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.
Check out our 14/1 Sporting Life Accumulator for Saturday's football action and have a look at the Going for Goals selection.
Ed Chamberlin reckons Eden Hazard could be ready to fulfill his potential and help Chelsea take part in a fascinating title race.
Check out our predictions for the selected matches in the Soccer Saturday Super 6 game.
Crystal Palace sporting director Iain Moody claims he has still had no explanation as to why he was sacked at Cardiff.
Our team preview the Saturday Premier League programme and make Manchester City a banker to take the points at Southampton.
Brendan Rodgers has denied any knowledge of an agreement with Luis Suarez which would allow him to leave Liverpool.
Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany is hoping his injury woes for this season are finally behind him.