Sports

NBA: Charlotte’s Jefferson banned five games

Charlotte Hornets center Al Jefferson, sidelined another week or two by a left calf strain, was issued a five-game suspension by the NBA on Wednesday for violating terms of its Anti-Drug Program.

Boxing: Wilder to defend heavyweight crown versus Szpilka

Wilder owns the World Boxing Council title and was looking at a fight against Ukraine’s unbeaten Vyacheslav Glazkov, but when Britain’s undefeated Tyson Fury dethroned Wladimir Klitschko by unanimous decision last month, the landscape changed and a deal with Szpilka was made for a January 16 bout.

NBA: Celtics use balanced attack to beat Bulls

The Boston Celtics warmed up for their critical game against the streaking Golden State Warriors on Friday night by holding on to beat the Chicago Bulls 105-100 Wednesday at the Boston Garden.

Boxing champ Tyson Fury reported for ‘hate crime’ to police

Greater Manchester Police say on Tuesday they have received a report of a “hate crime” regarding Fury’s comments, which were published in a newspaper interview before his victory over Wladimir Klitschko in a heavyweight title fight on Nov. 28.

Boxing: Fury stripped of IBF belt

British heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury has been stripped of one his world titles less than two weeks after winning it, the BBC reported on Wednesday.

NBA: LeBron seals lifetime deal with Nike

LeBron James has signed a lifetime deal with US sporting goods giant Nike it was confirmed on Monday in what was described as the largest single athlete deal in the company’s history.

SINGAPORE RUGBY

Singapore surpasses world record for most passes at Rugby Hub

Twenty-one national players established a Singapore record for most rugby passes in an hour by completing 4,002 passes at Asia Square this evening. This surpassed the Guinness Book of World Record of 2,336 set by Maccabi GB junior team in England in 2013.