Jaque Fourie’s unexpected and sudden decision to retire from international rugby is a massive blow to the Springboks’ plans to win the Rugby World Cup next year.
The PSL season is about to resume after a gap of several weeks, with traditional giants Chiefs and Pirates in the driving seat.
Phil Hughes, who died on Thursday aged 25, will forever be remembered as one of Australian cricket's free spirits.
There was only one team in it when Sevilla launched their Uefa Europa League title defence in September, scarcely breaking into a trot as they wrapped up a 2-0 victory over a floundering Feyenoord side.
McLaren's first proper test with new engine partner Honda ended on Wednesday with the Formula One team completing only a handful of laps over two days in Abu Dhabi due to electrical problems.
Adam Scott had a day to forget at the Australian Open on Thursday but his disappointment was put into perspective when the news of the death of Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes reached him.
There's no rest for Roger. Back near the top of the rankings, and fresh from his long-awaited Davis Cup triumph with Switzerland, Roger Federer is getting ready for the International Premier Tennis League.