FIFA president Sepp Blatter led sport's tributes to Nelson Mandela after the death of the former South African president.
Roy Hodgson would be willing to stake money on England winning the World Cup.
Our Andy Schooler looks at how Friday's World Cup draw will work - and who and where England want to avoid.
Phil Jagielka claims David Moyes was let down in the summer by the men responsible for bringing new players to Man United.
Our team preview the Saturday Premier League programme and make Manchester City a banker to take the points at Southampton.
Two footballers from Whitehawk FC, a Conference South team, have been charged over match-fixing allegations.
Ed Chamberlin reckons Eden Hazard could be ready to fulfill his potential and help Chelsea take part in a fascinating title race.
Wigan chairman Dave Whelan claims his club have been granted permission to speak to Brentford boss Uwe Rosler.
Deane Smalley scored an extra-time penalty for Oxford to knock non-league Gateshead out of the FA Cup with a 1-0 win.
Martin Braithwaite's fifth goal of the season was enough to secure a point for Toulouse in a hard-fought 1-1 draw at Lyon.