Great Britain’s women’s have been drawn in Group B with Lithuania, Belgium and Macedonia in the first qualification round for EuroBasket 2015.
Portsmouth have confirmed that manager Guy Whittingham had left his post as manager after the club terminated his contract with immediate effect.
Size matters in top-level rugby these days, but England are clearly hoping there is still a place for a little straight-line speed and some fabulously fancy footwork.
One day last summer, Michael Carberry expressed his surprise at being selected again for the England Lions side. This, in effect, is the second team and at 32 he had assumed that his time had briefly come and gone.
Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane will form a “bad cop, bad, bad cop” team as they attempt to rejuvenate the Republic of Ireland’s fortunes.
Henrik Stenson is doubly determined to stay at the top of the European Tour’s Race To Dubai money list – so he can avoid paying out on a losing bet to Ian Poulter.
The rain-streaked night had been bad enough before Ashley Young made it worse, in a desperately familiar way. Against a team whose manager had proclaimed the opposition to be the “magnificent Manchester United” Young compounded his reputation for penalty theatrics by earning yet another dubious one.
Defender Per Mertesacker feels Arsenal must stay relaxed when they look to ride their new-found confidence and secure a positive result against Borussia Dortmund at the Westfalenstadion on Wednesday.
The fourth round of the Champions League group stages gets underway tonight with both Manchester United and Manchester City in action. Both clubs take a major step towards qualification for the last-16 with wins against Real Sociedad and CSKA Moscow respectively, but a number of teams can actually book their place in the draw for the next round today.
Manchester United caused a minor stir on Monday night by arriving here and asking to leapfrog the home side’s press conference, which was scheduled to take place first. It was subsequently put to Real Sociedad’s manager that they were behaving like jefes de Europa “chiefs of Europe”. Even Attila the Hun was mentioned.
Rafael Nadal believes that future Barclays ATP World Tour Finals should be played on different surfaces every year. The year-end tournament, which has been staged in London since 2009, has generally been played on hard indoor courts, but Nadal thinks that gives an unfair advantage to players who perform well in those conditions.
There is plenty of baggage which gets in the way of the fact but deep down, at the bottom of it all, we can thank Shane Warne for saying – as he has just done – that Alastair Cook’s captaincy can be negative at times – and that England need much more of the imagination Michael Clarke displays if they are to enter the  unprecedented realms of a fourth successive Ashes series victory this winter.
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini hopes Russian football supporters will learn from the punishment handed to CSKA Moscow for the racial abuse of Yaya Toure.
Manuel Pellegrini, the Manchester City manager, has backed the punishment handed out to CSKA Moscow  for the racial abuse suffered by Yaya Touré and said he cannot understand why the Russian side tried to deny it.
Roma’s 100 per cent record in Serie A finally ended on Sunday night when they were held 1-1 at  Torino in their 11th game of the  season.
No 6 was the main protagonist of an oddball peak-time television hit four and a half decades ago. Patrick McGoohan’s character in The Prisoner spent all 17 episodes protesting that he was a name not a number. Nobody knew who he really was, what was going on generally or was any the wiser by the end.
You might have thought the absence of Britain’s best player for three-quarters of a century would have been felt in the box office at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals. Not a bit of it.
You cannot move at Twickenham for catchphrases. They should rename it the Roy Walker Stadium.
Winning is becoming more than just a habit for Sebastian Vettel. Having dominated the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix from the start to take a seventh consecutive victory by more than half a minute from his Red Bull team-mate Mark Webber, the German now has his sights set on the double world champion Alberto Ascari’s record of nine straight wins for Ferrari between the 1952 and 1953 seasons.