Sunday, November 23, 2014
Three years ago Janvier Hadi pedaled a single speed bicycle taxi: this week he won the prologue of the Tour of Rwanda, a success mirroring the growth of cycling in his country.
France's pole vault world record holder Renaud Lavillenie and New Zealand's unstoppable shot-putter Valerie Adams were named the IAAF's World Athletes of the Year in Monaco on Friday.
Tony Parker scored 28 points in 25 minutes and the San Antonio Spurs cruised past the short-handed Minnesota Timberwolves 121-92 in the National Basketball League on Friday night.
Roger Federer's valiant attempt to shake off a back injury backfired spectacularly when the Swiss 17-time Grand Slam champion was swept aside by Gael Monfils Friday as France leveled the Davis Cup final at 1-1 on Friday.
Athletic Bilbao striker Aritz Aduriz scored one goal and set up another in a 3-1 win over Espanyol at San Mames Stadium on Friday, as the Basque side consolidated its turnaround in the Spanish league.
Ramy Ashour clinched his third World Open title on Friday when he saved a match point in a marathon 13-11, 7-11, 5-11, 11-5, 14-12 triumph against Egyptian compatriot Mohamed El Shorbagy.
Champions Paris Saint-Germain went top for the first time this season with a 3-2 win at mid-table Metz on Friday night, as star forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic made his first start in two months.
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Blake Griffin and Chris Paul found themselves all alone on a fast break late in the third quarter, no Miami Heat player even remotely close to them.
Cruzeiro overcame a first-half deficit to beat Gremio 2-1 and move within a victory of clinching its second consecutive Brazilian league title.
Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck's reunion with former club Manchester United supplies one of the sub-plots as the Premier League resumes this weekend following the international break.