Portland took over as the NBA Western Conference leader by beating Oklahoma City 111-104 on Wednesday, ending the Thunder's eight-game winning streak.
LaMarcus Aldridge had a season-high 38 points and added 13 rebounds for the Trail Blazers.Full Story
Host Myanmar has won two gold medals in the traditional sport of Chinlone, the first event for the 27th Southeast Asian Games.
The sport, in which six players juggle a rattan ball with their feet, heads, knees and chest, is believed to have originated in Myanmar but is played in various forms regionwide.Full Story
She's only 17 and barely five feet tall, but schoolgirl ski jumper Sara Takanashi is already eying her second world title and could be set to make history at the Sochi Winter Olympics.
Takanashi, who comes from a family of ski jumpers in the snowy Japanese island of Hokkaido, begins her World Cup defense this week after taking the sport by storm last season.Full Story
Luis Suarez's stunning quadruple for Liverpool capped a goal-laden night in the Premier League that saw the top four all win, but Manchester United lose 1-0 to Everton to be cut adrift in the title race.
Arsenal preserved its four-point lead as Nicklas Bendtner capitalized on a rare start to score in a 2-0 win over Hull, while Eden Hazard capped a brilliant performance with two goals in Chelsea's wild 4-3 victory at Sunderland.Full Story
Barcelona defender Gerard Pique suggests unhappy players should look to leave the club as it battles through its first slump of the season.
Wednesday's comments came days after Cristian Tello and Marc Montoya said they could look to leave at season's end if their minutes did not improve.Full Story
A Formula One race planned for next year in New Jersey with the New York City skyline as a backdrop has been postponed.
Race promoter Leo Hindery Jr. said on Wednesday it's been a challenge arranging the event's "financial structure," but he hopes the Grand Prix of America in New Jersey can debut in 2015.Full Story
The new ball for next year's World Cup — called the "Brazuca," in honor of Brazil, of course — was unveiled at a ceremony Tuesday in Rio de Janeiro.
The word "Brazuca" has a double meaning, used as a term for Brazilians living abroad — including its many footballers — but also as slang used to describe national pride or anything "Brazilianish."Full Story
Miami's ten-game NBA winning streak came to an end with a 107-97 home-court defeat at the hands of Detroit on Tuesday, with the Pistons having seven players score in double figures as they hung on against a Heat comeback in the fourth quarter.
Among the day's other games, a makeshift Memphis outfit beat Phoenix, Dirk Nowitzki helped Dallas extend its dominance of Charlotte, and Oklahoma City made it eight-straight wins with a narrow victory over slumping Sacramento.Full Story
Japanese skater Mao Asada will be sharpening her free program at the Grand Prix Final starting Thursday as she prepares for a potential gold-medal showdown with South Korean rival Kim Yu-na at the Sochi Olympics.
Asada, who has won two Grand Prix events this season, plans to include the triple axel in her program at the Dec. 5-8 GP Final in Fukuoka, Japan.Full Story
Lindsey Vonn was cleared to get back on a World Cup course for downhill training, the latest step as she works to return from a right knee injury and get ready for the Sochi Olympics.
Now Vonn — and the rest of the skiing world — will wait to find out whether she'll actually be racing by the end of this week.Full Story