Chelsea seal top spot in the Premier League at Christmas as goals from John Terry and Cesc Fabregas secure victory at Stoke.
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Clarke Carlisle, the ex-Professional Footballers' Association chairman, is in hospital after being involved in a collision with a lorry.
The condition of boxing legend Muhammad Ali has "vastly improved" since he was taken to hospital with pneumonia, his spokesman says.
As Europe's major leagues go into hibernation for winter breaks, BBC Sport assesses how the game has unfolded on the continent.
British NFL player Menelik Watson donates his match payment to the family of an ill four-year-old girl.
Sir Alex Ferguson describes Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick as "the best English player in the game".
Alastair Cook says he wants to start "enjoying my cricket again" after losing his position as England one-day captain.
Napoli bring an end to Juventus's dominance of the Italian Super Cup with a sudden-death penalty shootout win in Doha.
Ferrari chairman Sergio Marchionne believes that 2015 is likely to be another difficult year for the Formula 1 team.
Sam Burgess scores his first try in rugby union as he plays at blindside flanker in Bath academy's win over London Irish A.
Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel says he needed seven staples for a head injury suffered in Sunday's draw with Arsenal.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho praises the mentality of his players after the 2-0 win at Stoke seals top spot at Christmas.
The Rangers board are greeted with chants of "out, out, out" before the club's AGM on Monday, just one day after Ally McCoist leaves.
Sami Hyypia resigns as manager of Championship strugglers Brighton after one win in 18 league games.
Blackpool chairman Karl Oyston "unreservedly apologises" for "unacceptable comments" made in texts he sent to a supporter.
Raymond van Barneveld secures a 3-0 first-round win over Rowby-John Rodriguez at the PDC World Championships.
Fifa president Sepp Blatter holds talks with executives as concerns grow over the future direction of football's governing body.
Roy Hodgson says England are not getting carried away despite the positive start they have made to Euro 2016 qualifying.
Glorious Goodwood will be rebranded the Qatar Goodwood Festival in a 10-year sponsorship deal, the biggest in British racing.
Luther Burrell has to be in England's Six Nations plans, says his Northampton Saints boss Jim Mallinder.
Former Liverpool player Mark Lawrenson, who had described the Reds as "rudderless", says there are now signs of recovery.
England's friendly with France is postponed after they were drawn in the same group for the Fifa Women's World Cup.
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American sprinter Tyson Gay's former coach Jon Drummond has been banned for eight years for doping violations.
Former Australian batsman Matthew Hayden tells the BBC that Kevin Pietersen should be in the England World Cup squad.
The start and finish locations of the inaugural Tour de Yorkshire are announced.
Prince Harry presents Invictus Games competitors with the Helen Rollason Award at the BBC Sports Personality show.
All the key reaction, images, analysis and social as Chelsea defeat Stoke to finish top of the table at Christmas.
Formula 1 bosses are looking into the possibility of introducing more powerful but cheaper engines in the next few years.
Sam Torrance criticises Sir Nick Faldo for labelling Sergio Garcia "useless" before this year's Ryder Cup.
Boxing Day's King George VI Chase is one of the most competitive for years, says horse racing correspondent Cornelius Lysaght.
Forward Eddy Pettybourne is released from his contract with Wigan Warriors for personal reasons.
Wales captain Sam Warburton will miss the Cardiff Blues' Boxing Day derby against the Dragons because of a shoulder injury.
Two-time World Championship finalist Ali Carter is given the all-clear after he was diagnosed with a cancerous tumour in May.
US swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all-time, gets a one-year suspended jail sentence after pleading guilty to drink-driving.
Andy Murray's former coach, Dani Vallverdu, is appointed by world number seven Tomas Berdych ahead of the 2015 season.
British short track speed skater Elise Christie wins two bronze medals at the World Cup in South Korea.
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