• Can anyone stop Hamilton and Mercedes?
    Can anyone stop Hamilton and Mercedes?

    A clean-sweep for Mercedes including a Lewis Hamilton hat-trick has left the rest of Formula One wondering whether they can keep up this year, even after only four races. The opening exchanges have all been won by Mercedes, who have dropped just 18 points so far -- after a broken spark plug forced Hamilton out of the season-opener in Melbourne. Since then, Mercedes have enjoyed three consecutive one-two finishes with 2008 world champion Hamilton leading team-mate Nico Rosberg, the winner in …

  • Hamilton wins third straight F1 race at Chinese GP
    Hamilton wins third straight F1 race at Chinese GP

    SHANGHAI (AP) — Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton captured his third straight Formula One race with ease on Sunday, leading from start to finish to win the Chinese Grand Prix. …

  • Hamilton looks to topple Rosberg in China GP
    Hamilton looks to topple Rosberg in China GP

    Dominant Lewis Hamilton will gun for his third win in a row at Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix and hope he can also snatch the world championship lead from his Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg. Such is Hamilton's form that he stormed to his third pole position of the season in a rain-soaked qualifying session on Saturday, and has won both races he has completed this year. But the Briton, seeking his second world title after winning in 2008, also knows that Mercedes' supremacy this year could come …

  • Pacers rally past Hawks 101-85 to even series
    Pacers rally past Hawks 101-85 to even series

    The Pacers got tired of talking trash. That left them with plenty of energy to handle the Hawks on Tuesday night. Paul George scored 27 points, George Hill added 15 in the second half and that suffocating defense that seemed to vanish over the past few weeks was back in force. Atlanta couldn't contend with the Pacers' resurgent combination, falling 101-85 and into a 1-1 tie in the best-of-seven playoff series. …

  • Wizards rally past Bulls in OT, lead 2-0
    Wizards rally past Bulls in OT, lead 2-0

    This one looked like it was slipping away from the Washington Wizards. Bradley Beal came on strong late in regulation to finish with 26 points, Nene scored six of his 17 points in overtime and the Wizards beat the Chicago Bulls 101-99 Tuesday to take a 2-0 lead in their first-round series. Game 3 is Friday at Washington. We've got to continue to stay poised.'' The Wizards couldn't maintain a 17-point first-quarter lead and had to rally from 10 down in the fourth. …

  • DeRozan's 30 help Raptors tie Nets at 1
    DeRozan's 30 help Raptors tie Nets at 1

    DeMar DeRozan put his playoff jitters aside and turned in an All-Star performance for the Toronto Raptors. DeRozan scored 30 points, Jonas Valanciunas had 15 points and 14 rebounds and the Raptors beat the Brooklyn Nets 100-95 on Tuesday night, evening their first-round playoff series at one game apiece. He went 3 for 13 from the field and scored 14 points in Toronto's 94-87 loss. On Tuesday, DeRozan eclipsed that total in the fourth quarter alone, scoring 17 of Toronto's 36 points. …

  • Ryder Cup hero Poulter says big players on form
    Ryder Cup hero Poulter says big players on form

    Ryder Cup legend Ian Poulter believes Europe's key Ryder Cup players are coming into form just at the right time for September's clash against the United States at Gleneagles in Scotland. The hero of the "Miracle in Medinah" two years ago and Europe's win in Wales in 2010 told reporters in China Wednesday the continent would have a "great team" for the biennial event. "I think (captain) Paul McGinley will be fairly happy with the players that are coming into form right now," the Englishman …

Tennis

  • Bulls' Noah the Defensive Player of the Year
    Bulls' Noah the Defensive Player of the Year

    LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. (AP) — There were some emotional moments and some funny stories as Joakim Noah accepted the NBA's Defensive Player of the Year award on Monday, like this one. …

  • Chicago's Noah named Defensive Player of the Year
    Chicago's Noah named Defensive Player of the Year

    Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah, the mainstay of a team that kept foes to a league-low 91.8 points a game, was named the NBA Defensive Player of the Year on Monday. The son of French tennis legend Yannick Noah and former Miss Sweden Cecilia Rodhe averaged 12.6 points, 11.3 rebounds, 1.5 blocked shots and 1.2 steals a game for the Bulls this season. Noah, 29, became the first Bulls player to win the award since Michael Jordan in 1988. I just kept working." The Bulls are in the first round of …

MotoGP

  • Marquez cruises to 'boring' Texas triumph for second win
    Marquez cruises to 'boring' Texas triumph for second win

    World champion Marc Marquez cruised to victory in the Grand Prix of the Americas on Sunday to register his second win in two races this season but he admitted it was a boring triumph. The Spaniard repeated his maiden Texas MotoGP success from 2013 when he also won from pole position. Marquez, who won the season-opener in Qatar last month despite breaking his leg four weeks earlier, finished 4.174sec ahead of Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa with Ducati's Andrea Dovizioso taking third place, a huge …

  • World champ Marquez takes pole in Texas
    World champ Marquez takes pole in Texas

    World champion Marc Marquez set a new lap record on his way to securing pole position for the second race in succession at the Grand Prix of the Americas. The Spaniard, who took pole in the season-opener in Qatar and then went on to win the race under the desert floodlights, clocked a record 2min 02.886sec on the factory Honda at the circuit where he celebrated his maiden MotoGP win last season. Marquez's Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa was second-fastest while Stefan Bradl ensured a Honda …

  • Marquez takes pole in Texas
    Marquez takes pole in Texas

    World champion Marc Marquez set a new lap record on his way to securing pole position for the second race in succession on Saturday at the Grand Prix of the Americas. The Spaniard, who took pole in the season-opener in Qatar and then went on to win the race under the desert floodlights, clocked a record 2min 02.886sec on the factory Honda at the circuit where he celebrated his maiden MotoGP win last season. Marquez's Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa was second-fastest while Stefan Bradl ensured a …

  • Sherpas leave Everest; some expeditions nix climbs
    Sherpas leave Everest; some expeditions nix climbs

    KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Dozens of Sherpa guides packed up their tents and left Mount Everest's base camp Wednesday, after the avalanche deaths of 16 of their colleagues exposed an undercurrent of resentment by Sherpas over their pay, treatment and benefits. …

  • Wizards beat Bulls 101-99 in OT to take 2-0 lead
    Wizards beat Bulls 101-99 in OT to take 2-0 lead

    CHICAGO (AP) — This one looked like it was slipping away from the Washington Wizards. Then, in a flash everything changed. …

  • Most Sherpas decide to leave Everest for season
    Most Sherpas decide to leave Everest for season

    KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Most Sherpa mountain climbers have decided to leave Mount Everest, a guide said Tuesday, confirming a walkout certain to disrupt a climbing season that was already marked by grief over the 16 lives lost in Everest's deadliest disaster. …

  • Man United fire Moyes over season of disaster
    Man United fire Moyes over season of disaster

    Manchester United on Tuesday sacked manager David Moyes after a disastrous 10-month spell that left the world-famous Premier League club in turmoil. The English giants followed the stunning announcement by naming veteran midfielder Ryan Giggs as interim manager. Moyes, 50, succeeded Alex Ferguson at the Old Trafford helm last July, but the season quickly became a nightmare as the team slumped to a series of embarrassing defeats. After feverish speculation, United confirmed the sacking in a …

  • League One Round-up: Wolves crowned champions as Stevenage are relegat …
    League One Round-up: Wolves crowned champions as Stevenage are relegat …

    A 3-1 win over play-off hopefuls Leyton Orient was enough to clinch the title after Brentford were held to a 2-2 draw by MK Dons, while the Boro lost 3-1 to Bristol City …