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.
The player is said to have been the subject of a successful bid from West Ham United but does his future lie in Italy?
Leeds are set to beat Middlesbrough to Matthew Pennington.
Leeds United could be set to let two goalkeepers leave.
Manchester United are keen on Marco Verratti.
Tyias Browning featured for Sunderland against Hartlepool on Tuesday.
Could Liverpool really consider bringing back former talent?
Middlesbrough have signed Britt Assombalonga from Nottingham Forest. Was this spending power part of the reason Garry Monk left Leeds behind?
Leeds United transfer target Joe Bryan was statistically the best left-back in the Championship last season.
The talented left-back would solve a real problem position for Liverpool.
Leicester City wanted Ezgjan Alioski before Leeds moved in. Should they regret missing out on a potential bargain?
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.