Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard tipped a shot from fellow American Clint Dempsey over the bar to preserve a 4-0 shutout of visiting Fulham.
Host Wigan got two goals from Victor Moses in a 4-0 rout of Newcastle in Latics' drive to avoid relegation.
The German league's top scorer, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, scored twice to help host Schalke secure automatic qualification for next season's Champions League with a 4-0 win over Hertha Berlin. Schalke plays the Union in a May 9 friendly at PPL Park in Chester.
Fabio Simplicio scored in the 88th minute to give Roma a 2-2 tie at home against Napoli, damaging the visitors' hopes of returning to the Champions League.
Ligue 1 giant Lyon got a goal from Lisandro Lopez in the 28th minute and held on to win the Coupe de France, 1-0, over the third-tier semipro side Quevilly in Saint-Denis.
AUTO RACING:Will Power edged defending IndyCar Series champion Dario Franchitti to win the pole position for Sunday's Sao Paulo 300 in Brazil.
Kurt Busch prevailed in a last lap side-by-side battle with Denny Hamlin to win the Virginia 529 College Savings 250 at Richmond on Friday night, making his younger brother Kyle a first-time winning car owner in the Nationwide Series. Kyle Busch began fielding a fulltime Nationwide team for the first time this season.
GOLF:Jason Dufner shot a 5-under 67 to take a two-stroke lead over Graham DeLaet after the third round of the PGA's Zurich Classic at TPC Louisiana in Avondale.
Stacy Lewis birdied five of her last seven holes to shoot a 5-under 67 and take a two-stroke lead over Brittany Lincicome into the final round of the Mobile Bay LPGA Classic on The Crossings course at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail's Magnolia Grove complex in Alabama.
Bernd Wiesberger of Austria shot a second straight 7-under 65 to open up a five-shot lead after the third round of the Ballantine's Championship in Seoul, South Korea. He equaled the Blackstone Golf Club course record he had set the previous day to reach 14-under 202.
TENNIS: Top-ranked Victoria Azarenka will face No. 2 Maria Sharapova in the final of the Porsche Grand Prix in Stuttgart, Germany, on Sunday. Azarenka cruised past Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland, 6-1, 6-3, in the first semifinal, and Sharapova outlasted No. 3 Petra Kvitova, the Wimbledon champion, 6-4, 7-6 (3).
Six-time champion Rafael Nadal defeated Fernando Verdasco, 6-0, 6-4, to ease into the Barcelona Open final, where he will face fellow Spaniard David Ferrer for a fourth time.
COLLEGES:Kyle Flood saw no answer to the competition between junior Chas Dodd and sophomore Gary Nova at quarterback in his first spring as Rutgers' football coach. Both looked sharp in the spring game at Piscataway. Nova was 12 for 13 for 174 yards and a touchdown and Dodd was 6 for 7 for 142 yards and two touchdowns.
Southern Miss will name Morehead State's Donnie Tyndall men's basketball coach, replacing Larry Eustachy, who went to Colorado State.
Wisconsin approved a five-year contract extension for Chester native Bo Ryan, who has taken the Badgers to the round of 16 the last two seasons.
- Staff and wire reports