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Djokovic overcomes mid-match lapse to beat Dimitrov at Italian Open; Swiatek wins

Novak Djokovic's clay-court game is still a work in progress.

The 22-time Grand Slam champion had to overcome a mid-match lapse before beating Grigor Dimitrov 6-3, 4-6, 6-1 on Sunday to reach the fourth round of the Italian Open.

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How Barcelona won its 1st Spanish league title since Messi's traumatic exit

Barcelona's risky bet to mortgage the club's future paid off Sunday — in the short term at least — when a team led by newcomer Robert Lewandowski clinched its first Spanish league title in four years.

Barcelona won its 27th league title, second to Real Madrid's 35, with four rounds remaining after a 4-2 win at Espanyol with a pair of goals by Lewandowski.

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Early end to Barcelona's title celebrations after Espanyol fans invade pitch

Barcelona players celebrating the team's Spanish league title success on Sunday had to leave in a hurry after Espanyol fans invaded the pitch and started running toward them.

A large group of Espanyol supporters from the ultra section behind one of the goals jumped onto the field and headed for the players who were singing and celebrating in the center.

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Gundogan and Haaland score as Man City beats Everton 3-0 in Premier League

Manchester City's seemingly relentless march toward the Premier League title continued with a 3-0 win against Everton on Sunday.

And Arsenal's loss to Brighton by the same score later in the day means Pep Guardiola's team needs just one more victory to be crowned champions for the third season in a row.

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Berlin rivals Union flying, Hertha flailing in Bundesliga

Union Berlin is dreaming of the Champions League while Hertha Berlin faces the nightmare of relegation.

The fortunes of the German capital's Bundesliga clubs could hardly be more pronounced this season.

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Inter's march to brink of Champions League final owes much to beating Barcelona

When Inter Milan kicked off its Champions League campaign with a loss at home to Bayern Munich, few would have imagined that eight months later the Nerazzurri would be on the brink of their first final in more than a decade.

But that is the situation Inter is in as it takes a 2-0 lead into the second leg of its semifinal series against AC Milan on Tuesday, having vastly outplayed its city rival in the first match at San Siro last week.

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Tatum propels Celtics to game 7 win over Sixers for Eastern Conference finals berth

Jayson Tatum poured in a historic 51 points on Sunday to lead the Boston Celtics to a 112-88 game-seven victory over the Philadelphia 76ers and into the NBA Eastern Conference finals.

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Jokic triple-double as Nuggets down Suns, Tatum keeps Celtics going

The Denver Nuggets crushed the Phoenix Suns 125-100 on Thursday to become the first team to reach the NBA conference finals as the Boston Celtics forced a decisive game seven against the Philadelphia 76ers.

Western Conference top seeds Denver dominated from start to finish in Phoenix as they polished off the Suns 4-2 in their best-of-seven conference semi-final.

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Lacazette helps Lyon push for European spot as he battles Mbappé for top scorer

Alexandre Lacazette's goals have papered over Lyon's defensive frailties and are helping the club's late push for a European place next season.

That was glaringly evident last Sunday when the striker's remarkable four-goal performance helped Lyon beat Montpellier 5-4 after trailing 4-1. The whole bench mobbed him after his stoppage-time penalty as he roared to the home crowd.

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Erling Haaland, Sam Kerr win Football Writers' Association awards

Erling Haaland was voted "Footballer of the Year" in England for his prolific debut season with Manchester City, and Chelsea striker Sam Kerr became the first back-to-back winner of the women's award on Friday.

The Football Writers' Association said Haaland took 82% of the vote, ahead of Arsenal teammates Bukayo Saka and Martin Odegaard.

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