The Phoenix Suns' Devin Booker scored 70 points, becoming the sixth different player in NBA history to reach that total, but the Boston Celtics got 34 points from Isaiah Thomas and outlasted the visitors 130-120 on Friday night.
Russia's Elena Vesnina, last week's winner at Indian Wells, crashed out of the WTA Miami Open in the second round on Friday at the hands of Croatian qualifier Ajla Tomljanovic.
Halfway through European qualifying for the 2018 World Cup, there is little to divide some of the teams.
John Tavares and Anthony Beauvillier scored in the shootout to lead the New York Islanders over the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 in the NHL on Friday night.
DeMar DeRozan scored 40 points, marking the first time he's had that many in consecutive games as the Toronto Raptors pulled off their 19th double-digit comeback of the season to beat the Miami Heat 101-84 in the NBA on Thursday night.
Marcello Lippi earned his biggest win since taking over as coach of China, 1-0 against South Korea in a World Cup qualifier on Thursday.
Brazil was not intimidated by more than 60,000 raucous fans at the Estadio Centenario in Montevideo, beating second-place Uruguay 4-1 in South America's World Cup qualifying group to retain the lead in the standings after 13 matches.
Lewis Hamilton has already delivered the faster speeds that Formula One rule changes were designed to achieve, going under the racing lap record during practice Friday for the season-opening Australian Grand Prix.
Marcus Stroman tossed six hitless innings, Ian Kinsler slugged a two-run homer and the United States routed Puerto Rico 8-0 on Wednesday night to win its first World Baseball Classic in four tries.
Russell Westbrook recorded his 35th triple-double of the season with 18 points, 11 rebounds and 14 assists as the Oklahoma City Thunder cruised to a 122-97 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night.