SHANGHAI (AP) Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton captured his third straight Formula One race with ease on Sunday, leading from start to finish to win the Chinese Grand Prix.
Mercedes showed again that it's in a different class from its rivals, with Hamilton's teammate Nico Rosberg taking second place - the third time in four races this season the pair have finished one-two.
"This is a team on a roll, that's for sure," Hamilton said. "I'm going to be working hard, we're going to keep working hard because obviously the others are pushing to catch us."
LONDON (AP) Chelsea suffered a major setback to its Premier League title aspirations with a 2-1 loss against last-placed Sunderland on Saturday, ending Jose Mourinho's 77-match unbeaten home run during two spells in charge at Stamford Bridge.
Black Cats goalkeeper Vito Mannone made 14 saves as Chelsea missed possibly its last opportunity to dislodge Liverpool from the top spot, and the Reds will have the chance to extend their lead to a commanding five points at Norwich on Sunday. (MORE)
BERLIN (AP) Bayern Munich ground out a hard-fought 2-0 victory over bottom side Eintracht Braunschweig on Saturday to end the champions' three-game winless streak in the Bundesliga.
Claudio Pizarro broke the deadlock in the 75th minute, when Mario Goetze sent the Peruvian through, and Mario Mandzukic secured the win with four minutes remaining as the home side pushed for an equalizer. (MORE)
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) Barcelona's president and manager defended Lionel Messi on Saturday from criticism for his erratic play during the team's recent collapse, and made sure to stamp out any talk of the club's all-time leading scorer leaving Camp Nou.
Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu said the club would offer to improve Messi's contract so he "will lead the future" of the team, while coach Gerardo Martino diverted the blame for their struggles to his own coaching performance. (MORE)