A week after enjoying the adulation of South African rugby supporters, the Springboks found themselves back at square one after losing to New Zealand's All Blacks in a wide-open southern hemisphere Rugby Championship.
Thailand's Nitithorn Thippong seized the initiative as his rivals faltered on Sunday, closing with a flawless three-under-par 69 to win the International Series Singapore.
Italian artistic swimmer Giorgio Minisini won his second solo gold medal on Sunday at the European Championship, the first major competition to allow men-only events.
World and Olympic pole vault champion Armand 'Mondo' Duplantis will headline the European Athletics Championships that also features the top Norwegian duo of Karsten Warholm and Jakob Ingebrigtsen, and Italy's Olympic 100m champion Marcell Jacobs.
Hubert Hurkacz shrugged off a slow start to upset fourth seed Casper Ruud on Saturday and book a title clash with Pablo Carreno Busta at the ATP Montreal Masters.
Simona Halep will bid for a third Canadian title at the WTA Toronto Masters on Sunday against determined Brazilian outsider Beatriz Haddad Maia.
J.J. Spaun birdied two of the last three holes to shoot a two-under par 68 for a one-stroke lead after Saturday's third round of the US PGA Tour's St. Jude Championship.
Hubert Hurkacz shrugged off a slow start to upset fourth seed Casper Ruud 5-7, 6-3, 6-2 on Saturday and reach the final of the ATP Montreal Masters.
Neymar continued his outstanding start to the season with a brace while Kylian Mbappe marked his return to the team with a goal but also had a penalty saved as Paris Saint-Germain trounced Montpellier 5-2 in Ligue 1 on Saturday.
AC Milan got off to a winning start in their Serie A title defence with a hard-fought 4-2 win over Udinese on Saturday as Denzel Dumfries' stoppage-time strike earned Inter Milan a late win at Lecce.
Argentina gained revenge on Australia for last week's defeat with a seven-try bonus point 48-17 victory in the Rugby Championship on Saturday.
Erik ten Hag expressed his surprise at seeing Manchester United capitulate to a 4-0 defeat at Brentford that leaves the Red Devils bottom of the Premier League for the first time in 30 years.
As David Popovici has accelerated past his older rivals in the pool this summer, it seemed inevitable that the skinny 17-year-old would threaten world records, the only surprise when he broke the 100m freestyle mark in Rome on Saturday was that he got so quick so fast.
Under-fire All Blacks coach Ian Foster praised his team and criticised the New Zealand media after a 35-23 triumph over South Africa in The Rugby Championship on Saturday in Johannesburg.
Former Chelsea striker Timo Werner found the back of the net on an emotional return to Leipzig but it was not enough to secure their first win of the season as Cologne snatched a 2-2 draw on Saturday.
Romelu Lukaku made a dream start to his return to Inter Milan on Saturday after scoring less than two minutes into the Serie A club's season opener at Lecce.
Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta urged his side to keep following the example of Gabriel Jesus after the Brazil striker opened his Gunners account with two goals in a 4-2 win over Leicester on Saturday.
Erik ten Hag's bad start as Manchester United manager descended into an embarrassment as a 4-0 thrashing by Brentford on Saturday left the Red Devils bottom of the Premier League.
New Zealand ended a three-match losing streak with a 35-23 Rugby Championship win over South Africa at Ellis Park in Johannesburg on Saturday and may have saved the job of embattled coach Ian Foster.
A horrible mistake by teenage substitute goalkeeper Dogan Alemdar gifted an equaliser to Breel Embolo as Monaco bounced back from their midweek Champions League elimination to draw 1-1 with Rennes in Ligue 1 on Sunday.
David Popovici reacted with "euphoria" after swimming the "best race I ever did" to break the men's 100m freestyle world record at the European Championships in Rome on Saturday.
Carlo Ancelotti confirmed on Saturday that he will quit football management when he eventually leaves Real Madrid, ending one of the most glorious careers of football's modern era.
A goal from former Chelsea striker Timo Werner was not enough as Leipzig drew 2-2 at home with Cologne on Saturday.
Giorgio Minisini made sporting history at the European Aquatics Championships in Rome when he became the first winner of a men's artistic swimming competition at a major international event.