Utah's Donovan Mitchell, Philadelphia's Ben Simmons of Australia and Jayson Tatum of Boston are the finalists for Rookie of the Year.
Nishikori's absence follows Britain's Andy Murray also pulling out of both tournaments over the weekend with a pelvic injury.
Offside - by an 'armpit'
She won her first WTA Tour title at Indian Wells, then beat Serena Williams in the finals in Toronto and again at Flushing Meadows to clinch her first Grand Slam title.
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.
Rodgers completed 26 of 40 passes and had one interception. He praised the Packers' defense for keeping the score close in the first half.
Hamilton, who won the BBC award in 2014, was European Sportsperson of the Year - beating tennis number one Rafael Nadal and Austrian Alpine skier Marcel Hirscher in a vote of 27 of the continent's news agencies.
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.
It's an attitude that has changed in recent years. Assists were never officially recorded by FIFA until the 1994 World Cup, although they had marked them unofficially at the 1986 and 1990 tournaments.
Fabregas has said that he prefers laying on goals to scoring them. "Whenever they asked me in interviews if I preferred scoring or providing an assist, I would always say an assist," he once told an interviewer.