Chris Froome has withdrawn from Tirreno-Adriatico due to joint inflammation in the lower back, Team Sky have confirmed.
Oscar Pistorius told a security guard that everything was "fine" after neighbours reported gunshots coming from his house.
Laura Muir was reduced to tears after failing to reach the final of the 800 metres at the World Indoor Championships.
Ukraine will compete in the Winter Paralympics in Sochi.
Anna Turney is aiming for a Paralympic snowboarding medal despite suffering a broken back on the slopes.
A review of Thursday's NHL action as The Tampa Bay Lightning went down 3-1 to the Buffalo Sabres in Florida.
A review of Thursday's NBA action as Miami Heat went down to the San Antonio Spurs.
Adrian Lewis and Michael van Gerwen drew Thursday's Premier League clash on a night of three stalemates in Exeter.
Sheffield Steelers claimed their third successive win in ice hockey's Elite League on Thursday with a 4-0 rout of Dundee Stars.
Chris and Gabby Adcock eased through to the quarter-finals of the mixed doubles at the Yonex All England Open Championships.