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Reuters Sports News Summary

Updated: 17-03-2019 05:20 IST
Reuters Sports News Summary

Following is a summary of current sports news briefs. Reports: Saints C Unger retiring after 10 seasons

New Orleans Saints center Max Unger retired Saturday in a surprising development, multiple outlets reported. Unger, who turns 33 next month, completed his 10th NFL season and earned his third Pro Bowl selection in 2018. He had one year left on a three-year, $22 million contract and was set to earn $5.1 million in base salary in 2019. TE Eifert to re-sign with Bengals

Injury-plagued tight end Tyler Eifert is re-signing with the Cincinnati Bengals, he announced on Twitter on Saturday. Eifert, a product of Notre Dame, was the No. 21 overall selection by the Bengals in 2013 and played 15 games that season. Since then, he has only reached double-digit games in a season once. 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. Piatti's brace leads Impact past Orlando City

Ignacio Piatti scored twice to lead the visiting Montreal Impact to a 3-1 victory over Orlando City SC on Saturday. Piatti, who already has three goals this season for Montreal (2-1-0, 6 points), has 10 in 10 career MLS matches against Orlando City. His first goal of the day came as the Impact scored twice in roughly 90 seconds in the first half. Golf: Rahm shoots 64 to lead McIlroy, Fleetwood at Players

Jon Rahm stormed out of the pack with an eight-under-par 64 and took a one-stroke lead over Rory McIlroy and Tommy Fleetwood after the third round at the Players Championship in Florida on Saturday. Spaniard Rahm used his prodigious power to plunder TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, matching the best score of the week on a day when a predicted stiff northerly wind did not materialise. Nadal pulls out with injury before Federer semi-final

Rafael Nadal withdrew from the Indian Wells tournament on Saturday with a knee injury, shortly before his eagerly-awaited semi-final clash with great rival Roger Federer. Federer, bidding for his 101st career title and a record sixth Indian Wells crown, received a walkover into the final, where he will play Dominic Thiem, a 7-6(3) 6-7(3) 6-4 victor over Milos Raonic in Saturday's only semi-final. Spring training roundup: Sale fans 7 in spring debut

Chris Sale made his spring training debut in impressive fashion, striking out seven over four innings as the Boston Red Sox posted a 6-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday at Fort Myers, Fla. The Red Sox delayed Sale's spring preparation after the team made a long postseason run while winning the World Series. Sale recorded Boston's last three outs in its clinching Game 5 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers. 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. 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.