Germany crushed Greece 4-2 in a one-sided Euro 2012 quarter-final on Friday and set up a last-four clash against England or Italy with their 15th successive win in competitive matches.
LeBron James led an outstanding team effort as the Miami Heat demolished the Oklahoma City Thunder 121-106 to claim the NBA title yesterday, the new champions reeling off four straight wins to take the series 4-1.
Boca Juniors drew 0-0 with Universidad de Chile at the Estadio Nacional on Thursday to set up a Libertadores Cup final against Corinthians.
With every determined night's work and each slice of good fortune that passes their way at Euro 2012, the England squad and their manager Roy Hodgson prompt memories of the nation's most successful team - the 'wingless wonders' of 1966.
Tensions may have risen in the France dressing room after they lost their final Euro 2012 group game but they are ready to start from scratch against Spain in Saturday's quarter-final.
The World Boxing Organization (WBO) ruled that Manny Pacquiao should have won his controversial defeat to Timothy Bradley and has recommended a re-match between the fighters.
Cristiano Ronaldo powered home a superb header to give Portugal a 1-0 win against the Czech Republic on Thursday and set up a Euro 2012 semi-final against holders Spain or France.
Champion Novak Djokovic and French Open winner Maria Sharapova were named as top seeds for Wimbledon as the grasscourt grand slam mostly followed the rankings to draw up the list for the championships that begin.
German chancellor Angela Merkel will attend Friday's Euro 2012 quarter-final with Greece in Gdansk, adding to the political spice in a clash that pitches the euro zone's most troubled economy against its rich northern paymaster.
Gold medalist Rafael Nadal will carry the Spain flag at the opening ceremony for the London Games, the country's Olympic committee (COE) said.