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Reuters Sports News Summary

Updated: 17-03-2019 13:27 IST
Reuters Sports News Summary

Following is a summary of current sports news briefs. NBA notebook: Lakers F Ingram has arm surgery

Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram had surgery on his right arm Saturday and is expected to be ready by the start of the 2019-20 season, the team announced. Ingram underwent thoracic outlet decompression surgery, performed by Dr. Hugh Gelabert at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. NBA roundup: Spurs knock off Blazers for 8th straight win

DeMar DeRozan's 21 points led seven San Antonio players in double figures as the Spurs made all the big plays in the fourth quarter to beat the visiting Portland Trail Blazers 108-103 on Saturday for their eighth straight victory. The sixth-place Spurs are a season-best 12 games over .500 and within a game and a half of Portland for fourth place in the Western Conference standings. 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. NHL roundup: Killorn, Lightning crush Caps

Alex Killorn recorded his first career hat trick, Tampa Bay set a franchise record for wins in a season, and the Lightning beat the visiting Washington Capitals 6-3 on Saturday in the first meeting this season between the Eastern Conference's two division leaders. The Lightning notched their 55th victory and became just the fourth team in NHL history to win 54 games or more in consecutive seasons. Golf: Rahm shoots 64 to lead McIlroy, Fleetwood at Players

Jon Rahm stormed out of the pack with an eight-under-par 64 at the Players Championship on Saturday, taking a one-shot lead over Rory McIlroy and Tommy Fleetwood to set up the prospect of a compelling final-round battle between European heavyweights. The Spaniard used his prodigious power to plunder an eagle and seven birdies at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, matching the best score of the week on a day when the predicted northerly wind did not materialise. NFL notebook: TE Eifert returns to Bengals

Injury-plagued tight end Tyler Eifert is re-signing with the Cincinnati Bengals, he announced on Twitter on Saturday. Eifert is signing a one-year contract, according to multiple reports. 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. 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. Crusaders open to discuss name change following shooting

The Canterbury Crusaders are open to discussing a potential name change following mass shooting at two mosques in Christchurch that killed 50 people. The Crusaders adopted their name 23 years ago when rugby went professional but questions have been raised over its associations with the medieval religious wars between Christians and Muslims since the attacks. Bottas wins Australian Grand Prix for Mercedes

Valtteri Bottas capitalized on a late pitstop to upset his world champion team mate Lewis Hamilton and clinch the season-opening Australian Formula One Grand Prix for Mercedes on Sunday. Starting second behind pole-sitter Hamilton, Bottas got the jump on the Briton during a typically messy start at Albert Park and ended up cruising to his fourth win by some 20.80 seconds after delaying a tyre-change.