Fernando Torres has officially signed a new and improved contract which could tie him to Liverpool until 2014.
The Spain striker agreed terms earlier in the summer and has now signed the new deal on the eve of the new Premier League season.
Torres is under contract at Anfield until summer 2013 and the Reds have an option for a further year's extension in the new deal
Elsewhere, West Ham United have re-signed Radoslav Kovac after landing the Czech Republic midfielder from Spartak Moscow for an undisclosed fee.
Kovac, 29, made nine appearances for the Hammers last season after joining on loan in January.
He has now rejoined Gianfranco Zola's side on a three-year contract but may have to wait to make his first appearance while international clearance is received.
Blackburn midfielder David Dunn has warned Manchester City that Rovers intend to 'kick lumps' out of them during Saturday's season opener.
City's expensively assembled new side travel to Ewood Park looking to get their season off to a strong start, but Dunn has warned that Blackburn will provide determined opposition.
Mark Hughes has warned the rest of the Premier League that Manchester City's summer spending spree is far from over.
Hughes has not yet given up hope of being able to prise England defender Joloen Lescott away from a reluctant Everton in a deal which could be worth in excess of £20million.
But Lescott may not be the only other new arrival at the City of Manchester Stadium before the transfer window closes on August 31.
John Dyson has been axed as coach of the West Indies cricket team following recent disappointing results.
The Australian has been sacked following the recent Test and one-day series defeats to Bangladesh.
Sussex have agreed to a request from the ECB to rest England wicketkeeper Matt Prior from Twenty20 Cup finals day.
The 27-year-old suffered with back spasms before the fourth Ashes Test at Headingley last week and will be rested up ahead of the crucial final Test at The Oval, for which Australia have been installed as favourites in the online betting markets.
The Rugby Football Union has welcomed the International Olympic Committee's decision to recommend that rugby sevens be added to the 2016 Olympic Games.
The IOC's executive board voted to include both sevens and golf at its Berlin board meeting on Thursday.
The decision must now be voted on by the full IOC board in October.
In rugby league, Leeds Rhinos have finally completed their long chase of Greg Eastwood, who will arrive at the club a year late.
The New Zealand international was announced as a Leeds player after last year's World Cup but was denied a visa by the UK Border Agency.
But an appeal against the ruling has been successful and the Kiwi will begin a three-year contract with the Super League champions from 2010.