Boris Becker regards the injury that has prompted Andy Murray's withdrawal from the French Open as being something of a "blessing in disguise" for the world number two ahead of Wimbledon.
Wigan chairman Dave Whelan remains hopeful manager Roberto Martinez will choose to fulfil his legacy at the club and stay on for at least another year.
The speed of former Stoke manager Tony Pulis's departure may have taken some at the club by surprise but the 55-year-old admits he knew the writing was on the wall before the end of the season.
Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos believes Gareth Bale would be right at home at the Bernabeu.
Pablo Zabaleta believes Manuel Pellegrini could be a great manager for Manchester City.
Group One-winning jockey Eddie Ahern has been disqualified for a total of 10 years following the conclusion of a British Horseracing Authority corruption hearing.
Christian Wade was "shocked and humbled" to learn he had gone one better than Jonny Wilkinson by scooping a unique double at the Rugby Players' Association awards.
Carl Froch has broken one of boxing's unwritten rules by openly talking about killing his opponent Mikkel Kessler on Saturday.
Sergio Garcia has escaped punishment for what could be construed as a racist remark about Tiger Woods after offering an unreserved apology for his "stupid and out of place" comments at the European Tour's annual awards ceremony.
Former Stoke manager Tony Pulis is disappointed by his exit but accepts chairman Peter Coates' decision to want to take the club in a different direction.
Wigan manager Roberto Martinez is to decide his future in the next 24 hours, according to chairman Dave Whelan.
Malaga have confirmed that Manuel Pellegrini will not be in charge of the club next season.
Rafael Nadal continued his stunning run of form by crushing Roger Federer in little more than an hour to win the Internazionali d'Italia in Rome.
Australia coach Robbie Deans has left the door open for the likes of Quade Cooper to make the final squad to face the British and Irish Lions after the in-form Reds playmaker failed to make the 25-man group.
Jonny Wilkinson has capped a triumphant Heineken Cup campaign with Toulon by being named European player of the year.
Paris St Germain boss Carlo Ancelotti believes David Beckham could confound expectations and become a manager.
Stuart Broad sparked an alarming New Zealand collapse on the fourth morning at Lord's as England suddenly surged towards victory in the first Investec Test.
Colchester welterweight Lee Purdy produced a gutsy display before being pulled out by his corner after seven rounds against IBF champion Devon Alexander in Atlantic City on Saturday night.
Bradford manager Phil Parkinson stopped short of targeting the npower Championship next season after seeing his team sweep aside Northampton with a 3-0 victory at Wembley in the npower League Two play-off final.
Tim Southee finished with a 10-wicket match haul as England were bowled out for 213 on the fourth morning at Lord's in the first Investec Test.
David Beckham rolled back the years with a vintage performance in what appeared to be the final match of a decorated career as Paris St Germain celebrated their Ligue 1 title triumph with a routine 3-1 victory over already-relegated Brest.
Code-hopper Israel Folau was one of three uncapped players named in Australia's preliminary 25-man squad to face the British and Irish Lions, with in-form Reds playmaker Quade Cooper the most notable omission.
Graeme McDowell finally got the better of Nicolas Colsaerts in the Volvo World Match Play Championship, despite a remarkable escape from an unsavoury hazard by the defending champion.
Pat Richards, Sam Tomkins and Josh Charnley all claimed hat-tricks as Wigan destroyed London 64-6 at the Stoop.
Jack Wilshere has hailed David Beckham as a true great of the game.
Ireland and Munster fly-half Ronan O'Gara has announced his playing retirement in order to take up a coaching role with Racing Metro.
Stuart Broad and James Anderson gave England two important breakthroughs with the key wickets of Brendon McCullum and then Kane Williamson at Lord's.
Tomas Berdych staged a stunning comeback to knock top seed and world number one Novak Djokovic out of the Internazionali d'Italia at the quarter-final stage.
Defender Rio Ferdinand is expected to agree a new contract with Manchester United early next week.
Second rower Richard Whiting scored two second-half tries to add fresh impetus to Hull's mid-season revival as they condemned third-placed Warrington to a shock 26-16 home defeat.
Leinster emulated Chelsea by winning the Amlin Challenge Cup to ease the blow of losing their status of European champions - and they did it in style by beating Stade Francais 34-13.
James Anderson joined Test cricket's elite 300 club, on a tough day otherwise for England against New Zealand at Lord's.
Women's world number one Serena Williams breezed into the last four of the Internazionali d'Italia in just 56 minutes with a 6-2 6-0 win over Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain.
Stoke have launched "a full internal investigation" into reports of an incident at their training ground on Friday, the club announced.
Sir Bradley Wiggins admitted his disappointment after being forced to abandon the Giro d'Italia, a race the Olympic champion had made his number one priority this season.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger paid tribute to David Beckham and admitted that he had been interested in signing the midfielder - but could not afford to pay his wages at the time.
James Anderson became only the fourth Englishman to reach 300 Test wickets when he had Peter Fulton caught at second slip at Lord's.
Sir Bradley Wiggins has pulled out of the Giro d'Italia because of a chest infection.
Maria Sharapova has withdrawn from the Italian Open in Rome due to illness, sparking fears over the defence of her French Open title at Roland Garros later this month.
Callum McManaman will miss the European Under-21 Championships this summer after Wigan boss Roberto Martinez confirmed the forward is likely to be out for three months with an ankle injury.
David Beckham admitted he had been hurt by criticism of his celebrity status as he announced his retirement from football.
Tim Southee took two wickets in successive balls before New Zealand swung England out for 232 on the second afternoon of the first Investec Test.
England lost three wickets in six balls as New Zealand enjoyed a successful second morning at Lord's.
Matt Stevens is delighted to be back among international rugby's elite, but insists he has no regrets about calling time on his England career last summer.
Team Sky will decide this morning whether Sir Bradley Wiggins will continue in the Giro d'Italia after the ailing Briton lost further ground on Vincenzo Nibali in the race for the overall lead.
Mark Cavendish claimed the 100th stage victory of his career over the 134km 12th stage of the Giro d'Italia from Longarone to Treviso.
David Beckham's announcement that he is to retire at the end of the season sparked a stream of tributes both from inside and outside football. Here, we take a look at how his fellow professionals and others greeted the news.
Former England manager Steve McClaren hailed David Beckham as a great of the modern game after the former national team captain announced his retirement.
England grafted their way to a teatime 113 for three on a ponderous first day of the Investec Test series against New Zealand.
England were fortunate to lose only Nick Compton in the first session of their high-profile summer at Lord's this morning.
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