Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose ended LeBron James's two-year reign as the NBA's most valuable player on Tuesday when he became the youngest winner of the sport's highest individual honour.
Scotland's John Higgins beat Judd Trump of England 18-15 on Monday to win the world snooker championship for the fourth time.
Japan's Miki Ando upstaged Olympic champion Kim Yuna to strike gold at the world figure skating championships on Saturday and hoped she had lifted the spirits of her devastated nation.
Ding Junhui narrowly failed to become the first Chinese player to reach snooker's World Championship final when he lost his semifinal 17-15 to Judd Trump on Saturday.
Former Chinese gymnastics champion San Lan has filed a $1.8 billion lawsuit in federal court against Time Warner Inc and the United States Gymnastics Federation on Thursday.
Japanese-born Russian skater Yuko Kavaguti fell agonisingly short of a dream medal at the world figure skating championships on Thursday after taking a fall during the decisive pairs free skating programme.
World record holder Jessica Hardy has been cleared to compete at the 2012 London Olympics if she qualifies for the United States team, her attorney said in a statement on Thursday.
Canada's Patrick Chan collected a record score for the second day in a row to capture his first global title at the world figure skating championships.
Germany's Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy regained the pairs crown they surrendered a year ago.
David Beckham will fly back across the Atlantic after attending Friday's royal wedding in time to play for his Major League Soccer team L.A. Galaxy on Sunday.
Chinese star Ding Junhui was trailing England's fast rising snooker player Judd Trump 5-3.
Barcelona says it is considering taking action with UEFA against Jose Mourinho after the Real Madrid coach hit out at the club and its manager Pep Guardiola following Barca's 2-0 Champions League semifinal victory Wednesday.