Justin Verlander struck out 10 batters, including the 2,000th of his career, to help the Detroit Tigers beat the Minnesota Twins 6-3 on Wednesday while Chicago pitcher Travis Wood delivered on the mound then at the plate to lead the Cubs to a 13-inning victory over Milwaukee.
Combat sports are booming around the world but in France increasingly draw the attention of intelligence services hunting potential jihadists.
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.
The Cleveland Cavaliers maintained their 100 percent postseason record on Tuesday with a crushing 115-84 defeat of the weary Toronto Raptors to take a 1-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals.
Thai fans mobbed newly crowned English Premier League champions Leicester City as they arrived on Wednesday for a publicity blitz after their fairytale title triumph.
New York's Noah Syndergaard struck out 10 batters to guide the Mets to a 2-0 win against Washington on Tuesday, cutting the gap between the National League East division's top two teams to half a game.
A quartet of state-of-the art, government-built stadia rise out of former marshland in energy-rich Kazakhstan's futuristic capital Astana, but the Central Asian state's soaring sporting ambitions have been shot down by the global oil slump.
Two-time winners Finland beat Canada 4-0 in their final Group B match in Saint Petersburg on Tuesday, to end the reigning champions' 16-match winning streak at the world championship.
San Jose's Brent Burns scored the Sharks' first two power-play goals of the NHL Western Conference finals, leading the visitors to a 2-0 victory at St. Louis on Tuesday, squaring the West finals at a game apiece.
IOC president Thomas Bach said Wednesday that athletes and federations face tough sanctions up to a lifetime ban as he warned that doping has hit "an unprecedented level of criminality."