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Reuters Sports News Summary

Updated: 19-12-2018 22:26 IST

Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.

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.

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.

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.

NHL roundup: Hart, Gordon win Flyers debuts

James van Riemsdyk and Shayne Gostisbehere each had a goal and an assist to carry the host Philadelphia Flyers past the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 on Tuesday. Radko Gudas added a goal for the Flyers, who snapped a four-game losing streak. Flyers goaltender Carter Hart, one of the most highly touted prospects in the organization, made his NHL debut and recorded 20 saves. Hart became Philadelphia's sixth different starting goaltender through the first 32 games to set a league record.

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.

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.

Report: Lions placing RB Johnson on IR

Detroit running back Kerryon Johnson's season is over, with ESPN reporting Wednesday that the Lions will place the promising rookie on injured reserve. Johnson has not played since spraining his left knee in the Lions' 20-19 victory against Carolina on Nov. 18. The decision to place him on IR comes with the Lions being officially out of the playoff race.

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.

Galaxy re-sign Zlatan, bring back Juninho

A day after tweeting that he planned to remain with the Los Angeles Galaxy, Zlatan Ibrahimovic officially re-signed with the Major League Soccer club for the 2019 season on Tuesday. The 37-year-old striker will become one of the Galaxy's "designated players" who don't count against the league's salary cap.

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.

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