INJURY DELAYS POLE VAULTER ISINBAYEVA'S COMEBACK
RUSSIAN pole vault star Yelena Isinbayeva will miss the remainder of the indoor season after tearing a muscle in her left leg at the weekend, her coach Yevgeny Trofimov said on Monday.
Following the injury, Isinbayeva on Saturday was forced to put on hold her intended return to competition after a break of more than two years.
The 33-year-old had been planning to participate in the Volgograd Governor's Cup meet but withdrew after she felt pain in her leg while jogging.
JAMES' 40TH TRIPLE-DOUBLE IN CAVS' WIN OVER KINGS
CLEVELAND superstar LeBron James posted his 40th career triple-double - and his first this season - to lead the Cavaliers to a 120-100 NBA win over the reeling Sacramento Kings on Monday.
James had 21 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists.
Team-mate Kyrie Irving added 32 points and 12 assists to pile on the misery for the Kings, who have lost four straight games and eight of their last nine.
Sacramento coach George Karl reportedly could be fired before this weekend's All-Star break.
WAVE OF DISCONTENT FROM RIO 2016 BUDGET CUTS
ROWING and other sports expressed concern on Monday at the consequences of budget cuts at the Rio Olympics.
An economic downturn in Brazil has forced 2016 Games organisers to ditch plans for a 4,000-capacity floating stand at the Olympic rowing site on the Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon.
As a result, there will be space for only 6,000 spectators as opposed to the 14,000 originally planned at the site in the heart of the city with a spectacular backdrop of mountains and Rio's commanding Christ the Redeemer statue.