apan will use the Asia Rugby Championship to try to regain some lost momentum since last year's World Cup heroics, beginning with Saturday's home opener against South Korea.
The Golden State Warriors brushed off the unsettling absence of injured star Stephen Curry on Wednesday to demolish the Houston Rockets and advance to the next round of the NBA playoffs.
An early goal by youngster Saul Niguez gave Atletico Madrid a gritty 1-0 victory over Bayern Munich in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal on Wednesday.
Mexican giants Club America clinched back-to-back CONCACAF Champions League crowns on Wednesday after coming from behind to beat fellow Liga MX side Tigres 2-1, sealing a 4-1 aggregate victory.
Philadelphia's Jeremy Hellickson pitched seven scoreless innings to steer the Phillies to a 3-0 win at Washington on Wednesday, further reducing the Nationals' lead in the National League East division.
DeMar DeRozan finally turned in the effort Toronto has been waiting for in the playoffs, scoring 34 points as the Raptors survived a late scare and beat Indiana 102-99 on Tuesday to take a 3-2 lead in their NBA first-round series.
Dirk Nowitzki is not retiring and almost certainly will spend a 19th season with the Mavericks.
Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr was voted the NBA's 2015-2016 Coach of the Year on Tuesday for his role in the team's record-breaking season.
Chicago White Sox pitcher Chris Sale extended his perfect start to the season by guiding the team to an impressive 10-1 win at Toronto on Tuesday.
Real Madrid failed to turn late domination into a goal without the injured Cristiano Ronaldo as Manchester City held on for a 0-0 draw in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal on Tuesday.