Saturday, January 24, 2015
Simon Schempp of Germany claimed a second successive biathlon World Cup win, storming to victory in the 10-kilometer sprint on Thursday.
American veteran Bode Miller will not race Saturday's prestigious World Cup downhill in Kitzbuehel, but will tick the right television broadcasting boxes by competing as a forerunner.
Brazil's 4x100m women's relay runners have just missed the medals at the past two Olympics and three world championships — but with a home Olympics looming next year, they believe their time as bridesmaids is almost done.
Friday, January 23, 2015
Golden State's Stephen Curry got involved in a rare altercation with an opponent as he helped the NBA-leading Warriors beat Houston 126-113 on Wednesday and stretch their home winning streak to 17 games.
Top-ranked Serena Williams fended off three set points before going on a 10-game roll to beat Vera Zvonareva 7-5, 6-0 and move into the third round of the Australian Open.
Lionel Messi finished off his own missed penalty with five minutes left to give Barcelona a 1-0 win over Atletico Madrid in the first leg of their Copa del Rey quarterfinal on Wednesday.
Tottenham relied on Andros Townsend's penalty to gain a slender advantage over third-tier side Sheffield United in the League Cup on Wednesday, taking only a 1-0 lead into the second leg of their semifinal.
Chicago won a shootout to claim a rare 3-2 victory at Pittsburgh on Wednesday, leaving both teams positioned just off the lead in their divisions heading into the NHL's All-Star break.
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Maria Sharapova had a narrow escape in the second round of the Australian Open on Wednesday, saving two match points with big forehand winners before beating No. 150-ranked Alexandra Panova 6-1, 4-6, 7-5.
Russell Westbrook scored 19 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, Kevin Durant added 19 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder moved over the .500 mark for the first time this season with a 94-86 win over the Miami Heat on Tuesday night.