David Beckham could be set to move to the A-League after Football Federation Australia (FFA) said they had been approached by his management.
US Open champion Andy Murray was upset by Milos Raonic in the semi-finals of the Japan Open on Saturday, ending his defence of his Tokyo title.
Novak Djokovic beat Andy Murray 6-4, 6-2, 6-3 to win his second Australian Open on Sunday, prolonging Britain's wait for male singles champion.
Kim Clijsters said she had finally earned her nickname "Aussie Kim" after beating Li Na 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 to capture her first Australian Open.
Third seed Kim Clijsters survived her first test of the Australian Open to beat Frenchwoman Alize Cornet 7-6, 6-3.
Australia were struggling to paper over the cracks after suffering their seventh straight defeat by New Zealand in their Bledisloe Cup Test in Tokyo.
Mitsubishi will pull out of cross-country rallying, including the Dakar Rally, which the Japanese team has dominated in recent years.
Wayne Rooney's superb 73rd-minute strike gave 10-man Manchester United a 1-0 victory over Ecuador's LDU in the Club World Cup final on Sunday.
Manchester United hit three goals in a pulsating five-minute spell to overpower Japan's Gamba Osaka 5-3 in their Club World Cup semifinal on Thursday.
Fifa president Sepp Blatter squashed talk of ditching South Africa as 2010 World Cup hosts on Monday, insisting there was "no Plan B".