South Africa coach Russell Domingo has no issue with AB de Villiers standing in as wicketkeeper, providing it is only on a short-term basis.
Patrick Bamford will remain part of Middlesbrough's promotion push after extending his loan spell from Chelsea until the end of the season.
Carlos Tevez has revealed he has no plans to extend his Juventus contract when it expires at the end of next season.
Wales hooker Emyr Phillips will miss the Six Nations after undergoing surgery on a shoulder injury sustained while playing for Scarlets.
Jose Mourinho does not feel Chelsea's away form is a cause for concern ahead of Thursday's trip to face Tottenham at White Hart Lane.
Non-League Blyth Spartans will again be put to the test when their FA Cup quest continues with Saturday's visit of Birmingham City.
Stephen Bunting has promised to come out fighting when he faces Raymond van Barneveld at the PDC World Championship on Friday.
Blackpool have cut short the loan of Jacob Murphy after a picture emerged of him predicting the team would lose a match.
Matthew Ebden will represent Australia in the Hopman Cup after Nick Kyrgios was forced to withdraw through injury.
Swansea City chairman Huw Jenkins says there has been no approach for Wilfried Bony, but also refused to rule out selling the striker.
Harry Redknapp wants to see QPR maintain their strong home form when they host Swansea City on New Year's Day.
John Carver has outlined his desire to take his "dream" job managing Newcastle United with Alan Pardew set to leave for Crystal Palace.
Kevin Constant has been included in Guinea's Africa Cup of Nations squad, despite his recent absence from international football.
Arsene Wenger is wary of making too many changes when Arsenal play their third Premier League game in seven days at Southampton on Thursday.
Championship high-flyers Brentford have completed the signing of Rangers midfielder Lewis MacLeod for an undisclosed fee.
Newcastle United caretaker manager John Carver hopes to overcome the club's "chaos" in the absence of Alan Pardew when they host Burnley.
Wigan Athletic chairman Dave Whelan has been hit with a six-week ban from all football activity and fined for using insulting language.
Southampton manager Ronald Koeman is eager to bolster his squad in the January transfer window, with forward options a particular priority.
Gus Poyet has warned Sunderland to be wary of a Manchester City backlash when the sides clash in the Premier League on Thursday.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has made continued progress his priority for 2015, beginning with Thursday's clash against Leicester City.