Manchester United have been dealt a blow with the news that striker Robin Van Persie has been ruled out of a month with a thigh strain.
Leinster have named an unchanged line-up from the one that started last weekend's 40-7 victory over Northampton Saints for the return leg at the Aviva Stadium.
Adrian Sutil is to drive for Sauber in 2014 following his departure from Force India.
Brendan Rodgers is confident Liverpool's owners will back him if he identifies a player or players that can help improve his team during the January transfer window.
Manchester United manager David Moyes has backed Wayne Rooney to break Bobby Charlton's goal-scoring record and become a club legend.
Ireland beat Afghanistan by 122 runs to win the Intercontinental Cup trophy for a fourth time and complete a treble of tournament victories in 2013.
Arsene Wenger has warned Manchester City have far more to fear from Saturday's Premier League clash with Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium.
Cork look set to be without Paudie O'Sullivan for the Allianz Hurling League campaign.
Ashley Cole will revert to the role of substitute when Chelsea entertain Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
Kolo Toure feels he has been given a new lease of life following his move to Liverpool and is targeting the Premier League title after a strong start to the season.