January 2, 2015 -- Updated 1355 GMT (2155 HKT)
Manchester City and Tottenham were among the winners during the busy festive period in the Premier League. But league leading Chelsea surprisingly wasn't.
Liverpool must prepare for life without one its greatest ever players after captain Steven Gerrard confirmed he will leave the club at the end of the 2014-2015 season.
Chelsea relinquish sole leadership of the English Premier League to Manchester City after suffering a surprise 5-3 defeat at the hands of a Harry Kane inspired Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane on New Year's Day.
Sunday's action in football's Premier League failed to match the Boxing Day goal-fest but that didn't mean there was a shortage of drama. Most of it happened in Manchester, where City blew a two-goal lead against Burnley.
Racism and World Cup
CNN's Amanda Davis asks Alexey Sorokin how racism in Russia might play a role in the 2018 World Cup.