WORLD NO. 5 HALEP DROPS OUT OF WTA MIAMI OPEN
ANOTHER high seed fell at the Miami Open as world No. 5 Simona Halep was sent packing by Timea Bacsinszky 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 in the quarter-finals in Florida on Tuesday.
Romanian Halep appeared well-placed for victory when she took the first set.
It was only the second set Bacsinszky had dropped during the tournament, and the 19th-seeded Swiss made sure it would be her last of the day as she prevailed in a match that stretched nearly two hours and 30 minutes.
ROCKETS RALLY TO SINK A NO-LEBRON CAVALIERS
JAMES Harden took full advantage of the absence of LeBron James to lead the Houston Rockets to a come-from-behind victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday.
Harden scored 27 points and eight assists as Houston overturned second-half deficits of 20 and 13 points to clinch a 106-100 win.
His most telling contribution came in the fourth quarter when he scored 18 points to help the Rockets surpass the Cleveland total.
Trevor Ariza put the seal on the fightback with a three-pointer from the corner with 17 seconds left to complete the Rockets triumph.
FOOTBALL ICON PELE SUES SAMSUNG OVER IMAGE IN AD
BRAZILIAN legend Pele has sued Samsung Electronics for at least US$30 million (S$40.4 million), alleging the Korean company improperly used a look-alike in an advertisement that ran in the New York Times without permission.
According to the complaint filed this month in federal court in Chicago, Samsung placed the October ad for ultra high-definition television sets after breaking off negotiations in 2013 to use Pele's identity to promote its products.
Although the ad does not mention the icon, it includes a portrait-sized image of a man who "very closely resembles" him, and a small photo of a football player making a "modified bicycle or scissors-kick, perfected and famously used by Pele",
the complaint said.