Aidan O'Brien is responsible for almost half of the entries for Saturday's Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster.
Gareth Bale looks set to miss Real Madrid's Champions League clash with Liverpool on Wednesday.
Jack Wilshere is looking forward to welcoming Theo Walcott back from injury, believing he will provide an added dimension to Arsenal's attacking play.
Talks between lawyers representing Rory McIlroy and the Northern Irishman's former management company have failed to produce a satisfactory resolution, meaning that the world number one is facing the prospect of court date in Dublin in February.
Siem de Jong is ready to work hard on his fitness but admits he is still a 'couple of months' away from returning for Newcastle.
Nico Hulkenberg is to remain with Force India for the 2015 Formula 1 season.
Former Leinster boss Michael Cheika has confirmed he is close to a agreeing a deal with the Australian Rugby Union to become the Wallabies coach.
Arsene Wenger fears Arsenal's defensive frailties could cost them a place amongst the Premier League elite.