BEIJING: China’s Lin Dan won the men’s singles at the Badminton Asia Championships in China on Sunday, defending his title won last year in South Korea and adding another crown to an illustrious career.
NEW YORK: Wladimir Klitschko of Ukraine successfully defended his world heavyweight boxing title for the 18th time in a row with a unanimous points decision over American Bryant Jennings at Madison Square Garden on Saturday.
WEST BROMWICH: Liverpool’s remote chance of staying in the hunt for Champions League qualification suffered a setback after a 0-0 draw at West Bromwich Albion on Saturday dented their hopes of a top-four finish.
PARIS: Paris Saint-Germain quickly got back on track after their Champions League loss to Barcelona as Ezequiel Lavezzi netted a hat-trick in a resounding 6-1 win over Lille at the Parc des Princes on Saturday.
LONDON: Watford clinched promotion to the Premier League in dramatic fashion as their rivals slipped up in the final seconds on Saturday.
LONDON: Charlie Austin missed a first-half penalty as Queens Park Rangers remained on the cusp of relegation from the Premier League following a 0-0 draw at home to London rivals West Ham on Saturday.
LONDON: Tranmere Rovers’ unbroken 94-year spell in the Football League came to an end on Saturday with a 3-2 defeat at Plymouth Argyle.
LONDON: Burnley, Queens Park Rangers and Sunderland slipped closer to the relegation trapdoor in the Premier League on Saturday as Leicester City and Hull City recorded timely victories.
BERLIN: Hamburg boosted their hopes of avoiding an historic relegation from the Bundesliga with a dramatic 3-2 win over Augsburg to climb off the bottom of the table on Saturday.
MADRID: Neymar and Lionel Messi were on target as Barcelona produced a sensational first-half performance to take a huge step towards the La Liga title with a 2-0 win at local rivals Espanyol on Saturday.
LONDON: Tottenham Hotspur remain a point above Southampton in the Premier League’s Europa League qualifying race after twice cancelling out goals by Graziano Pelle in a 2-2 draw on Saturday.
KUALA LUMPUR: Police shot to the top of the Super League standings on Saturday after a 3-1 win over Terengganu in Shah Alam as previous leaders Selangor and Felda United both lost.
BERLIN: Mick Schumacher Jnr lived up to the famous name on his Formula Four debut by claiming a trophy as the best rookie after finishing ninth despite starting 19th on Saturday.
MANILA: Sales of Manny Pacquiao boxing gear and effects have soared as much as 10 times ahead of his May 2 megafight with Floyd Mayweather, with Philippine retailers struggling to cope with demand from fans snapping up any paraphernalia they could find.
RIO DE JANEIRO: The world governing body of sailing threatened Friday to move all of its events for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics out of the city’s Guanabara Bay if action isn’t taken quickly to clean the heavily polluted body of water that many sailors have described as an “open sewer.”