Stoke have signed West Brom striker Saido Berahino for a fee of £12m on a five-and-a-half-year deal.

Northampton suffered a fourth European Champions Cup defeat of the campaign as Montpellier kept their own hopes of reaching the quarter-finals alive.

Real Madrid lost back-to-back games for the first time since November 2015 as Celta Vigo edged the first leg of their Copa del Rey quarter-final.

British sprinter James Ellington says he does not know how he or team-mate Nigel Levine survived a motorbike accident in Spain.

Lewis Hamilton has backed Mercedes replacing Nico Rosberg with Valtteri Bottas, says team boss Toto Wolff.

Non-league Lincoln City reached the FA Cup fourth round for the first time in 41 years as Nathan Arnold's injury-time strike secured a deserved victory over Ipswich at Sincil Bank.

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has turned down a £430,000-a-week offer from China. Toure, 33, was the subject of interest from the Chinese Super League last summer.

Former Crucible winner Neil Robertson set up a Masters quarter-final with defending champion Ronnie O'Sullivan by beating Ali Carter 6-3.

Liverpool could be without defender Joel Matip for a further six games because of confusion over availability.

World number two Rory McIlroy has pulled out of the Abu Dhabi Championship because of a rib injury.

Valtteri Bottas faces the opportunity and challenge of his life following his switch to Mercedes for 2017.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho applauded Liverpool's defensive display, while opposite number Jurgen Klopp said the hosts resorted to long balls in a feisty draw at Old Trafford.

Manchester City are out of the Premier League title race after a 4-0 loss to Everton at Goodison Park, according to manager Pep Guardiola.

Andy Murray says it feels no different to enter the Australian Open as the world number one. A few players do now address him as 'Sir' - but that, he says, is with tongue firmly in cheek.

Sam Allardyce has made versatile Leicester player Jeffrey Schlupp his first signing as Crystal Palace boss.

Striker Diego Costa has been left out of the Chelsea squad to face Leicester on Saturday after a dispute with a coach over his fitness.

Reigning Masters champion Ronnie O'Sullivan says entertaining fans is more important than titles and he wants to be the Lionel Messi of snooker.

Manchester United have triggered a clause in Marouane Fellaini's contract that will keep him at Old Trafford until 2018.

Five-weight boxing world champion Floyd Mayweather has offered the UFC champion Conor McGregor $15m (£12.2m) to face him in the ring.

The number of suspicious betting patterns in tennis is on the rise and is a "concern", says the first annual report published by the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU).