Global Sports Heroes
Klay Thompson's blistering performance from three-point range propelled the Golden State Warriors to a 130-111 NBA victory over the injury-depleted Los Angeles Lakers on Monday.
Cristiano Ronaldo is returning to Madrid for a court date on Tuesday in which he could be fined 18.8 million euros ($21.4 million) for tax fraud as part of a deal reached with the Spanish taxman.
Philadelphia big man Joel Embiid scored 32 points and grabbed 14 rebounds Monday as the 76ers withstood a 37-point performance from James Harden in a 121-93 NBA victory over the Houston Rockets.
Oklahoma City's Paul George scored 31 points while Russell Westbrook added 17 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists Monday as the Thunder routed New York 127-109.
Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart was fined $35,000 by the NBA on Monday after multiple attempts at rushing Atlanta's DeAndre Bembry after being ejected from a Saturday road victory.
New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton says his team "will probably never get over" a controversial late-game call that played a major role in keeping them from Super Bowl 53.
Five-time champion Tom Brady guided the New England Patriots into their third consecutive Super Bowl, where they will face a Los Angeles Rams squad that advanced Sunday in dramatic but controversial fashion.
Derrick Rose nailed a three pointer from 18 feet with just 0.6 seconds left to lift the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 116-114 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Sunday.