Silva's former Manchester City teammate Frank Lampard has the distinction of providing the most goals for a single teammate in the Premier League.
Elsewhere, Kyle Lowry scored 30 points as the Toronto Raptors avenged a Christmas Day loss to Boston with a 113-97 rematch victory over the Celtics.
Nishikori's absence follows Britain's Andy Murray also pulling out of both tournaments over the weekend with a pelvic injury.
World Cup-winning cricketer Ben Stokes was 2019 BBC Sports Personality of the Year, after Tour de France winning cyclist Geraint Thomas in 2018, and also won the Sports Journalists' Association Awards.
His eight this season is as many as Marc Overmars managed for Arsenal in his entire Premier League career. Alexander-Arnold's 20 since the start of last season puts him out in front on his own among those who have played in the league during that time.
Wolves were angry even before the VAR controversies as the Premier League Christmas scheduling meant they travelled to Anfield just 45 hours after a thrilling 3-2 win over Manchester City.
Terence Davis' putback gave the Raptors an 89-79 lead heading into the fourth, and Ibaka's layup with 10:11 remaining lengthened the lead to double digits for good. Toronto led by as many as 17 over the final 12 minutes.
Ajax were knocked out of the Champions League by Valencia on December 10. Five days later they conceded an added time goal to lose to their closest Dutch challengers, AZ Alkmaar.
Six different players scored as Ajax hit six in 38 minutes either side of half time. They let up after the 63rd minute even though the visitors played the last 10 minutes with 10 men.
The scores have come down since.
It was the first time since 1955 that Atalanta had put four goals past Milan in Serie A while for the fallen giants it was their heaviest defeat in Serie A in 21 years.
The first round of Boxing Day league fixtures was in the first season of the Football League in 1888-89. Preston North End beat Derby County on Boxing Day 1888 and it has been long looked forward to ever since.
A national ice yachting race is in full swing in Fuyuan in Northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, as more than 50 yachting enthusiasts participated in the race.
"Tennis Australia, obviously, has been pretty proactive about it," Kyrgios said Thursday.
The Rugby World Cup, which began in September and concludes on Saturday, has largely passed off without incident, despite some raised eyebrows in often-reserved Japan over the rambunctious behavior of fans on public transport and elsewhere.
The match in April eventually ended in a 6-2 defeat for hapless Fort William, their 29th loss in 31 games.