The Denver Broncos won their third National Football League championship with a 24-10 upset victory over the top-seeded Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50.
Novak Djokovic vanquished Andy Murray for the fourth time in an Australian Open final on Sunday to win a record-equalling sixth title and serve notice to his rivals that he could surpass even his stellar 2015 this year.
World number two Andy Murray reached his fifth Australian Open final after an epic five-set battle with 13th seed Milos Raonic
Britain have two Grand Slam singles semi-finalists for the first time since 1977 after victories for Johanna Konta and Andy Murray at the Australian Open.
Defending champion Serena Williams will face Maria Sharapova in the Australian Open quarter-finals after both won their last-16 matches on Sunday.
Next June Brazil will play to host to the Confederations Cup football tournament, the traditional warm-up event for the World Cup, which will take place in the country in 2014.
London's 2012 Paralympics has ended with a fiery finale and official handover to 2016 host, Rio de Janeiro.
It had been 76 years since a British man won a Grand Slam singles championship.
The Indian Premier League cricket franchise in Hyderabad, the Deccan Chargers, is left in limbo after rejecting the only aucton bid it received to take over the heavily indebted team.
Brazilians will get to vote on the name of the indigenous three-banded armadillo that has been chosen as the official mascot of FIFA's 2014 World Cup to be hosted by the country.
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