Expect a fervent atmosphere as Unics Kazan welcome giants Real Madrid in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague on Thursday, live on Sky Sports.
Russia has increased spending on the 2018 FIFA World Cup by 19.1bn rubles (£260m), the Russian news agency TASS has reported.
A man has been arrested after the discovery of a listening device at the All Blacks team hotel in Sydney ahead of their clash with Australia last year.
All Blacks vice-captain Ben Smith has decided to remain at Otago Highlanders and playing for New Zealand, rejecting overtures from French Top 14 clubs.
Scott Quinnell, Will Greenwood, Rory Lawson and Alan Quinlan pick their Home Nations team of the weekend with one eye on the Lions tour to New Zealand.
Joost van der Westhuizen was a giant of South African rugby and one of the best scrum-halves of all time.
Can the new boys Leigh Centurions make it into the top eight at the end of 23 rounds to guarantee Super League survival, or are they in for another Super 8s campaign?
Liverpool’s Joel Matip will regret deciding not to play for champions Cameroon in the African Cup of Nations, according to boss Hugo Broos.