West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce is not dreaming of qualifying for the Champions League just yet but that could change in January if his side continue their flying start to the Premier League season.
Outgoing Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel and Australian team mate Daniel Ricciardo were sent to the back of the grid at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Saturday after stewards ruled Red Bull had used an illegal front wing.
Formula One championship leader Lewis Hamilton rounded off a hat-trick of fastest laps in U.S. Grand Prix practice on Saturday with Mercedes team mate and title rival Nico Rosberg 0.883 of a second slower after suffering a brake problem.
Ahmed Musa scored twice to help holders Nigeria to their first win in African Nations Cup qualifying as they beat Sudan 3-1 in Abuja on Wednesday to resurrect their chances of reaching next year`s finals in Morocco.
Local favourite Daniil Kvyat could not hide his delight on Saturday after producing the best qualifying performance of his Formula One career to claim fifth place on the grid for Sunday`s inaugural Russian Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton insisted he can still win the Japanese Grand Prix and make it three successive race wins despite trailing Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg in Saturday`s qualifying following a crash in practice.
Force India drivers Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez experienced a tough qualifying in the Formula One Singapore Grand Prix, setting 13th and 15th fastest times at the Marina Bay Street Circuit here Saturday.
England manager Roy Hodgson said on Sunday he would have liked Monday`s opening European Championship Group E fixture away to Switzerland, the team he was once in charge of, to have come later in the qualifying programme.
Brazil centre Tiago Splitter Saturday warned that the satisfaction of qualifying for the knockout phase of the FIBA World Cup should not lead to his side relaxing in their last 16 tie against Argentina.
Lewis Hamilton may have to start Sunday`s German Grand Prix from the pit lane after his Mercedes team indicated they are likely to change brake suppliers for his car following his high speed crash during qualifying.
Indian trio of Shiv Kapur (69), Jeev Milkha Singh (70) and Gaganjeet Bhullar (75) began their final attempt at qualifying for the British Open with mixed results at the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open late Saturday.
Nico Rosberg took pole position for Sunday`s Canadian Grand Prix with a commanding demonstration of speed as he outpaced his Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton in a thrilling conclusion to Saturday`s qualifying session.