Conor McGregor appears to have announced a highly-anticipated return to UFC in December.
Ireland are refusing to give up hope that Robbie Henshaw can shake off his hamstring injury and play a significant part in the World Cup.
Scotland forward David Denton admits it is a relief to be retiring after finally giving up on his 11-month concussion battle.
What the papers say Real Madrid and Barcelona are preparing to go head to head in an audacious battle to lure defender Virgil Van Dijk and manager Jurgen Klopp away from Liverpool, according to AS. The Spanish football website says both clubs are becoming concerned that their status as European giants is fading. This coincides with Liverpool’s powerful start to the Premier League campaign, and after Klopp also guided them to the Champions League title last season. Van Dijk, who was bought by Liverpool for a defender’s world record of £75million, has been a star for the Reds in each of their five games this term.
Great Britain will face a testing time in the inaugural ATP Cup tennis tournament in Australia in January, having been drawn in the same group as Roger Federer’s Switzerland, and Belgium.
Joe Root was delighted to end English cricket’s golden summer on a high after drawing the Ashes but will not rest until the urn is back on home soil.
Victorious captain Catriona Matthew paid tribute to “trailblazer” Suzann Pettersen after the hero of Europe’s Solheim Cup triumph at Gleneagles announced her retirement from professional golf.
Bundee Aki has vowed to keep on doing Ireland proud, despite admitting “some people won’t be happy with me pulling on an Irish jersey”.
Cristiano Ronaldo has broken down in tears after being shown footage of his late father during a television interview.
Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham has not ruled out playing for Nigeria.