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Jenson Button manages just seven laps as car problems dog McLaren on the first day of the final pre-season test.
Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Premier League game between West Ham United and Crystal Palace.
Cardiff City's latest accounts reveal that the club lost nearly £12m during their debut season in the Premier League.
Conference side Grimsby Town are seeking rule changes to help them pioneer safe standing at Blundell Park.
Championship side Leigh Centurions sign former England, Wigan Warriors and Salford Red Devils forward Gareth Hock.
Cycling's governing body has condemned E3 Harelbeke organisers for a controversial poster that promotes this year's race.
Spaniard Carmen Jorda becomes the second woman to join a Formula 1 team in a back-up role after signing up with Lotus.
Rangers' Kenny McDowall says the club does not condone sectarian chanting attributed to some of their fans.
Jockey Jason Maguire will miss the Cheltenham Festival for the second year running after he failed to overturn a 14-day ban.
Wales are expecting France to be more adventurous after making five changes to face Wales, says to assistant coach Rob Howley.
Newcastle midfielder Jonas Gutierrez could make his first league appearance on Saturday since overcoming cancer.
Scotland are still searching for their first World Cup win after suffering a shock one-wicket defeat by Afghanistan in Dunedin.
Former England spin bowler Graeme Swann says Sri Lanka's Tillakaratne Dilshan was "toying" with the Bangladesh in his side's 92-run win at the Cricket World Cup in Melbourne.
Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets is to sign a new four-year contract on Friday with the option of a further year.
Team news as Northampton Saints host Harlequins in Friday's Premiership fixture at Franklin's Gardens (19:45 GMT).
Manchester United defender Tyler Blackett signs a new contract keeping him at Old Trafford until June 2017.
Serbian player Zarko Udovicic was threatened at gunpoint by his team's own fans after missing a penalty, FIFPro say.
South Africa will have to include seven non-white players in their 23-man match squads ahead of the 2015 World Cup.