West Ham United striker Lucas Perez has defended himself in the wake of media reports that he refused to warm up and come on as a substitute during his side's 3-1 win over Everton in the Premier League on Sunday.
The Japanese city of Sapporo has pulled out of the bidding to host the 2026 Winter Olympics after the earthquake in Hokkaido, the International Olympic Committee said on Monday, adding that the city would focus on bidding for the 2030 Games.
Derby County manager Frank Lampard was charged with improper conduct by the English Football Association on Monday after being sent to the stands during his team's 1-0 defeat by Rotherham United in the Championship at the weekend.
Leaders Liverpool and Chelsea both maintained their 100 percent records while Manchester City kept within two points of the top with a 3-0 victory over promoted Fulham. Here are talking points from the weekend's Premier League action.
Kenya's Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge pulverised the marathon world record with a blistering run on Sunday, slicing a staggering 78 seconds off the previous best to land the one major running crown that had eluded him.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first two goals for Juventus as they beat Sassuolo 2-1 on Sunday to maintain their perfect start to the season, although the win was marred by Douglas Costa's red card for spitting.