Daily Archives: December 30, 2015

DeMarcus Cousins ejected against Warriors for confrontation

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DeMarcus Cousins ejected against Warriors for confrontation

Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus cousins was ejected while playing against the Golden State Warriors could face disciplinary action.

Although known to possess the talent to hold his own, 25-year-old Cousins is prone to outbursts in the court and this was what happened during the game against the Warriors.

After sitting out most of the first half with foul trouble, Cousins was upset when he was called for yet another foul in the third quarter.

A few minutes in, Cousins reached in to foul Stephen Curry at the 8:56 mark on a relatively uncontroversial call that saddled Cousins with his fifth personal and a lengthy stay on the bench.

However, he made the situation worse by complaining to the referees for not giving a foul to teammate Ben McLemore, earning him a technical.

Cousins then ramped up his displeasure at the officials and received a second tech for the automatic ejection.

Sacramento Kings general manager Vlade Divac said that he expects DeMarcus Cousins to be suspended by the league after this latest outburst at referees.

Manchester City faces another four weeks of Kompany absence

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Manchester City faces another four weeks of Kompany absence

Manchester City will have to play for another four weeks without team captain and key defender Vincent Kompany.

Kompany, 28 had struggled with a recurring calf problem this season, and had limped out of a brief substitute appearance against Sunderland.

Manuel Pellegrini revealed later that “It is the same calf but a different part.”

The Belgium international has missed 11 of his team’s 19 Premier League matches this season after initially injuring his calf against Juventus on 15 September.

He briefly returned at the end of October, but was missing again until the 4-1 win against Sunderland.

However, he lasted just nine minutes before limping off.

“For his return to be less than three or four weeks would be very difficult,” Pellegrini said.

In their latest fixture, third-placed City drew 0-0 against second placed Leicester, getting their first clean sheet of the season without defender Kompany

Richard Gasquet withdraws from Australian Open

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Richard Gasquet withdraws from Australian Open

Tennis world number nine Richard Gasquet has withdrawn from the Australian Open due to a back injury.

Gasquet had aggravated the injury playing in exhibitions, and was also forced to withdraw from the Qatar Open.

The Frenchman place in the Australian Open which was ceded to British number three Kyle Edmund, who was three spots outside automatic qualification.

Edmund was also part of the Great Britain squad which beat Belgium last month to win the Davis Cup for the first time in 79 years.

Gasquet withdrawal from the Grand Slam tournament follows the earlier withdrawals of Argentina’s Juan Monaco and Australian youngster Thanasi Kokkinakis.

Tournament organizers had since tweeted news of Gasquet’s withdrawal late Tuesday, adding, “We wish him a speedy recovery.