The Reds' terrible start to the season got worse on Monday with Scott Higginbotham suspended for three weeks after he was sent off against the Rebels, with lock Lukhan Tui also set to face the judiciary.
French striker Antoine Griezmann hit a hat-trick as Atletico Madrid thrashed Sevilla 5-2 on Sunday to cut the gap on La Liga leaders Barcelona back to seven points.
Manchester City won the first trophy of the Pep Guardiola era on Sunday, brushing Arsenal aside 3-0 in the League Cup final with the help of an old-fashioned route-one goal from Sergio Aguero.
Harry Kane struck late to secure Tottenham Hotspur’s 1-0 victory at Crystal Palace on Sunday that moved Mauricio Pochettino's side into the top four.
Romelu Lukaku broke his barren run against top six Premier League opposition and provided the winner for Jesse Lingard as Manchester United came from behind to beat Chelsea 2-1.
The two Koreas marched behind their own flags and Russia looked forward to a quick end to its ban over mass doping as the curtain fell on the engrossing Pyeongchang Winter Olympics on Sunday.
Orlando Pirates are the new chasers-in-chief in the Absa Premiership after closing to within four points of leaders Mamelodi Sundowns.
Indian captain Virat Kohli refused to bask in his team’s success in South Africa as he received the International Cricket Council Test Championship mace for the second year running.
Ross Taylor scored his 18th one-day international century and combined in a 178-run partnership with Tom Latham to lead New Zealand to a three-wicket win over England.
Marco Melandri claimed his first double race victory in World Superbikes since 2014 with a last-lap move.