Joe Root: England cricket team will do better on South Africa tour

The England cricket squad begins a tour of South Africa on 11 December and batsman and vice-captain Joe Root believes they will do well, having put some some 2015 disappointments behind them and learned to adapt. England were knocked out of the world cup in the first round and recently lost a Test series to Pakistan, but in between beat New Zealand and regained the Ashes, in which the 24-year-old Root was declared Man of the Series. Although Pakistan beat England, Root believes the squad will be better for the loss. Dec 9, 2015

Arsene Wenger: Arsenal need to create a fear factor against Olympiakos

Arsenals manager Arsene Wenger said on 8 December that the Gunners can win anywhere in Europe ahead of the make-or-break Champions League match against Olympiakos. Arsenal visit the Greek champions needing to win by two clear goals or by scoring at least three times in their final Group F game on 9 December, to pip their opponents to a place in the last 16. Dec 9, 2015