Pirelli are confident their new tyres will see quicker cars and more entertainment in the 2015 Formula One season.
UEFA president Michel Platini hopes 2015 will see football spared some of the negative headlines it endured this year.
A second-half brace from Meshal Abdullah saw Qatar come from two goals down to earn a 2-2 draw against Oman on Wednesday.
Jonjo Shelvey will serve a four-match ban after Swansea City 'reluctantly accepted' a charge of violent conduct issued to the midfielder.
Manuel Pellegrini expects a quiet transfer window at Manchester City, but has reiterated his desire for Frank Lampard to stay with the club.
Fernando Torres has started training with Atletico Madrid after completing his 18-month loan switch from Milan.
Harry Redknapp says the signing of Mauro Zarate is not yet over the line, but he is keen for QPR to do quick business in January.
Newcastle United striker Papiss Cisse has apologised after being handed a three-match ban for elbowing Everton defender Seamus Coleman.
A Tyler Boyd brace helped Wellington Phoenix sign off 2014 with a bang, crushing Adelaide United 3-1 in Wednesday's New Year's Eve clash at Coopers Stadium.
Gareth Bale has stressed he is happy to remain at Real Madrid amid speculation linking him with a move to Manchester United.
Arabian Gulf League champions Al Ahli provide eight players to the United Arab Emirates squad for next month's Asian Cup.
Petra Kvitova hopes 2015 is the year she can become a regular contender in grand slams after struggling last season.
Peter Taylor has been dismissed as manager of League One side Gillingham.
Delon Armitage has appealed against the 12-week suspension handed out to him by European Professional Club Rugby (ERPC).
JP Duminy will return to the South Africa squad for their three-match Twenty20 series with West Indies next month after a knee injury.
Wellington Phoenix leapfrogged Adelaide United into third place in the A-League with a superb 3-1 win at Coopers Stadium on New Year's Eve.
Sauber have appointed 20-year-old rookie Raffaele Marciello as their test and reserve driver for the 2015 Formula One season.
Brendan Rodgers does not expect there to be much transfer activity at Liverpool when the window opens for business on Saturday.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers expects Daniel Sturridge to make his long-awaited return to action by mid-to-late January.
Chris Hughton has been appointed manager at Championship strugglers Brighton and Hove Albion.