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Reuters Sports News Summary

Updated: 05-12-2018 22:28 IST

Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.

NBA roundup: Jazz sink 20 treys, rout Spurs

Donovan Mitchell scored 20 points, and the Utah Jazz made a franchise record 20 3-pointers in a 139-105 victory over the visiting San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday night. Rudy Gobert had 18 points and 10 rebounds, and Kyle Korver added 15 points off the bench in his first home game since Utah reacquired the veteran guard in a trade. The Jazz won for the third time in four games since dealing for Korver.

NFL puts ref on leave over Hughes altercation

The NFL placed referee Roy Ellison on administrative leave as it investigates an altercation between the umpire and Buffalo defensive end Jerry Hughes after the Bills lost to the Miami Dolphins 21-17 on Sunday. Hughes was caught on video yelling at an unidentified official in the bowels of Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla., and heard bellowing, "I'll catch you." Hughes is also heard accusing the object of his ire of calling him an expletive.

Olympics: Tokyo 2020 formally propose earlier marathon time

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games organizers have formally proposed moving the start time of the marathon races forward to avoid the worst of the Japanese capital's scorching summer heat. The marathon events were initially scheduled to start at 7 a.m. local time but now Games organizers have asked the IAAF, athletics’ governing body, to approve moving the start time to either 5.30 a.m. or 6.00 a.m. local.

Former NFLer Hardy likely to debut in January

Former Carolina Panthers and Dallas Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy will have his first official UFC fight in January, according to Dana White. The UFC president said Hardy (3-0) would fight Allen Crowder (9-3) on UFC Fight Night on Jan. 19, according to ESPN.

NHL roundup: Lightning top Wings in shootout

Nikita Kucherov scored the game-winner during a shootout, and the streaking Tampa Bay Lightning overcame Frans Nielsen's hat trick to edge the host Detroit Red Wings 6-5 on Tuesday. Tampa Bay, which has the NHL's best record, has won four straight and seven of its past eight. The Lightning won the shootout 2-1 after erasing a two-goal, third-period deficit.

Serena confirmed for Australian Open return

Serena Williams will resume her quest for a record-equaling 24th grand slam title at the Australian Open in January after organizers on Wednesday confirmed her entry to the tournament she won for a seventh time on her last appearance in 2017. The 37-year-old American achieved her victory over sister Venus in the final two years ago while eight weeks pregnant with her daughter Alexis Olympia, who was born the following September.

Astros, C Chirinos agree to one-year deal

Catcher Robinson Chirinos signed a one-year, $5.75 million deal with the Houston Astros. Chirinos, 34, hit .222 for the Rangers last season and set career highs with 18 home runs and 65 RBIs.

NFL notebook: Hunt suspension could go into '19

The NFL is mulling a multigame suspension for former Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt that could last into the 2019 season, ESPN reported Tuesday. The league is considering three different off-field incidents involving Hunt, the bombshell coming last week when TMZ released a video showing Hunt pushing and kicking a woman in Cleveland in February.

Top 25 roundup: No. 5 Michigan squeaks by Northwestern

Freshman Ignas Brazdeikis scored 23 points as No. 5 Michigan survived a major scare, holding off host Northwestern 62-60 on Tuesday in Evanston, Ill. Jordan Poole, the Big Ten's Player of the Week, supplied 15 points, while Zavier Simpson added 10 points and five assists. Poole's dunk with less than two minutes left proved to be the deciding score.

Cycling: 2012 Olympic team pursuit champion Rowe announces retirement

Dani Rowe, who won Olympic team pursuit gold for Britain at the 2012 London Games under the name of King, announced her retirement from professional cycling on Wednesday. Rowe, a three times team pursuit world champion between 2011 and 2013, won a road race bronze for Wales at this year's Commonwealth Games in Australia.

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