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LeBron and Co. silence Knicks

LeBron James scored 25 points and handed out seven assists as his Cleveland Cavaliers humbled the New York Knicks 126-94 yesterday morning (Singapore time).

It was LeBron's first trip to New York since last month's comments by Phil Jackson in which the Knicks president described James's business associates as a "posse" in an interview with ESPN.

James found the term offensive, but insisted it didn't give him extra motivation. "I'm motivated for the love of the game," he said. "So I don't need more." 
- AFP


Top stars sign up for Aussie Open

Every player in the world's top 99 bar pregnant Victoria Azarenka has confirmed for the Australian Open, organisers said yesterday.

The field includes Roger Federer and Serena Williams as they return from injury.

The first Grand Slam of 2017 will see Andy Murray and Angelique Kerber start as top seeds in a sign of the changing of the guard in world tennis.

Williams will attempt to claim her 23rd Major singles title to surpass Steffi Graf and set a new record for the Open era. - AFP


Thompson to take on the men

World No. 5 Lexi Thompson will be following in the footsteps of golfing great Annika Sorenstam when she competes with the men, off the men's tees, at this week's Franklin Templeton Shootout in Naples, Florida.

Swede Sorenstam was paired with Fred Couples at the 54-hole team event in 2006 and Thompson, a seven-time winner on the LPGA Tour, will make her debut in the tournament playing alongside US PGA Tour rookie Bryson DeChambeau at Tiburon Golf Club. 
- REUTERS

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