Jail term: Carson Yeung, part-owner of Birmingham City football club, has been sentenced to six years in jail for money-laundering. A Hong Kong judge imposed the sentence after Yeung had been found guilty.
Advani triumphs: World champion Pankaj Advani (PSPB) won his sixth national snooker title with a commanding 6-3 win over Kamal Chawla of Railways in the 81st Manish National Snooker championship.
Anelka ban: A disciplinary panel that banned Nicolas Anelka for five matches for a racially aggravated goal celebration says the French striker has undermined efforts to banish racial discrimination.
Borthakur wins: Abhinansu Borthakur of Kolkata won the singles title at the Men’s Tennis Championship held at Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneshwar. Borthakur defeated Odisha’s C Pradhan, top seed, 7-5, 6-0.
British Open: Rahil Gangjee paid heavily for a double bogey on the back nine as he missed out on a ticket to the British Open golf meet, finishing a tied 15th in the the Asian Open Qualifying Series.
Paralympics: Russia opens its first ever Winter Paralympics in the Black Sea resort of Sochi , an opportunity for people with disabilities to triumph but which the crisis in Ukraine threatens to derail.
IPL case: The Supreme Court on Friday deferred to 25 March the hearing of a case pertaining to the Justice Mukul Mudgal Commission report – given on 10 February – on the Indian Premier League’s spot-fixing scandal.
Root out: Joe Root was forced to return home from the West Indies with a broken thumb on Thursday, 10 days ahead of the World Twenty20 meet. He was hit on the glove while batting during Wednesday’s ODI.
Rahim’s vow: After ending their Asia Cup campaign with four straight defeats, Bangladesh skipper Mushfiqur Rahim has vowed to come back stronger in the World Twenty20 meet, beginning in Dhaka in 10 days.
Spain&’s choice: Brazil-born Diego Costa looks certain to be included in Spain’s squad for the World Cup finals in Brazil despite a disappointing international debut when he looked a stranger to his team-mates.
Foot fracture: Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere will be sidelined for at least six weeks after sustaining a hairline fracture to his left foot, sustained during the early stages of England’s 1-0 friendly win over Denmark.