Colombia forward James Rodriguez, who scored six goals at the World Cup, has signed a six-year deal with Real Madrid.
Ashfak Mohamed looks at what the Stormers need to do to avoid missing out again in 2015.
Many drinks have been sipped from the Claret Jug, but was this the first time the tipple of choice was Jagermeister?
Cristiano Ronaldo, putting a miserable World Cup behind him, has declared himself ready to chases trophies at Real Madrid.
Steven Gerrard made 114 appearances for England. But by his own, brutal, reckoning, there were not enough good ones.
Max Tshabalala expressed his delight as it was confirmed that his family bought Bloemfontein Celtic.
Hard-running former Springbok Jacques Potgieter will start at lock for the Waratahs against the Brumbies in Sydney.
Four Frenchmen, including Luis Fernandez, have been named on a shortlist to take over as the coach of Ivory Coast.
Ricky Ponting says England skipper Alastair Cook will not improve as a player for the rest of his career.
The Proteas will look to carry their winning momentum in the second Sri Lanka Test, and reclaim their No 1 Test spot.
Carlos Queiroz has backtracked on his decision to quit as Iran coach and is negotiating an extension through to the 2018 WC.
Bradley Wiggins insists he is fired up for the Commonwealth Games despite deciding to race only one event.
England keeper Matt Prior says he will not play any more Tests this season, and may never play for England again.
If the $2bn sale of the LA Clippers is not completed, Donald Sterling may have to sell some real estate to pay debt.
Valencia has released Portugual's World Cup defender Ricardo Costa a year before the end of his contract.
The "ball-tampering" controversy in Galle shouldn't take away from the Proteas' performance, says Stuart Hess.