England captain Charlotte Edwards has become only the second woman to be named as one of Wisden's Five Cricketers of the Year.
West Ham striker Andy Carroll has failed to overturn his red card against Swansea on Saturday after the Football Association dismissed his appeal.
Defending champions Juventus clinched their 29th Serie A title with a 1-0 victory over Palermo on Sunday.
Five-time Olympic swimming champion Ian Thorpe is sick from post-surgery infections and probably won't ever swim competitively again, his manager James Erskine said Tuesday to Australian news media.
World champions Red Bull have chosen Daniel Ricciardo to replace Mark Webber in the team next season.
Henry Williams, the former South Africa bowler who was involved in the Hansie Cronje match-fixing case, has admitted he was never offered a specific amount of money to fix games but had told a different story to the King Commission in 2000.