FOOTBALL

Police: Missing Tom Brady jersey worth $500,000

The value of Tom Brady’s missing Super Bowl jersey is listed as $500,000 on a Houston Police Department report.

The New England Patriots’ quarterback is listed as the complainant in the report dated Feb. 6, the day after the Patriots came back from a 25-point deficit to defeat the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in overtime. The police report was made public Tuesday.

Investigators have been working to identify who was in the locker room at the time the jersey was taken. A Houston police officer was stationed outside the locker room on the day of the game, but access to the location was controlled by Patriots team security.

RUNNING

BOSTON MARATHON: Four-time Olympian Shalane Flanagan has dropped out of the race because of a back injury.

The native of nearby Marblehead posted the fastest time ever for an American woman on the course in 2014. She finished sixth in the Olympic marathon in Rio de Janeiro last summer and won bronze medal at the 2008 Summer Games in the 10,000 meters.

TENNIS

DUBAI TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS: Second-seeded Karolina Pliskova and third-seeded Dominika Cibulkova both lost their opening matches at Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Plikova fell 6-2, 6-4 to Kristina Mladenovic, and Cibulkova lost 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 to Ekaterina Makarova in the second round after both had received byes.

Top-seeded Angelique Kerber, who would return to the No. 1 ranking if she wins the Dubai title, won her opening match 6-4, 6-3 against fellow German Mona Barthel.

French Open champion Garbine Muguruza retired with a left Achilles injury when she was trailing 4-1 to Kateryna Bondarenko.

RIO OPEN: Brazilian Thomaz Bellucci upset top-seeded Kei Nishikori 6-4, 6-3 in the first round, thrilling the home crowd on Carnival week in Rio de Janeiro.

Nishikori, who lost the Argentina Open final on Sunday on clay, smashed his racket on the red clay after losing Tuesday’s first set. It didn’t get any better.

DELRAY BEACH OPEN: No. 1 seed Milos Raonic opened with an easy win in Florida, defeating American qualifier Tim Smyczek 6-1, 6-4.

CYCLING

ARMSTRONG LAWSUIT: Former cyclist Lance Armstrong says he “loved” representing the U.S. Postal Service, even as the government sues to get back the millions it spent sponsoring his teams.

After years of legal wrangling, the federal government’s $100 million lawsuit against Armstrong is expected to go to trial later this year. The Postal Service sponsored Armstrong’s team when he won six of his seven Tour de France titles from 1999-2005.

TRACK AND FIELD

DOPING: Russian competitors and officials fear they will miss another major athletics competition because they believe the IAAF is too slow in approving a partial lifting of its doping ban.

The IAAF says it will allow some Russians to compete in the European indoor championships as “neutral athletes” if they can show they have undergone regular drug testing independent of the suspended Russian testing agency.

However, with the championships just 10 days away in Serbia, the IAAF hasn’t issued any rulings on 44 applications from Russians such as the 2015 world high jump champion Maria Kuchina.

– News service report