Australia's Richie Porte, of the SKY Procycling Team, out-climbed the field to win the fifth stage of the Paris-Nice classic cycle race on Friday and took the overall leader's yellow jersey from Andrew Talansky of the United States.
Datuk Lee Chong Wei progressed into the third round of the All England Open on Thursday after defeating Wang Zhengming, 21-17, 21-19.
In football, two London clubs were in Europa League action on Thursday but Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur experienced very contrasting fortunes on the night.
Tiger Woods shot an impressive six-under-par 66 for a share of the lead in the first round of the WGC-Cadillac Championship as world number one Rory McIlroy struggled again on Thursday.
Still in Group C Iraqi side Duhok beat Al Sha'ab on Wednesday, in what was supposed to be a home fixture for the Yemeni club.
There was late drama in Kuwait, as an injury time penalty saw Syrian side Al Shorta claim a 1-0 win at Al Qadsia.
Jordanian football club, Al Faisaly lost 3-2 at home to Dhofar of Oman in their Group C match.
Malaysian treble winners Kelantan was forced to a 1-1 draw by the Maldives FA Cup holder Maziya Sports and Recreation, in the opening Group G match of the AFC Cup on Wednesday.
Cristiano Ronaldo dealt his former club Manchester United a cruel blow, by scoring the goal that put Real Madrid into the Champions League quarter-finals.