World number one tennis player Novak Djokovic crowned a winning return to the courts after surgery with the Laureus sportsman of the year award, while American gymnast Simone Biles won the sportswoman of the year prize.
Leonardo Jardim returns for a second spell after the struggling French Ligue 1 club fired Thierry Henry.
The mosaic depicting a youthful St Mark was one of several pieces of Byzantine artefacts looted from the Church of Panayia Kanakaria after Cyprus split into ethnic Greek and Turkish sides in 1974.
Thierry Henry has plenty to ponder as he leads Monaco into Wednesday's Champions League clash with Club Brugge.
Syrian refugees are heading back from Lebanon in very low numbers. Many are exhausted with the UN and the dehumanising living conditions in Lebanon, forcing them to risk their lives. But their fate is still a mystery in Assad’s Syria.
Cristiano Ronaldo can look forward to a return to Old Trafford this season after his new team Juventus came out in the same group as Manchester United in Thursday's draw in Monaco.
Ronaldo will be up against Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric and Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah for the award next week at the Champions League draw ceremony in Monaco.
Rafael Nadal easily reached the trophy over Kei Nishikori with a 6-3, 6-2 win and became the first man in the Open era to win the same title 11 times.
Paris Saint Germain won France's Ligue 1 title, five weeks before the league ends after a 7-1 lopsided victory against defending champion Monaco at the Parc des Princes in Paris.
Federer's awards were his fifth and sixth since the Laureus Awards began in 2000, making him the most decorated winner in its history.
Barcelona agrees to sign Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho for $192 million in the third most expensive deal of all time.
Mutaz Essa Barshim was unbeaten in 11 competitions in 2017 and Nafissatou Thiam broke through the 7,000 points barrier by registering 7,013 at a meeting in Austria.
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