Rafael Nadal claimed a record-extending 10th Monte Carlo Masters title as he geared up for his beloved French Open with a 6-1 6-3 victory against fellow Spaniard Albert Ramos on Sunday.
Hosts Romania beat Britain in their controversial Fed Cup World Cup play-off in Constanta on Sunday, with both Johanna Konta and Heather Watson failing to win their respective singles rubbers for the visitors.
A floundering Novak Djokovic should seek advice from evergreen Swiss maestro Roger Federer in order to rediscover his vintage self, the Serb’s former Davis Cup coach Bogdan Obradovic said.
St. Lucie losing streak hits four games
American Kevin Chappell moved closer to an elusive breakthrough victory when he survived windswept conditions and an error-strewn front nine to earn a one-stroke lead after the third round at the Texas Open on Saturday.
Mats Zuccarello scored two goals and Henrik Lundqvist capped a brilliant first-round series with 27 saves as the New York Rangers eliminated the Montreal Canadiens with a 3-1 victory in Game 6 on Saturday night.
Marc Gasol’s floating jump shot over LaMarcus Aldridge with 0.7 seconds left in overtime gave the Memphis Grizzlies a 110-108 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday night at FedExForum to even their first-round Western Conference playoff series 2-2.
Willson Contreras hit his first career grand slam and Anthony Rizzo and Jason Heyward each hit three-run shots, lifting the Chicago Cubs to a 12-8 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on a chilly Saturday afternoon at Great American Ball Park.
Justin Gatlin and the United States roared to victory in the men’s 4x100m relay as rivals Canada and Jamaica dropped batons at the IAAF World Relays in the Bahamas on Saturday.
Kenya’s Mary Keitany broke the women’s only world record en route to her third London Marathon gold medal on Sunday, finishing in a time of 2 hours 17 minutes 01 seconds to beat Paula Radcliffe previous best by 41 seconds.
Kenyan Daniel Wanjiru held off a late charge from Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele to win the London Marathon on Sunday in two hours five minutes 48 seconds.
Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr will miss Saturday’s Game Three of the Western Conference first-round series against the Trail Blazers in Portland due to illness, the team said.
The Kansas City Chiefs have released defensive lineman Jaye Howard, according to multiple reports on Saturday.
Los Angeles Clippers star forward Blake Griffin will miss the remainder of the NBA playoffs because of a big toe injury, the team announced Saturday.
Rafa Nadal stayed on course for a record-extending 10th Monte Carlo Masters title when the Spaniard beat David Goffin 6-3 6-1 in the semi-finals after the Belgian was denied a key point in controversial fashion on Saturday.
The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has launched an investigation into Romania’s Fed Cup captain Ilie Nastase after the former world number one allegedly made a derogatory comment about Serena Williams’ unborn child.
Austrian Bernd Wiesberger held his nerve to card a three-under-par 69 in the third round of the Shenzhen International on Saturday and will take a three-shot lead into the final day’s play at the Genzon Golf Club.
St. Lucie drops third straight game
Rookie Sean Kuraly was re-inserted into the Boston Bruins lineup on Friday because, in the words of coach Bruce Cassidy, “He’s good at getting on pucks.”
Once again, three periods were not enough in the evenly matched series between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Washington Capitals.
Russell Westbrook’s second missed free throw of the closing seconds kept the door open for James Harden heroics, but he missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Houston Rockets 115-113 on Friday night at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
Dylan Bundy took a shutout into the eighth inning, Manny Machado homered in the fifth inning and the Baltimore Orioles blanked the Boston Red Sox 2-0 Friday night.
Michele Scarponi, the 2011 Giro d’Italia champion, has been killed in a road accident after being hit by a van while training close to his home in Filottrano, his Astana team said on Saturday.
Disgraced former FIFA president Sepp Blatter said on Friday he had met lawyers from the U.S. Justice Department but was not a suspect in their soccer-related corruption investigations.
Former European Ryder Cup hero Ian Poulter warned his critics not to write him off after officially relinquishing his exempt status on the PGA Tour on Friday.
Long-hitting Tony Finau stumbled at the final hole to fall back into a share of the second-round lead with fellow American Bud Cauley at the Texas Open on Friday.
A Massachusetts state judge on Friday ordered prison officials to preserve any evidence collected from the cell of former National Football League star Aaron Hernandez, according to court documents, two days after he was found dead of an apparent suicide.
The former president of the Costa Rican Football Association, Eduardo Li, was banned from the game for life by FIFA’s independent Ethics Committee on Friday, the organization said.
World number one Andy Murray will play next week’s Barcelona Open in a bid to build match fitness and clock up much-needed claycourt time ahead of next month’s French Open.
Fairwinds Golf Course will host the Florida Junior Tour (FJT) on Saturday, April 29 and Sunday, April 30. Conducted by the Florida State Golf Association, the FJT is the premier championship series in the Southeast for junior golfers.
Former world number one tennis player Maria Sharapova should not be fast-tracked into next month’s French Open as she returns from a doping ban, insists Polish rival Agnieszka Radwanska.
Sergakis goes 2 for 3 with homer, double
Imagine having never stepped foot on a college campus. Then one day you’re enrolled in graduate school.
LeBron James engineered the NBA playoffs’ biggest second-half comeback as the Cleveland Cavaliers overturned a 25-point deficit at half-time to beat the Indiana Pacers 119-114 in Game Three of their series on Thursday.
The Super Bowl champion New England Patriots kick off the season against the Kansas City Chiefs and will travel to Mexico City in November to play the Oakland Raiders, the National Football League said on Thursday when it released the new schedule.
Andy Murray has dismissed suggestions that the pressure of being the world’s top tennis player is affecting his performance after losing to Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinolas in the Round of 16 of the Monte Carlo Masters.
Massachusetts officials on Thursday were preparing to release the brain of New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez to his family for scientific study the day after he was found hanged in his prison cell, a death investigators formally ruled a suicide.
Austrian Bernd Wiesberger fired a spotless seven-under-par 65 to grab a four-shot clubhouse lead before the second round of the Shenzhen International was abandoned due to heavy rain and lightning on Friday.
LeBron James recorded 41 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists, and the Cleveland Cavaliers rallied from a 26-point deficit to stun the Indiana Pacers 119-114 on Thursday night in Game 3 of their opening-round Eastern Conference playoff series.
Cleveland grabbed a 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven series.
Not even facing R.A. Dickey’s dancing knuckleball could disrupt the grooved swing of Washington’s Ryan Zimmerman as the Nationals completed a three-game series sweep of the Atlanta Braves.
The sweep was completed Thursday night. Just not the way many would have predicted when the series started a week ago.
Branden Grace built on recent good form to earn the first-round lead with a six-under-par 66 at the Valero Texas Open in San Antonio on Thursday.
Former world number one Tiger Woods said on Thursday he has undergone further surgery to help alleviate pain in his back and leg and could be away from competitive golf for another six months.
Lionel Messi requires two more goals to reach 500 for Barcelona and will have his sights set on achieving the milestone against great rivals Real Madrid in Sunday’s Clasico.
American Olympic 100 meters hurdles champion Brianna Rollins was handed a one-year ban for failing to properly file whereabouts information, the United States Anti-Doping Agency said on Thursday.
Cristiano Ronaldo has made a habit of defying his critics and will try to do so again by leading Real Madrid one step closer to the Spanish title on Sunday against bitter rivals Barcelona.
Javier Castellano, Eclipse Award winner as outstanding jockey the last four years, will ride Peacock Racing Stables’ Gunnevera in the Grade 1 Kentucky on May 6, his agent, Mike Lakow, told the Paulick Report on Wednesday.
The Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering has notified trainer Jorge Navarro that a horse he trained tested positive for cocaine after a race at Tampa Bay Downs in February, and Navarro said he plans to contest the finding.
A lawyer for former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez on Thursday accused the Massachusetts’ medical examiner’s office of reneging on a deal to turn over the athlete’s brain to a Boston laboratory a day after he was found dead in his prison cell.
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James were among seven sports figures named to Time Magazine’s annual list of the world’s most influential people, which was announced Thursday.
Most men have some familiarity with the saying “happy wife, happy life,” and Tom Brady apparently has familiarity with it as well.
Triple Olympic track champion Kenenisa Bekele is somewhat surprised that his sepia-tinged 5,000 and 10,000-metres world records are still standing but, at 34, he still feels he can complete a remarkable hat-trick by claiming the marathon mark.