A terminally ill football fan inspired his team to victory by delivering a rousing speech to them before kick-off.
Gary Lineker has told ITV News how he enlisted the help of Gary Barlow and a host of old England teammates for this year's World Cup song.
With only 100 days until the World Cup, there is concern among FIFA's bosses that Brazil is running behind with the preparations.
David Cameron was among a host of names congratulating Britain's Jade Etherington, after the the British skier won the women's visually impaired downhill:
Proud of Jade Etherington, who won silver in the women's visually impaired downhill in Sochi. #GoParalympicsGB.
A host of others took to the social network to tweet their thanks. Eventually, Etherington herself tweeted, though her celebrations were understated:
We've won a Downhill medal!!!!!!! It's Silver :))))
Jade Etherington and her guide Caroline Powell crowned their first season racing together by winning Great Britain's first Paralympic medal on snow in 20 years in Sochi.
Etherington, who celebrates her 23rd birthday on Sunday, is visually impaired and communicates with Powell down the course via radio.
The pair became the first British women ever to win a Paralympic skiing medal, despite the short time they've been racing together.
It was only last April that they first got to know each other, August they first skied competitively together and January this year they first competed as a pair in a downhill.
UK tennis stars have rallied behind former British women's tennis number one Elena Baltacha after she revealed she has liver cancer.
Current British number one Laura Robson and Anne Keothavong who was at the top of British female tennis with Baltacha for many years, took to Twitter to show their support.
Ukrainian-born Baltacha vowed to fight the cancer "with everything I have" after revealing her diagnosis yesterday.
A Ukrainian athlete was greeted by rapturous applause as he took part in the opening ceremony to the Paralympic Games in Sochi.
Mykailo Tkachenko was the only athlete from Ukraine's team of 31 to participate in the ceremony.
Ukraine agreed to compete in the Games despite the country's tense stand-off with Russia in the Crimea region over the past week.
At the age of 19 former British tennis number one Elena Baltacha was diagnosed with primary sclerosing cholangitis, a chronic liver condition which affects the immune system.
Elena managed the condition throughout her career with medication and regular blood tests. She went on to win 11 singles titles.
She has been a patron of the Children's Liver Disease Foundation since 2010.
Judy Murray, captain of the Aegon GB Fed Cup Team has said former tennis British number one Elena Baltacha remains 'determined and upbeat'.
Judy said: "Obviously this is a tough time for Bally, Nino and her family but she is a such a determined, upbeat person and everyone around her is staying positive as well. I know she'll be really grateful for all the support that she's getting."
Former British tennis number one Elena Baltacha has revealed on Twitter that she has been diagnosed with cancer of the liver.
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"I have recently been diagnosed with cancer of the liver. I'm currently undergoing treatment and fighting this illness with everything I have," said Elena.
She and her husband Nino said they would like to thank everyone for their continued support.
Three football fans who were facing prosecution for using the word "Yid" have seen the charges against them dropped.
Gary Whybrow, 31, Sam Parsons, 24, and Peter Ditchman, 52, all appeared in a magistrates court after allegedly using the word at Tottenham Hotspur matches last year.
The words could not legally be counted as "threatening, abusive or insulting" in the circumstances, the Crown Prosecution Service said.
Baljit Ubhey from the CPS said: "There is insufficient evidence to provide a realistic prospect of conviction, and that the cases against Peter Ditchman, Gary Whybrow and Sam Parsons should be discontinued."
Russia's President Vladimir Putin told the Ukrainian Paralympic chief that sports events must not be affected by politics, Interfax reports citing the Kremlin.
Ukraine's Paralympic chief said the country would pull out of the Games if Russian troops invade.
"I am very afraid that despite the world's wishes and my call that the irreversible will happen during the Paralympics. I declare: we will pull out of the 11th Paralympic Games in Russia that very second if the thing we fear and which we are against...happens," Valeriy Sushkevich said.