Australia will begin the preparations for their Asian Cup defence with a friendly against Kuwait next month as new coach Graham Arnold looks to build on the work done at their just-concluded training camp in Turkey.
Opening batsman Aaron Finch knew time was running out on ever wearing the baggy green cap handed out to Australia's test cricketers, but also thought next month's series against Pakistan might be his best chance yet to earn one.
Fresh from scoring his first goals for Juventus, Cristiano Ronaldo makes an eagerly-awaited return to Spain when the Italian champions play Valencia on Wednesday in their opening Champions League group game.
Playmaker Dimitri Payet scored a stunning volley and Florian Thauvin struck twice as Marseille secured a 4-0 win in Ligue 1 over visitors Guingamp, who frustrated their more illustrious opponents at times but ultimately came up short.
Cristiano Ronaldo broke his Juventus duck in his fourth game when his second-half brace gave them a 2-1 win over Sassuolo on Sunday, although the Turin side's day was marred by a red card for Douglas Costa for spitting at an opponent.
Simon Yates's Vuelta a Espana victory on Sunday continued Britain's remarkable recent domination of road cycling, delivering a ninth Grand Tour since 2012 for a country with no previous history of success in the sport.
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen proved that hindsight is always perfect on Sunday and said his side probably should have taken the opportunity to attempt a drop goal to win their Rugby Championship clash with South Africa on Saturday.
Britain took the lead after the eventing cross-country phase at the World Equestrian Games in North Carolina on Saturday as organisers postponed Sunday's show jumping conclusion due to expected bad weather.