Ricky Walden held off Crucible debutant Kyren Wilson's fightback to avoid joining the high-profile exits in the first round.
Ian Poulter feels Europe's key Ryder Cup stars are hitting form at just the right time ahead of Gleneagles showpiece.
Luis Collazo insists he is fully focused on defeating Amir Khan ahead of their WBC silver welterweight clash on May 3.
The Washington Wizards opened a 2-0 lead in their play-off series against the Chicago Bulls after a 101-99 overtime win at the United Center.
Albert Pujols hit his 499th and 500th career home runs as the Los Angeles Angels earned a 7-2 win over the Washington Nationals.
John Higgins joined Ding Junhui on the Crucible casualty list as the four-time world champion was bundled out by his fellow Scot Alan McManus.
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