Rafael Nadal continued his stunning run of form by crushing Roger Federer in little more than an hour to win the Internazionali d'Italia in Rome.
Australia coach Robbie Deans has left the door open for the likes of Quade Cooper to make the final squad to face the British and Irish Lions after the in-form Reds playmaker failed to make the 25-man group.
Jonny Wilkinson has capped a triumphant Heineken Cup campaign with Toulon by being named European player of the year.
Dani Pedrosa heads the MotoGP World Championship standings after a well-judged French Grand Prix win, while Britain's Cal Crutchlow picked up a career-best second place at a damp Le Mans.
Paris St Germain boss Carlo Ancelotti believes David Beckham could confound expectations and become a manager.
Stuart Broad sparked an alarming New Zealand collapse on the fourth morning at Lord's as England suddenly surged towards victory in the first Investec Test.
Colchester welterweight Lee Purdy produced a gutsy display before being pulled out by his corner after seven rounds against IBF champion Devon Alexander in Atlantic City on Saturday night.
Bradford manager Phil Parkinson stopped short of targeting the npower Championship next season after seeing his team sweep aside Northampton with a 3-0 victory at Wembley in the npower League Two play-off final.
Tim Southee finished with a 10-wicket match haul as England were bowled out for 213 on the fourth morning at Lord's in the first Investec Test.
David Beckham rolled back the years with a vintage performance in what appeared to be the final match of a decorated career as Paris St Germain celebrated their Ligue 1 title triumph with a routine 3-1 victory over already-relegated Brest.
Code-hopper Israel Folau was one of three uncapped players named in Australia's preliminary 25-man squad to face the British and Irish Lions, with in-form Reds playmaker Quade Cooper the most notable omission.
Graeme McDowell finally got the better of Nicolas Colsaerts in the Volvo World Match Play Championship, despite a remarkable escape from an unsavoury hazard by the defending champion.
Pat Richards, Sam Tomkins and Josh Charnley all claimed hat-tricks as Wigan destroyed London 64-6 at the Stoop.
Jack Wilshere has hailed David Beckham as a true great of the game.
Ireland and Munster fly-half Ronan O'Gara has announced his playing retirement in order to take up a coaching role with Racing Metro.
Stuart Broad and James Anderson gave England two important breakthroughs with the key wickets of Brendon McCullum and then Kane Williamson at Lord's.
Tomas Berdych staged a stunning comeback to knock top seed and world number one Novak Djokovic out of the Internazionali d'Italia at the quarter-final stage.
Defender Rio Ferdinand is expected to agree a new contract with Manchester United early next week.
Second rower Richard Whiting scored two second-half tries to add fresh impetus to Hull's mid-season revival as they condemned third-placed Warrington to a shock 26-16 home defeat.
Leinster emulated Chelsea by winning the Amlin Challenge Cup to ease the blow of losing their status of European champions - and they did it in style by beating Stade Francais 34-13.
James Anderson joined Test cricket's elite 300 club, on a tough day otherwise for England against New Zealand at Lord's.
Women's world number one Serena Williams breezed into the last four of the Internazionali d'Italia in just 56 minutes with a 6-2 6-0 win over Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain.
Stoke have launched "a full internal investigation" into reports of an incident at their training ground on Friday, the club announced.
Sir Bradley Wiggins admitted his disappointment after being forced to abandon the Giro d'Italia, a race the Olympic champion had made his number one priority this season.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger paid tribute to David Beckham and admitted that he had been interested in signing the midfielder - but could not afford to pay his wages at the time.
James Anderson became only the fourth Englishman to reach 300 Test wickets when he had Peter Fulton caught at second slip at Lord's.
Sir Bradley Wiggins has pulled out of the Giro d'Italia because of a chest infection.
Maria Sharapova has withdrawn from the Italian Open in Rome due to illness, sparking fears over the defence of her French Open title at Roland Garros later this month.
Callum McManaman will miss the European Under-21 Championships this summer after Wigan boss Roberto Martinez confirmed the forward is likely to be out for three months with an ankle injury.
David Beckham admitted he had been hurt by criticism of his celebrity status as he announced his retirement from football.
Tim Southee took two wickets in successive balls before New Zealand swung England out for 232 on the second afternoon of the first Investec Test.
England lost three wickets in six balls as New Zealand enjoyed a successful second morning at Lord's.
Matt Stevens is delighted to be back among international rugby's elite, but insists he has no regrets about calling time on his England career last summer.
Team Sky will decide this morning whether Sir Bradley Wiggins will continue in the Giro d'Italia after the ailing Briton lost further ground on Vincenzo Nibali in the race for the overall lead.
Mark Cavendish claimed the 100th stage victory of his career over the 134km 12th stage of the Giro d'Italia from Longarone to Treviso.
David Beckham's announcement that he is to retire at the end of the season sparked a stream of tributes both from inside and outside football. Here, we take a look at how his fellow professionals and others greeted the news.
Former England manager Steve McClaren hailed David Beckham as a great of the modern game after the former national team captain announced his retirement.
England grafted their way to a teatime 113 for three on a ponderous first day of the Investec Test series against New Zealand.
England were fortunate to lose only Nick Compton in the first session of their high-profile summer at Lord's this morning.
Honda is set to return to Formula One in 2015 after confirming a partnership with McLaren as engine supplier.
Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino has confirmed he will follow Nicola Cortese out of the club should the executive chairman leave.
Captain Alastair Cook and his opening partner Nick Compton saw England safely through the first hour of their high-profile summer at Lord's.
Frank Lampard added a Europa League winner's medal to his collection and then spelt out his desire to finally sign a new deal at Chelsea.
England left seamer Tim Bresnan out of their team for the first Investec Test against New Zealand at Lord's.
Alastair Cook admits England need to improve on their drawn Test series in New Zealand earlier this year but does not believe his side were guilty of taking their eye off the ball.
Frankie Dettori has said he was "very ashamed and embarrassed" after being banned for six months for testing positive for cocaine.
British Athletics head coach Peter Eriksson is devastated to be leaving his "dream job" after just seven months, admitting there is no better role in the athletics world.
Harry Redknapp claims he knew Rio Ferdinand would become one of the best defenders in the world from a young age in the wake of the Manchester United centre-half announcing his international retirement.
Rio Ferdinand's call for England to build around a new generation of defenders following his international retirement has been echoed by manager Roy Hodgson.
Chelsea have become the first side to hold the Champions League and Europa League titles simultaneously as Branislav Ivanovic's stoppage-time header earned them a 2-1 victory over Benfica in Amsterdam.
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