Former runner-up Tomas Berdych needed two hours and three sets to overcome strong resistance from Russian qualifier Andrey Kuznetsov and reach the second round of the Monte Carlo Masters on Monday.
Nine national records and one Asian record fell at the Chinese National Swimming Championships which ended on Monday while Sun Yang dominated freestyle events by sweeping five individual titles.
Chelsea captain John Terry will end his 22-year association with the London club at the end of the season, but the veteran defender wants to keep on playing.
Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil secured Arsenal's first English Premier League win on the road in three months on Monday, with the 2-1 victory at Middlesbrough.
Sebastian Vettel is back on top of the Formula One standings and his Ferrari team is bursting with ambition again.
Jimmy Butler had 30 points and nine rebounds as the Chicago Bulls outlasted Boston 106-102 in Game 1 on Sunday on an emotional night for grieving Celtics star Isaiah Thomas.
After the victory, Guangzhou climbed to third with 10 points in the CSL standings, two behind leaders Shandong Luneng, while Shanghai SIPG placed second, also with 10 points, on goal differential.
Only four points separate Chelsea and second-placed Tottenham with six games left after Manchester United's 2-0 win over the lackluster leaders opened up the title race on Sunday.
Sevilla drew 0-0 at Valencia on Sunday as its bid for an automatic Champions League berth continued to fade amid speculation over the future of coach Jorge Sampaoli.
Defending champion Fan Zhendong terminated Jeong Sang Eun's giant killing run here on Sunday, beating the Chinese-born Korean 3-0 for the men's singles glory of the Asian table tennis championships.