Thomas Bjorn has been announced as Europe's Ryder Cup captain for the next contest in France in 2018.
Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter has lost his appeal against a six-year ban from football.
Chelsea laid down a huge marker for the Premier League title by coming from behind to beat Manchester City 3-1 in a game that boiled over at the Etihad Stadium.
England shook off an indifferent first half to beat Australia 37-21 and end their year unbeaten with a 14th successive win.
At least 17 more former footballers have come forward with allegations of sexual abuse within the game, according to the PFA.
World champion Nico Rosberg has retired from Formula One - a shock decision announced just days after winning his first title.
Former Barcelona president Joan Laporta has claimed the club almost signed Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo in 2003 before he joined Manchester United.
Harry Kane has signed a new deal with Tottenham that will keep him at the north London club until 2022.
Manchester United and Liverpool were kept apart in the draw for the semi-finals of the EFL Cup.
Gareth Southgate's endorsement by the man in charge of appointing him was about as far from ringing as you are likely to get.
A bonus points system will be introduced in the Six Nations next year, the competition's council has announced.
Boxers David Haye and Tony Bellew had to be pulled apart after meeting to promote next year's grudge fight.
Retired British athlete Jessica Ennis-Hill is set to be awarded another world championship gold medal.
India took an unassailable 2-0 series lead over England with an eight-wicket win over England on day four of the third Test, despite battling fifties from Joe Root and Haseeb Hameed in Mohali.
The FA chairman says he doesn't know if sex abuse in football was covered up, calling it "the biggest crisis I can remember".