Kenya’s Brigid Kosgei has set a new women’s marathon world record time of two hours, 14 minutes and four seconds in Chicago, beating Paula Radcliffe’s best which was set in April 2003.
Scotland bowed out of the Rugby World Cup as hosts Japan gave their country some welcome respite from the aftermath of Typhoon Hagibis.
Fifteen-year-old Coco Gauff won her first WTA title as she beat Jelena Ostapenko in the Upper Austria Ladies Linz final.
Manager Micky Mellon praised Tranmere’s “battling” spirit as they defeated Coventry 1-0 in Sunday’s Sky Bet League One clash at St Andrew’s.
Corey Blackett-Taylor scored a late winner as Tranmere stunned a wasteful Coventry with a 1-0 Sky Bet League One victory at St Andrew’s.
Sean O’Loughlin has been ruled out of Great Britain’s upcoming tour and may have played his last international.
Wales are on course to have a fully-fit squad – including Jonathan Davies and Dan Biggar – for next Sunday’s World Cup quarter-final against France.
Scotland withstood both a typhoon and an earthquake on the eve of their win-or-bust showdown with Japan but found themselves blown out of the World Cup as the super-charged hosts claimed a 28-21 win in Yokohama.
England face Bulgaria on Monday night with the possibility of securing qualification to Euro 2020 if they win and other results go their way.
England are preparing to face Bulgaria in Sofia as they continue their bid to qualify for next summer’s European Championship.