Ronnie O'Sullivan marks his 38th birthday on Thursday with a UK Championship quarter-final appearance - but any celebrations will be reserved for if he beats Stuart Bingham.
Lou Vincent has confirmed he is one of a number of former New Zealand players being investigated by the International Cricket Council over allegations of match-fixing.
Bradford have been plunged into another financial crisis, although officials insist the club is not on the brink of going back into administration.
Premiership Rugby shareholders are set to vote at a meeting in London on Thursday on taking part in European competitions next season.
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini hailed his side's return to form away from home even though they took their foot off the gas in the dying stages.
Jose Mourinho lavished praise on Eden Hazard after seeing him inspire Chelsea to a dramatic 4-3 Barclays Premier League victory at struggling Sunderland.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers likened an "incredible" performance from Luis Suarez to those from Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo and believes the striker will have a long-term future at the club.
Manager Arsene Wenger maintains he never lost faith Nicklas Bendtner could deliver after the Denmark striker scored his first Arsenal goal since March 2011 as the Gunners maintained their lead at the top of the Barclays Premier League with a 2-0 win over Hull.
Manchester United boss David Moyes stressed his belief his side can still be contenders for this season's Barclays Premier League title after they were beaten 1-0 at home by his former club Everton.
Monty Panesar's England team-mates will always be happy to embrace his eccentricities - because they know he is a potential match-winner on pitches like the Adelaide Oval.
Two wickets for no runs in successive overs helped to keep England competitive on a fluctuating opening day of the second Ashes Test.
Parramatta have released forward Matt Ryan to enable him to take up a two-year contract with Wakefield.
Chris Froome has confirmed he will seek to eclipse fellow Briton Sir Bradley Wiggins by claiming a second consecutive Tour de France title next year.
A decision on English clubs playing in Europe next season is expected to be made at a meeting of Premiership Rugby's shareholders in London on Thursday.
Two much-needed wickets for no runs in successive overs helped to revive England's hopes as Australia reached a teatime 174 for four on day one of the second Test.
Ronnie O'Sullivan blew away Robert Milkins in less than 68 minutes to reach the quarter-finals of the UK Championship in York.
Leicester fly-half Toby Flood is considering effectively ending his England career by moving abroad.
Swansea ended Newcastle's four-match winning run with a handsome 3-0 win over Alan Pardew's side at the Liberty Stadium.
In-form Sergio Aguero and Yaya Toure provided the perfect antidote to Manchester City's bout of travel sickness this season.
Eden Hazard turned in a virtuoso display as Chelsea came out 4-3 winners in a seven-goal thriller at Sunderland.
Liverpool striker Luis Suarez scored four goals - including a superb 20-minute first-half hat-trick - to send the number crunchers into overdrive and Norwich back to East Anglia disconsolate.
Nicklas Bendtner scored his first Arsenal goal since March 2011 as the Gunners stayed in control at the top of the Barclays Premier League with a 2-0 win over Hull.
Bryan Oviedo piled the pressure on David Moyes by slamming home an 85th-minute winner to end Everton's 21-year Old Trafford hoodoo.
Alastair Cook must ensure the second Ashes Test does not get "ugly", like the first did for England.
The 2014 Formula One calendar has been slashed by three grands prix due to problems surrounding venues in New Jersey, Mexico and South Korea, the FIA has confirmed.
Trainer Gerard Butler has been handed a five-year disqualification following a British Horseracing Authority inquiry.
David Moyes has reiterated he could not have turned down Manchester United as he prepares to face Everton for the first time since making the move from Goodison Park to succeed Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford.
Australia captain Michael Clarke has cheekily named both teams for the second Ashes Test, almost 24 hours before England's will be confirmed in writing by his opposite number Alastair Cook.
Ding Junhui's bid for a historic fourth straight ranking title was ended and Judd Trump also crashed out in the last 16 of the UK Championship on Wednesday.
Warren Gatland would be interested in leading the British and Irish Lions for the second time when they tour his native New Zealand in 2017.
Ding Junhui's bid for a historic fourth straight ranking title was ended by Ricky Walden in the last 16 of the UK Championship.
Ross Taylor scored his first Test double century as New Zealand put the West Indies in deep trouble on the second day in Dunedin.
Barry Hawkins and Stephen Maguire sealed their UK Championship quarter-final places - and with them the chance to fulfil Ronnie O'Sullivan's prophecy.
All options will be available to England as they fine-tune selection for the second Ashes Test, after confirmation of both Ian Bell and Tim Bresnan's fitness.
Former England loosehead prop Andrew Sheridan may be forced to retire because of a neck injury, Toulon coach Bernard Laporte has warned.
England hooker James Roby has signed a new five-year contract with St Helens, the Super League club have announced.
New Zealand have dominated the International Rugby Board awards, with Kieran Read being crowned player of the year.
Reigning world champion Ronnie O'Sullivan played down his hopes of sweeping to a fifth UK Championship title despite beating Scotland's Marcus Campbell to reach the last 16.
England will be among an unseeded pot of European countries for Friday's draw for the 2014 World Cup finals, organisers have confirmed.
Warren Gatland has been named UK coach of the year and high-performance coach of the year.
Australia captain Michael Clarke is confidently expecting to be fit for the second Ashes Test, despite missing training on Tuesday because of his sore right ankle.
Alastair Cook has attended a discussion with match referee Jeff Crowe about the impact of sledging and the extent to which it can be tolerated in the second Ashes Test.
Marouane Chamakh breathed new life into Crystal Palace's survival bid and dragged West Ham back into the Barclays Premier League relegation battle.
Tim Bresnan is ready to return bang on schedule as England bid to bounce back in the Ashes at Adelaide.
Mark Cavendish has once again signalled his interest in the prospect of competing for Great Britain on the track at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
Nico Hulkenberg has agreed a multi-year deal to return to Force India next season.
England manager Roy Hodgson has no regrets over his decision to play Daniel Sturridge against Germany last month.
England wing Christian Wade is a serious doubt for next summer's tour to New Zealand after being told he requires surgery to repair damaged foot ligaments.
Former Wales rugby union international Gareth Thomas has backed Tom Daley's decision to come out and believes the 19-year-old can inspire a new generation of athletes to be open and honest about their sexuality.
England captain Alastair Cook and fast bowler James Anderson have been named on the six-man short-list for the ICC Cricketer of the Year award for 2013.
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