Portland advanced to the NBA Western Conference semifinals by holding off the resilient Los Angeles Clippers 106-103 on Friday, claiming the first-round playoff series 4-2.
The Los Angeles Lakers reached an agreement Friday with their former player and current Golden State assistant Luke Walton to become their head coach, choosing a leader for their new era after Kobe Bryant.
The New York Mets scored a team record 12 runs in the third inning to rout San Francisco 13-1 on Friday and stretch their winning streak to seven.
Dallas' Radek Faksa scored the tiebreaking goal on a rebound with 4:44 to play and had an assist on the other goal to help the Stars open the second round of the NHL Western Conference playoffs with a 2-1 victory over St. Louis on Friday.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice as French champion Paris Saint-Germain beat Rennes 4-0 on Friday to equal its record points tally for a season with three games remaining.
Jonathan Rodriguez scored one goal and set up another to help Sporting Gijon beat Eibar 2-0 on Friday, provisionally lifting it out of the Spanish league's relegation zone with the season reaching its close.
Augsburg failed to take a decisive step toward Bundesliga safety as it was held to a goalless draw by already-safe Cologne on Friday.
Baltimore's Manny Machado had a grand slam and a career-high five RBIs, helping the Orioles beat the Chicago White Sox 10-2 in Thursday's clash of American League divisional leaders, ending Chicago's six-game winning streak.
Atlanta advanced to the second round of the NBA playoffs with a 104-92 Game 6 victory over Boston on Thursday, beating the Celtics in a playoff series for the first time since 1958.
Liverpool conceded in injury time in losing to Villarreal 1-0 in the first leg of the Europa League semifinals on Thursday.