Qatar will be part of the MotoGP world championship for years to come and will also have a say in any expansion in the Middle East, the sport's commercial head said on Friday.
Beijing's Olympic experience and infrastructure are key in delivering a successful 2022 winter Games, senior bid official Wu Jingmi said, pledging also free internet during the event.
Inspirational Ireland captain Paul O'Connell was voted player of the tournament on Friday after leading his side to a thrilling Six Nations title last weekend.
Italy and Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio is set to be ruled out for several months after suffering a cruciate ligament injury in training with the national team, the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) said on Friday.
Hull City have been fined 30,000 pounds (US$44,700) for failing to control their players during a 1-1 draw against Leicester City this month, the English FA said on Friday.
Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has cast doubt on Germany's return to the calendar next year and indicated that Ferrari's home Italian Grand Prix at Monza remains at risk after 2016.
Stoke City manager Mark Hughes has agreed a new contract until 2018 and predicted a bright future for the club after confounding the gloomy predictions that were made when he took over two years ago.
UEFA's decision to increase Champions League prize money has been welcomed by the European Professional Football Leagues (EPFL) association, which described it as a "wise decision".
Former champions Red Bull say they have no plans to make their own engine and could be forced out of Formula One if current partners Renault walk away.
England fullback Mike Brown suffered symptoms of concussion following the Six Nations win over France and will miss his club side Harlequins' match against Saracens on Saturday.