Tires shredded like paper, rubber flew everywhere and cars flitted in and out of the pit lane like supermarket shoppers in a car park.
On a frustrating day for drivers and fans alike, nearly 80 pit stops were made during Sunday's Spanish Grand Prix, again highlighting what has become a major concerns for Formula One teams five races into the season — the vulnerability of Pirelli's tires.Full Story
Harrison Barnes had 26 points and 10 rebounds, Stephen Curry scored 22 on an injured left ankle and the Golden State Warriors rallied past the San Antonio Spurs 97-87 in overtime Sunday to even the Western Conference semifinal at two games apiece.
Jarrett Jack added 24 points in reserve and Andrew Bogut grabbed 18 rebounds to help the Warriors overcome an eight-point deficit in the final five minutes of regulation. Golden State scored the first nine points of overtime to whip the yellow-shirt wearing crowd of 19,596 into a frenzy and give this topsy-turvy series another twist.Full Story
David Beckham and Zlatan Ibrahimovic kept possession in the corner of the pitch, playing down the clock as they closed in on winning the league title in a fourth different country. For Paris Saint-Germain, it was to be its first in 19 years.
After spending more than 250 million euros ($329 million) on players by its cash-rich Qatari owners, PSG's long wait to be crowned French league champions was over. A 1-0 win at Lyon courtesy of Jeremy Menez's second-half goal ensured the trophy was secured with two rounds remaining.Full Story
As red-and-white ticker tape flew into the rainy sky at Old Trafford, a beaming Alex Ferguson hoisted up the Premier League trophy for a 13th and final time.
Behind Britain's most successful football manager stood his jubilant squad of players, dancing to a soundtrack of "Champions, Champions" being belted out by more than 76,000 fans.Full Story
Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams firmed up their credentials as French Open favorites by sweeping to victory in Madrid.
Nadal eased to his fifth title in just seven tournaments since returning from a seven-month injury layoff due to tendinitis in his left knee as he beat Stanislas Wawrinka 6-2, 6-4 in little over an hour to claim his third title in the Spanish capital.Full Story
Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho has congratulated Barcelona on their 22nd league title after Real's 1-1 draw with Espanyol on Saturday night sealed the Catalans fourth championship in five years.
"Firstly. I want to congratulate Barcelona, their coaches, players, directors and fans," he told Real's club website.Full Story
Roy Hibbert finished with 24 points and 12 rebounds and George Hill hit five three pointers as the Indiana Pacers beat the New York Knicks 82-71 in game three of their second round NBA playoff series.
"The pre-game mantra I had was, 'tonight's my night, tonight's my night'," Hibbert said. "Luckily my hooks (shots) were falling. I was around the basket, tipping balls and creating extra possessions."Full Story
Barcelona's fourth La Liga title in five seasons, and their 22nd in all, finally arrived on Saturday with somewhat of an anti-climax.
The result that sealed the title did come in Barcelona, but thanks to city neighbors Espanyol as their 1-1 draw with Real Madrid left Los Blancos seven points adrift of Barca with just two games to play.Full Story
The leading trio of Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Andy Murray all have work to do before the start of the French Open in a fortnight, with the Rome Masters the last tournament chance to whip their clay games into top condition.
Of the three leading seeds at the event, which begins on Sunday at the picturesque Foro Italico, only number three Murray lasted until the quarterfinals in Madrid last week.Full Story
The future of the America's Cup has been plunged into fresh uncertainty after the owner of the Luna Rossa syndicate said he was considering pulling his team out following the death of British sailor Andrew Simpson.
Artemis Racing member Simpson, nicknamed "Bart," died when the Swedish team's AC72 catamaran capsized during a training run on San Francisco Bay on Thursday, casting a cloud over the most prestigious event in international sailing.Full Story