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On the day the draw is made for the 2014 World Cup, BBC Sport's 2013 advent calendar celebrates the talents of Brazil's Neymar
Two English footballers and a Malaysian ringleader are convicted for match fixing in Australia.
England's hopes of retaining the Ashes take a battering as Australia seize control of the second Test in Adelaide.
In 2005, cricketer Andrew Flintoff played a man of the series role in the home Ashes series and was awarded Sports Personality of the Year.
Ahead of this year's Sports Personality of the Year show, we profile Chris Froome, who won the 2013 Tour de France
BBC Sport looks back at an amazing 2013 for Sports Personality of the Year contender Chris Froome.
Sports Personality of the Year contender Chris Froome says his 2013 Tour de France victory was a "huge team achievement" that will stay with him forever.
Former South Africa president Nelson Mandela, who has died aged 95, had a wide influence on the sporting world.
Athlete Christine Ohuruogu is named Sportswoman of the Year after winning gold at the World Championships.
Neil Robertson says the second table at the UK Championship is "absolute garbage" after beating Stephen Maguire.
Andy Murray can be competitive at the Australian Open if he has fully recovered from back surgery, according to John McEnroe.
Tim Henman says Andy Murray must come back '100% fit and healthy' in 2014 if he is to compete for major honours.
Head coach Roy Hodgson says England have no reason to "fear" any team ahead of the 2014 World Cup draw on Friday.
BBC Sport's Robbie Savage tackles the week's football talking points in Savage Says.
England's top flight clubs confirm they will not take part in the Heineken Cup next season - leaving them apparently isolated.
BBC Sport looks back at the draw for the 1982 World Cup, which suffered from a number of mishaps and technical problems.
Wigan Athletic are granted permission to speak to Brentford boss Uwe Rosler over their vacant manager's job.
Reigning world champion Ronnie O'Sullivan exits the UK Championship with a 6-4 quarter-final defeat to Stuart Bingham.
Fifa says a decision over whether to switch the dates for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be made in December 2014.