Jenson Button is hoping McLaren can unlock qualifying pace ahead of Saturday's one-lap showdown around Monaco if his new-found happiness is not to be shattered.
Justin Tipuric hopes Sam Warburton's selection as British and Irish Lions captain will not harm his chances of earning a Test spot against Australia.
Carl Froch has apologised for threatening to "kill" Mikkel Kessler in their IBF super-middleweight fight in London on Saturday night - but will still face an investigation by the British Boxing Board of Control.
Sergio Garcia has reiterated his desire to apologise in person to Tiger Woods after European Tour chief executive George O'Grady unwittingly reopened the racism row which has overshadowed the BMW PGA Championship.
Luke Donald today went into the second round of the BMW PGA Championship insisting his hopes of a third win in succession at Wentworth were not already over.
Alastair Cook leads England into battle against New Zealand today in the knowledge that one of his side may have to give up their Ashes dream to accommodate Kevin Pietersen.
Nico Rosberg is threatening to claim a third successive pole position after twice emerging the quickest man in practice for this weekend's Monaco Grand Prix.
European Tour chief executive George O'Grady has issued an apology for using the word "coloured" when defending the decision not to sanction Sergio Garcia for a controversial remark about Tiger Woods.
South Africa's James Kingston claimed the clubhouse lead in the weather-disrupted BMW PGA Championship as Luke Donald's bid for a third straight victory suffered a potentially fatal blow.
Rio Ferdinand has set his sights on winning more silverware under David Moyes after signing a one-year contract extension with Manchester United.
South Africa's James Kingston claimed the clubhouse lead in the BMW PGA Championship before bad weather caused play to be suspended in the first round at Wentworth.
Finland's Mikko Ilonen survived everything the British summer could throw at him, including a brief spell of hail, to set the clubhouse target in the first round of the BMW PGA Championship.
Nico Rosberg underlined why he may again be the man to beat over one lap ahead of this weekend's Monaco Grand Prix.
England's Justin Rose, twice a runner-up in the BMW PGA Championship, wasted little time in getting to the top of the leaderboard as the European Tour's flagship event got under way at Wentworth.
Rory McIlroy missed two good chances to get among the early leaders when the BMW PGA Championship got under way at a chilly Wentworth today.
Carl Froch has broken one of boxing's unwritten rules by openly talking about killing his opponent Mikkel Kessler on Saturday.
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.
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