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Reuters Sports News Summary


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Updated: 14-02-2019 05:25 IST
Reuters Sports News Summary

Following is a summary of current sports news briefs. Report: Yankees' Sabathia to retire after '19 season

New York Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia will announce in a news conference Saturday that he is retiring after the 2019 season, according to a report Wednesday from MLB.com. Sabathia signed a one-year, $8 million contract with the team in November. NHL roundup: Lightning hammer sliding Flames

Nikita Kucherov, the NHL's top point-producer, collected one goal and three assists to lead the host Tampa Bay Lightning to a 6-3 win over the Calgary Flames on Tuesday night. Brayden Point collected one goal and two assists, and goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy made 19 saves for the NHL-leading Lightning, who have won three straight games and are riding a 5-0-2 run. Kucherov ran his point total to 84. NBA roundup: Celts edge Sixers in thriller

Gordon Hayward scored 26 points off the bench to lead the visiting Boston Celtics past the Philadelphia 76ers 112-109 on Tuesday in a game full of playoff atmosphere. Al Horford scored 23 points while Jayson Tatum added 20 points and 10 rebounds as the Celtics snapped a two-game losing streak. All-Star guard Kyrie Irving sat out with an injured knee. Motor racing: New chapter in 2019? More like a new book, say Racing Point

Racing Point have put the cash-starved Force India days behind them and now have the resources to show Formula One what they can really do, the Canadian-owned team said on Wednesday. Technical director Andrew Green told a livery launch, where Kenyan betting company SportPesa was announced as new title sponsors, that the buzz at the factory since the change of ownership was incredible. Report: Lakers won't fire Walton during season

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton "will definitely finish the season," a source close to the situation told the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday. Walton's status has been a topic of discussion among fans and media as the Lakers have slid to 28-29 in an injury-plagued season. Hamlin has must-win mindset at Daytona 500

Denny Hamlin readily acknowledges that when he shows up at Daytona International Speedway, he is a race favorite. He's earned that distinction as a former Daytona 500 winner. But this year a victory in the sport's biggest race wouldn't only be of historical significance of but put an end to the longest winless streak in the 38-year old Virginian's decorated Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career. Last year he did not win a race for the first time since his 2006 rookie season. Nuggets G Thomas set for season debut

Denver Nuggets guard Isaiah Thomas is set to make his season debut Wednesday night after recovering from hip surgery nearly 11 months ago, ESPN reported Wednesday. Denver plays host to the Sacramento Kings. Reports: Blazers add Kanter

Enes Kanter joined the Portland Trail Blazers following a split with the New York Knicks last week. ESPN and NBA TV reported the deal was done Wednesday, with Portland edging the Los Angeles Lakers and other suitors to land the big man. Gymnastics Canada launches probe after former coach acquitted in sex assault trial

Gymnastics Canada said on Wednesday it will proceed with an internal investigation after a former national team coach was found not guilty of sexual assault and sexual exploitation. David Brubaker, who coached the Canadian team at the 2016 Rio Olympics, had pled not guilty to charges leveled by a former student relating to alleged incidents between 2000 and 2007, when the complainant was between the ages of 12 and 20. Report: Ravens agree to trade Flacco to Broncos

The Baltimore Ravens agreed in principle to trade quarterback Joe Flacco to the Denver Broncos, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Wednesday. Flacco, 34, was the MVP of Super Bowl XLVII in 2013 and was the Ravens' starter since 2008 until a hip injury in 2018 sent Flacco to the sidelines after Week 9. Rookie first-round pick Lamar Jackson took over for Flacco and didn't relinquish the starting role.


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