Former world number one Angelique Kerber survived as three of the top five seeds were bundled out of the Dubai Tennis Championships on Tuesday.
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Manchester United's Wayne Rooney has not travelled with the squad for Wednesday's Europa League last 32, second leg at St Etienne despite training on the eve of the match.
Brazilian forward Hulk blasted Shanghai SIPG to a 1-0 victory over FC Seoul but the big-spending Chinese giants needed to survive a penalty and a red card before winning their AFC Champions League opener on Tuesday (Feb 21).
Indonesia is targeting an eighth-place finish and 15 gold medals at the Asian Games it hosts next year, a senior minister of the Southeast Asian country has said.
The sale of prized Italian soccer team AC Milan to a group of Chinese investors is set to be finalised on March 3, two sources close to the matter said on Tuesday, in what would be the biggest Chinese investment in a European club.
Sevilla coach Jorge Sampaoli said his side's Champions League opponents Leicester City and beleaguered coach Claudio Ranieri cannot live on past glories as they try to rescue a disastrous season that has taken them to the brink of relegation.