Reuters Sports News Summary
Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.
Report: Titans OL Lewan fined for ripping officials
Tennessee Titans left tackle Taylor Lewan has been hit with a hefty fine for bashing officials after a win over the New York Jets, according to Nashville radio host Paul Kuharsky. The league fined Lewan $26,739 for unsportsmanlike conduct after he brazenly bashed the officiating crew after the Dec. 2 game.
NHL roundup: Bishop, Stars hold off Sharks
Miro Heiskanen and Brett Ritchie found the net in a span of 1:48 of the third period, and Ben Bishop turned away a season-high 41 shots as the host Dallas Stars held off the San Jose Sharks 3-2 on Friday to win a season-high fourth consecutive game. Bishop, making his second start after returning from injured reserve, earned his third straight winning decision. He came through particularly at the end of the game when the Sharks forced the action. Mattias Janmark also scored for the Stars.
MLB notebook: Nationals owner not counting on Harper
If there were doubts about whether All-Star outfielder Bryce Harper would return to the Washington Nationals, team owner Mark Lerner on Friday didn't give fans any reason to be optimistic. "I really don't expect him to come back at this point," Lerner said on 106.7 The Fan, making his first substantial comments on the matter. "I think they've (Harper and agent Scott Boras) decided to move on. There's just too much money out there that he'd be leaving on the table. That's just not Mr. Boras' M.O. to leave money on the table."
Embiid frustrated by new role with Sixers
Joel Embiid got Friday night off for "rest," but the Philadelphia 76ers star said that's not what he needs to fix his lagging production. The star center is logging a career-high 34.3 minutes per game this season, but he told philly.com on Friday that's not why his production has dipped in recent weeks.
NBA roundup: Nets stun Raptors with overtime win
Jarrett Allen hit the go-ahead layup with 64 seconds left in overtime, and the Brooklyn Nets outlasted the Toronto Raptors for a 106-105 victory Friday night in New York, ending a pair of eight-game losing streaks. Allen helped the Nets end an eight-game home losing streak and an eight-game overall skid when he converted a reverse layup after getting the pass from Spencer Dinwiddie.
Soccer: CAS rejects Boca appeal to suspend Libertadores final
Boca Juniors' last-minute attempt to suspend Sunday's Copa Libertadores final against River Plate was rejected by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Saturday, clearing the way for the decisive match to take place in Madrid. Boca filed their appeal to sport's highest court on Friday after the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) rejected their claim that River Plate should be disqualified from the continent's equivalent of Europe's Champions League.
Haskins bucks trend, will play in Rose Bowl
Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins will continue his historic season in the Rose Bowl, regardless of whether he decides to enter the NFL draft. Haskins explained to The Athletic's Ari Wasserman why he wouldn't follow a growing trend of players skipping bowl games to preserve their health for the draft.
NFL notebook: Flacco questionable, could be backup
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco was a full participant in Friday's practice for the first time since injuring his hip in Week 9, but he is officially questionable Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs. Flacco has not been cleared yet to play a game, but that could happen before Sunday.
Brady, Pats head to site of struggles at Dolphins
Tom Brady is 7-9 when playing on the road against the Miami Dolphins. Let that statistic sink in: Brady, the 13-time Pro Bowl quarterback who has led the New England Patriots to five Super Bowl titles, winning MVP honors in four of those ultimate games, has lost more than he has won at the Dolphins.
Talk of esports in Olympic Games is premature: IOC
Any discussion to include esports as a medal event at the Olympic Games is premature because of the way the gaming industry is structured, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Saturday. Esports, the competitive side of electronic gaming, boasts an estimated 250 million players worldwide in a growing market worth about a billion dollars a year.
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