England's top flight clubs confirm they will not take part in the Heineken Cup next season - leaving them apparently isolated.
Roy Hodgson insists England do not fear any other side in football ahead of Friday's World Cup finals draw.
Arsenal and England defender Steph Houghton will sign a three-year deal with Manchester City Ladies in January.
Former Southend and Oxford defender Leo Roget will make his professional boxing debut on Saturday at the age of 36.
British number three Heather Watson appoints Argentine Diego Veronelli as her new coach for the 2014 season.
Graeme Swann says individuals will not be blamed for dropped catches as Australia end day one of the second Test 273-5.
Ronnie O'Sullivan is eliminated from the UK Championship after a 6-4 quarter-final defeat to Stuart Bingham.
Fifa alters plans to scrap the emergency loan system at the end of the season, giving a boost to lower division clubs.
Trainer Gerard Butler blames "one disastrous lapse" after being given a five-year ban for injecting racehorses with banned drugs.
Leicester hope on-going talks with Toby Flood will convince the England fly-half to stay when his deal ends in the summer.
Team details for Sale's trip to Oyonnax in Amlin Challenge Cup Pool One on Thursday (19:45 GMT).
Team details for Worcester's Amlin Challenge Cup tie at home to Biarritz on Thursday (19:45 GMT).
Preview followed by live coverage of Thursday's FA Cup game between Gateshead and Oxford United.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says champions Manchester United can still win this season's Premier League title.
Jockey Timmy Murphy is banned for nine days following an "altercation" in the Newbury weighing room.
Tony Bellew plans to move up from light-heavyweight to cruiserweight after his world title loss to Adonis Stevenson.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says the club is the perfect place for Premier League top-scorer Luis Suarez.
England fight back after an ominous Australian start as the first day of the second Test ends with the hosts on 273-5.
Carl Jenkinson hopes to contribute further to Arsenal's title challenge after his first league start since October.
James Roby says playing in Australia's NRL is not something that appeals to him after deciding to stay with St Helens.
England's Supporters' Band intend to play on at the World Cup despite officials threatening to ban instruments.
Norwich boss Chris Hughton says individuals in his side failed to cope with Luis Suarez in the 5-1 loss to Liverpool.
Mark Allen books his place in the UK Championship quarter-finals by beating Judd Trump 6-4 at the Barbican Centre in York.
Portsmouth interview the last two candidates for the manager's job, with Chris Wilder, Richie Barker and Paul Tisdale in the frame.
Bradford Bulls reveal the club may have to make redundancies because of debts left by the previous owners.
Stourbridge boss Gary Hackett says beating League One Stevenage in the FA Cup would give him "tremendous pleasure".
Cumbrian runner Tom Farrell says missing London 2012 motivated him to reach three European championships in 12 months.
Leicester boss Nigel Pearson insists he is not worried that his deal with the Championship leaders expires in the summer.
Head coach Aitor Karanka says Middlesbrough's Curtis Main was unlucky to be sent off at Derby but "must learn" from it.
British Olympic showjumper Ben Maher faces a legal action which claims he made secret profits from horse deals.
Caretaker manager Graham Barrow is unsure when Wigan Athletic will appoint a replacement for departed boss Owen Coyle.
Wakefield Trinity Wildcats sign Parramatta Eels second row Matt Ryan on a two-year deal.
Arsene Wenger said Nicklas Bendtner can help Arsenal's title challenge after the Dane scored in a 2-0 win over Hull.
Ospreys' Wales hooker Richard Hibbard is poised to join the country's player exodus after being linked with Gloucester.
GB's Andy Vernon says a medal at this weekend's European Cross Country Championships in Belgrade is a "realistic target".
Ben Harvey stands down as director of rugby at Championship strugglers Jersey with immediate effect.
A Newcastle United player is banned from driving for failing to pass on information about who was driving his speeding car.
Comment & Analysis
England's selection gambles largely pay off on a seesaw opening day of the second Test, writes Tom Fordyce
The flaws in David Moyes's Manchester United are exposed by the strides his former side Everton are taking under Roberto Martinez
How England were left to rue three dropped catches at new-look Adelaide, plus analysis and reaction from day one.
Ahead of this year's Sports Personality of the Year show, we profile Mo Farah, who ran to a world title double
Alastair Cook's impressive leadership was undermined by some basic errors on day one of the second Test, writes cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew
Nigel Bond's love of snooker means he is putting a possible coaching role in Russia on hold to continue his 25-year professional career
Australia relaxed and confident, England unsure of themselves or their line-up - everything's changed in a few short months, says chief sports writer Tom Fordyce
Wycombe midfielder Matt Bloomfield says everyone has to be ready to prove themselves all over again when a change of manager occurs
On the eve of the second Ashes Test, Tom Fordyce discovers the fallibilities of Australia's first and most-lasting national hero
When? Where? Does it matter? All you need to know ahead of Friday's draw for the 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil
BBC Sport profiles the England Under-19 players who are on track to become the stars of the senior side in years to come