Paul Farbrace, the England assistant coach, is confident Alastair Cook will base his upcoming decision over the Test captaincy on what is best for the team but expects him still to be in charge for next winter’s Ashes series.
Here’s what passes for a good time in the NFL.
The scene at Qualcomm Stadium is loud and booze-soaked, but you’d be hard-pressed to guess you were at the NFL’s most belligerent stadium for its most belligerent affair of the year.
Alistair Brownlee has admitted his surprise that Mo Farah yet again failed to make the top three of the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year on Sunday night and suggested it might be because “some people don’t see him as British”.
The players’ union has defended Alex McKinnon’s right to sue the NRL over the tackle that left him paralysed.
Andy Murray capped a glorious year, in which he lifted the Wimbledon title, stormed to Olympic gold and became the first British tennis player to reach No 1 in the world, by winning Sports Personality of the Year for a record third time.
If there was any doubt that Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer were nearing the end of their glorious careers in the 12th year of their rivalry, John McEnroe spiked that bubble when he said this week the two players who dominated the game for nearly a decade had “maybe one or two more years” to add to their combined total of 31 majors.
When Gay Talese came to write the story of Floyd Patterson, he decided to call it The Loser.
Leeds United have been installed as third favourites to sign Ipswich Town's David Goldrick, a target for Championship rivals Birmingham and Cardiff City.
West Ham United have rejected an offer for striker Diafra Sakho. Swansea City and West Bromwich Albion are interested in signing him.
Glasgow Rangers defender James Tavernier wants to stay at Ibrox, with Sunderland and Reading reportedly interested.
If Leeds United are interested in signing Jack Marriott then now would be the time to strike.
Leeds United were in action against Millwall at Elland Road in the Championship this afternoon.
Tottenham Hotspur are said to be eyeing up a move for Inter Milan's Marcelo Brozovic.
However, Staveley, who hails from 30 miles north of Leeds, insists she is 'very much still interested in buying Newcastle United'.
Should Tottenham look to loan Joao Mario?
Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers and Celtic are both said to be interested in Reise Allassani.
Tottenham Hotspur were linked with a move for Lookman before his 2017 move to Everton.
The Bengals cornerback Adam Jones has been charged with assault following an incident in a hotel in downtown Cincinnati early on Tuesday morning.
Not long ago the football world appeared to have given up on Aaron Rodgers. Now with the Green Bay Packers winning the NFC North he’s a popular pick for league MVP.