Coach Rudi Garcia said Roma's Serie A title challenge is virtually over after a 1-0 defeat to Napoli left his side 14 points adrift of leaders Juventus. Roma have a game in hand after a recent fixture with Parma was rained off. But even if Roma claim those three points, Garcia believes even an 11-point gap to the champions would be nearly impossible to close in the remaining 11 games. A Roma defeat to Parma could also bring Napoli to within three points and in sight of the second and last automatic qualifying place for the Champions League.
BOSTON (AP) — Rajon Rondo had 11 points and a season-high 18 assists, Jeff Green scored 27 points and the Boston Celtics had their second-highest scoring output of the season in a 118-111 win over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday night.
Australia has endured another "angry summer" with more than 150 temperature records smashed, a new report said Monday, with a warning that heatwaves and sweltering conditions will only get worse. Among the records broken, Perth had its hottest night ever at 29.7 Celsius (85.4 Fahrenheit), Adelaide recorded its warmest February day (44.7 Celsius) while Sydney went through its driest summer in 27 years, the independent Climate Council watchdog said. It follows Australia experiencing its hottest year on record in 2013, according to official figures. "Australia experienced another angry summer," said council scientist Tim Flannery, whose organisation analyses climate data from across the country.