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Reuters Sports News Summary

Updated: 29-01-2019 13:28 IST
Reuters Sports News Summary

Following is a summary of current sports news briefs. NFL notebook: Saga will make us stronger, Brees says

With a week behind him since the controversial loss to the Los Angeles Rams in the NFC championship game, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees took to social media Monday morning to share his thoughts about how his team's season ended and to address Saints fans. The NFL acknowledged Sunday in a court filing that officials should have called pass interference or helmet-to-helmet contact on a third-down pass from Brees that was intended for Tommylee Lewis. Instead, it was ruled an incompletion. Had the call been made, the Saints would have had a first down, with the ability to score a touchdown or bleed the clock for the game-winning field goal. NBA notebook: Davis tells Pelicans he wants out

New Orleans star Anthony Davis doesn't plan to sign a contract extension and has told the Pelicans he wants to be traded, the team confirmed Monday. "Anthony wants to be traded to a team that allows him a chance to win consistently and compete for a championship," Rich Paul, who is Davis' agent, told ESPN. "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." NBA roundup: Nuggets' comeback stuns Grizzlies

Nikola Jokic scored 24 points, including a go-ahead basket with 28.9 seconds left, and the visiting Denver Nuggets rallied from 25 points down to beat the Memphis Grizzlies 95-92 on Monday night. Will Barton had 20 points, and Malik Beasley scored 13 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter -- when the Nuggets trailed by as many as 19 -- to help Denver win without Jamal Murray. The point guard missed his second consecutive game due to an ankle injury. Super Bowl Opening Night turns into the Brady Show

Opening Night turned into the Tom Brady show on Monday as the New England Patriots quarterback once again was the headliner at the media mayhem that kicks off Super Bowl week. The Patriots and Los Angeles Rams will meet in Super Bowl LIII for the National Football League championship on Sunday but from the moment the teams landed in Atlanta until the Vince Lombardi trophy is handed out, Brady will be the man in the spotlight. NFL: Rams' Goff says never doubted himself despite early struggles

When Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff entered the league as the first overall draft pick in 2016 he struggled so badly that some thought he would go down in NFL history as an all-time bust. Three years later, the 24-year-old from Northern California is in the Super Bowl and his critics have been silenced. NFL: Scorpions and crickets on the menu at Super Bowl Opening Night

Los Angeles Rams defensive end Ethan Westbrooks has faced a lot of intimidating opponents in his five NFL seasons but he has never confronted a plate of scorpions, cricket and worms before -- not until Monday's Super Bowl Opening Night, that is. After some initial hesitation, the 28-year-old settled on a dried cricket from a sombrero-wearing Mexican reporter in one of the kinds of wacky moments that have become standard at the annual event. 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. Super Bowl notebook: Gronk unsure about retirement

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski said Monday he doesn't know if Super Bowl LIII will be his last NFL game. Asked at Super Bowl media night if he's considering retirement after this season, Gronkowski responded, "Oh ... I don't know. I don't know." 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. Miami F Hernandez ruled ineligible, declares for NBA draft

Miami junior forward Dewan Hernandez announced Monday that he is entering the 2019 NBA Draft after he was ruled ineligible for the rest of this season and 40 percent of next season by the NCAA for entering into an agreement to accept benefits from an agent. Hernandez was held out of games by the school since the start of the season after his name was linked to agent runner Christian Dawkins in November. The NCAA announced its ruling on Monday, and Hernandez followed by declaring for the draft hours later.