Friday, August 29, 2014
The Los Angeles Angels maintained their narrow lead atop the American League standings by beating Miami 6-1 on Wednesday, with Mike Trout hitting his 30th home run of the season to tie his career high.
Bulgarian club Ludogorets reached the Champions League group stage for the first time Wednesday when a defender saved two penalties in a shootout after the team's goalkeeper was sent off late in extra time.
French Open champion Maria Sharapova and Australian Open winner Stan Wawrinka survived some shaky moments Wednesday to book their third-round berths at the U.S. Open.
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Five-time champions Roger Federer and Serena Williams reached the U.S. Open second round on Tuesday, but found themselves sharing the headlines with teenage upstarts CiCi Bellis and Borna Coric.
Pittsburgh pinch-hitter Ike Davis launched a tiebreaking, three-run homer in the eighth inning that lifted the Pirates to a vital 5-2 win over St. Louis on Wednesday and boosted their fragile playoff hopes.
In just his third match in charge of Manchester United, Louis van Gaal oversaw one of the most humiliating losses in the club's illustrious history on Tuesday.
Chen Long eased his way into the second round of the badminton world championship on Tuesday with a routine victory over Austrian rank outsider Luka Wraber in Copenhagen.
Taiwan scored an easy win over Singapore on the first day of the 8th Asian 12U Baseball Championship in the Philippines Wednesday, beating its rival 27-0 in just three innings.
Taiwan's top tennis player Lu Yen-hsun (盧彥勳) came into the final Grand Slam event of the year playing well, but fatigue and a hot Spaniard made his stay in the men's singles draw a short one.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Serbia's Novak Djokovic wasted no time in seeing off Argentinian challenger Diego Schwartzman on Monday as four former U.S. Open champions reached the second round with varying degrees of difficulty.