The latest tantrum by Australia's Nick Kyrgios has attracted more than a fine and condemnation as sports stars and experts wonder if he needs help to overcome his demons.
Toronto's Auston Matthews made the highest-scoring debut in modern NHL history with four goals but it was not enough to prevent the Maple Leafs losing 5-4 at Ottawa on Wednesday as the new NHL season began.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga ousted racket-smashing teenager Alexander Zverev at the Shanghai Masters on Thursday, denying the young German a potential match-up with his elder brother, Mischa.
The Chicago Cubs moved a step closer to ending their century-old World Series drought by taking a dramatic 6-5 come-from-behind victory at San Francisco on Tuesday, sealing a 3-1 win in their National League Division Series.
Brazil recorded its fourth straight win under is new coach on Tuesday to become the new leader of South America's World Cup qualifying group after 10 matches. Arch rival Argentina, however, was shocked 1-0 at home by Paraguay and is in a precarious fifth place. The two heavyweights will face each other in Brazil in their next games.
Italy suspended Rome's bid for the 2024 Olympics on Tuesday, forced to pull the plug because of the staunch opposition of the city's mayor.
They piled on Joe Panik at home plate in celebration, and just as has been the case so many times before with everything on the line in October, San Francisco's baseball season was extended another day.
Roberto Aguayo's shaky first NFL season got a big lift Monday night. The rookie made up for missing two earlier field goals by converting a 38-yard field goal as time expired to break a tie and lift the Tampa Bay Buccaneers over the Carolina Panthers 17-14.
New Zealand crashed to a 321-run defeat against India on Tuesday, slumping to 153 all out on day four of the third test.
The Toronto Blue Jays beat the Texas Rangers 7-6 on Sunday night to sweep their AL Division Series while the Washington Nationals defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-2 to even their NL series at 1-all.