Southampton center back Maya Yoshida was named in Japan’s 23-man squad for the 2019 Asian Cup on Wednesday, but Leicester City striker Shinji Okazaki and Borussia Dortmund playmaker Shinji Kagawa were both omitted.
Harry Kane said that the manner of Tottenham’s performance in the 1-1 draw at Barcelona on Tuesday night was the latest evidence his team can live with Europe’s best and should fire the belief that it can progress deep into the Champions League.
La Liga pledged to persevere with a long-term strategy of taking games outside of Spain after immediate plans to play Barcelona’s January match against Girona in Miami were derailed by the champion’s decision to back out of the fixture.
LeBron James won the final instalment of his long rivalry with Dwyane Wade on Monday, scoring 28 points as the Los Angeles Lakers held on for a 108-105 victory over the Miami Heat at the Staples Center.
Malcolm Brogdon made two three-pointers late in the fourth quarter, including the one for the go-ahead bucket with 40.7 seconds remaining, as the visiting Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Toronto Raptors 104-99 on Sunday.