Sports News Roundup: Penguins hope for home boost from Jaromir Jagr against Kings; Tiger Woods confirms WD from Genesis due to flu diagnosis and more

But Curry made 4 of 5 shots from the right corner to end his round and overtake Ionescu to win 29-26 in the special 3-point competition between the two prolific shooters during All-Star Saturday Night in Indianapolis. NASCAR Xfinity race at Daytona postponed until Monday DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.


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Sports News Roundup: Penguins hope for home boost from Jaromir Jagr against Kings; Tiger Woods confirms WD from Genesis due to flu diagnosis and more
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Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.

Penguins hope for home boost from Jaromir Jagr against Kings

The Pittsburgh Penguins' game Sunday against the visiting Los Angeles Kings comes at the end of a celebratory weekend, but their reality hasn't changed. The Penguins, in an uphill struggle to get into the playoffs, are coming off a solid 4-1 win Thursday at Chicago. That came after a three-game losing streak.

Golf-Spieth takes responsibility for Genesis Invitational disqualification

Jordan Spieth admitted to signing for the wrong score at The Genesis Invitational at Riviera on Friday as the former U.S. Open champion was disqualified for the first time in his career.

The PGA Tour said that the former world number one had signed at the end of the second round for a three on the par-three fourth hole when he had made a four.

Tiger Woods confirms WD from Genesis due to flu diagnosis

Tiger Woods confirmed Saturday over social media that he is dealing with the flu. Woods' announcement came one day after he withdrew from the Genesis Invitational at Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif.

Stephen Curry, Sabrina Ionescu headline NBA All-Star Saturday

Stephen Curry sensed he was in trouble as he neared the end of his round but suddenly flashed the ability that has helped him make a record 3,642 3-pointers in regular-season play. It was good timing as WNBA standout Sabrina Ionescu put on a stellar shooting performance of her own. But Curry made 4 of 5 shots from the right corner to end his round and overtake Ionescu to win 29-26 in the special 3-point competition between the two prolific shooters during All-Star Saturday Night in Indianapolis.

NASCAR Xfinity race at Daytona postponed until Monday

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Saturday's scheduled NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Daytona International Speedway has been postponed to Monday morning because of rain. The season-opening race has been rescheduled for 11 a.m. and will be broadcast on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.

ATP roundup: Nicolas Jarry downs Carlos Alcaraz at Argentina Open

Third-seeded Chilean Nicolas Jarry cruised to a 7-6 (2), 6-3 upset of No. 1 seed Carlos Alcaraz of Spain on Saturday in the semifinals of the IEB+ Argentina Open in Buenos Aires. Jarry battled back from a 6-5 deficit in the first set to force a tiebreaker, where he raced out to a 6-1 lead that ended up being too much for Alcaraz to handle. Jarry then won the final three games of the second set to complete the sweep.

Report: Diamondbacks to sign OF Randal Grichuk

The Arizona Diamondbacks are singing veteran outfielder Randal Grichuk to a one-year deal with a mutual option for 2025, ESPN reported Saturday. The deal is worth $1.5 million this year and includes a $6 million option with a $500,000 buyout for next season, as well as performance bonuses, per the report.

Swimming-World Aquatics stands by its strict Russia policy for Olympics

World Aquatics (WA) are standing by their strict criteria for Russian and Belarusian swimmers to return to international competition - even if it means some of the world's best from the two countries boycott the Paris Olympics. Swimming's global governing body approved the return of Russian and Belarusian participants last September after banning them following Russia's February 2022 invasion of Ukraine.

Tennis-Swiatek holds off Rybakina to capture third straight Qatar Open crown

Top seed Iga Swiatek overcame a gritty challenge by world number four Elena Rybakina to take home the Qatar Open title for the third straight year with a 7-6(8) 6-2 victory in Saturday's final. The 22-year-old Pole, who raced to her 12th consecutive match win in Doha, became the first player to capture a singles title at an event in three successive years since Serena Williams triumphed in Miami from 2013-15.

NHL roundup: Panthers beat Lightning for 11th straight road win

Florida scored six unanswered goals inside the match's first 22 minutes, and the Panthers -- the NHL's road warriors -- humbled the Tampa Bay Lightning 9-2 on Saturday to stretch their road winning streak to 11 games. Matthew Tkachuk and Sam Bennett totaled two goals and two assists apiece, while Brandon Montour recorded a tally and two helpers.

(With inputs from agencies.)

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