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".
Tony Pulis has been ordered to pay his former club Crystal Palace £3.7m by a High Court judge.
Nico Rosberg has been crowned Formula One world champion after a tense and controversial season finale in Abu Dhabi.
Elliot Daly's 5th-minute red card did not deter England as they recorded a 27-14 win over Argentina at Twickenham.
Chelsea kept hold of top spot in the Premier League after coming from behind to beat Tottenham 2-1 at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening, ending the visitors' unbeaten run in the process.
Wayne Rooney starred for Manchester United as they kept their Europa League campaign alive with a 4-0 win over Feyenoord on Thursday night.
Next season's County Championship will feature a full round of day-night matches using a pink Duke ball.
A young boxer has died after being knocked unconscious by a single punch during his first fight.
Former Liverpool and England captain Steven Gerrard has called time on his playing career at the age of 36.
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