Novak Djokovic capped a remarkable season with victory over Roger Federer to claim a record fourth straight ATP World Tour Finals title reports BBC Sport
World Rally champion Sebastien Ogier has won the season-ending Wales Rally GB for a third successive year reports BBC Sport
Volkswagen Motorsport’s Ogier, 31, secured his third successive title in September in a dominant season with co-driver Julien Ingrassia.
Wales’ Elfyn Evans finished sixth in the race and seventh in the championship.
Triple world champion Lewis Hamilton will compete in this weekend’s Brazilian Grand Prix despite suffering with a fever reports BBC Sport
He will arrive a day later than planned for the penultimate race of the season.
Hamilton, who has never won at Interlagos, clinched his third Formula 1 World Championship at the United States Grand Prix last month.
New Zealand held off a fierce Australian comeback to win a thrilling World Cup final and become the first team to retain their title reports BBC Sport
Wonderful tries from Nehe Milner-Skudder and Ma’a Nonu had given the All Blacks a 21-3 lead early in the second half before David Pocock and Tevita Kuridrani struck back.
With 15 minutes to go there were just four points in it, but a nerveless long-distance drop-goal and penalty from Dan Carter snatched back control.
And when replacement Beauden Barrett sprinted away on to Ben Smith’s clearing kick at the death history was made, with New Zealand also becoming the first three-time champions of the world.
Three-time world champion Lewis Hamilton has called for Formula 1 to return to South Africa reports BBC Sport
Hamilton, 30, clinched his third world title after a 10th victory of the season at the US Grand Prix on Sunday.
“I would love for it to be in South Africa. They are great sporting fans and are just petrolheads who love cars,” Hamilton told BBC World Service.
The South African GP, at Kyalami, featured 23 times on the F1 calendar following its debut in 1962 but was last staged in 1993.
Lewis Hamilton said his World Championship win was the most important of his career after matching childhood hero Ayrton Senna’s three titles reports BBC Sport
Hamilton won the US Grand Prix in Austin, Texas, after a late error by Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg.
Hamilton said that his career aim had always been to match the achievements of the great Brazilian, who was killed in a crash in the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix.
Hamilton, who now has 43 career victories compared to Senna’s 41, said: “It is a very humbling experience to equal Ayrton Senna who inspired me and still does today.
Defending champions New Zealand hit top gear to demolish France and set up a semi-final against South Africa reports BBC Sport
The All Blacks were almost out of sight at half-time, Julian Savea scoring two tries and Brodie Retallick and Nehe Milner-Skudder one apiece.
A try by Louis Picamoles had kept France afloat but when he was sent to the sin-bin French hopes evaporated.
Savea completed a fine hat-trick and Jerome Kaino, Kieran Read and Tawera Kerr-Barlow (two) also crossed
Mercedes have won their second consecutive constructors’ title following Lewis Hamilton’s victory in the Russian Grand Prix reports BBC Sport
The team initially fell just short of the points required but the title was sealed when Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen was demoted from fifth to eighth.The Finn was given a 30-second penalty for causing a last-lap collision with Williams driver Valtteri Bottas.
That saw Mercedes seal the championship with four races still to go.
Wales wing George North has been switched to centre for Saturday’s World Cup Pool A decider against Australia reports BBC Sport
Gareth Anscombe comes in at full-back and fit-again Liam Williams returns on the left wing, with North taking over from Tyler Morgan at outside centre.
There are four changes up front, where Justin Tipuric starts at open-side flanker and Luke Charteris at lock.
England should dismiss head coach Stuart Lancaster after their early World Cup exit, say ex-internationals Mark Cueto and Kyran Bracken reports BBC Sport
Saturday’s loss to Australia meant England became the first hosts ever to be knocked out in the pool stage.