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<p>Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.</p> <p>Barty ready to spend rest of 2021 season away from home</p> <p>World number one Ash Barty said on Saturday she will probably not return home to Australia until after the conclusion of the 2021 season because of quarantine requirements in place to stem the spread of COVID-19.
Barty, speaking after she cruised into the last 16 at the Miami Open with a 6-3 6-2 win over Jelena Ostapenko, said the time needed to quarantine on either end of a journey to Australia would be too much of a challenge.</p> <p>Kings acquire Brendan Lemieux from Rangers</p> <p>The Los Angeles Kings acquired Brendan Lemieux from the New York Rangers on Saturday in exchange for a fourth-round pick in the 2021 NHL Draft.
Lemieux, whose father is longtime NHL player Claude Lemieux, has seven points (two goals, five assists) and 59 penalty minutes in 31 games this season. He is no stranger to the penalty box during his career, racking up 299 penalty minutes to go along with 43 points (21 goals, 22 assists) in 162 games.</p> <p>Knicks’ Mitchell Robinson fractures foot vs.
Bucks</p> <p>New York Knicks center Mitchell Robinson sustained a fractured right foot during the first quarter of Saturday’s road game against the Milwaukee Bucks. Robinson was injured while defending Milwaukee center Brook Lopez inside the 3-point line with about 6 1/2 minutes left in the first quarter.
The Knicks said he will be re-evaluated on Sunday.</p> <p>NHL roundup: Coyotes’ Phil Kessel gets hat trick, Adin Hill gets shutout</p> <p>Phil Kessel had a hat trick and also prevented a goal as the Arizona Coyotes completed a two-game sweep of the visiting San Jose Sharks with a 4-0 victory on Saturday night in Glendale, Ariz.
Clayton Keller added a goal and two assists and Adin Hill made 34 saves for his second career shutout as the Coyotes won their third consecutive game and their fourth in the past five.</p> <p>Reports: Vikings sign S Xavier Woods to one-year deal</p> <p>Free-agent safety Xavier Woods signed a one-year contract with the Minnesota Vikings, multiple media outlets reported on Saturday.
NFL Network reported the deal is worth up to $2.25 million.</p> <p>Pablo Sandoval named to Braves’ Opening Day roster</p> <p>Veteran corner infielder Pablo Sandoval has made the Atlanta Braves’ Opening Day roster, as the team announced Saturday that it has selected his contract.
The 34-year-old Sandoval, a two-time All-Star and the MVP of the 2012 World Series, signed with the Braves late last season after being released by the San Francisco Giants. He appeared in one regular-season game and three postseason contests as Atlanta reached the National League Championship Series.</p> <p>49ers sign WR Mohamed Sanu</p> <p>The San Francisco 49ers signed free-agent receiver Mohamed Sanu to a one-year deal on Saturday, according to his agent, Mike McCartney.
Terms were not disclosed. The 49ers signed Smith on Sept. 18, but they cut him less than a month later on Oct. 6 after he made just one catch for nine yards in three games. He signed with the Lions and played in seven games (four starts), making 16 catches for 178 yards and a touchdown.</p> <p>Rockies RHP Scott Oberg sidelined due to further blood-clot issues</p> <p>Colorado Rockies right-hander Scott Oberg was placed on the 60-day injured list Saturday after experiencing more blood-clot issues.
Oberg underwent surgery Thursday to treat the recurrence of blood clots in his right elbow that have placed his career in jeopardy. This reportedly is the fourth time the 31-year-old Oberg has had blood-clot issues during his career.</p> <p>Figure skating: Chen wins third straight world title as Hanyu falters</p> <p>American Nathan Chen won the men’s gold for the third consecutive time at the figure skating world championships on Saturday while early favourite and double Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu finished third after his free skate fell apart.
Victoria Sinitsina and Nikita Katsalapov captured the ice dance gold, making it the third title Russians had captured this week. However, with Russia banned at such events under sanctions imposed by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), they skated as FSR athletes under the flag of the Russian figure skating federation.</p> <p>Reports: LaMarcus Aldridge to sign with Nets</p> <p>Veteran big man LaMarcus Aldridge will sign a one-year deal with the Brooklyn Nets, according to multiple reports Saturday.
Aldridge became a free agent Thursday after the San Antonio Spurs bought out the remainder of his $72 million contract.</p>
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