Monday, November 24, 2014
Julieta Granada stayed in front of a growing pack of challengers Saturday with a 2-under 70 and a one-shot lead in the CME Globe Tour Championship, only one part of what was shaping up as a tense conclusion to the LPGA Tour season.
More than one decade after becoming the first woman to qualify for a PGA event in 58 years, Suzy Whaley became the first female officer in the PGA of America's history and is on course to become the organization's first female president in 2018.
Anders Lee scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period and Jaroslav Halak made 27 saves as the New York Islanders beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1 on Saturday to sweep a home-and-away series.
Filipino ring icon Manny Pacquiao comprehensively dismantled American Chris Algieri to retain his World Boxing Organization welterweight title at the Cotai Arena in Macau on Sunday.
Newcomer Elena Radionova glided to her second Grand Prix figure skating gold of the season as fellow-Russians Ksenia Stolbova and Fedor Klimov won the pairs title at the Trophee Eric Bompard in Bordeaux on Saturday.
British driver Lewis Hamilton clinched his second Formula One title in style with victory at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday, with title rival Nico Rosberg drifting out of contention after failing to recover from a poor start.
Sunday, November 23, 2014
Three years ago Janvier Hadi pedaled a single speed bicycle taxi: this week he won the prologue of the Tour of Rwanda, a success mirroring the growth of cycling in his country.
France's pole vault world record holder Renaud Lavillenie and New Zealand's unstoppable shot-putter Valerie Adams were named the IAAF's World Athletes of the Year in Monaco on Friday.
Tony Parker scored 28 points in 25 minutes and the San Antonio Spurs cruised past the short-handed Minnesota Timberwolves 121-92 in the National Basketball League on Friday night.
Roger Federer's valiant attempt to shake off a back injury backfired spectacularly when the Swiss 17-time Grand Slam champion was swept aside by Gael Monfils Friday as France leveled the Davis Cup final at 1-1 on Friday.