San Francisco's Matt Cain ended a personal run of 15 pitching starts without a win by guiding the Giants to a 5-3 victory against the Chicago Cubs in Saturday's clash of National League division leaders.
Through the years, Rafael Nadal grew accustomed to a couple of givens at the French Open: He would arrive as the defending champion, and Roger Federer would be somewhere in the draw, often awaiting a showdown in the final.
The Church of Scotland voted Saturday to allow its ministers to be in same-sex marriages, following years of deliberation.
Jake Arrieta continued his impressive pitching and Kris Bryant provided the power as the Chicago Cubs beat the San Francisco Giants 8-1 on Friday.
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.
Usain Bolt used his strong finish to win the 100 meters in 9.98 seconds at the Golden Spike meet on Friday. Bolt recovered from a slow start but pulled ahead in the second half of the race to breeze unchallenged to the victory.
Rikke Pedersen successfully defended her 200-meter breaststroke title at the European Championships on Friday just hours after it emerged that Russian rival Yuliya Efimova's temporary doping ban had been lifted and that the pair might meet again at the Olympics.
With LeBron James producing another overpowering performance, the Cleveland Cavaliers routed Toronto 108-89 Thursday, stretching their playoff record to 10-0 and moving closer to an NBA Finals return.
Kaka remains Major League Soccer's highest-paid player at just over US$7 million, and American goalkeeper Tim Howard will earn slightly more than US$2.5 million in his return to the league.
Zhou Qi needs someone to help him communicate at workouts with NBA teams, simply because he does not speak English well enough to understand most instructions.