LeBron James scored a team-high 21 points and equalled his season best of 16 assists as the Los Angeles Lakers snapped a four-game losing streak with a 128-120 win over Portland on Saturday.
The World Anti-Doping Agency on December 10 banned Russia for four years from major global events, including the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, over manipulated doping data.
Australian star Nick Kyrgios agrees with Djokovic, believing it will be "an awesome event."
Cup of Nations
Djokovic's concerns were shared by France's Nicolas Mahut, who said having two men's team competitions was "too much."The 40-year-old suffered the fatal accident after 276 kilometers of the day's ride from Riyadh to Wadi Al Dawasir.
Andreescu came through qualifying in Auckland earlier this year only to lose to Germany's Julia Goerges in the final, which she used as a springboard for a sensational 2019.
"The VAR referee is miles away taking decisions on a lot of things happening here. Who is inside the game? Who feels the intensity and the flow? The referee here."
"It didn't sit well with me on Christmas Day," McCaw said. "We definitely didn't give it our best effort and I think tonight guys took it personally. It wasn't talked about. Guys just went out and gave it their all."
The face and voice of the United States Women's National Team that ensured back to back FIFA Women's World Cups with victory over the Netherlands in France in June, Rapinoe has transcended football. She has led the way for equal pay for women's footballers to match their male counterparts as well as speaking up on a host of other issues. Rapinoe ended the year with a number of awards inciuding Sports Illustrated's Sportsperson of the Year and the Ballon d'Or.
Li, who was part of the China squad in its sole World Cup appearance in 2002, said his hope for the Chinese national team is to repeat the feat.
Two tales, one city
"It was special," said Liverpool boss Juergen Klopp after that win. "He wanted the match ball so he got it. It was really cool."
Jurgen Klopp's side, who took all three points at Villa Park thanks to Sadio Mane's 94th-minute winner, were trailing to Trezeguet's opener when Roberto Firmino thought he had tapped home the leveller seven minutes later.
"The Russian Olympic Committee is a rightful member of the Olympic movement," its president Stanislav Pozdnyakov told reporters after a meeting.
The former world No.1's first match in the ATP Cup will be against South Africa's Kevin Anderson on Saturday.
Serbian superstar Novak Djokovic said on Thursday there was no point in having two men's team tennis competitions and suggested the new ATP Cup should merge with the Davis Cup.
"Today, together with my team, we have made this decision as I am still not 100 per cent ready or healthy to compete at the highest level.
The Canadian teenager had been top-seeded for the January 6-12 tournament, which is a traditional warmup event for players fine tuning their game ahead of the Australian Open.