Tottenham drew 2-2 at Sheffield United to secure their place in the Capital One Cup final with a 3-2 success on aggregate.
A further four England players have been all but ruled of the RBS 6 Nations opener against Wales.
Barcelona beat nine-man Atletico Madrid 3-2 to secure their place in the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey.
South Africa wrapped up their one-day series against West Indies with a convincing 131-run win.
Wales head coach Warren Gatland has warned George North that he is not guaranteed selection against England.
Guinea or Mali's place in the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals will remarkably be decided by the drawing of lots.
Amir Khan believes he is in pole position to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr if the American doesn't face Manny Pacquiao.
Chelsea striker Diego Costa has been charged with violent conduct by the Football Association following his clash with Emre Can.
Gabriel Paulista has joined Arsenal from Villarreal, with striker Joel Campbell going to the Spanish club on loan.
West Brom have completed the signing of Wigan's Callum McManaman on a three-and-a-half year deal.
Jose Mourinho has been fined £25,000 for comments he made following Chelsea's game at Southampton in December.
|Next 5 Races|
|New Zealand v Sri Lanka ODI|
New Zealand 38-2
|Berdych (7) v
|Sharapova (2) bt Makarova (10) (6-3,6-2)|
|Williams (1) bt Keys (7-6,6-2)|
|Herbert /Mahut bt Dodig/Melo (6-4,6-7,7-6)|
|Bolelli/Fognini bt Rojer/Tecau (6) (6-4,3-6,6-3)|
|Mladenovic/Nestor (3) bt Black/Cabal (5) (6-2,6-3)|
|Safiullin (1) bt Polmans (6-4,6-2)|
|Hong (7) bt Harry Fritz (3) (6-7,7-6,6-0)|
|Santillan (16) bt Hee Lee (6) (6-4,3-6,6-3)|
|Karimov bt Tsitsipas (14) (3-6,6-4,6-1)|
|Hurkacz/Molcan (8) bt Kecmanovic/Mmoh (3) (6-7,7-6,10-2)|
|Valkusz/Wessels v Delaney/Polmans (6-2,1-3)|
|Mihalikova bt Robillard-Millette (6-2,6-2)|
|Minnen bt Pislak (6-2,6-2)|
|Galfi (5) bt Zadoinov (4) (6-1,7-6)|
|Swan (14) bt Kingsley (11) (6-4,6-3)|
|Kolodziejova/Vondrousova (2) bt Tomic/Xu (4) (6-1,6-2)|
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Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino says his players deserved to reach the Capital One Cup final, but concedes his side did it the hard way in their match against Sheffield United.
Sheffield United manager Nigel Clough says he side gave everything they could, as they lost late on after a spirited fight back during their Capital One Cup semi-final against Tottenham.