Sunday, December 21, 2014
Portland's Damian Lillard scored a career-high 43 points, including 16 in the added periods, to lead the Trail Blazers to a 129-119 victory at San Antonio on Friday, handing the Spurs their second straight defeat in triple overtime.
Arjen Robben's last-minute strike gave Bayern Munich a 2-1 win at Mainz to set a Bundesliga record for points at the halfway stage of the season on Friday.
The New York Islanders closed in on the NHL Eastern Conference lead with a 2-1 win at Detroit on Friday, with the winning goal awarded after a replay review to check it crossed the line.
World Cup winners Germany have suffered something of a hangover since their triumph in Brazil, but coach Joachim Loew is hoping a new-look side can go on to claim more glory at Euro 2016.
Olympic gold medal swimmer Michael Phelps pleaded guilty to drunken driving on Friday, almost three months after he was arrested after leaving a Baltimore casino.
The new-look San Diego Padres continued to revamp their Major League Baseball lineup Friday by acquiring all-star outfielder Justin Upton from the Atlanta Braves.
World number one Nicol David reached her eighth world final after a rare ordeal on Friday, coming back from two games to one down to defeat Egypt's Omneya Kawy 11-9, 9-11, 8-11, 11-5, 11-5.
Just four races back into her skiing career, Lindsey Vonn is on the verge of World Cup history.
In the next World Cup bidding process, a vastly different set of FIFA rules should be in place.
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has set his sights on avoiding an unwanted record in the Tyne-Wear derby against Sunderland on Sunday.