Kyrie Irving scored 26 points, All-Star teammate LeBron James had 21 points and 15 assists, and the Cleveland Cavaliers looked more like themselves at home in a 118-103 win over the Phoenix Suns.
Marco Fu stormed into the semifinals of the Masters snooker tournament after crushing Mark Allen 6-2 at the Alexandra Palace.
Chinese volleyball star coach Lang Ping has successfully undergone hip surgery in Chicago.
Starting lineups for the 2017 NBA All-Star Game were revealed on Thursday, with LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and James Harden set to headline the roster.
The younger Inzaghi had some success as a player with Lazio, winning one Serie A title and three Italian Cups. But Filippo Inzaghi was one of the most famous forwards in the world.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is hoping the high quality of competition in Europe will keep players from leaving for the financial gain in China.
FIFA's rules making panel, known as IFAB, is working with leagues to introduce Video Assistant Referees (VARs) ahead of likely approval for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
The Italian striker's return from suspension is much needed for Nice, which faces a difficult match at Bastia on Friday after losing ground last weekend.
Senegal's blistering first 14 minutes against Zimbabwe saw it race into the quarterfinals of the African Cup of Nations.
Several English Premier League managers delivered a clear message to FIFA on Thursday: Preserve the offside law.