The University of Sussex says it will offer a written apology to four student protesters and provide them with financial compensation, after it suspended them for their participation in a protest.
Serena Williams won her 19th Grand Slam title, continued her unbeaten run in six Australian Open finals and extended her decade-long domination of Maria Sharapova with a commanding 6-3, 7-6 (5) win on Saturday night. Williams, coughing frequently and still affected by a recent cold, controlled the first set
Top seed Novak Djokovic beat defending champion Stan Wawrinka in another dramatic five-set contest to reach the Australian Open final. The Serb won 7-6 (7-1) 3-6 6-4 4-6 6-0 - the third year running they have played five sets at Melbourne Park. Djokovic, chasing a fifth Australian Open title, will play Britain's Andy Murray
AC Milan defender Philippe Mexes was sent off on Saturday during his team's 3-1 defeat at Lazio after grabbing Lazio captain Stefano Mauri by the throat. The pair were separated but Frenchman Mexes went back for more, first trying to head-butt Mauri before grabbing him from behind.
Real Madrid have signed midfielder Lucas Silva from Brazilian club Cruzeiro on a long-term contract for a reported fee of £9.7m. The 21-year-old, who passed a medical on Monday, has signed a contract keeping him with the European champions until 30 June, 2020.
South Africa batsman AB de Villiers hit a century off 31 balls to record the fastest ever one-day international ton. De Villiers, 30, set the new landmark during an innings of 149 against the West Indies in Johannesburg. He smashed eight fours and 10 sixes in beating the previous ODI record
Fernando Torres struck twice to reaffirm his place in Atletico Madrid hearts and send arch-rivals Real Madrid crashing out of the Copa del Rey 4-2 on aggregate. Barcelona will be Atletico's opponents as they beat lowly Elche 4-0 to seal a 9-0 win on aggregate.
Australian fast bowler Brett Lee has announced his retirement from cricket. He quit internationals in July 2012 as his country's fourth-highest Test wicket-taker - with 310 in 76 matches - and has focused on Twenty20 cricket in recent years.
Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo won his second consecutive Ballon d'Or, and third in all, beating Barcelona striker Lionel Messi into second again, and Bayern Munich keeper and World Cup winner Manuel Neuer into third place. Ronaldo claimed 37.66 % of the votes, Messi got 15.76%, Neuer 15.72%
Roger Federer beat Milos Ranonic 6-4 6-7 (2-7) 6-4 to secure the Brisbane International title and with it the 1,000th victory of his career. The world number two becomes the third man, after Jimmy Connors and Ivan Lendl, to secure 1,000 ATP wins. "I've played a lot of tennis over the years so to get to 1,000 wins means a lot
Another year, another new line-up from Luis Enrique - and this time things didn't end well for the Barcelona boss. The Asturian coach left the Argentine out of his starting line-up and saw his side fail to capitalise on Real Madrid's defeat at Valencia earlier on Sunday.
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard's decision to quit the club at the end of the season was "a big shock", according to Reds midfielder Jordan Henderson. Gerrard, 34, has been at Liverpool for 25 years, but will leave on a free transfer when his contract expires.
India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has retired from Test cricket. The 33-year-old, who made his debut in 2005 and was captain for 60 of his 90 Tests, quit after India drew the third Test against Australia on Tuesday. Dhoni has retired from Tests "in order to concentrate" on the 50 over and Twenty20 formats
Real Madrid won their fourth trophy of 2014 by defeating Argentina's South American champions San Lorenzo in the Club World Cup final in Morocco. The Champions League, Copa del Rey and European Super Cup holders took the lead through a Sergio Ramos header.
Amir Khan has beaten Devon Alexander by unanimous points decision to take the WBC Silver welterweight title at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Khan controlled the fight from the start, using his superior speed to stay ahead of Alexander and out-punching his American opponent. Khan now wants his chance to fight Floyd Mayweather.
NEW YORK may soon have another save-the-date on its fashion calendar, if reports that the CFDA is planning a dedicated menswear fashion week prove to be correct. For the American designers who decide not to make the trip across the pond to showcase their creations at the established men's fashion weeks
Cristiano Ronaldo put in another record-breaking performance on Saturday when scoring three goals to lead Real Madrid to a 3-0 win over Celta Vigo in La Liga. Ronaldo’s 21st, 22nd and 23rd goals in 14 La Liga matches extended Real Madrid’s run of consecutive wins over all competitions to 18.
Yaya Toure scored the only goal of the match as Manchester City beat Everton 1-0 to close the gap on Chelsea to three points, as the leaders suffered their first league defeat. The Ivorian tucked away a first-half penalty to earn the champions their fifth consecutive victory in all competitions. One low note for City was an injury to Aguero
The actor Shia LaBeouf has claimed a woman raped him during the performance of his one-man art piece #IAMSORRY earlier this year. #IAMSORRY consisted of LaBeouf sitting silently with a paper bag on his head, bearing the legend “I am not famous anymore” – members of the public queued to be able to sit in front of him