In some respects the frank sentimentality of Beautiful Boy can be viewed as a strength, but the film suffers from a certain superficiality, as if determined not to tell us more than the real-life story.
Swimmer Ian Thorpe headlined a who's who of Australian Olympic champions calling for more government spending on elite sport on Wednesday, writing in an open letter that the current funding model was "broken".
Under-fire coach Julen Lopetegui will still be in charge of Real Madrid for Sunday's 'Clasico' away to arch rivals Barcelona, club director Emilio Butragueno said after an unconvincing 2-1 win over Viktoria Plzen in the Champions League on Tuesday.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino hailed Qatar's progress on infrastructure ahead of its 2022 World Cup and said the tournament is poised to be the best one yet during a visit to the next host nation on Tuesday.
Real Madrid snapped a run of five games without victory by earning a 2-1 win at home to Viktoria Plzen in the Champions League on Tuesday yet were still booed off the pitch by their own supporters after an unconvincing performance.
An impressive Juventus beat Manchester United 1-0 at Old Trafford on Tuesday to take command of Champions League Group H with a maximum nine points from three games and demonstrate just how far Jose Mourinho's side are from Europe's elite.