Andy Murray enjoyed an easy introduction to the Shanghai Masters, brushing aside Steve Johnson 6-2, 6-4 to set up a meeting with another American, John Isner, in the next round.
The NFL blamed the clock operator for an unusual run-off of 18 seconds near the end of Pittsburgh’s 24-20 win over San Diego, the second straight refereeing error to dog Monday Night Football.
Lewis Hamilton is insisting his focus is on the short term so as not to become distracted by how close he is to the F1 title.
The Kansas City Chiefs were already struggling at 1-4 this season, including a soul-sapping loss to the Chicago Bears on Sunday, but things just got worse with the news that their All Pro running back Jamaal Charles will miss the rest of the season.
This was undoubtedly Ireland’s day on the battlefield but, despite a fine win that secures safe passage to the kinder half of the knockout draw, their World Cup campaign may have suffered a series of grievous blows.
Mark Webber and his Porsche team-mates made it three wins in a row to take the world endurance championship lead at Fuji but only after team orders allowed them to inherit the win from the sister car.
The New York Giants tight end Daniel Fells is at risk of having his foot amputated after contracting an MRSA infection in his ankle.
The Leeds stars were delighted for the rugby side.
The Spanish rider appears to be recovering well from his horror crash.
Few teams personify that hoary old saw about the fleeting nature of form compared to the permanence of class than the British men’s track cycling sprint team.
Fiji are celebrating their first ever Olympic medal after they outplayed Great Britain from start to finish to win gold in the first Olympic men’s rugby sevens tournament with a 43-7 victory in the final at the Deodoro Stadium in Rio.
This just was not Jo Konta’s day.