Cameroon and Ivory Coast will host the African Nations Cup finals in 2019 and 2021 respectively.
Cuba's Richar Abril retained his WBA lightweight title with a majority decision against hometown boxer Edis Tatli.
Jason Taumalolo's hopes of representing New Zealand firmed following his all-action display in the NRL semifinal.
Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo upbeat despite seeing a first F1 pole position snatched away from him in Singapore.
Monica Niculescu beat second seed Alize Cornet to win the Guangzhou International Women's Open title.
Second seed Karolina Pliskova and American Varvara Lepchenko will battle it out for the Korea Open title.
Marseille striker Andre-Pierre Gignac scored twice in a 3-0 win over Rennes to send his side top of Ligue 1.
Southampton grabbed a late winner to beat 10-man Swansea 1-0, while Burnley and Sunderland drew 0-0.
Derek Jeter is heading into his last week as a MLB player with the New York Yankees unlikely to make the playoffs.
Former world No 1 continued his steady improvement with a solid third-round 68 in the Wales Open.
Juventus striker Carlos Tevez struck to give the Serie A champions a 1-0 win over AC Milan at the San Siro.
Sports star tweets in support of National deleted over electoral law concerns.
Peter Burling and Blair Tuke defended their 49er class world title in Spain, securing the gold medal a day early.
David Smail finished the third round of the Japan Golf Tour's ANA Open on a high, but is still well off the pace.
Moritz Stoppelkamp scored from deep inside his own half to send promoted Paderborn top of the table.
More than 7,000 fans showed up to exchange their Ray Rice jerseys for those of other Ravens players.
Magpies boss can breathe easier after his side came from two goals down to rescue a point against Hull.
All Whites captain Winston Reid on the scoresheet as West Ham upset last season's runners-up Liverpool.
MARC HINTON - Sunday Star TimesThe All Blacks' ambitions remain sky-high as they look to keep alive an unbeaten run going back to November 2012.
Jockey David Walker's seven-year ban was stiff but the evidence was compelling, writes Racing Editor Barry Lichter.
CHRIS BARCLAY IN SYDNEY - Sunday Star TimesJason Taumalolo hasn't yet lived up to the tag of "the next SBW" but he can emulate him in one way.
JEFF WILSON - Sunday Star TimesOPINION: A year out from the World Cup, these remarkably resilient All Blacks are tracking almost perfectly for their tilt at history.
LIAM NAPIER - Sunday Star TimesLiam Napier looks at the fight brewing between Sky TV and Duco Events for boxing's pay-for-view dollars.
MARK REASON - Sunday Star TimesOPINION: Harry Selfridge famously said, "The customer is always right." But he forgot to add, "Unless he is a New Zealander."
Wayne Scurrah has fired a shot across the bow of the NRL saying third party deals for marquee players are getting out of hand.
Andy Moles is about to return to New Zealand for the first time since being ousted as Black Caps coach in 2009.
MARC HINTON - Sunday NewsSome things change, and some just stay the same. It's fair to say the Cedric Jackson hoops game falls firmly into the latter category.
DAVID LONG - Sunday NewsSimon Mannering has many talents as a footy player, but one of them certainly isn't blowing his own trumpet.
DAVID LONG - Sunday NewsGreg Murphy was outstanding at the Sandown 500 last weekend and could be on his way to winning Bathurst for the fifth time.
SARAH HARVEY - Sunday NewsWayne Scurrah has overseen a lot of change in the nine years he has been chief executive of the Warriors.
TONY KEMP - Sunday NewsOPINION: The New Zealand Rugby League is not even in the fight when it comes to convincing New Zealanders to play for the Kiwis.
Konrad Hurrell looks set to have to withdraw from the Kiwis squad for the Four Nations to have a much needed operation.
PHIL GIFFORD - Sunday Star TimesOPINION: There are too many old guys in the All Blacks? Sure. All those geriatrics like Dagg, Fekitoa, Savea, Crotty and Barrett.
TAINE RANDELL - Sunday NewsOPINION: The All Blacks' run since their breakthrough success on home soil has been nothing short of extraordinary, writes Taine Randell.
Counties Manukau coach Tana Umaga has ruled out Sonny Bill Williams playing for the Steelers this year.
David Walker was right about one thing - New Zealand's racing rules conflict badly with head-to-head betting.
Seven away tests in nine weeks; over 58,000 kilometres to travel. Now the hard yards begin for Steve Hansen's All Blacks.
Sixth seed Joao Sousa rallied to win 7-6 (6) 6-2 against second-seeded Gael Monfils and reach the Moselle Open final.
Mesut Ozil scored one and created another as Arsenal struck three goals in four minutes in a 3-0 win at Aston Villa.
Cristiano Ronaldo netted his 27th career hat-trick as Real Madrid bounced back with an 8-2 thumping of Deportivo La Coruna.
Mitchell Marsh miraculously hit two sixes off the final two balls to earn the Perth Scorchers a six-wicket win in the T20 Champions League.
Lewis Hamilton edged his Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg on his final flying lap to secure pole for the Singapore GP.
Niko Kranjcar scored a superb late free kick to rescue a point for QPR in a 2-2 Premier League draw against Stoke City.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho believes clubs found guilty of breaching UEFA's Financial Fair Play rules should be deducted points and have titles stripped.
Hawthorn have emerged on the right side of a fourth straight preliminary final cliffhanger to set up a dream AFL grand final against Sydney.
Canterbury captain Michael Ennis got a taste of his own medicine, but he still had the last laugh.
NZ Breakers received a pre-season reality check from the Townsville Crocodiles in Brisbane.
Tony Iro is heading back to the Warriors to take up his old role as assistant coach at the Auckland-based club.
A Trent Hodkinson field goal deep in the first period of golden point extra-time cuts down Manly.
Jacob Schmid has capped a fine individual effort in Cambridge this week with victory in the elite men's sprint.