Defoe made a scoring return and substitute Jamie Vardy added a second goal as the hosts laboured to a 2-0 victory over Lithuania
Four-times world champion Sebastian Vettel won the Australian Grand Prix for Ferrari ahead of Lewis Hamilton.
England's Rugby Football Union is to back a proposal to reduce the length of the Six Nations to six weeks from the current seven.
England goalkeeper Joe Hart hailed the experimental 3-4-3 formation that manager Gareth Southgate adopted against Germany on Wednesday.
The Republic of Ireland drew 0-0 with Wales in Dublin in a World Cup qualifier with the visitors having Neil Taylor sent off on 68 minutes for a tackle on Seamus Coleman.
England's Eric Dier called on his country's fans to "support us in the right way" following criticism of their chanting during the friendly in Germany.
Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli has been suspended for three European games after picking up a straight red card in the Europa League draw against Gent.
Tottenham have been given approval to play the majority of their home matches next season in front of a capacity crowd at Wembley.
Three-times world champion Lewis Hamilton dominated practice at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix.
England's footballers will remember those people who lost their lives in the Westminster attack when they play on Sunday.
Germany's Lukas Podolski ended his international career with a sensational goal to give them a 1-0 victory over England in a friendly in Dortmund.
Scotland were held to a 1-1 home draw against Canada in a friendly as Gordon Strachan's side continued to struggle.
Alun Wyn Jones’s selection for the British and Irish Lions tour of New Zealand has been placed in doubt after the Wales captain was ruled out for six weeks.
Ronnie Moran, one of the most influential figures in Liverpool FC's history has died at the age of 83.
England coach Eddie Jones has a solution to the question of who should captain the British and Irish Lions - make it a four-man job.
Phil Jones is out of England's squad for the matches against Germany and Lithuania after sustaining an injury in training.
Manchester City have been charged with misconduct for the way their players reacted to a 50th minute penalty that saw Liverpool take the lead in Sunday's 1-1 draw.
Leicester City's Jamie Vardy has said he was subjected to death threats after allegations that he contributed to the sacking of manager Claudio Ranieri.
Michail Antonio's hopes of earning a first England cap this month have been dashed by a hamstring injury.
Manchester City had to come from behind to hold Liverpool 1-1 as both teams lost ground in the Premier League following victories for Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur.
Tottenham kept up the distant chase of Premier League leaders Chelsea with a hard-earned 2-1 victory over Southampton to cut the gap to 10 points.
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