Liverpool took another step towards a first league title since 1990 after winning 3-2 at Norwich City on Sunday to pull five points clear in the Premier League.
Angelique Kerber put Germany into their first Fed Cup final in 22 years with a fighting victory over Australia's Samantha Stosur in the semi-final in Brisbane on Sunday.
Lewis Hamilton won the Chinese Grand Prix comfortably ahead of his team-mate Nico Rosberg on Sunday as Mercedes tightened their grip on the season with their third one-two finish in a row.
American Michelle Wie won her first LPGA title since 2010, firing five-under par 67 for a two-shot victory in the Lotte Championship.
The Golden State Warriors overcame 21 turnovers to edge the Los Angeles Clippers 109-105 and snatch home court advantage in their NBA Western Conference first-round series.
A double by leading scorer Wilfried Bony gave Swansea an invaluable win in their battle against relegation as they beat out of form Newcastle 2-1 for their first away win since November.
Defending champions Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia and Rita Jeptoo of Kenya are among a host of past winners in Monday's 118th Boston Marathon, all mindful of last year's bombing tragedy.
Dominant Lewis Hamilton will gun for his third win in a row at Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix and hope he can also snatch the world championship lead from his Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg.
Paris Saint-Germain won France's League Cup on Saturday, beating Lyon 2-1 in the final at the Stade de France to secure the first leg of a likely domestic double.
Bayern Munich ended a run of three Bundesliga games without victory in Saturday's unimpressive 2-0 win at bottom club Eintracht Braunschweig, four days before their Champions League semi-final at Real Madrid.