Robberies force cancellation of tests
McLaren and Pirelli have cancelled tests scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday in the wake of a series of attempted armed robberies against Formula One teams at Sao Paulo, Brazil, this weekend. Team members of Mercedes, Williams and Sauber were either robbed at gunpoint or had close escapes over the weekend. McLaren said it felt the risk to staff was not worth running the testing after Mercedes team members had been left shaken after having guns held to their heads. "We have jointly decided with Pirelli to cancel this week's tyre test at Interlagos," McLaren said.
Former England star Sinclair arrested
Former England and Manchester City winger Trevor Sinclair has been arrested on suspicion of assaulting a police officer after being held for allegedly drink driving. Sinclair was arrested on suspicion of drink driving, common assault and criminal damage on Sunday after a woman suffered minor injuries when she was hit by a car.
He was later arrested on Monday on suspicion of a public order offence and assaulting a police officer. The 44 year old has been released under investigation pending further inquiries. Sinclair, who also played for West Ham, QPR and Cardiff, won 12 caps for England including four appearances in the 2002 World Cup.
England to meet Netherlands, Italy
England has arranged friendlies against the Netherlands and Italy in March as it steps up its preparations for the 2018 World Cup. Gareth Southgate's side will face the Netherlands in Amsterdam on March 23 before hosting Italy at Wembley four days later.
Farah won’t rule out 2020 marathon bid
Britain's Mo Farah says he could compete in the marathon at the 2020 Olympics if he feels confident of winning a medal. Farah retired from the track in August to focus on road racing and has been coy about his Olympic future. The 34 year old had previously hinted he might not race for Britain again, but Farah hasn't completely ruled out the opportunity of going for gold in Tokyo. The four-time Olympic champion said, "If I'm capable of getting a medal or close to a medal (in Tokyo), you will see me."
England drops Kruis against Australia
England rugby boss Eddie Jones has axed George Kruis for Saturday's showdown with old rivals Australia. Kruis started England's 21-8 victory over Argentina on Saturday, but the second row forward has paid the price for a disappointing performance. The 27 year old Saracens star was released on Tuesday in the latest blow for a player who has suffered a number of injury setbacks this year. Jones has decided to include Charlie Ewels instead of Kruis in the 25-man training squad gathered at its Bagshot base.