LeBron James scored 23 points then grabbed a seat, Kevin Love scored 25, and the Cleveland Cavaliers unleashed tenacious defense on Toronto to regain control of the Eastern Conference finals with a 116-78 rout of the Raptors in Game 5 on Wednesday night.
Second seed Andy Murray survived his second successive five-set French Open battle to reach the third round Wednesday, avoiding what would have been his worst Grand Slam loss in eight years.
A long-range strike in the 90th minute from substitute Hao Junmin gave Shandong Luneng a 2-2 draw with Sydney FC, putting the Chinese side into the Asian Champions League quarterfinals on away goals.
The San Jose Sharks advanced to their first Stanley Cup final in franchise history Wednesday by fending off the St. Louis Blues 5-2 in game six of their Eastern Conference series.
Ken Tribbett scored a late equalizer, his first MLS goal, as Philadelphia Union come back for a 2-2 draw with Orlando City on Wednesday night.
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.