LUE A ROOKIE BUT GETS NOD TO LEAD EASTERN CONFERENCE
CLEVELAND Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue will lead the Eastern Conference at next month's All-Star Game despite having only three games under his belt, the NBA announced on Wednesday.
Lue, 38, was promoted to his first head coaching position last week after the Cavaliers fired David Blatt. It comes at an opportune time for the rookie play-caller.
All-Star head coaches are selected based on the teams who have the best records two weeks prior to the game. The 65th NBA All-Star Game is on Feb 14 in Toronto.
FURY LET OFF THE HOOK OVER CONTROVERSIAL REMARKS
WORLD heavyweight champion Tyson Fury on Wednesday escaped punishment for his controversial remarks on women, homosexuality and abortion, with British boxing chiefs backing his right to free speech.
Fury, 27, faced a backlash for the comments he made in an interview before and after his victory over Wladimir Klitschko in November to capture the WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight titles.
But in a further interview, he said: "I'm not a homophobe, I'm not a sexist, I'm not any of those."
DJOKOVIC AND KERBER HEAD INTO GRAND SLAM FINALS
Top seed Novak Djokovic saw off a thrilling fight-back by his great rival Roger Federer in the 45th meeting between the two greats to reach his sixth Australian Open final and fifth consecutive Grand Slam title match yesterday.
Meanwhile, seventh seed Angelique Kerber tamed British hope Johanna Konta to reach the Australian Open final yesterday, where she will face dominant world No. 1 Serena Williams.
The win puts the left-hander into her first Grand Slam final on her 33rd attempt.