Liverpool pursuit of the English Premier League title received a festive boost as a 4-0 win over Newcastle saw Jurgen Klopp's side stretch its lead at the top to six points as defending champion Manchester City lost at Leicester City.
Defending champion Comanche and three other supermaxis were battling it out for line honors in the 2018 Rolex Sydney to Hobart yacht race with the promise of the closest ever finish to the annual Bluewater Classic.
A cheeky promise, to be sure, but Thomas Bjorn has indeed followed through on getting ink on his bum.
When Indiana Pacers star Victor Oladipo won the NBA's Most Improved Player Award at the end of last season, he was given a Kia. On Sunday, he gave the car to Renita Hills, a survivor of domestic violence.
LeBron James has apologized after posting song lyrics on Instagram that included the phrase "getting that Jewish money."
With Christmas fast approaching, there was plenty of festive cheer this weekend -- not least at Real Betis' Estadio Benito Villamarin -- while Mikaela Shiffrin capped a stunning year with yet another piece of history. Here's your Monday sporting roundup.
It's business as usual at the Rafa Nadal Academy in Manacor, on the Spanish island of Mallorca, the week before Christmas.