Here is a summary of current sports news.
NBA-James suspended one game, Stewart two after on-field incident
Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James was given a one-game suspension without pay and Detroit Piston’s Isaiah Stewart a two-game suspension after an incident on the field on Sunday where a blow from James’ arm bloodied the Stewart’s face, the NBA announced. James was suspended for “recklessly punching Stewart in the face and starting an altercation on the field,” Byron Spruell, league president of operations, said in a statement Monday.
Cuban Says Soccer Star Maradona Raped Her As A Teenager, “Stole My Childhood From Me”
Mavys Alvarez, a Cuban who had a relationship with football star Diego Maradona two decades ago, told a press conference on Monday that the Argentine player raped her when she was a teenager and “stole his childhood”. Alvarez, now 37, testified last week in a court of Argentina’s Justice Ministry investigating her allegations of trafficking against Maradona’s former entourage, linked to events when she was 16 years.
Football: Southgate wants to ‘prove people wrong’ at club level after England role
England coach Gareth Southgate has said he would like to return to running the club at some point and will be motivated to ‘prove people wrong’ about his background in national football. Southgate, who was given the full-time job in England in 2016, signed a new contract on Monday until the end of 2024. He led England to the 2018 World Cup semi-finals and the final of Euro 2020 this year.
WTA: Chinese tennis player’s appeal with Olympic chief is not enough
Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai’s video call with International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach did not address or allay concerns about her well-being, the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA ). The fate of Peng, former world number one doubles, became a matter of international concern for nearly three weeks after she posted a social media post alleging that former Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli sexually assaulted her .
NBA: Bucks observe minute of silence for victims of Wisconsin parade attack
The Milwaukee Bucks observed a minute of silence before their Monday game for victims of an attack in Waukesha, Wis., Where a motorist accelerated his SUV during a Christmas parade, killing five people and injuring several many others. Darrell Brooks, 39, was arrested near the scene of Sunday’s attack in the town 20 miles west of Milwaukee and faces five counts of first degree homicide.
Cricket: ICC confident all teams will travel to Pakistan for 2025 Champions Trophy
India’s participation in the 2025 Champions Trophy in Pakistan is a “difficult” question for the International Cricket Council, but the world governing body said it was confident all teams would travel to the country for the. tournament. International parties have largely avoided Pakistan since an attack by militant Islamists on the Sri Lanka team bus in Lahore in 2009 that killed six police officers and two civilians.
Football: United goalkeeper Carrick relishes the challenge
Manchester United interim manager Michael Carrick has said he has little time to make an impact in the role, but relishes the challenge ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League group game at Villarreal. United sacked Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Sunday after a five-game losing streak in seven Premier League games that left them eighth.
Cricket: New Zealand reflects on ‘enormity’ of Indian challenge
New Zealand opened their World Trials defense against India this week looking tired after a long road trip and the emotional disappointment of the T20 World Cup. Whitewashed 3-0 by India in a T20 series following their World Cup final loss to Australia, the ‘Black Caps’ have lost that sense of victory as they head to the first test in Kanpur on Thursday against an opponent hungry for revenge.
NBA summary: Kevin Durant returns, lifts Nets to Cavs
Kevin Durant scored 27 points, including the go-ahead basket late in the fourth quarter, as the visiting Brooklyn Nets rallied for a 117-112 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday night. Durant returned from Friday’s two-point win over the visiting Orlando Magic on Friday with a minor sprain to his right shoulder and occasionally struggled on a night the Nets overcame a 12-point deficit .
Football: Messi, Ronaldo and Salah vying for FIFA best male player award
Paris St Germain forward Lionel Messi, Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah are among the 11 shortlisted players for the FIFA Best Male Player award, the world governing body said on Monday. The trio are joined by last year’s winner Robert Lewandowski of Bayern Munich, Manchester City playmaker Kevin De Bruyne and Chelsea duo N’Golo Kante and Jorginho.
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