England captain Alastair Cook says off-the-pitch issues have no relevance ahead of the Champions Trophy semi-final against South Africa.
Newcastle have confirmed the appointment of Joe Kinnear as the club's director of football almost two days after he announced his impending arrival.
Fernando Torres has reiterated his commitment to Chelsea and is hoping he has a role to play under "demanding" new Blues coach Jose Mourinho.
Chris Froome believes he is ready to succeed Sir Bradley Wiggins as Tour de France champion and has backed his Team Sky colleague to respond from the disappointment of relinquishing his title without a fight.
Five-time singles champion Venus Williams has pulled out of Wimbledon because of a back injury.
British number one Laura Robson recorded her first win under new coach Miles Maclagan to reach the second round of the Aegon International in Eastbourne.
Thiago Alcantara inspired Spain Under-21s to European Championship glory, with the reported Manchester United target hitting a hat-trick as Italy were defeated 4-2 in Jerusalem.
Stuart Pearce has been informed by the Football Association he will not be kept on as England Under-21s manager.
Andy Carroll is on the brink of joining West Ham permanently after passing a medical with the Barclays Premier League club.
Leeds coach Brian McDermott was happy to forgive his side's defensive frailty as they overcame the absence of nine first-teamers to gain a 38-28 win over Widnes in their rearranged Super League game.
Hearts may have endured their "darkest day" by applying to enter administration, but MP Ian Murray believes they can recover from their problems.
Heather Watson secured her best win since returning from glandular fever to reach the second round of the AEGON International in Eastbourne.
Michael Clarke looks set to hand Australia a much-needed confidence boost by returning for their first pre-Ashes warm-up game against Somerset next week.
George Bailey admits confidence within the Australia camp is running dry following their early elimination from the Champions Trophy.
New Wigan manager Owen Coyle intends to exploit the Premier League loan system to get the Latics straight back into the top flight.
Andy Murray is not worried about the Wimbledon draw and would happily sign up to play Rafael Nadal in the quarter-finals.
Justin Rose hopes his US Open triumph can inspire more English players to win major championships, but he also wants more of them for himself.
England are tantalisingly close to an "absolutely massive" achievement - this country's first 50-over global tournament trophy.
Super League champions Leeds demonstrated tremendous character, as well as their strength in depth, to overcome the absence of nine regulars and beat Widnes 38-28 in the rearranged match at Headingley
Australia will have to score at a rate of more than eight runs per over if they are to avoid an early exit from the Champions Trophy after Sri Lanka posted a score of 253 in today's final Group A game at the Kia Oval.
Justin Rose admitted he had realised a childhood dream after claiming his first major title with a dramatic victory in the US Open.
Leeds must learn to play without the inspirational Kevin Sinfield, starting with the visit of Widnes, as the England captain faces up to the prospect of a six-week injury lay-off.
Andy Murray was pleased to shake off any ring-rust as he claimed his third Aegon Championships title by beating Marin Cilic 5-7 7-5 6-3 at Queen's.
Daniela Hantuchova saw off Croatian teenager Donna Vekic to win her sixth career title at the Aegon Classic.
Triple Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel has agreed a new contract extension with Red Bull through to the end of 2015.
New Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho believes the squad has "big potential", but warned it must be very much a case of evolution towards a first Barclays Premier League title since 2010.
Manchester United have completed the signing of Uruguayan right-back Guillermo Varela on a five-year contract.
Sergio Garcia left a hand-written note on Tiger Woods' locker after being unable to apologise in person when the pair met on the practice range ahead of the US Open at Merion.
Shikhar Dhawan scored his second successive century as India hammered West Indies to move into the semi-finals of the Champions Trophy and send Pakistan packing.
As if an early exit was not bad enough, England Under-21s suffered further embarrassment as European Championship hosts Israel claimed a 1-0 win and sent Stuart Pearce's side home without a point.
Sir Henry Cecil has died at the age of 70, said a statement posted on the Newmarket trainer's official website.
Manchester City have completed the signing of Spain winger Jesus Navas from Sevilla.
England Under-21s manager Stuart Pearce has named a starting line-up with the next few years in mind against European Championship hosts Israel.
Australia captain Michael Clarke will miss Wednesday's ICC Champions Trophy match against New Zealand as he continues to struggle with a lower back injury.
British pair Heather Watson and Johanna Konta both made it through to the second round of the AEGON Classic with straight-set victories in Edgbaston.
Kenny Shiels has left Kilmarnock with immediate effect by mutual consent, the Scottish Premier League club have confirmed.
French Open champion Rafael Nadal admits his preparations for Wimbledon will be less than ideal.
Wakefield ended their four-match losing run in style with a 46-10 victory over the woeful Salford City Reds to rekindle their Super League play-off hopes.
Pakistan lost their do-or-die Champions Trophy clash with South Africa after a woefully paced chase saw them defeated by 67 runs at Edgbaston.
Olympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis-Hill has pulled out of this Thursday's Diamond League meet in Oslo as she continues her recovery from an Achilles injury.
Red Bull team boss Christian Horner has issued an ominous warning as Sebastian Vettel begins to zero in on a fourth consecutive Formula One world title.
A track marshal has died after being injured in an accident during the Canadian Grand Prix.
Jose Mourinho described himself as "the happy one" after being officially unveiled as Chelsea's manager for the second time.
Sebastian Vettel knows it is too early to start thinking about winning his fourth successive Formula One world championship.
There were doubts and there was suffering but Rafael Nadal wrote his name in the history books once more with an unprecedented eighth title at the French Open.
The French Open men's final between Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer was dramatically interrupted by a masked protester carrying a flare.
Sebastian Vettel finally laid to rest his Canadian Grand Prix hoodoo with a victory he believes makes amends for his mistake of two years ago.
Jose Mourinho will set foot back in Stamford Bridge on Monday with a list of high-profile transfer targets and a blueprint for taking Chelsea back to the top of the English game.
St Helens held off a second-half fightback from Bradford to secure a second win in eight matches and climb back into the Super League play-off places following a 30-18 victory.
New Zealand scraped home by one wicket in a thrilling low-scoring Champions Trophy contest against Sri Lanka in Cardiff.
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