Real&’s gain: Real Madrid have signed former Brazil under-20 international Willian Jose on a six-month loan deal from Santos. The striker will play with the club’s reserve outfit, Real Madrid
Castilla.
Tendulkar case: The Madras High Court has ordered issue of notice to the deputy chairman and secretary general of Rajya Sabha Secretariat on a petition challenging Sachin Tendulkar’s nomination to it.
Pirlo honoured: Andrea Pirlo was named Serie A player of the 2012-3 season by his fellow-players. He said the award meant a lot extra because he had been nominated by his fellow-players.
Tennis camp: The management team of the Mahesh Bhupathi Tennis Academies announced on Tuesday a six-day coaching camp, starting on 1 February, at Miles Bronson Residential School in Guwahati.
Faulkner out: James Faulkner has been ruled out of Australia’s tour of South Africa with a knee injury and is to have surgery. Australia are also sweating on Shaun Marsh, who has a calf strain, and Jackson Bird.
Offer spurned: Crippled by a player strike and facing serious financial difficulties, Zimbabwe’s cricket board has turned down a one-off Test against South Africa before the top-ranked team host Australia next month.
IPL auction: The players’ auction of the Indian Premier League will be conducted as usual by Richard Madley, the professional auctioneer from England, the Board of Control for Cricket in India announced on Tuesday.
Champ banned: South Korea’s 2008 Olympic champion Lee Yong-Dae and compatriot Kim Ki-Jung have been banned for one year for missing doping tests, the Badminton World Federation announced on Tuesday.
Football success: India claimed glory when it won gold by overpowering Mozambique 3-2 in a thrilling football final of the 3rd Lusofonia Games, played at Nehru stadium at Fatorda, Margao, on Wedneday.
Stripped of gold: India’s Sumit Malik, who won the 400 metres gold in the Lusofonia Games,  has been stripped of his medal by NADA for violating anti-doping rules and illegally participating in the event.