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Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.

Lakers' World Peace banned one game for striking opponent 2013-02-05T184821Z_2_BRE91410W_RTROPTC_0_US-NBA-LAKERS-WORLDPEA CE.XML () -

Singapore join probe into match-fixing scam

LONDON (Reuters) - Singapore, which European investigators say is the source for hundreds of soccer matches being fixed in a global betting scam, promised on Tuesday to aid the probe but some in the game said many of the revelations were nothing new. About 680 suspicious matches including qualifying games for the World Cup and European Championships, and the Champions League for top European club sides, have been identified in an inquiry by European police forces, the European anti-crime agency Europol and national prosecutors.

LeBron's hot shooting lifts Heat past Bobcats

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Cy Young pitcher Webb retires at 33 2013-02-05T051820Z_1_BRE91406H_RTROPTC_0_US-BASEBALL-DIAMONDBAC KS.XML () -

Alpine skiing-Vonn suffers nasty crash in Worlds super-G

SCHLADMING, Austria (Reuters) - American Lindsey Vonn suffered a serious crash in the women's super-G on the opening day of the alpine skiing world championships on Tuesday. A helicopter was called to take the four-times overall World Cup champion to hospital.

Tigers reach new deal with Scherzer, avoid arbitration 2013-02-05T051718Z_1_BRE91406F_RTROPTC_0_US-BASEBALL-TIGERS.XML () -

Staal brothers power Hurricanes past Maple Leafs

TORONTO (Reuters) - The Carolina Hurricanes had a pair of goals from the Staal brothers and a stellar performance from goalie Cam Ward to thank for a 4-1 win over the struggling Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday. Carolina erased an early one-goal deficit by dominating the second period, in which they outshot the host Maple Leafs 20-5 and got goals from Eric Staal and younger brother Jordan.

Britain's Adlington retires from competitive swimming

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's double Olympic champion swimmer Rebecca Adlington has retired from competition to concentrate on grassroots coaching, the 23-year-old said on Tuesday. Adlington, who currently holds the world record in the 800 meters freestyle, won two golds in Beijing in 2008 and two bronze medals at London 2012.

Ravens win emotional Super Bowl against 49ers

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - The Baltimore Ravens reclaimed the greatest prize in North American sports after a dramatic, nail-biting 34-31 Super Bowl victory over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. Inspired by their power-packed quarterback Joe Flacco, the Ravens survived a ferocious comeback from the 49ers and a bizarre power outage that stopped the game for more than half an hour to win their second Super Bowl.

Alpine skiing-Fog delays start of world championships

SCHLADMING, Austria (Reuters) - The alpine skiing world championships in Schladming got off to a false start when the women's Super-G had to be delayed because of poor visibility on Tuesday. Scheduled for 5 a.m. ET, the inaugural event of the skiing fortnight in the Austrian resort was pushed back several times by 15 minutes because of heavy fog on the piste.

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