Football - Grant waits on key duo

West Ham United boss Avram Grant hopes Scott Parker and Mark Noble can recover from injury in time to face Wigan Athletic at the weekend.

The Hammers are now 1.53 with bet365 to finish bottom and 1.083 to be relegated after a dismal run of form that has left them four points away from safety with only two matches of the Premier League campaign remaining.

However, Grant, who is also hopeful that Matthew Upson will be back in the frame for the game, believes there can be a positive conclusion to the season and that nobody at Upton Park has given up the ghost.

The Israeli said: "Nobody here thought we'd be in this position but it's where we are and we have to deal with it.

"We can win the last two games. We're playing good football and creating chances but we simply have to start converting them."

Rugby Union - Back parts company with Leeds

Head coach Neil Back has left Leeds Carnegie after the West Yorkshire side finished at the foot of the Aviva Premiership table.

The former England flanker has decided to step down even though Leeds are not officially relegated.

They will remain in the top-flight next season if Cornish Pirates beat Worcester in the two-legged Championship final.

The Pirates are available at 2.00 with bet365 to win Wednesday's first leg while Worcester can be backed at 1.80.

Leeds' chief executive Gary Hetherington said: "This year we've fallen short by the smallest of margins on the final day of the season and that comes as a disappointment to all of us."

Back joined Leeds in 2008 and guided the club to promotion in his first season. They only just avoided relegation last term when Worcester went down but were consigned to the foot of the table this term when they were beaten by Northampton Saints on Saturday.

Golf - Clark may sit out Sawgrass

Tim Clark is still to decide whether to defend his title at The Players Championship this week as he is continuing to struggle with an elbow injury.

Tiger Woods is 15.00 with bet365 to win the tournament, while Clark can be backed at 126.00.

The 35-year-old South African finished joint-second in the opening tournament of the season, the Sony Open in Hawaii, but has been battling with tendonitis ever since.