Tottenham came from behind to win 2-1 and inflict Sunderland’s second home defeat in three days after an entertaining clash at the Stadium of Light.
Oussama Assaidi scored a late winner as Stoke City beat Chelsea 3-2 at the Britannia Stadium in the Premier League on Saturday.
Liverpool moved up to second in the Barclays Premier League with a deserved 4-1 victory over West Ham at Anfield.
Newcastle United midfielder Yohan Cabaye scored the only goal of the game, as Manchester United slumped to their second home Premier League defeat in the space of four days.
Liverpool are ready to make Luis Suarez the highest paid player in their history in an effort to keep the Uruguayan striker at the club beyond the end of this season.
Ulster cemented their position at the top of Pool 5 of the Heineken Cup with a seven-try demolition of Treviso at Ravenhill.
Leinster ran in six tries as they hammered Northampton Saints 40-7 in their Heineken Cup Pool 1 clash at Franklin’s Gardens on Saturday evening.
Phil Simmons has signed a new two-year contract to extend his tenure as coach of the Ireland cricket team until the end of the 2015 domestic season.
Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has questioned David Moyes' policy of not naming his team until the morning of a match.
Leinster coach Matt O'Connor has named an all-Ireland XV for Saturday's Heineken Cup clash with Northampton Saints at Franklins Gardens.