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.
Lionel Messi insisted his fifth-place finish in last Monday’s Ballon d’Or awards was not a motivating factor behind his sensational performance in Barcelona’s 4-0 thrashing of local rival Espanyol in La Liga on Saturday.
Afghanistan suspended five officials including the president of the country's football federation over allegations of sexual and physical abuse against the national women's team, officials said Sunday.