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Reuters Sports News Summary

Updated: 29-01-2019 05:20 IST
Reuters Sports News Summary

Following is a summary of current sports news briefs. 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. Niculescu upsets No. 3 seed Hsieh in Thailand Open

Monica Niculescu knocked out No. 3 seed Hsieh Su-wei 6-4, 7-6 (2) Monday in opening-round play of the Thailand Open in Hua Hin. It was the first-ever meeting between the two veterans. NFL: Court can't fix blown call

The NFL has admitted in a document filed in court that an officiating mistake was made in the NFC championship game. On Sunday, the league responded to a lawsuit filed by New Orleans Saints fans seeking NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to use his powers to order the end of the game to be replayed. The league's filing in U.S. District Court in the Eastern Division of Louisiana, while acknowledging "ticketholders and fans' disappointment and even anger over the outcome of last week's game is entirely understandable," seeks to have the suit dismissed. 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. R&A defends rule that cost China's Li penalty in Dubai

The R&A has defended a new rule that cost defending Dubai Desert Classic champion Li Haotong of China a two-stroke penalty at the final hole of the tournament on Sunday. According to the rule, one of a raft of changes introduced on Jan. 1, caddies are no longer allowed to stand directly behind their player and help with alignment. NFL: Age has taken toll on Pats' Brady, says Rams cornerback

Los Angeles Rams cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman fired the first verbal shot of Super Bowl week by saying age had taken a toll on New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, according to a Bleacher Report interview published on Monday. Robey-Coleman, who got away with a blatant pass interference in the NFC Championship game that if called would likely have denied his team a win, was asked if there were signs that five-time Super Bowl champion Brady at 41 was not the same player. 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. Olympic champion swimmer Sun did not break rules: 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. The Sunday Times reported an alleged dispute between doping testers and the swimmer last year which the newspaper said had resulted in damage to a sample.