Super Rugby 2014
Poor form, injuries and internal squabbling undermined the Lions efforts to build on the success of the 2012/13 season.
Lee Westwood shrugged off jet lag and an opening bogey to fire a superb seven-under-par 65 to lead the field after his first round at the European Tour's Malaysian Open.
Bulls coach Frans Ludeke has remained loyal to the team that narrowly lost to the Highlanders and they will be hoping that consistency in team selection will yield a better result.
Tonderai Chavhanga will make his Super Rugby debut for the Sharks and is among three changes made by Jake White for the clash against the Cheetahs.
Jordan Spieth will try to shake off the disappointment of his fade at the Masters when he tees it up at the US PGA Tour's Heritage.
Bayern Munich midfielder Toni Kroos kept quiet about his future at the treble winners with speculation about a transfer to Manchester United rife.
Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is an injury concern ahead of the English Premier League leaders' trip to Norwich City because of a muscle strain.
Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny is hopeful the team's previous experience of tight Premier League run-ins can help them scrape four more ugly victories and another season of Champions League football.
Barcelona's painful reverse to arch rivals Real Madrid in the King's Cup final brings to an end a hellish week and leaves them facing their first season without major silverware in six years.
Manchester City’s Premier League title hopes were dealt a crushing blow after their draw against Sunderland.
All Blacks flyhalf Dan Carter has unfinished business at the Rugby World Cup and will ensure that he is in peak form to remedy the situation.
Solidarity has welcomed reports that plans for top sporting codes to implement quotas favouring black players would be postponed.
Carlos Tevez has denied that a falling out with Lionel Messi is behind his ongoing absence from the Argentina side.
Grand Slam winning trio Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka all progressed to the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters with straight set victories.
Bafana Bafana assistant coach Serame Letsoaka will take charge of the SA men’s under-20 side in a practice match against Malawi.
Arsene Wenger believes Olivier Giroud’s decisive contribution to Arsenal’s win over West Ham bodes well.