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Reuters Sports News Summary

Updated: 16-03-2019 22:27 IST
Reuters Sports News Summary

Following is a summary of current sports news briefs. NHL roundup: Tkachuk posts five-point game as Flames rout Rangers

Matthew Tkachuk collected two goals and a career-high five points -- his second game of the week with at least four points -- and the host Calgary Flames climbed back atop the Western Conference with a 5-1 victory over the New York Rangers on Friday night. Goalie David Rittich stopped 24 shots for the Flames, who have racked up 20 goals during a three-game winning streak. Andreescu continues fairytale run to reach Indian Wells final

Bianca Andreescu became the youngest player to reach the final at Indian Wells in 20 years after the teenager beat Elina Svitolina of Ukraine 6-3 2-6 6-4 at the BNP Paribas Open on Friday. The 18-year-old Canadian continued her magical run by overcoming sixth seeded Svitolina to set up a final with three-time Grand Slam champion Angelique Kerber who beat Belinda Bencic 6-4 6-2. Sports canceled as traumatized New Zealand mourns shooting victims

A raft of top class sporting events were canceled in New Zealand on Saturday as a traumatized nation started burying the dead from the worst peacetime mass killing in its history. A lone gunman killed 49 people and wounded more than 20 at two Christchurch mosques on Friday in a shooting which Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern condemned as "a terrorist attack". Jaguars sign WR Conley, OL Ogbuehi

The Jacksonville Jaguars stayed busy in free agency, announcing the signings of wide receiver Chris Conley and offensive lineman Cedric Ogbuehi on Saturday. The moves follow the Jaguars' big free-agent splash when they signed former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles on Wednesday. NBA roundup: Bucks rally from 23 down to rout Heat

The Milwaukee Bucks overcame a 23-point first-quarter deficit to rally past the host Miami Heat 113-98 on Friday night. Giannis Antetokounmpo tallied 33 points, 16 rebounds and nine assists, giving him his 49th double-double. Khris Middleton and Eric Bledsoe had 21 and 17 points, respectively, for the Bucks, who top the NBA with 52 wins, including 25 on the road. Figure skating: Chen overcomes sickness, ready to defend title

Sickness forced Nathan Chen to train in New Haven but the 19-year-old says he is rested and ready to defend his figure skating title at next week's world championships in Saitama. Chen, who last year became the youngest world champion since Russian Yevgeni Plushenko in 2001, had his preparation for a follow up derailed a bit by a cold that kept him near his college at Yale University. U.S., Turkey paired in basketball World Cup group

The United States will open its defense of its FIBA World Cup championship this summer against the Czech Republic. The draw for the 32-team tournament was held Saturday in Shenzhen, China. Hamilton takes pole as Mercedes speed stuns rivals

Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton blazed to a record-extending eighth pole and sixth in succession at the Australian Grand Prix on Saturday to lead Valtteri Bottas to a Mercedes sweep of the front row of the grid. Hamilton struggled with a brake problem during the frenetic final session at Albert Park but edged his Finnish team mate by 0.112 seconds with a searing second lap of one minute 20.486 seconds that set a record at the lakeside circuit. Soccer: Argentine FA announce women's league to start in June

The Argentine Football Association (AFA) announced the start of a professional league for women on Saturday and promised it would give women's football more attention, with the creation of a high performance center in Buenos Aires. The new league will begin in June with funding from the association, AFA president Claudio Tapia said. Alpine skiing: Shiffrin wins slalom event for 16th World Cup win of season

Mikaela Shiffrin clinched a record extending 16th World Cup win of the season by dominating the slalom event in Soldeu, Andorra on Saturday to take her overall tally to 59. The 24-year-old American, who trailed Swiss Wendy Holdener after her first run, produced a strong second run to finish with a total time of 1:48.15 and seal the win.