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LeBron James ejected for strike to Pistons’ Stewart’s face

Nov 22 (Reuters) - Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James was ejected from Sunday's game against the Detroit Pistons for an errant swinging arm that drew significant blood from the face of Isaiah Stewart, the NBA said.The incident took place with 9:18 remaining in the third quarter, with the Lakers trailing 78-66, as James...

Surpassing Lewis’ U.S. medal record ‘never a goal’, says Felix

Oct 13 (Reuters) - Allyson Felix said surpassing Carl Lewis as the most decorated U.S. track and field athlete was "never a goal" but that it was "amazing" to have achieved the feat after winning her 11th Olympic medal at the Tokyo Games.The 13-time world champion picked up bronze in the 400m and...

World Championship bronze medallist Tirop found stabbed to death

Oct 13 (Reuters) - Kenyan distance runner Agnes Tirop, a two-times World Championship bronze medallist, was found stabbed to death at her home, Athletics Kenya said on Wednesday.The 25-year-old represented Kenya in the 5,000m event at the Tokyo Olympics and finished fourth in the finals."Tirop was found dead at...

Irving’s vaccination stance looms large over NBA season

LOS ANGELES, Oct 17 (Reuters) - The 75th season of the NBA tips off on Tuesday with fans focused on Brooklyn's Kyrie Irving, whose refusal to take the COVID-19 vaccine in defiance of New York City's mandate led the Nets to announce he would not suit up for the championship contender.The loaded Nets...

NBA roundup: Celtics clip Blazers for 4th straight win

Jayson Tatum recorded 32 points, nine rebounds and five assists to lead the Boston Celtics to a 116-115 victory over the host Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday night.Jaylen Brown scored 24 points and Kemba Walker contributed 21 points, eight rebounds and seven assists as Boston won for the fourth straight game and sixth...

Mertens, Sabalenka clinch Australian Open women’s doubles title

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Elise Mertens and Aryna Sabalenka beat Czech pair Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova 6-2 6-3 to win the Australian Open women’s doubles title on Friday for their second Grand Slam trophy together.Slideshow ( 5 images )Seeded second at Melbourne Park, the pair won their maiden major at the 2019 U.S....

NFL roundup: Chiefs down Saints for 9th straight win

Patrick Mahomes threw three touchdown passes and the visiting Kansas City Chiefs won their ninth consecutive game by defeating the New Orleans Saints 32-29 on Sunday in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.FILE PHOTO: Dec 13, 2020; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) celebrates after defeating the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit:...

Motor racing: Mick Schumacher bags Formula Two title before graduation to F1

(Reuters) - An ‘overwhelmed’ Mick Schumacher graduated to Formula One as the 2020 Formula Two champion on Sunday despite failing to score in his last race before joining the U.S.-owned Haas F1 team.FILE PHOTO: Racing driver Mick Schumacher attends an event to celebrate 90 years of Italian premium sports car maker Ferrari racing team at Milan's Duomo...

Colts QB Rivers needs foot surgery after season

The toe injury that has bothered Indianapolis Colts quarterback Philip Rivers the last two weeks will require offseason surgery to correct, NFL Network reported Sunday.Rivers, who turns 39 on Tuesday, has a plantar plate rupture to the big toe on his right foot, per the report.He also has an...

Astros edge Rays, send ALCS to Game 5

George Springer hit a tiebreaking two-run home run in the fifth inning to back a gutsy start from Zack Greinke as the Houston Astros avoided a sweep with a 4-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series on Wednesday night at San Diego.Jose Altuve also...

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