Leicester captain Toby Flood has backed Miles Benjamin to break into the England squad after the wing capped his recovery from a serious neck injury with two tries in the Heineken Cup win over Montpellier.
Zach Johnson saw off Tiger Woods in a play-off to complete a remarkable comeback and claim the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge title from under the nose of its host.
Neil Robertson recovered from a dismal start to beat Mark Selby 10-7 in the williamhill.com UK Championship final and complete snooker's triple crown.
Six people remain in custody after being arrested in connection with a second investigation into football spot-fixing following allegations that a player rigged a Championship game for cash.
Manchester United manager David Moyes insists the club's supporters understand the troubles facing their side at present.
Liverpool defender Glen Johnson admits losing captain Steven Gerrard to injury is a blow but believes they have the quality to cope.
Rene Meulensteen believes Dimitar Berbatov demonstrated his commitment to the Fulham cause with a sparkling performance in Sunday's 2-0 win over Aston Villa.
Everton manager Roberto Martinez called for England to be patient to allow midfielder Ross Barkley to develop into a unique talent for club and country after helping his side earn a 1-1 draw at Barclays Premier League leaders Arsenal.
Ben Stokes and Mitchell Johnson have been cleared of any misconduct after an International Cricket Council hearing into their collision on day four of the Adelaide Test, it is understood.
England took the fast track in Adelaide to a 218-run defeat and 2-0 Ashes deficit, with three to play.
Joe Root played arguably his best innings yet to help push the Adelaide Test into a final day but insisted it will only rank highly for him if England somehow close out a stalemate.
Liverpool face an anxious wait to discover the extent of Steven Gerrard's hamstring injury which could not have come at a worse time just ahead of the busy festive programme.
Ron Atkinson has warned David Moyes there is no such thing as a transitional period at Manchester United.
Miles Benjamin scored twice in two minutes as Leicester claimed a spirited 41-32 win over Montpellier in Sunday's Heineken Cup clash at Welford Road.
Dimitar Berbatov brushed off talk of a January exit to end Fulham's six-game Barclays Premier League losing streak as the Cottagers saw off Aston Villa 2-0.
Everton battled to a 1-1 draw at Arsenal as the Gunners moved five points clear at the top of the Barclays Premier League.
Joe Root helped England extend resistance into a final day in their unequal battle to save the second Ashes Test at Adelaide.
Miguel Angel Jimenez has ambitions of becoming Europe's oldest ever Ryder Cup player after claiming a record-equalling fourth Hong Kong Open on Sunday.
Northampton director of rugby Jim Mallinder was "embarrassed" by Saints' 40-7 Heineken Cup capitulation to Leinster at Franklin's Gardens.
Mark Selby made snooker's 100th maximum break in his williamhill.com UK Championship semi-final and will now defend his title against world number one Neil Robertson.
Andre Villas-Boas saluted the fighting qualities of his Tottenham side after seeing them come from behind to secure a 2-1 victory over Sunderland.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists he cannot put a price on what Luis Suarez is worth but admits most clubs in the world would want him in their side.
Manchester City showed their soft underbelly on the road as Southampton held out for a point manager Manuel Pellegrini felt the hosts fully deserved.
Jose Mourinho had a familiar sinking feeling when Chelsea failed to take advantage of a host of first-half opportunities in their defeat by Stoke.
Brian O'Driscoll orchestrated a masterful 40-7 victory for Leinster at Franklin's Gardens that has done significant harm to Northampton's hopes of progressing in the Heineken Cup.
Norwich bounced back from their Anfield nightmare as goals from Gary Hooper and Leroy Fer earned them a valuable win over West Brom at The Hawthorns.
Tony Pulis enjoyed a second home victory inside a week as his Crystal Palace side recorded a fully deserved win over Cardiff at Selhurst Park on Saturday.
John O'Shea's own goal condemned Sunderland to a demoralising 2-1 home defeat as Tottenham handed under-fire manager Andre Villas-Boas a second successive victory.
Liverpool striker Luis Suarez may not have stolen the show in quite the way he did earlier in the week but his influence in the 4-1 win at home to West Ham was just as significant.
Manchester City's shaky away form continued on Saturday as Dani Osvaldo's exquisite strike ended Southampton's three-match losing streak in style.
Oussama Assaidi stunned Chelsea with a superb 90th-minute winner as Stoke won 3-2 to claim their first league victory over the Blues in 38 years.
David Moyes' calamitous start as Manchester United manager turned into a full-blown crisis as Yohan Cabaye ended Newcastle's 41-year wait for an Old Trafford win.
Straight-talking Ian Bell insists there can be "no excuses" for England after they were blown away yet again by Mitchell Johnson in the second Test at Adelaide.
Mark Selby made snooker's 100th maximum break as he took the upper hand early in his williamhill.com UK Championship semi-final against Ricky Walden.
Nick Evans scored 17 points as Harlequins produced one of their finest performances in Europe to win 32-8 and give themselves a lifeline in the Heineken Cup.
Fly-half Jonny Wilkinson, who had already missed 11 points, landed a 30-metre drop-goal five minutes from time as holders Toulon moved to the top of Heineken Cup Pool Two with a 14-9 win over Exeter.
Wigan have announced Uwe Rosler as their new manager after agreeing compensation with Brentford.
England suffered another devastating collapse to Mitchell Johnson as a manic third day at the Adelaide Oval ended with them under even more extreme pressure to somehow save the second Test.
Neil Robertson survived an almighty fightback from Stuart Bingham to win 9-8 in the first semi-final of the williamhill.com UK Championship in York.
Former world number one John McEnroe believes doubles no longer has a place at the world's biggest tennis tournaments.
Darren Bravo, Shane Shillingford and the Dunedin weather combined to deny New Zealand what had seemed a near certain victory over West Indies as the first Test ended in a draw.
Former England opener Geoffrey Boycott has criticised the application of the national team's current batsmen after yet another devastating collapse against Australia.
Tiger Woods stormed into the lead at his own Northwestern Mutual World Challenge tournament as a 10-under par second round of 62 put him two clear of overnight leader Zach Johnson.
Stars from the world of sport have paid tribute to Nelson Mandela, who has died aged 95, led by former South Africa rugby union captain Francois Pienaar.
Premiership Rugby chief executive Mark McCafferty has revealed that alternative plans to the Heineken Cup will be drawn up as quickly as possible.
John Afoa has rejected more lucrative offers from France and a crack at the Rugby World Cup in 2015 to reunite his family in Gloucester, according to Nigel Davies.
England forward Sam Burgess and World Cup final man of the match Johnathan Thurston of Australia are among six players shortlisted for the 2013 Golden Boot.
All-rounder Ben Stokes has vowed England will "battle on" as Michael Clarke ensured Australia's domination on day two of the second Test at the Adelaide Oval.
Former New Zealand internationals Chris Cairns and Daryl Tuffey have expressed their shock at seeing their names linked to an International Cricket Council anti-corruption investigation.
Neil Robertson had the better of the opening session of his semi-final against Stuart Bingham in the williamhill.com UK Championship, taking a 5-3 lead.
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