Anthony Watson has been included in England's 25-man training squad for their Six Nations game against Italy on 26 February.
The Yorkshire batsman, 26, succeeds Alastair Cook, who resigned last week after more than four years in charge.
Premier League champions Leicester were plunged deeper into relegation trouble as they were beaten by Swansea, whose vital victory gave their own hopes of survival an enormous lift.
Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic says "nothing is done" with regards to his future but insists he has fulfilled requirements needed to extend his contract.
Former New Zealand forward Sione Lauaki has died at the age of 35.
Arsene Wenger has told Ian Wright his time as Arsenal boss is "coming to the end", claims the Gunners legend.
Rangers have replaced Mark Warburton as manager with under-20 coach Graeme Murty ahead of Sunday's Scottish Cup tie with Greenock Morton.
London 2012 gold medallist Mariya Savinova has been stripped of her 800m title and banned until 2019 after being found guilty of doping.
Leicester secured a first home win of 2017 as Demarai Gray's superb solo goal sealed an extra-time victory over Derby in their FA Cup fourth-round replay.
Fourteen-time major winner Tiger Woods says he will "never feel great" again because of the number of injuries suffered during his career.
Indian cricketer Mohit Ahlawat hit an extraordinary 72-ball triple century in a local Twenty20 match in Delhi.
Luis Suarez scored and was sent off as nine-man Barcelona held on to reach the Copa del Rey final with a thrilling aggregate victory over 10-man Atletico Madrid at the Nou Camp.
Bayern Munich captain Philipp Lahm will retire at the end of the season.
New Zealand underlined their status as one of the world's top netball nations as they hammered Wales in the first of two Tests in Cardiff.
Alfred N'Diaye scored on his Hull City debut as Liverpool's terrible start to 2017 continued with a fourth defeat in five league and cup games.
Alastair Cook had become "drained" as England Test captain, says England's director of cricket Andrew Strauss.
Canada's Denis Shapovalov has been fined $7,000 (£5,600) after hitting an umpire in the eye with a ball.
Premier League champions Leicester are just one point above the relegation zone after defeat at home by Manchester United left them still searching for a first league win in 2017.
Wales stuttered for an hour in the face of a colossal Italian defensive display before pulling clear to open their Six Nations campaign with a victory.
Spain's Sergio Garcia completed a wire-to-wire victory at the Dubai Desert Classic for his first European Tour title in more than three years.
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