Dec 12 (Reuters) - Crystal Palace defender Mamadou Sakho has sustained a muscle tear in his calf and is set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines, the Premier League club's manager Roy Hodgson has said.
WELLINGTON, Dec 12 (Reuters) - New Zealand's bowlers steadily chipped away at the West Indies lineup to record a ruthless 240-run victory shortly before tea on the fourth day of the second test at Seddon Park in Hamilton on Tuesday to wrap up a 2-0 series sweep.
SYDNEY, Dec 12 (Reuters) - Australia all-rounder Mitchell Marsh said he was ready to go if his improved batting in domestic cricket earned him the nod for the third Ashes test against England that starts in Perth on Thursday.
SYDNEY, Dec 12 (Reuters) - Johnny Bairstow accepts that accusations of poor behaviour by England players have dented their trustworthiness in the eyes of fans but believes the team can rectify that by winning the third Ashes test.
Dec 11 (Reuters) - The PGA Tour on Monday said it has suspended Australian Mark Hensby for one year for violating the sport's anti-doping policy.
Dec 11 (The Sports Xchange) - Lavar Ball is taking two of his sons to play overseas in Lithuania.
LONDON, Dec 12 (Reuters) - Chelsea forward Alvaro Morata will miss the Premier League game at Huddersfield Town on Tuesday with a back problem but Danny Drinkwater has returned to the squad after illness, coach Antonio Conte said on Monday.
Real Madrid will reportedly offer Arsenal Lucas Vazquez in a bid to lure Alexis Sanchez to Spain. It’s Tuesday’s Paper Round.
SYDNEY, Dec 12 (Reuters) - Former New Zealand Netball chief executive Raelene Castle is expected to be named as Rugby Australia's first female boss later on Tuesday at a news conference.
Katie Taylor is determined to make the first defence of her WBA lightweight title so she can ensure a "big 2018" and pursue her ambition of unifying the division.
The case for retaining Hampden as the home of Scottish football has been dealt a blow after a survey found just 15 per cent of fans were happy to stay put.
Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has won the BBC African Footballer of the Year award.
Sean Dyche feels the quality and distribution of Burnley's goals this season have showcased his side's team ethic.
Paul Clement thinks victory celebrations should not antagonise defeated opponents as his Swansea side get set to welcome Premier League leaders Manchester City on Wednesday.
Ostersund defender Ronald Mukiibi hopes to get his opportunity to quiz Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger about some of his team selections when the mismatched clubs meet in the Europa League.
Kell Brook will begin his move to light-middleweight by fighting Sergey Rabchenko at Sheffield Arena on March 3.