A stoppage time goal by a heavily-bandaged Martin Skrtel spared Liverpool another deflating defeat as they drew 2-2 at home to Arsenal in the Premier League on Sunday.
The PSL season is about to resume after a gap of several weeks, with traditional giants Chiefs and Pirates in the driving seat.
Steve Hansen's All Blacks again set the standard for the rest of the rugby world but performances by the chasing pack in 2014 demonstrated next year's rugby World Cup in England could be the most open yet.
South Africa have called left-handed batsman Rilee Rossouw into their squad for the remaining two tests against West Indies after wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock was ruled out through injury.
Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone is working to return South Africa to the schedule.
India’s Arjun Atwal ended a frustrating four-year title drought by winning the inaugural Dubai Open by one stroke on Sunday after Korean teenager Wang Jeung-hun bogeyed the final hole.
Grand slam titles were shared around like slices of pizza in 2014 but for all the welcome variety Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams ended the year still setting the standard.