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Reuters Sports News Summary

Updated: 19-12-2018 13:26 IST

Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.

NBA roundup: Nets overcome James, Lakers

D'Angelo Russell collected 22 points and a career-high-tying 13 assists as the Brooklyn Nets overcame 36 points from LeBron James on Tuesday night and held on for a 115-110 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers in New York. Facing his former team for the third time since being acquired by Brooklyn on draft night in 2017, Russell posted his second double-double of the season, hitting 9 of 21 shots, including a clutch 3-pointer from the top of the key over Kyle Kuzma with 22 seconds left to put Brooklyn ahead 113-107.

NBA: Warrior Jerebko aims to rock the Jazz once more

Jonas Jerebko's move to NBA title favorites the Golden State Warriors is paying off handsomely for the Swedish power forward who suffered the indignity of being cut by the Utah Jazz. The 31-year-old capped his revenge by rocking the Jazz with a late basket to give the Warriors a memorable 124-123 victory on his return to Salt Lake City on Oct. 19, celebrating wildly in front of the Utah bench for good measure.

Olympians make surprise visit to California schools hit by wildfire

Students at two schools in Agoura Hills, California, that narrowly avoided being destroyed by a fierce wildfire received surprise visits this week from Olympic athletes who brought new sports equipment and delivered much needed cheer. At the Yerba Buena Elementary School, which is surrounded by hillsides blackened by the Woolsey Fire, softball player Hannah August donned new catcher's gear and shared a laugh with members of the U.S. National Softball team.

MJ tops trio of sports figures on Forbes' wealthiest celebs list

Forbes released its list of America's 10 wealthiest celebrities on Tuesday, and sprinkled in with the directors and media moguls are a trio of names sports fans will easily recognize. Though his Charlotte Hornets are 29th in Forbes' list of NBA franchise values, owner Michael Jordan is the highest-rated sports figure on the list at No. 4. According to Forbes, MJ's net worth is $1.7 billion, up $300 million from 2017. According to Forbes, Jordan's worth is primarily "derived from his sneaker fortune and a 90% stake in the increasingly valuable Charlotte Hornets. His stake in the basketball team is valued at an estimated $800 million."

NBA notebook: Raptors coach fined for criticizing refs

The NBA fined Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse $15,000 on Tuesday in the wake of his public criticism of the officials following Sunday's loss to the Denver Nuggets. Nurse said it was "ridiculous" that Raptors star Kawhi Leonard went to the free-throw line just four times in the 95-86 loss to the Nuggets.

Cardinals release CBs Johnson, Rollins

The Arizona Cardinals released cornerbacks Dontae Johnson and Quinten Rollins and linebacker Jonathan Anderson, the team announced Tuesday. In corresponding moves, undrafted rookie cornerbacks Deatrick Nichols and Chris Jones were elevated from the practice squad. Cornerback Jonathan Moxey was signed to the practice squad.

NFL notebook: Panthers S Reid drug tested again

Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid tweeted out a notice from the NFL of yet another drug test, his seventh in 11 weeks with the team. "Number 7 ... 'Random,'" Reid tweeted after the Panthers' Monday night game against the New Orleans Saints, a 12-9 loss. The notice was taped to Reid's locker.

United run out of patience with Mourinho, Pochettino in the frame

Jose Mourinho's relationship with Manchester United reached irretrievable breakdown a long time ago but the Old Trafford hierarchy finally served the divorce papers on Tuesday as the world's biggest club sacked the game's most famous manager. The decision came with United having labored to their worst start for 28 years playing dull, defense-minded football, with Mourinho cutting an ever-angrier figure after each setback, and Sunday's 3-1 loss at Liverpool was one humiliation too far.

Top 25 roundup: No. 14 Buffalo earns rare win over Syracuse

CJ Massinburg fired in 19 of his game-high 25 points in the second half, and No. 14 Buffalo collected its first victory over Syracuse since 1963, a 71-59 triumph on Tuesday in Syracuse, N.Y. The Bulls (11-0) had lost to the Orange 18 consecutive times. Syracuse (7-4), which fell to Old Dominion on Saturday, lost back-to-back games at home to nonconference opponents for the first time since 1975.

MLB notebook: Rangers ink RHP Lynn

Right-handed pitcher Lance Lynn signed a three-year contract with the Texas Rangers, the club announced Tuesday. The overall value of the deal is $30 million, including a $4 million signing bonus, The Athletic reported. Lynn will get paid $8 million in 2019.

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