Monday, March 10, 2014
Tony Parker scored 30 points, Manu Ginobili added 24 and the San Antonio Spurs overcame a lethargic performance to beat the Orlando Magic 121-112 on Saturday night.
Also, last-place Real Betis gave a boost to its slim hopes of staying up by beating Getafe 2-0 in Seville, while Villarreal lost 2-0 at Granada to falter in the race for fourth place.
Chad Barrett scored in the final moments of second half-stoppage time to give the Seattle Sounders a 1-0 victory over champions Sporting Kansas City on Saturday in the Major League Soccer season opener.
Chelsea kept up its remorseless march to the English Premier League title with a 4-0 thrashing of Tottenham on Saturday, while a rejuvenated Mesut Ozil helped Arsenal secure a place in the FA Cup semifinals for the first time since 2009.
Bayern Munich blitzed Wolfsburg with five goals in 17 minutes to come from a goal down and win 6-1 for a new Bundesliga record of 16 consecutive victories on Saturday.
Rafael Nadal's Indian Wells title defense got off to a rocky start on Saturday, as the world number one was forced to rally for a three-set victory over Radek Stepanek.
Ryan Miller stopped 26 shots, and David Backes broke open a tight game as the St. Louis Blues beat the surging Colorado Avalanche 2-1 Saturday in a NHL Central Division showdown.
Patrick Reed had a 3-under 69 in tamer conditions to take a two-shot lead on Saturday into a Cadillac Championship final round that will prominently feature Tiger Woods for the first time this year.
St. Louis Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter has signed a six-year contract extension, the Major League Baseball team announced Saturday, in a deal worth US$52 million.