Cristiano Ronaldo has taken Real Madrid to the verge of its first Spanish league title in five years.
Steve Kerr provided a strong message, just not from his usual spot on the bench: Play with urgency.
Chinese investors who failed in their bid to buy Hull City last year have succeeded in taking over Reading, who are one win away from the Premier League.
Maria Sharapova's popularity and past success did not earn her the wild-card invitation she needed to get into the French Open after serving a 15-month doping ban.
Pablo Zabaleta got a rousing send-off. Yaya Toure scored perhaps a farewell goal. Their team swept to a convincing win to virtually guarantee Champions League qualification.
Champ won't play a single game on clay in 2017. His goal: to train up for Wimbledon and the U.S. Open.