San Antonio Spurs deal Oklahoma City Thunder`s hopes a blow
San Antonio Spurs deal Oklahoma City Thunder`s hopes a blow

The San Antonio Spurs, hitting their stride as the playoffs arrive, dealt Oklahoma City a crushing 113-88 defeat on Tuesday in another blow to the Thunder`s post-season hopes

I knew DR Congo would win Nations Cup shootout: Chancel Mbemba
I knew DR Congo would win Nations Cup shootout: Chancel Mbemba

Chancel Mbemba, who converted a penalty in Democratic Republic of Congo`s win over Equatorial Guinea in Saturday`s third-place playoff, said he knew his side would win the shootout.

Three red cards and Libertadores Cup has not even begun
Three red cards and Libertadores Cup has not even begun

The violence and misconduct that has often blighted the Libertadores Cup has reared its ugly head the week before the start of South America`s top club competition.

Adam Scott misses out on home title after putter fails him
Adam Scott misses out on home title after putter fails him

Adam Scott knows better than most how fickle the golfing gods can be.

AC Milan will be great again, promises Filippo Inzaghi
AC Milan will be great again, promises Filippo Inzaghi

Filippo Inzaghi has promised that seven-times European champions AC Milan will break away from their midtable mediocrity and become great again.

Walker Cup rivals Billy Horschel, Rory McIlroy go head-to-head at East Lake
Walker Cup rivals Billy Horschel, Rory McIlroy go head-to-head at East Lake

Seven years after being fierce rivals at the Walker Cup, Billy Horschel and Rory McIlroy will play together in Saturday`s third round of the Tour Championship where playoff honours and a staggering $10 million bonus are on the line.

An in-form Billy Horschel two ahead at Tour Championship
An in-form Billy Horschel two ahead at Tour Championship

Billy Horschel, seeking a second consecutive PGA Tour victory, birdied three of the last eight holes to move two strokes clear of the chasing pack in the Tour Championship second round on Friday. 

Chris Kirk stays in control of FedExCup with opening 66
Chris Kirk stays in control of FedExCup with opening 66

FedExCup points leader Chris Kirk maintained control of the season-long race for playoff honours as he surged into a share of the lead in Thursday`s opening round of the elite Tour Championship.

Tour Championship spots at stake in PGA playoffs
Tour Championship spots at stake in PGA playoffs

Top-ranked Rory McIlroy is among the leaders while Japan`s Hideki Matsuyama is on the bubble as the US PGA Tour season-ending playoffs reach a decisive moment at the BMW Championship.

Olympique Lyon humbled at home by Astra in first leg

Once-mighty Olympique Lyonnais suffered huge embarrassment with a 2-1 home defeat by unheralded Romanians Astra Giurgiu in their Europa League playoff first leg on Thursday.

Park In-Bee retains LPGA Championship crown with playoff win

Park In-Bee downed Brittany Lincicome with a par at the first playoff hole on Sunday to win a second-straight LPGA Championship title.

Nick Watney soars high with 18 points in Reno

American Nick Watney has never missed out on the FedExCup playoffs and he put himself in good position to maintain that record after charging into the first-round lead at the Barracuda Championship in Reno, Nevada on Thursday.

Graham DeLaet well placed to end Canadian title drought

Canada`s Graham DeLaet has his sights set on ending one of golf`s oldest title droughts, and was in "a great position" just two shots behind leaders Jim Furyk and Tim Petrovic after the Canadian Open second round in Montreal.

Van Gaal wants to sign off with Dutch World Cup record

Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal has changed his tune on the importance of the third-place playoff and wants to sign off with a win to become the first Dutch coach to go unbeaten in normal and extra time at a World Cup.

Pacers` Stephenson, Hibbert fined for flopping

Indiana guard Lance Stephenson was fined $10,000 and center Roy Hibbert docked $5,000 by the NBA on Thursday for flopping in the Pacers` 93-90 playoff win over Miami the night before.

Heat turn tables on Nets, take series opener

LeBron James led the way with 22 points on Tuesday as two-time defending NBA champions Miami opened their second-round playoff series against Brooklyn with an emphatic 107-86 triumph.

Parker leads Spurs in rout of Trail Blazers

Tony Parker poured in 33 points and the San Antonio Spurs romped to a 116-92 victory over Portland on Tuesday in game one of their NBA second-round playoff series.

Heat take 2-0 series lead over Bobcats

LeBron James scored 32 points and Chris Bosh tallied 20 points as the host Miami Heat beat the Charlotte Bobcats 101-97 Wednesday to take a 2-0 lead in their first round playoff series on Wednesday.

Players Championship adopts three-hole playoff

The Players Championship is abandoning its sudden-death playoff and switching to a three-hole aggregate playoff in a move that further separates the elite event from other US PGA Tour stops.

Somdev Devvarman wins, India enter Davis Cup world group playoffs

The Indian Davis Cup team entered the World Group playoffs after notching up a historic away triumph over Korea following Somdev Devvarman`s win over Yong-Kyu Lim in the reverse singles of the Group I Asia/Oceania second round tie here Sunday.