LONDON - Robin van Persie will play no part in Manchester United's busy holiday programme after being ruled out for a month with a thigh injury, manager David Moyes said on Friday.
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LONDON - Roberto Soldado reminded Tottenham Hotspur fans why the club paid 26 million pounds ($42.45 million) for him with a hat-trick on Thursday, but the Spanish striker could still find himself back on the bench for Sunday's clash with Liverpool.
LONDON - Three men have been arrested for posting anti-Semitic comments on Twitter following Tottenham Hotspur's Premier League match against West Ham United in October, police said on Friday.
BERLIN - Germany have kept things in the family and will set up their Brazil 2014 World Cup base at a German-built resort under construction in Porto Seguro, north of Rio de Janeiro, the country's football association said on Friday.
- Spaniard Sergio Garcia sank a magical hole-in-one in a sparkling round of seven-under-par 65 to share the halfway lead with Englishman Justin Rose at the Thailand Golf Championship on Friday.
- Michael Clarke was named ICC Cricketer of the Year on Friday with the Australia captain also bagging the Test Player of the Year award after a stellar season with the bat.
World number one Magnus Carlsen toppled local favourite Viswanathan Anand in Chennai to add the world championship title to his already impressive resume on Friday.