LaMarcus Aldridge scored a season-high 38 points in just three quarters on Saturday as the San Antonio Spurs stormed to a 124-92 victory over Oklahoma City in game one of their NBA playoffs second-round series.
The Spurs built a 23-point lead in the first quarter -- when they connected on 81.8 percent of their shots -- and the rout was on in game one of the Western Conference semi-finals in San Antonio.Full Story
Lyon beat Gazelec-Ajaccio 2-1 on Saturday to hold on to the coveted Ligue 1 runner-up spot and automatic entry to the Champions League.
The former multiple French champions are in a tight battle with Monaco for second, with only goal difference splitting the teams.Full Story
Rafael Benitez says Newcastle face two 'cup finals' as their bid to avoid relegation from the Premier League looks set to go down to the wire.
Benitez's side climbed out of the bottom three for the first time in almost two months thanks to Saturday's dramatic 1-0 victory over FA Cup finalists Crystal Palace, who themselves are not quite safe from danger.Full Story
Arsene Wenger believes he retains the support of the majority for Arsenal supporters following a day of protest at the Emirates Stadium.
A pre-arranged demonstration saw a number of fans hold up signs saying "time for change" during the 12th minute of Arsenal’s narrow, 1-0 home victory over relegation-threatened Norwich City on Saturday.Full Story
Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino is doing his best to spook Premier League champions-elect Leicester City as his side prepare to face Chelsea knowing their destiny is out of their hands.
With Leicester needing three points to complete a fairytale title triumph ahead of their trip to Manchester United on Sunday, the race could be over by the time Spurs kick off at Stamford Bridge on Monday.Full Story
An Indian steelworker taken ill at a Qatar World Cup site has died, organizers of the 2022 tournament announced in a statement on Saturday.
Jaleshwar Prasad, 48, died of a cardiac arrest after falling ill at the Al Bayt stadium on Wednesday morning, said the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, the body responsible for organizing the Qatar World Cup.Full Story
Fiorentina were held to a 0-0 draw by Chievo on Saturday which kept them in fifth place in Serie A and facing a potentially tortuous route in next season's Europa League.
Fiorentina are four points behind Inter Milan who face Lazio on Sunday where the result could be crucial -- a fourth-place finish in Serie A guarantees a group phase spot in the Europa League but a fifth-place means featuring in two preliminary rounds.Full Story
Barcelona remain on top of La Liga with two games remaining as goals from Ivan Rakitic and Luis Suarez earned a 2-0 win over 10-man Real Betis on Saturday.
On a day of high tension when all three title contenders were at one point top of the table, Antoine Griezmann came off the bench to score the winner in Atletico Madrid's 1-0 win over Rayo Vallecano to remain behind Barca solely due to their inferior head-to-head record.Full Story
A crestfallen Lewis Hamilton vowed Saturday to "never give up" in his world title defense after another engine failure wrecked his hopes in qualifying for Sunday's Russian Grand Prix.
The defending three-time world champion was unable to take part in the Q3 top-ten shootout as his Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg cruised to a 24th career pole position by seven-tenths of a second.Full Story
Real Madrid will be without Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema for Saturday's trip to Real Sociedad in La Liga but coach Zinedine Zidane is hopeful of having both back to face Manchester City next week.
Ronaldo has missed Madrid's last two games, including the 0-0 draw away to City in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final on Tuesday, while Benzema came off in that match and his club later confirmed he was suffering from a thigh injury.Full Story