Monday, January 19, 2015
Qatar's Nasser Al-Attiyah clinched his second Dakar Rally car title on Saturday to give British marque Mini their fourth consecutive success in the grueling 9,000 kilometer event.
Deontay Wilder claimed the World Boxing Council heavyweight title with a dominating 12-round decision over Bermane Stiverne, becoming the first American to hold a major heavyweight crown since 2006.
Felix Neureuther took advantage of a rare mistake by Marcel Hirscher of Austria to win a World Cup slalom on Saturday and retake the discipline standings lead from his great rival.
Pakistan head coach Waqar Younis on Saturday said he was happy his team were not among the favorites to win next month's World Cup, saying the tag often put unnecessary pressure on players.
Australian snowboarder Scotty James won the halfpipe world title, while Cai Xuetong of China won the women's competition on Saturday.
Sunday, January 18, 2015
Nashville and Anaheim remained locked together for the NHL lead as both teams posted victories on Friday, with the Predators edging Washington 4-3 while the Ducks cruised to a 5-1 win against New Jersey.
Boxing legend Muhammad Ali was released from hospital on Friday after receiving treatment for a severe urinary tract infection, a family spokesman said.
Atlanta extended its remarkable road winning streak to 11 games and bolstered its lead atop the NBA Eastern Conference standings by beating nearest rival Toronto 110-89 on Friday.
Detroit Tigers pitcher David Price set a record for the highest one-year contract for a player in salary arbitration, agreeing to a US$19.75 million deal Friday as 95 players reached agreements on the busiest day of baseball's offseason.