Boston Celtics star Kevin Garnett will be sidelined for up to two weeks after suffering a strained calf against Detroit on Wednesday night.
Gold Coast United defender John Curtis has praised the structure of the A-League for providing a fascinating conclusion to the season as his side prepare for their run home starting with the Perth Glory at Skilled Park on Monday evening.
North Queensland Fury will make little change to the squad that drew with Wellington Phoenix last week when they travel to Melbourne for their must-win clash with the Heart on Sunday.
Scottish giants Celtic have signed former Arsenal winger Freddie Ljungberg after the 33-year-old passed a medical on Thursday.
Ricky Ponting has no intention of relinquishing the Australia captaincy and has the backing of coach Tim Nielsen.
The wolves appear to be circling at the door of embattled Sydney FC coach Vitezslav Lavicka after club vice-chairman Scott Barlow failed to endorse him as coach for next season.
Mark Hughes has been involved in professional football for 30 years but this season is like no other as his Fulham side struggle for survival.
The South African team has said it spotted umpire Steve Davis drunk one day before the start of the second Test against India in Durban.
Birmingham City manager Alex McLeish has hailed St Andrews as a fortress ahead of Arsenal's visit to the Midlands club on Saturday.
Tasmanian opener Tim Paine says thoughts of the Australian captaincy were the furthest thing from his mind as he blitzed the Warriors with a sparkling 71 in the Tigers' Twenty20 Big Bash win on Thursday night.
World number one Caroline Wozniacki has stepped up her training in the off-season in a bid to stay on top of the women's tennis rankings in 2011.
Alan Pardew has underlined the importance of central midfield duo Joey Barton and Cheik Tiote in Sunday's clash with Wigan Athletic.
Manchester City assistant manager Brian Kidd believes Ian Holloway should be the manager of the season ahead of Blackpool's visit to Eastlands on Saturday.
Stoke City manager Tony Pulis has given his under-fire goalkeeper Asmir Begovic a vote of confidence ahead of their New Year's Day clash at home to Everton.
Pace legend Michael Holding has said the slide of Australia reminds him of the way the powerful West Indies team had disintegrated in the 1990s.
Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi paid tribute to Abdul Razzaq, who shone with both bat and ball in their Twenty20 win over New Zealand on Thursday.
Steve Price is humbled to be added to the New Zealand Order of Merit for his services, through the Warriors, to rugby league in Aotearoa.
Former Auckland Blues No. 8 Xavier Rush won't see in the New Year in style after suffering a neck injury.
Sir Alex Ferguson recalled two Manchester United players on loan at Preston, just a day after his son was sacked as manager of the Championship side.
Ricky Ponting has vowed he won't let this latest Ashes setback be his last contribution for his country in the long form of the game, confident he will bounce back and play Test cricket again.