Three Australian cricketers including skipper Steve Smith were banned from the international game for their roles in a ball-tampering plot during the third Test against South Africa. The skulduggery overshadowed the host's first home series win over the Australians since 1970.
For the second season running, PSG failed to progress past the last 16 of the Uefa Champions League. Sports Insight presenter Paul Myers looks at the options for the club with RFI's roving reporter Andy May.
A few weeks after winning his 20th Grand Slam trophy at the Australian Open, Roger Federer returned to number one in the men's rankings following his quarter-final victory at the Rotterdam tournament. At 36 years and 195 days, he is the oldest man to head the ATP lists since they were computerised in Augst 1973.
After two defeats in Grand Slam finals, it was third time lucky for Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki. She claimed her first major with a gutsy three set win over the top seed Simona Halep in the Australian Open final. Wozniacki also rose to world number one for the third time in her career.
Nearly 15 years after his first major at Wimbledon, Roger Federer won his 20th title by beating Marin Cilic in the final of the Australian Open. It was a record equalling sixth triumph in Melbourne to add to his eight Wimbledon titles, five US Opens and one French Open. Unsurprisingly, the 36-year-old says there are no plans to retire.
The unexpected death of Cyrille Regis at the age of 59 unleashed tributes from the world of British football and campaigners for equality. He plied his trade at a time when black professional footballers were rare and racial abuse from the terraces was prevalent. In his pomp, he scored goals of savage beauty. Off the field his grace was legendary.
Serena Williams won the 2017 Australian Open while she was pregnant. Four months after the birth of her first child, she says she will not defend her crown. The 36-year-old conceded she is unable to reach the necessary levels to win a 24th singles title.
Pep Guardiola's Manchester City have set Premier League records in their irresistible rise to the top of the division. The expensively assembled side are already being hailed as champions after surging into an 11 point lead with less than half the season completed.
The draw for the last 16 of the Uefa Champions League threw up some mouthwatering ties. Big spending Paris Saint-Germain will face holders Real Madrid while Barcelona will play Chelsea. Pep Guardiola's Manchester City will take on FC Basel.
Teams such as Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona, Juventus and holders Real Madrid will learn their fate on Monday when the draw is made for the last 16 of the Champions League. There are a record five English clubs in the hat but only one of them - Manchester City - is considered to have a good chance of lifting the trophy.