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Alastair Cook expected to be in charge for next winter's Ashes

Coach Trevor Bayliss expects Alastair Cook to lead England into next winter's Ashes.

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Cesc Fabregas avoids punishment as Football Association act after Etihad brawl

Cesc Fabregas avoided further punishment as Manchester City and Chelsea were both hit with charges following Saturday's stormy clash at the Etihad Stadium.

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England coach Trevor Bayliss urges Keaton Jennings to play his natural game

England coach Trevor Bayliss had a reassuring message for Keaton Jennings as the opener reported for his first practice session before his anticipated Test debut this week.

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Aitor Karanka hails Middlesbrough's win over Hull as 'massive'

Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka hailed a "massive" three points for his side after Gaston Ramirez headed the only goal of the game to sink Hull at the Riverside Stadium.

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Morgan and Hales back in England fold as Bairstow gets nod ahead of Duckett

Eoin Morgan's return to lead England's limited-overs teams, alongside record-breaking opener Alex Hales, was rubber-stamped when the selectors named both to face India in the new year.

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Chapecoense awarded Copa Sudamericana after death of 19 players in plane crash

Tragic Brazilian club Chapecoense have been crowned winners of the Copa Sudamericana after their plane crashed while travelling to the final.

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Pat Lam committed to Bristol even if they go down

Pat Lam will not even join Bristol as head coach until June, but has already committed his future to the Aviva Premiership relegation favourites.

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Yannick Bolasie to have surgery after suffering serious knee ligament injury

Everton winger Yannick Bolasie will have surgery after suffering a serious knee ligament injury in Sunday's 1-1 draw with Manchester United.

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Sepp Blatter accepts Court of Arbitration for Sport ruling over football ban

Sepp Blatter accepts that his footballing life is over after failing to overturn his six-year ban.

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Klay Thompson helps himself to career-best 60 points as Warriors run riot

Klay Thompson rewrote the record books with a stunning performance in the Golden State Warriors' 142-106 hammering of the Indiana Pacers.

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French Grand Prix returning to F1 calendar in 2018 after 10-year absence

The French Grand Prix will return to Formula One after a 10-year absence in 2018, organisers have announced.

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Sepp Blatter appears to have conceded defeat in bid to return to football

Sepp Blatter appears to have conceded defeat in his bid to return to football after failing in a challenge over his six-year ban.

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Mark Selby sets a standard Ronnie O'Sullivan can't match to win UK Championship

Ronnie O'Sullivan accepts Mark Selby is setting a staggeringly high standard in snooker after the world number one added the UK Championship title to his Crucible crown.

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England Lions wrap up 3-0 series win over United Arab Emirates

England Lions held their nerve under new captain Nick Gubbins to win the final one-day international against United Arab Emirates by 16 runs and wrap up a 3-0 series success.

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Leeds considering legal action against wantaway hooker James Segeyaro

Leeds have put a £250,000 valuation on James Segeyaro and are considering legal action over his decision to renege on his contract with the club to remain in Australia.

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It's great to be back, says Woods despite low-key finish on injury return

Tiger Woods admitted there had been "some pretty dire times" during his 15-month injury absence after a closing 76 saw him finish 15th at the Hero World Challenge, 14 shots behind winner Hideki Matsuyama.

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Mark Selby beats Ronnie O'Sullivan to cement his status as world number one

Mark Selby fended off a charge from Ronnie O'Sullivan to land his second Betway UK Championship title and shred any remaining doubts about his credibility as snooker's world number one.

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Non-league Barrow stun Bristol Rovers in FA Cup second round

National League side Barrow pulled off a major FA Cup second-round upset as they came from behind to win 2-1 at League One Bristol Rovers.

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Tiger Woods shows flashes of brilliance in Bahamas but remains out of contention

Tiger Woods failed to turn a brilliant start into a round which would have put him in contention at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas, but there were more positives signs as he continued his competitive comeback.

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Mark Selby has Ronnie O'Sullivan blocking his path to UK Championship glory

World number one Mark Selby will have the imposing figure of Ronnie O'Sullivan blocking his path to Betway UK Championship glory on Sunday as both men chase landmark victories.

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