LeBron James ejected for first time in NBA career

LeBron James was ejected from a game for the first time in his NBA career during a 108-97 win for his Cleveland Cavaliers against the Miami Heat. James was shown the exit in the third quarter after arguing with referee Kane Fitzgerald at not being awarded a foul on a drive to the basket. “I…

Ben Stokes and the Ashes dilemma

Ben Stokes’ arrival in New Zealand has intensified speculation that he could join up with England’s Ashes squad in time for the Perth Test match. The all-rounder landed in Christchurch on Wednesday (November 29) and was met by his parents, Deborah and Gerrard, who live in the city. He told reporters he was “just looking forward to seeing…

Romelu Lukaku could get ban for alleged kick on Gaetan Bong

Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku must wait to discover if he will be punished for allegedly kicking out at Brighton defender Gaetan Bong. The incident allegedly happened during United’s 1-0 win on Saturday, but referee Neil Swarbrick took no action. Swarbrick’s report on the match will be studied by the Football Association. Lukaku could get a three-match…

15-member Windies U-19 team for World Cup

St John’s, ANTIGUA – Cricket West Indies (CWI) Selection Panel today announced a 15-member team and three reserves to participate in an 11-day camp in St. Kitts & Nevis. The camp which will run from December 10-20 is the last round of preparation before they depart the region on December 28. Windies Under 19 are the…

Lionel Messi signs new deal until 2021

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has signed a new contract with a buyout clause worth 700m euros (£626m). The 30-year-old Argentina international’s deal now runs until the end of the 2020-21 season. Since joining the club at the age of 13, Messi has helped Barcelona win eight Spanish league titles and won the Champions League four…