Steve Smith was forced to retire hurt after his titanic tussle with Jofra Archer ended with a sickening blow to the neck, bravely returning to the crease only to be dismissed for 92 on day four of the second Ashes Test.
Wales went top of rugby union’s world rankings for the first time after beating England 13-6 in Cardiff.
A teenager has been charged with murdering a lawyer who was stabbed in the chest with a screwdriver.
Manager Jack Ross was keen to play down the significance of Sunderland’s first win of the Sky Bet League One after his side came from behind to beat Portsmouth 2-1.
The father of Pc Andrew Harper has said his family are “devastated” following the death of the newlywed police officer.
Motherwell manager Stephen Robinson has warned some of his new recruits they will have to learn quickly or they will not play for him long.
Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes has told his players they must learn lessons from their European exit and improve quickly.
Steve Smith was forced to retire hurt in the second Ashes Test at Lord’s after a titanic tussle with Jofra Archer ended with the batsman floored by a 92.4mph bouncer, only to bravely re-emerge after a brief break in dressing room.
Angel Di Maria is aiming to inflict further agony on Rennes after his Trophee des Champions winner for Paris St Germain.
Sunderland won their first Sky Bet League One match of the season and inflicted a second defeat on Portsmouth.