Arsenal's Olivier Giroud is facing a lengthy spell out
Alexis Sanchez, right, celebrates scoring the winner
Romain Vincelot's strike sent Aston Villa crashing out of the Capital One Cup
Alastair Cook numbers Graeme Swann as only a "so-called friend" after his former team-mate's assertion that England would be better off without his captaincy at the World Cup.
England descended to a miserable 133-run defeat against India in Cardiff to concede a 1-0 Royal London Series lead.
Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews once again led the way as his side crushed Pakistan by 77 runs to level the one-day international series in Hambantota.
Martin Whitmarsh has officially parted company with McLaren after more than 24 years of service.
Lewis Hamilton has promised he will not be seeking revenge against Nico Rosberg following his Mercedes team-mate's actions in Sunday's controversial Belgian Grand Prix.
Jenson Button has admitted feeling sorry for Lewis Hamilton after watching his former team-mate's Formula One world title hopes suffer a string of crushing blows.
Sam Burgess will start his Bath career in the centres, but head coach Mike Ford still expects him to excel in the back-row.
Conor O'Shea has branded criticism from Lawrence Dallaglio for demoting Chris Robshaw as Harlequins captain as a "load of rubbish".
Premiership Rugby has sought to defuse tension over the payment of World Cup compensation by promising a swift resolution to negotiations with the Rugby Football Union.