They’re defending champions, have home advantage where they’re unbeaten in all competitions this season, and have just won a European doubleheader to top their Heineken Cup pool, but Richard Cockerill steadfastly refuses to let go of Edinburgh’s underdog tag for the 1872 Cup.
What the papers say Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata is subject to interest from AC Milan, reports the Sun. The paper said the 26-year-old would return to Italy “in a heartbeat” having played for Juventus 63 times, scoring 15 goals between 2014 and 2016.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus said an emotional goodbye to Veep as she finished filming the final episode of the hit comedy.
George Horne’s meteoric rise at Glasgow was the main reason Henry Pyrgos ended up at Edinburgh but the pupil is looking forward to taking on one of his mentors when they meet the 1872 Cup opener this weekend.
Paris St Germain forward Kylian Mbappe turns 20 on Thursday, leaving behind the teenage years that have seen him climb rapidly towards the top of his profession.
Cynthia Erivo has apologised after forgetting the words to the US national anthem while performing before a basketball game.
Five-time Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton said he “chose the wrong words” when he referred to his hometown of Stevenage as “the slums” during Sunday’s BBC Sports Personality of the Year show.
Universal Credit could have potentially “disastrous” consequences for disabled people, a cross-party group of MPs has warned.
Elon Musk has unveiled his underground transportation tunnel on, allowing reporters and invited guests to take some of the first rides in the revolutionary albeit bumpy subterranean tube.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks set to take over Manchester United on an interim basis after the club dismissed Jose Mourinho following a dismal start to the season.