Under-pressure West Ham United manager Gianfranco Zola has been given a vote of confidence by co-owner David Sullivan.
The Hammers were beaten 3-1 by Wolves at Upton Park on Tuesday, their fifth successive loss, and remain in danger of the drop.
However, Sullivan, along with fellow co-owner David Gold and vice-chairman Karren Brady, met the Italian after the match to hand Zola their backing.
Gary Cahill could hand Bolton Wanderers a major boost this weekend after boss Owen Coyle predicted that the influential defender could feature in Saturday evening's game against Manchester United.
The 24-year-old former Aston Villa star has been sidelined since the end of January when it was revealed that he had a blood clot in his arm.
At the time it was feared that Cahill would play no more football this season and would not be fit enough to be considered for Fabio Capello's England squad at this summer's World Cup finals.
However, he played for the reserves on Monday after being an unused substitute in the weekend defeat at Everton.
England fast bowler James Anderson is confident that he is making a good recovery from a knee injury which bothered him during the tour of South Africa.
The 27-year-old Lancashire paceman suffered pain in his right knee while facing the Proteas and was left out of the party for the following trip to Bangladesh.
In rugby union, Saracens have announced the signing of England winger David Strettle from Guinness Premiership rivals Harlequins.
The 26-year-old will switch clubs for next season, with the England international joining compatriots Richard Wigglesworth and Matt Stevens, Scotland back-rower Kelly Brown and Tongan prop Soane Tonga'uiha in heading to Sarries.
In rugby league, one of the online favourites to reach October's Grand Final, St Helens, have been hit by the news that New Zealand utility man Sia Soliola will miss the rest of the season due to a knee ligament injury.
The 23-year-old only joined the Saints at the start of the current campaign and has played just twice after struggling with an ankle problem.
However, a new injury sustained in training earlier this week means that Soliola's Saints career is on hold a matter of months into a three-year contract.
Finally in formula one, Red Bull's Mark Webber has dismissed rumours suggesting that he could quit the sport at the end of the 2010 season.
The 33-year-old Australian was tipped to leave the sport by 2008 world champion Lewis Hamilton, but Webber has played down such suggestions.
Webber finished eighth in the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix, while last year he won both the German Grand Prix and the Brazilian Grand Prix.