-American guard Shoni Schimmel is being held in an Oregon jail on multiple charges including felony assault and criminal mischief. Schimmel, 29, was arrested early Monday and remained in the Umatilla County jail on $48,750 bail. The Oregon native, who played for Hermiston and Franklin high schools in Oregon, averaged 6.6 points per game after being drafted eighth overall draft by the Atlanta Dream in 2014. She played two seasons there with All-Star game appearances both years, including being named Most Valuable Player as a rookie, before being traded to the New York Liberty in 2016.
People hurt by parachuting protester at Euro 2020 game — Several spectators were treated in the hospital for injuries caused by a protester who parachuted into the stadium before France played Germany at the European Championship, UEFA said Tuesday. Debris fell on the field and main grandstand, narrowly missing France coach Didier Deschamps, when the parachutist struck wires for an overhead camera attached to the stadium roof. The governing body of European soccer said “law authorities will take the necessary action.” The protester’s parachute had the slogan “KICK OUT OIL!” and “Greenpeace” written on it.