Chelsea manager Antonio Conte described Diego Costa as an example to his team-mates after the Premier League leaders went 13 points clear with a 2-1 win at Stoke City.
Lowly Adelaide United scored a controversial 2-1 win over fourth placed Brisbane Roar in the Australian A-League on Sunday.
Malawi have pulled out of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) and the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) due to lack of money, in a move the government criticised as "hasty".
A US$1 billion bid by China's Wanda Group for the operator of the Golden Globe awards has been aborted, the U.S. firm's parent has said, following reports that it was a victim of a Chinese clampdown on overseas investments.
Venus Williams saved three match points as she roared back for a 1-6, 7-6 (7/5), 6-1 victory over old foe Jelena Jankovic on Saturday and a place in the third round at Indian Wells.
Japan's oldest professional footballer Kazuyoshi Miura tallied another record Sunday, with a match-winning goal making him the first player over 50 to score in the J-League.
Everyone expected a free agency flurry when the NFL's year began on Thursday. Predicting what happened with Brock Osweiler was beyond anyone's projections.
Nigerian international Victor Moses' impressive form this season saw him rewarded with a new two year contract by Premier League leaders Chelsea on Wednesday.
Andries Jonker is set to be named head coach at struggling Bundesliga club VfL Wolfsburg on Monday, press reports said, following Valerien Ismael's sacking after just four months.
Tom Brady's missing jersey from Super Bowl 51, where the star quarterback led the New England Patriots over Atlanta for a record fifth crown, has been valued at US$500,000 by Houston police.