Roger Federer withdrew from the French Open on Thursday after failing to recover from a back injury, bringing to an end the 17-time major winner's astonishing run of 65 consecutive Grand Slams.
Bicyclists across the world have pedaled quietly in their annual ride to honor those injured or killed while cycling.
Stephen Curry scored 28 points as the Golden State Warriors roared back to life in their Western Conference finals series against the Oklahoma City Thunder with an emphatic 118-91 victory on Wednesday.
Spain did it again, Sevilla did it again and Liverpool could do little to turn the tide as a Europa League title slipped away on Wednesday.
Justin Verlander struck out 10 batters, including the 2,000th of his career, to help the Detroit Tigers beat the Minnesota Twins 6-3 on Wednesday while Chicago pitcher Travis Wood delivered on the mound then at the plate to lead the Cubs to a 13-inning victory over Milwaukee.
Combat sports are booming around the world but in France increasingly draw the attention of intelligence services hunting potential jihadists.
Twelve months after his latest bid to complete a career Grand Slam was thwarted, Novak Djokovic targets an elusive French Open title with time and history threatening to conspire against him.
The Cleveland Cavaliers maintained their 100 percent postseason record on Tuesday with a crushing 115-84 defeat of the weary Toronto Raptors to take a 1-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals.
Thai fans mobbed newly crowned English Premier League champions Leicester City as they arrived on Wednesday for a publicity blitz after their fairytale title triumph.
New York's Noah Syndergaard struck out 10 batters to guide the Mets to a 2-0 win against Washington on Tuesday, cutting the gap between the National League East division's top two teams to half a game.