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Reuters Sports News Summary


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Updated: 28-01-2019 22:29 IST
Reuters Sports News Summary

Following is a summary of current sports news briefs. Report: Davis tells Pelicans he wants a trade

New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis doesn't plan to sign a contract extension and has told the team he wants to be traded, ESPN reported Monday morning. "Anthony wants to be traded to a team that allows him a chance to win consistently and compete for a championship," said Rich Paul, who is Davis' agent. "Anthony wanted to be honest and clear with his intentions and that's the reason for informing them of this decision now. That's in the best interests of both Anthony's and the organization's future." 'Age is no obstacle': Egyptian swimmer still a champion at 76

If dedication alone was a passport to glory, 76-year-old Egyptian swimmer Nagwa Yousef Ghorab would have won capfuls of medals by now. She first took to the pool at age four and became her country's under-16 backstroke and freestyle champion at 14. NBA roundup: George's 36 lead Thunder past Bucks

Paul George hit a season-high eight 3-pointers and scored 36 points to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 118-112 home win over the visiting Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday. The Thunder have won five consecutive games, sweeping their three-game homestand that also included wins over New Orleans and Portland. The loss snapped a six-game winning streak for Milwaukee, which was playing the first of five consecutive games away from home. Alpine skiing: Olympic combined champion Gisin out for season

Olympic alpine skiing gold medalist Michelle Gisin was ruled out for the rest of the season on Monday, completing an unhappy few weeks for her family following her brother Marc's dramatic crash in December. The Swiss skiing team said in a statement that Michelle Gisin, who won the combined event in Pyeongchang last year, suffered a damaged cartilage and cruciate ligament in her right knee during the Super G race at Garmisch on Saturday. Kicker Vinatieri signs extension with Colts

Kicker Adam Vinatieri will return to the Indianapolis Colts for a 14th season, the team announced Monday. It will be the 24th NFL season for the 46-year-old, who spent the first 10 years of his career with the New England Patriots. Bahrain closer to extradition of footballer held in Thailand

Bahrain's government has submitted documents for the extradition of Hakeem Al Araibi, a Bahraini refugee footballer held in prison in Thailand, a source familiar with the matter said on Monday. Araibi, who has refugee status in Australia and is a vocal critic of Bahrain's government, was convicted of vandalizing a police station in 2014. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison in absentia and has denied wrongdoing. Rugby: Major League commissioner sees bright future for game in U.S.

Major League Rugby (MLR) Commissioner Dean Howes says the sport will be more visible than ever in the United States this year as the professional league kicks off its second season. Featuring eight U.S.-based teams and one from Canada, with three more teams set to join in 2020, the MLR season began this weekend. It will stage 72 regular season games, culminating in a final in July. Devastating Djokovic claims record seventh Australian title

Novak Djokovic claimed a record seventh Australian Open crown in devastating style on Sunday as he condemned Rafa Nadal to the most stinging defeat in their long Grand Slam rivalry. Three years after thrashing Andy Murray for the 2016 trophy, the Serbian regained his Melbourne Park throne with a 6-3 6-2 6-3 procession, clinching his 15th Grand Slam title and third in succession. Patriots, Rams arrive in Atlanta for Super Bowl

The Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots have touched down in Atlanta after enthusiastic send-offs from their fans ahead of their Super Bowl clash on Sunday. An estimated 35,000 Patriots fans packed into Gillette Stadium in Foxborough to cheer on the team, which is looking to avenge their loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in last year's championship game. Olympic champion Sun innocent of blood sample tampering: CSA

China's world and Olympic swimming champion Sun Yang has not broken anti-doping rules, the Chinese swimming association said on Monday, rejecting allegations in a British newspaper that he tampered with a blood sample. The Sunday Times reported an alleged dispute between doping testers and the swimmer last year which, according to the newspaper, had resulted in damage to a sample.


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