Chelsea jumped seven points clear at the top of the Premier League with a 4-0 win over 10-man Tottenham Hotspur.
The Sharks secured a bonus point victory over the Lions which sees them move top of the Super Rugby table.
France kept their Six Nations titles hopes alive with a last gasp win away to Scotland at Murrayfield.
Knowledge Musona netted a spectacular hat-trick as Kaizer Chiefs beat Liga Muculmana 3-0 in their Caf Champions League, first round, second leg, tie.
Mexico's Carlos Molina could not defend his International Boxing Federation light middleweight title as planned against unbeaten American Jermall Charlo after landing in prison.
Thabo Mosadi scored a late winner as the University of Pretoria shocked Orlando Pirates 1-0 in a Premiership clash at the Mbombela Stadium.
The Bulls stepped up a gear as they convincingly dismantled the Blues 38-22 in a Super Rugby match at Loftus Versfeld.
Former world number one Lleyton Hewitt will be the first obstacle for South Africa's Kevin Anderson in the first Masters tennis tournament of the year at Indian Welles.
Crystal Palace remained mired in the relegation battle after Southampton beat them 1-0 at Selhurst Park.
Cardiff defender Steven Caulker improved his side's prospects of avoiding relegation from the Premier League as his brace clinched a crucial 3-1 win over fellow strugglers Fulham.
Barcelona slumped to their third defeat in seven league games as they lost away to relegation-threatened Valladolid 1-0.
Rory Kleinveldt took seven for 34 to tear through the Titans batting line-up and leave the Cape Cobras in firm control of their domestic four-day series match at Boland Park.
Ireland gave icon Brian O'Driscoll a rousing farewell in what was his last Test match at Lansdowne Road as they ran out 46-7 winners over Italy in the Six Nations.
Opener Lahiru Thirimanne hit a magnificent century to help Sri Lanka thump Pakistan by five wickets to regain the Asia Cup.
It was a running affair in Heidedal, outside of Bloemfontein, where 99 points were scored in the Vodacom Cup clash between Free State and SWD Eagles.
A second half goal from substitute Tasriq Morris rescued a point for Ajax Cape Town as they came from a goal behind to play to a 2-2 draw in an Absa Premiership match against Free State Stars.
Arsenal cruised into the FA Cup semi-finals as a late brace from substitute Olivier Giroud sealed a 4-1 win over Everton at the Emirates Stadium.
Manchester United kept their faltering push for a Champions League place alive with a breezy 3-0 victory at West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League.