GRACE TAKES FIRST PGA TOUR
TITLE AT RBC HERITAGE
SOUTH African Branden Grace delivered a final-round master class to clinch a long expected first victory on the PGA Tour by two shots at the RBC Heritage in South Carolina on Sunday.
The world No. 14, who thrust himself into the limelight at the game's highest level with top-four finishes last year at the US Open and PGA Championship, closed with a superb five-under 66 at the Harbour Town course on Hilton Head Island.
NADAL GUNNING FOR VILAS'
49 CLAY-COURT TITLES RECORD
FRESH from claiming his first title in nearly two years at the Monte Carlo Masters, Rafael Nadal can tie Guillermo Vilas' record of 49 clay-court titles on home soil at the Barcelona Open this week.
Nadal, who lifted his 28th Masters title, is a serial winner in the Catalan capital having won the title eight times.
However, he has slumped to shock defeats in each of the past two years to Nicolas Almagro and Fabio Fognini.
CAVS TAKE 106-101 WIN OVER PISTONS IN NBA PLAY-OFFS
CLEVELAND'S top trio of LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love combined for 81 points on Sunday as the Cavaliers battled to a 106-101 victory over determined Detroit in their NBA play-off opener.
The Pistons did all they could to steal an away win, draining 15 three-pointers as they shot 52 per cent from long range.
Detroit are back in the play-offs for the first time in seven seasons.