Manchester City have close to a fully-fit squad for the visit of Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Saturday.
Aston Villa are closing in on the signing of Genk striker Mbwana Samatta.
Cardiff earned an FA Cup fourth-round visit to Reading after edging out Carlisle 4-3 in a storming replay at Brunton Park.
Anrich Nortje has warned South Africa will “rev it up” when Jos Buttler bats in the third Test at Port Elizabeth.
Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes expressed his delight at signing Matty Kennedy for next season ahead of a number of rivals.
Steven Gerrard has hailed the quick thinking of Rangers doctor Mark Waller after he spared skipper James Tavernier a potential two-month lay-off.
The Tour de Yorkshire faces a “pivotal” year with the new chief executive of Welcome To Yorkshire warning it must prove its worth if it is to continue.
Cheltenham cruised to a 3-1 home victory over Walsall to keep their Sky Bet League Two promotion push on track.
Leicester suffered another home stumble in their bid for Champions League football next season as Southampton erased memories of their 9-0 mauling by the Foxes in October with a 2-1 victory.
Coventry had to settle for a 1-1 draw against MK Dons despite the Sky Blues flying out of the traps with Sam McCallum’s long-range effort in the first minute.