LONDON - Fed Cup captain David Taylor called on his players to finish off the job after Australia seized a surprise 2-0 lead against Germany in Stuttgart.
World No.5 Samantha Stosur accounted for the in-form Angelique Kerber 7-6 (7-1) 6-4 before Jarmila Gajdosova upset world No.16 Julia Goerges 6-4 6-4.
The result on the indoor claycourt puts Australia one win away from returning to the elite eight-nation World Group next year.
SEATTLE, Washington - Chicago White Sox pitcher Philip Humber retired all 27 Seattle Mariners batters he faced on Saturday to post the 21st perfect game in Major League Baseball history.
Humber became the first major league pitcher to throw a perfect game - a victory in which no opposing player reaches base - since Philadelphia's Roy Halladay accomplished the feat against the Florida Marlins on May 29, 2010.
The White Sox beat the Mariners 4-0.
OAKLAND, California - Australian centre Andrew Bogut will have arthroscopic ankle surgery next week and miss the London Olympic basketball tournament.
He hopes to return to fitness in time for the start of the next NBA season.
Golden State Warriors general manager Larry Riley says the operation for Bogut, and the same for teammate Stephen Curry, will be done on Wednesday in Van Nuys.
LONDON - Stephen Hendry rolled back the years to make the 10th maximum break in the history of the World Championships on the opening day of this year's tournament in Sheffield.
Hendry's third 147 at the Crucible came in the seventh frame of his first round match against Stuart Bingham and helped the seven-time former world champion take an 6-1 lead.
It was the 11th maximum of Hendry's career, and moved him level with Ronnie O'Sullivan in the Crucible 147 stakes.
LONDON - Southampton blew a chance to clinch promotion to the Premier League as Middlesbrough came from behind to win 2-1 at the Riverside Stadium on Saturday.
Nigel Adkins' second-placed side would have opened up an unassailable eight-point lead over promotion rivals West Ham United if they had won on Teesside.
But, despite taking the lead through Billy Sharp's strike just 46 seconds into the match, the Saints allowed Middlesbrough to take the points thanks to Nicky Bailey's equaliser and Merouane Zemmama's late winner.
MANAMA - In the best performance of his brief Formula One career, 22-year-old West Australian Daniel Ricciardo has qualified a brilliant sixth for the Bahrain Grand Prix and will start Sunday's race alongside the winner of last weekend's Chinese GP, Nico Rosberg.
World champion Sebastian Vettel has pole position for the first time this season for Red Bull Racing, edging McLaren's Lewis Hamilton to the other side of the front row of the grid.
Red Bull team-mate Mark Webber will start third, with Jenson Button (McLaren), the winner of last month's Australian GP, next to him on the second row.