San Jose advanced to the NHL Western Conference finals by cruising past Nashville 5-0 in Thursday's Game 7 of their second-round series, with Sharks captain Joe Pavelski getting the team off to a fast start with his franchise record-tying ninth goal of the playoffs.
Kansas City Royals' Taiwanese relief pitcher Chien-Ming Wang said he had failed the manager after conceding two runs on Thursday in his first return to the pitching mound at Yankee Stadium in seven years, a baseball park where he had experienced his glorious days as a New York Yankees star.
Japan's Olympic chief insisted US$2 million in payments were "legitimate" on Friday after French prosecutors launched a probe, suspecting they were aimed at winning support for Tokyo's successful bid to host the 2020 Games.
Lewis Hamilton offered his sympathy to Daniil Kvyat on Thursday and pleaded for more understanding of the pressures heaped on young drivers in Formula One.
Ryan Lochte is having too much fun preparing for Rio Games in three months to even think about competing in his fifth Olympics in 2020.
Taiwan woman wrestler Chen Wen-ling is all smiles in this photo taken recently. Chen, who is in the 63-67 kilogram category, is set to represent Taiwan in freestyle wrestling in the upcoming Rio Olympics.
The prospect of Russian and Kenyan athletes being barred from the Olympics gathered momentum Thursday as a tidal wave of doping sleaze engulfed both countries with just three months to go before the Rio Games.
Golden State booked its passage to the NBA Western Conference finals for a second straight year by beating Portland 125-121 on Wednesday, with newly crowned league MVP Stephen Curry hitting the sealing 3-pointer to complete a 4-1 series victory.
Washington's Max Scherzer struck out 20 batters, matching the major league record for a nine-inning game, as he pitched the Nationals past Detroit 3-2 on Wednesday.
Roger Federer joined Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray in reaching the third round of the Rome Masters on Wednesday with the Swiss admitting that he was fully expecting to lose against Alexander Zverev.