Hello and welcome to GiveMeSport, here are today’s biggest sporting headlines.
Football: Wayne Rooney has revealed he has special plans to celebrate should he become the youngest ever player to amass 100 caps for England next month.
Boxing: Carl Froch has admitted he has no interest in fighting James DeGale, as he doesn’t feel the British boxer has earned his stripes
Tennis: Organisers of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship have been told that Rafael Nadal will play in their tournament early next year, despite injury problems.
Rugby League: Ben Flowers is potentially facing a record-breaking ban for his double punch on Lance Hohaia during the Super League Grand Final.
Rooney's cap claim
Kicking off our report we start with Wayne Rooney, who has announced that he is eagerly awaiting the opportunity to clinch his 100th cap for England, which could come as early as next month when the Three Lions take on Slovenia. The Man United star could become the youngest Englishman to ever earn the accolade, and has admitted he is looking forward to the special occasion.
Froch won't fight DeGale
Meanwhile super middleweight world champion Carl Froch has rubbished any speculation that he is set to return to the ring against George Groves’s bitter rival James DeGale, insisting that the would-be opponent hasn’t earned his stripes.
DeGale lost to Groves in 2011 but has maintained an otherwise perfect record, whilst Froch beat Groves in May to ensure he remains top of the British pecking order in his division.
Nadal set for Abu Dhabi
Rafael Nadal may be suffering badly from injuries but that won’t stop him from appearing in Abu Dhabi at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship, according to reports.
The tournament, which will be staged in early 2015, might collide with his recovery from surgery, if that’s the option he takes, but the rumours have inferred that he will be available, and organisers of the event have been made aware.
Flowers to receive punishment
Finally we turn to Rugby League, where Ben Flowers could well be hit with a record ban for his double punch of St Helens’ Lance Hohaia.
The incident saw Flowers given his marching orders in the final which his side, the Wigan Warriors, went onto lose, but the repercussions may be more serious still, with league disciplinary bosses having the power to extend the maximum eight-game ban the offence carries.