Suddenly, the Golden State Warriors team that a short time ago was being favorably compared to the all-time great teams of NBA history is now on the brink of elimination from the Western Conference finals.
Top seed Novak Djokovic launched his bid for a first French Open title with a routine victory while Serena Williams began the defence of her crown, but Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber crashed out on Tuesday.
Washington pitcher Steven Strasburg extended his perfect start to the season by striking out 11 batters and steering the Nationals to a 7-4 win over the New York Mets on Tuesday, opening a 1-1/2 game gap between the National League East division's top teams.
Russia's Olympic Committee (ROC) said Tuesday that 14 of its athletes in the 2008 Beijing Olympics had been found positive for doping in new tests of their samples given during the Games.
Boxer Chen Nien-chin (陳念琴), right, stands with International Boxing Association President Wu Ching-kuo (吳經國) in this file photo. Wu yesterday praised the 19-year-old boxer for an historic achievement: On Tuesday she overcame Morocco's Khadija Mardi 3 to 0 at the AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships to book Taiwan's first-ever spot in women's Olympics boxing.
Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan scored more than 30 points each as the Toronto Raptors withstood a ferocious Cleveland Cavaliers fightback to level their Eastern Conference final series on Monday with a 105-99 victory
The New York Mets set aside some bad injury news and won 7-1 at Washington on Monday, cutting the gap between the National League East's two top teams to half a game.
Darkness halted Andy Murray's bad-tempered French Open survival battle with Radek Stepanek while Stan Wawrinka avoided becoming the first defending champion to lose in the first round on Monday.
Oklahoma City handed Golden State a more complete beating than anything the Warriors had experienced during their record-setting season, winning 133-105 on Sunday to take a 2-1 lead in the NBA Western Conference finals.
Barcelona finished its season on a high by capturing the Copa del Rey title to add to its Spanish league trophy won just a week ago.