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Los Angeles Lakers’ rollercoaster ride in the new NBA season continued on Wednesday night as LeBron James inspired their 120-94 win against a struggling Golden State Warriors.

Los Angeles Lakers consolidate on great start to NBA season, pip Golden State Warriors...

Los Angeles Lakers’ rollercoaster ride in the new NBA season continued on Wednesday night as LeBron James inspired their 120-94 win against a struggling Golden State Warriors.
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 31: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers waits to enter the game during a 123-120 win over the LA Clippers at Staples Center on January 31, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron James claims another record as Lakers down Miami

LeBron James became only the third player in NBA history to score 20 points in 1,000 career games as Los Angeles Lakers beat Miami Heat 95-80 for their seventh consecutive victory.
Rio Ferdinand says Kylian Mbappe is the number one role model for his two sons, Tate and Lorenz, as they track the Paris Saint-Germain star's career while nursing the ambition to become footballers themselves.

Rio Ferdinand: Kylian Mbappe is the one who inspires my kids to be footballers

Rio Ferdinand says Kylian Mbappe is the number one role model for his two sons, Tate and Lorenz, as they track the Paris Saint-Germain star's career while nursing the ambition to become footballers themselves.

LeBron James under fire after blaming China row on ‘misinformed’ Rockets chief

Basketball superstar LeBron James was accused of turning a blind eye to Chinese repression on Tuesday after he criticized a Houston Rockets executive for angering China with a “misinformed” tweet supporting protesters in Hong Kong.
Cardi B performs onstage at the 2019 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater on June 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown-Getty Images for BET)

Full list of winners at the 2019 BET Awards

Regina Hall hosted the 19th annual BET Awards ceremony, which aired live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
Defending Champions Golden State Warriors are now all square with Toronto Raptors as the NBA Finals go into Game 3 in California on Wednesday.

NBA Finals: Warriors edge Raptors to level scores

Defending Champions Golden State Warriors are now all square with Toronto Raptors as the NBA Finals go into Game 3 in California on Wednesday.
Popular Nigerian musicians, Teni, Mr Eazi, and Burna Boy have been nominated alongside Cardi B, Drake and Nipsey Hussle for the 2019 BET awards.

Full List: Teni, Burna boy, Mr Eazi bag 2019 BET award-nominations

Popular Nigerian musicians, Teni, Mr Eazi, and Burna Boy have been nominated alongside Cardi B, Drake and Nipsey Hussle for the 2019 BET awards.
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Time releases list of 100 most influential people of 2019

This year’s list is divided into four categories namely; pioneers, artists, leaders, titans and icons.
Liverpool's Mohamed Salah withdraws from Egypt squad amid injury concern

Mo Salah calls for better treatment of women in Muslim world

Egyptian football star Mohamed “Mo” Salah has called for change in the way women are treated in the Muslim world, in an interview with Time magazine published Wednesday.

Antoine Griezmann seeking Atletico Madrid exit but Barcelona are not interested

Griezmann announced his decision through a documentary in June last year called 'La Decision', a reference to LeBron James' televised announcement in 2010 where he announced he was leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers to join the Miami Heat.
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USA start Basketball World Cup defence against Czechs

A United States team packed with NBA stars will begin its bid for an unprecedented third Basketball World Cup title in a row with a clash against debutants the Czech Republic.
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 31: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers waits to enter the game during a 123-120 win over the LA Clippers at Staples Center on January 31, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

LA Lakers star LeBron James to sit out against Golden State Warriors

Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James will miss the marquee match-up against the NBA champion Golden State Warriors on Saturday, coach Luke Walton said.
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 31: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers waits to enter the game during a 123-120 win over the LA Clippers at Staples Center on January 31, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron James returns from longest injury absence to spark Lakers to victory

LeBron James made a triumphant return to the court on Thursday, breathing new life into the floundering Los Angeles Lakers with a 123-120 overtime victory over the Los Angeles Clippers.
Stephen Curry got the best of Luka Doncic and the Mavericks in a thriller capped by his game-winning 3-pointer. (Getty)

Stephen Curry delivers 48 points, Ibaka lifts Raptors over pesky Wizards

Stephen Curry scored 48 points and drained 11 three-pointers as the Golden State Warriors stretched their win streak to four straight with a 119-114 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday.
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 04: Michael Beasley #11, LeBron James #23 and Moritz Wagner #15 of the Los Angeles Lakers react to a Laker goaltending behind Mario Hezonja #8 of the New York Knicks during a 119-112 Knicks win at Staples Center on January 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron James to miss at least three more NBA games for Lakers

NBA superstar LeBron James, who has already missed four games with a strained left groin, will miss at least three more before being re-evaluated, the Los Angeles Lakers announced Friday.
LeBron James hobbled off the court after sustaining a groin injury during the third quarter on Tuesday.CreditCreditKyle Terada-USA Today Sports, via Reuters

Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James taking time to heal after injury

The Los Angeles Lakers had to get used to life without LeBron James as they faced the Sacramento Kings on Thursday.
LeBron James hobbled off the court after sustaining a groin injury during the third quarter on Tuesday.CreditCreditKyle Terada-USA Today Sports, via Reuters

LeBron James injured in Lakers rout of champions Warriors

LeBron James left with a groin injury but the Los Angeles Lakers regrouped for a 127-101 blowout win over two-time defending champion Golden State that snapped an 11-game losing streak on the Warriors’ home court.
Stephen Curry scored a game high of 42 points, including the game winning layup while Kevin Durant scored 35, and changed the momentum with a four point play in the court, as the Warriors edged the Clippers 129-127.

Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant lift Warriors over clippers in NBA thriller

Stephen Curry scored the last of his 42 points on a driving layup with a half-second remaining Sunday and reigning NBA champion Golden State edged the Los Angeles Clippers 129-127.

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