Caroline Wozniacki put a huge dent in Maria Sharapova's bid to finish the season as world number one by overcoming some distracting bright lights to down the Russian 7-6, 6-7, 6-2 in their marathon opening group match of the WTA Finals.
A 23-year-old Indian footballer has died from severe spinal cord damage after attempting to celebrate a goal with a somersault.
Daley Blind's late second half strike helped a lacklustre Manchester United salvage a 2-2 draw against West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns in the Premier League.
Serena Williams shook off the rust and a feisty challenge from Serbia's Ana Ivanovic to open the defence of her WTA Tour Finals title with a 6-4, 6-4 victory in the opening match of the elite eight-player tournament.
Thousands of runners battled thick smog at the Beijing Marathon on Sunday, with some athletes donning masks as air pollution soared to 16 times the maximum recommended level.
World number one Serena Williams slammed Shamil Tarpishchev for using "extremely sexist, racist and bullying" comments after the Russian Tennis Federation (RTF) president described her and sister Venus as the "Williams brothers".
Russian Tennis Federation head Shamil Tarpischev was unrepentant about the comments he made about the Williams sisters, saying they were only meant as jokes and that he doesn't understand why he was banned for a year by the WTA Tour.
Barcelona coach Luis Enrique says Luis Suarez is looking a lot sharper since he returned to training and will be ready for his debut in the Clasico against Real Madrid next weekend.
US Open champion Martin Kaymer took advantage of benign scoring conditions to grab a two-shot lead over Bubba Watson after the opening round of the four-man PGA Grand Slam of Golf in Bermuda.
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