Fernando Alonso snatched a dramatic victory at the European Grand Prix in Valencia.
The Spaniard started 11th on the grid and combined some moments of brilliant driving and good fortune to clinch his 19th F1 win, in front of his adoring Spanish fans.
Alonso was followed home by Lotus' Kimi Raikkonen, with Michael Schumacher remarkably on the podium for the first time since he stepped out of retirement two and a half years ago for Mercedes.
Warren Barton has leapt to the defence of James Milner after some below par performances for England at Euro 2012.
The Manchester City midfielder has been playing on the right side of midfield for Roy Hodgson’s side but has failed to impress in any of the group stage games.
Steven Gerrard has urged his England team-mates to "seize the moment" and end their quarter-final hoodoo when they take on Italy in Sunday's Euro 2012 clash in Kiev.
The Three Lions have a history of slipping up at the last-eight stage of competitions - something which occurred three times during Sven-Goran Eriksson's reign as manager.
But Gerrard is confident England can progress to their first semi-final since Euro 96.
Mark Hateley has urged Roy Hodgson to start with Andy Carroll in England’s Euro 2012 quarter-final against Italy.
The Liverpool striker brings an aerial threat to the attack, something which former AC Milan forward Hateley believes would unsettle the Italian backline.
Berrick Barnes broke Welsh hearts with a 75th minute penalty to deny the tourists a first win Down Under since 1969.
Wales, who narrowly lost the first two Tests of their summer tour, went down 20-19 in Sydney as the hosts completed a 3-0 series whitewash.
Rob Howley’s side looked on course for an historic win when Leigh Halfpenny’s penalty, his fourth of the match, put them 19-17 ahead.
Halfpenny also converted Ryan Jones’ try as he amassed a 14-point personal haul, but ultimately Welsh efforts proved in vain.
Ireland suffered their worst ever defeat to New Zealand as they were crushed in Hamilton.
The world champions scored nine tries - four in the first half, five more after the interval - in a breathtaking display as they clinched the series 3-0.
Flanker Sam Cane, centre Sonny Bill Williams (2), and winger Ben Smith all scored inside the first 23 minutes.
Hosea Gear, Liam Messam, Israel Dagg and Adam Thomson added further tries after the break as the All Blacks ran riot.
Flanker Rob Harley scored a last-gasp try to rescue Scotland from defeat against Samoa.
The Glasgow back rower came off the bench to make his international debut and it was an occasion he will never forget as he crossed the whitewash in stoppage time with the Scots trailing 16-10.
Greig Laidlaw, who had earlier converted Joe Ansboro’s first-half try, added the extra two points to clinch a 17-16 victory for Andy Robinson’s side.
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Luka Modric wants to leave Tottenham and his representatives will tell chairman Daniel Levy as much next week. Manchester United, Real Madrid and Paris St-Germain have been linked with the Croatia midfielder. (Daily Mirror)
Italy are sweating on the fitness of midfielder Thiago Motta ahead of their quarter-final with England after it was confirmed that he was suffering from a hamstring strain.
The Paris Saint-Germain star started all three games for the Azzurri as they finished second in Group C to qualify for the quarter-finals.
But now Cesare Prandelli may have to do without the 29-year-old, who was born in Brazil but can play for Italy as he possesses dual nationality.
Manchester United and Manchester City look set for a massive transfer snub - with Javi Martinez close to joining Bayern Munich.
The German giants are still reeling from their Champions League heartbreak to Chelsea and now they're planning on a squad overhaul this summer - with Martinez in their sights.
City and United both want the Athletic Bilbao star, who is currently at Euro 2012 with Spain.
Indeed, City believed they would sign the defensive midfielder but it appears their move has been hijacked.
Liverpool target Bojan Krkic has committed his immediate future to Roma amid reports of further interest from the Premier League.
Krkic, who moved to Roma in the summer of 2011, endured a mixed first season in Serie A, managing just seven goals in 33 league outings.
The former Barcelona forward had been tipped to follow recently-departed manager Luis Enrique out of the Stadio Olimpico exit, but he insists he wants to continue his progress in the Italian capital, despite mooted interest from Liverpool.
Niang, who is currently on the books at French side Caen, is expected to leave this summer following his side's relegation from Ligue 1.
The 17-year-old has scored five goals for Caen since making his senior debut in April 2011 and is rated as one of the brightest young prospects in France.
Scott Parker has dismissed concerns over his fitness as England prepare for their Euro 2012 quarter-final against Italy, live on talkSPORT.
The midfielder was troubled by an Achilles injury during the last few weeks of the domestic season but started all of England’s group games as they progressed to the knockout rounds as winners of Group D.
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Novak Djokovic has insisted that he is more than happy with his form and fitness as he gets ready to start the defence of his Wimbledon title, for which he is the top seed and 7/4 favourite.
Paul Gascoigne has claimed the current England team isn’t a patch on either of the teams he played in during international tournaments.
The former Newcastle and Tottenham midfielder has rubbished the idea that reaching the Euro 2012 quarter-finals can be considered a success for Roy Hodgson's squad insisting, as Premier League players, they should be able to perform better on the international stage.