Supermodel Upton rages

LOS ANGELES — Supermodel Kate Upton (pic) took to Twitter to vent her fury on Wednesday after fiance Justin Verlander controversially missed out on the Cy Young Award. Detroit Tigers pitcher Verlander was pipped for the prestigious honour by Boston Red Sox right hander Rick Porcello in a vote that went down to the wire. Porcello won even though Verlander earned more first place votes on the ballot — 14 to eight. It was the second-closest Cy Young award since 1970 when the prize’s multi-player ballot was introduced.Upton could not hide her disgust at Verlander’s near-miss. “Verlander had the majority of 1st place votes and 2 writers didn’t have him on their ballots?! @MLB keep up with the times and fire those writers,” she wrote. — AFP

Cavs crumble without LeBron

LOS ANGELES — Paul George scored 21 points as the Indiana Pacers took advantage of the absence of LeBron James to defeat the NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers 103-93 on Wednesday. George also weighed in with 11 rebounds while teammate Jeff Teague added 20 points as the Pacers improved to 6-6 as the Cavaliers suffered only their second defeat of the season to go to 9-2. NBA Finals MVP James had been rested while J.R. Smith was also missing for the Cavs, nursing a right ankle sprain. While Kevin Love (27 points) and Kyrie Irving (24) made double figures for the Cavs, the absence of James’ eventually told as the Pacers delighted the home crowd at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse Arena. — AFP

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