Results worldwide


n BASKETBALL 

NBA Championship 

Conference semi-finals (best-of-seven series): Detroit 108 Chicago 87 (Detroit lead series 2-0); Utah 116 Golden State 112 (Utah lead series 1-0). 

n SNOOKER 

World Championship  

Final (best-of-35 frames): John Higgins (Sco) bt Mark Selby (Eng) 18-13 (73-25, 58-32, 19-95, 25-76, 10-132, 97-0, 98-11, 86-5, 75-0, 85-9, 101-24, 70-61, 59-75, 98-0, 78-55, 116-0, 36-73, 0-110, 35-65, 4-74, 0-66, 48-72, 81-40, 63-70, 75-2, 22-82, 54-77, 71-33, 57-43, 129-1, 78-1) 

n TENNIS 

German Open  

First round: Lourdes Dominguez (Spa) bt Elena Vesnina (Rus) 6-2, 6-1; Martina Mueller (Ger) bt Eleni Daniilidou (Gre) 6-0, 6-2; Peng Shuai (Chn) bt Andrea Petkovic (Ger) 6-3, 7-5; Anna Chakvetadze (Rus) bt Samantha Stosur (Aus) 3-6, 7-6, 7-6; Shahar Peer (Isr) bt Anna-Lena Groenefeld (Ger) 6-1, 6-2; Severine Bremond (Fra) bt Sabine Lisicki (Ger) 6-2, 6-1; Li Na (Chn) bt Maria Kirilenko (Rus) 6-1, 3-6, 6-1; Lucie Safarova (Cze) bt Olga Savchuk (Ukr) 6-3, 6-7 (6-8), 6-0. 

Prague Open 

First round: Julia Schruff (Ger) bt Tsvetana Pironkova (Bul) 6-4, 7-6; Virginie Razzano (Fra) bt Sun Tiantian (Chn) 6-0, 7-5; Sandra Kloesel (Ger) bt Tamarine Tanasugarn (Tha) 7-5, 6-0; Milagros Sequera (Ven) bt Julie Ditty (US) 6-2, 6-4. 

Rome Open 

First round: Daniele Bracciali (Ita) bt Robby Ginepri (US) 7-5, 7-6 (7-2); Guillermo Canas (Arg) bt Jurgen Melzer (Aut) 7-5, 6-2; Potito Starace (Ita) bt Agustin Calleri (Arg) 6-3, 6-1; Robin Soderling (Swe) bt Benjamin Becker (Ger) 6-3, 6-3; Gilles Simon (Fra) bt Andy Murray (Gbr) 6-1, 1-6, 6-3;  

Oscar Hernandez (Spa) bt Lleyton Hewitt (Aus) 6-3, 6-7 (3-7), 6-1; Jose Acasuso (Arg) bt Martin Verkerk (Ned) 6-3, 7-5; Nicolas Almagro (Spa) bt Tim Henman (Gbr) 7-5, 6-1; Juan Carlos Ferrero (Spa) bt Dominik Hrbaty (Svk) 3-6, 6-1, 6-4; Dmitry Tursunov (Rus) bt Jonas Bjorkman (Swe) 7-6 (12-10), 3-6, 6-1. 

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