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Reuters Sports News Summary


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Updated: 13-03-2019 22:25 IST
Reuters Sports News Summary

Following is a summary of current sports news briefs. Tennis: Blistered Halep beaten by Vondrousova at Indian Wells

World number two Simona Halep was run ragged and ultimately dumped out of the BNP Paribas Open by Czech teenager Marketa Vondrousova 6-2 3-6 6-2 in the fourth round at Indian Wells on Tuesday. Halep, who received medical treatment for blisters on her foot during the match, won less than half of her first-service points and hit just six winners to go with 36 unforced errors. NBA roundup: LeBron, Lakers snap skid

LeBron James had 36 points and 10 rebounds, and the visiting Los Angeles Lakers overcame their lowest-scoring first quarter of the season to end a five-game losing streak with a 123-107 win against the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 24 points off the bench, Kyle Kuzma scored 21, Rajon Rondo had 14 points and 10 assists, and JaVale McGee finished with 10 points and 11 rebounds for the Lakers. Golf: Wallace, Bjerregaard first-timers at Players but not novices

Englishman Matt Wallace and Dane Lucas Bjerregaard are first-timers at the Players Championship that starts on Thursday, but neither is a newcomer to TPC Sawgrass, which hosts the Florida event. Wallace played a tournament at the Ponte Vedra Beach course during his American college stint, while Bjerregaard says he was 16 or 17 when he contested a junior tournament there. NHL roundup: Price makes Habs history

Carey Price set the Montreal franchise record for most wins by a goalie, Max Domi scored two goals, and the host Canadiens defeated the reeling Detroit Red Wings for the ninth consecutive time, 3-1 on Tuesday. With his 315th regular-season victory, Price supplanted Jacques Plante for the team mark. He made 20 saves as the Canadiens completed a sweep of the four-game season series by a 21-7 aggregate score. Murder conviction restored for Aaron Hernandez

Calling it "outdated," the Supreme Judicial Court in Massachusetts has eliminated a state legal principle that wiped out the murder conviction of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez after his suicide. "The SJC has ruled that Aaron Hernandez's conviction for the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd will stand," Bristol County District Attorney Thomas Quinn III said, per NBC Boston. "We are pleased justice is served in this case, the antiquated practice of vacating a valid conviction is being eliminated and the victim's family can get the closure they deserve." Alaskan musher wins his first Iditarod, crossing finish line in Nome

The 1,000-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race ended in a predawn close finish on the snow-covered streets of Nome on Wednesday, with Alaskan Pete Kaiser and his dogs barely holding off defending champion Joar Leifseth Ulsom of Norway. Kaiser, 31, reached the finish line just 12 minutes ahead of second-placed Leifseth Ulsom, 32, in one of the closest finishes in Iditarod history. It was Kaiser's first Iditarod win. Tennis: Hurkacz stuns Nishikori to progress at Indian Wells

Pole Hubert Hurkacz fired 10 aces en route to a 4-6 6-4 6-3 upset win over world number seven Kei Nishikori of Japan to reach the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open on Tuesday. The 67th-ranked Hurkacz needed just over two hours to complete the comeback win over the 2014 U.S. Open finalist under sunny skies in the Southern California desert city of Indian Wells. Red Bull has big gap to close from Mercedes, Ferrari: Horner

Red Bull boss Christian Horner has poured cold water on the prospect of challenging Mercedes and Ferrari early in the Formula One season despite a "positive" start with new engine partner Honda. Powered by Renault last year, Red Bull finished a distant third behind winners Mercedes and runner-up Ferrari in the constructors' championship. Hurricane of change is blowing through anti-doping: Tygart

A hurricane of change is blowing through the world anti-doping system in the wake of the Russian scandal to the benefit of clean athletes, the United States' top anti-doping official said on Wednesday. Recent involvement by law-and-order forces, including a police raid on the Nordic skiing championship in Austria, was another cause of optimism, U.S. Anti-Doping Agency chief executive Travis Tygart told Reuters in an interview. Doping: WADA president says proved right over Russian re-admission

The World Anti-Doping Agency has been vindicated over its decision to readmit Russia's anti-doping agency six months ago, its president Craig Reedie said on Wednesday. In particular, Reedie said that Russia's decision to allow access to its Moscow laboratory following readmission of RUSADA was a "game changer."


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