Sport week in pictures
The biggest sporting breakthroughs of 2013
We look at some of the biggest sporting breakthroughs both at home and abroad over the past 12 months.
McGeady good enough for Premier League -- O'Neill
MARTIN O'NEILL has dismissed Aiden McGeady's falling-out with the Spartak Moscow hierarchy as a common episode for the fiery Glaswegian and expects him to earn a Premier League move in January.
Wenger last real manager standing amid the chaos
THE Ancient Regime of Arsene Wenger is the greatest Christmas attraction. Commonly thought to be fading fast, the last autocrat in English football has seen off another Tottenham Hotspur manager while guiding Arsenal to the top of a Premier League convulsed by uproar and sackings.
Christmas is time to shine for fringe men
One of the main sacrifices of professional sport is the abandoning of traditional Christmas pleasures. That, on one level, is the easy part. The hard part is keeping yourself mentally focused when all those around you, especially family and friends, are switching off and letting loose.