The International Basketball Federation (Fiba) has suspended 13 players after an on-court brawl during a World Cup qualifying tie between the Philippines and Australia earlier this month.

Ten Philippine players have been banned for 35 games between them, while three Australians will miss a sum of nine.

Both sides’ national federations have been charged, with the Philippines fined 250,000 Swiss francs and Australia 100,000 Swiss francs.

In addition to the player bans, the Philippines have been ordered to play their next home game behind closed doors, and the head coach has been suspended for one game and fined 10,000 Swiss francs.

Meanwhile, World champion Lewis Hamilton will race for Mercedes in Formula 1 for at least a further two seasons.

The 33-year-old Briton has signed a new contract with the German manufacturer that lasts until the end of 2020.

BBC Sport understands Hamilton will earn at least 30 million British pounds a year, rising to a maximum of 40 million British pounds, depending on bonuses.



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