Any slim hope Napoli had of snatching the Serie A title evaporated as it lost 2-0 at Inter Milan, which boosted its chances of qualifying for the Champions League on Saturday.
Washington's Braden Holtby made 41 saves while his opposing goaltender Philadelphia's Steve Mason gave up a goal from 101 feet away as the Capitals beat the Flyers 4-1 on Saturday to take a 2-0 lead in their NHL first-round playoff series.
Hong Kong's Marco Fu knocked Peter Ebdon out of this year's Snooker World Championship with a crushing 10-2 win on Saturday as reigning champion Stuart Bingham suffered the "curse of the Crucible" in a first-round defeat by Ali Carter.
Helio Castroneves made Team Penske 3 for 3 in qualifying this season when he won the pole Saturday for the Grand Prix of Long Beach.
Two Taiwanese Taekwondo athletes secured Olympic qualification in preparation for the 2016 Rio Olympics on Saturday after defeating their rivals in the semifinals of their respective weight divisions at the Asian Taekwondo Olympic Qualification Tournament being held in Manila, the Philippines.
Taiwanese table tennis player Chen Chien-an (陳建安) grabbed an Olympic spot on Saturday after defeating his rival Tanviriyavechakul Padsask from Thailand in the finals of the Men's Singles Draw C at the second stage of the 2016 ITTF-Asia Olympic Qualification Tournament being held in Hong Kong.
As cities across the country honored Jackie Robinson's pioneering baseball career, one also apologized for its racist treatment of Major League Baseball's first black player nearly 70 years ago.
Minnesota and Atlanta both avoided the ignominy of starting the season 0-10 when they both broke through for their first victories on Friday, with the Twins edging the Los Angeles Angels and Atlanta coming from three runs down after seven innings to beat Miami 6-3.
Tampa Bay improved to 2-0 in its NHL Eastern Conference playoff series against Detroit by beating the Red Wings 5-2 on Friday, spurred by a couple of third-period goals from Tyler Johnson.
NBA commissioner Adam Silver said Friday that a North Carolina law branded discriminatory against transgender people is "problematic," but the league hasn't made plans to move the 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte.