Friday, April 18, 2014
The NBA regular season came to a close on Wednesday with the Los Angeles Clippers suffering a 110-104 loss at Portland and missing out on the chance to secure the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference.
Milwaukee continued to set the pace in the early stages of the new Major League Baseball season, winning its ninth-straight game on Sunday by beating Pittsburgh 4-1, with starting pitcher Kyle Lohse starring.
Gareth Bale's late gallop and goal sealed Real Madrid its 19th Copa del Rey title on Wednesday in a thrilling 2-1 win over Barcelona, as the Welshman filled the void left by the injured Cristiano Ronaldo to claim his first career trophy.
The NHL playoffs began with three closely fought games on Wednesday, with Anaheim, Pittsburgh and Montreal all winning by single-goal margins to take the early advantage in their best-of-seven first-round series.
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Prince Fielder and Kevin Kouzmanoff hit back-to-back homers as Robbie Ross limited Seattle to five singles in seven-plus innings as the Texas Rangers beat the Mariners 5-0 Tuesday.
Bubba Watson gave a masterful performance but the Masters will be remembered more as a bore than for its roars.
Mike Leake doubled and hit a two-run homer Tuesday to end Gerrit Cole's winning streak and lead the Cincinnati Reds to a 7-5 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates that completed two days full of homers and delays.
South Korea's Park In-bee hopes to celebrate a year atop the women's golf world rankings with her first victory of 2014 in the LPGA Lotte Championship this week.
Al Ain became the first team to secure a second-round spot in the Asian Champions League with a 5-0 win over Lekhwiya of Qatar on Tuesday, while Melbourne Victory created a gridlock in Group G with a 2-0 upset win over defending champion Guangzhou Evergrande.