Cipriani 'hugely regrets' nightclub incident

England flyhalf Danny Cipriani has said he "hugely regrets" his role in an incident at a nightclub in Jersey which left a female police officer bruised.




Halep downs Barty to move into quarter-finals

World number one Simona Halep began a busy day by beating Australia's Ashleigh Barty 7-5 6-4 in the Cincinnati Masters third round on Friday.




Could De Bruyne injury have quick Silva lining for City?

Pep Guardiola was quick to acknowledge just what a "big miss" Kevin de Bruyne will be for the champions once it was confirmed on Friday that the Belgian's knee injury will keep him out of action for probably three months.




Saving a life more important than medals, says Phelps

American swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all-time, said it was more important to him to save a life than win a gold medal as he detailed his struggles with depression.




Rugby - Namibia, Kenya in showdown for World Cup berth

Namibia assistant coach Jacques Burger is expecting a frenetic spectacle when his side host Kenya in a straight shootout for a place at the 2019 World Cup in Japan in their final Rugby Africa Gold Cup clash in Windhoek on Saturday.




Soccer - Interim coach rings in big changes for Argentina

Italian-based strikers Lautaro Martinez and Giovanni Simeone are among the 20 new faces in Argentina's squad for upcoming friendlies against Guatemala and Colombia, the Argentine Football Association (AFA) said on Friday.




Cipriani charged by RFU after assault conviction

England flyhalf Danny Cipriani was charged by the Rugby Football Union (RFU) on Friday for "conduct prejudicial to the interests of the game" following his conviction for common assault and resisting arrest.




Pitch will determine if India play six batsmen against England - Kohli

India could bolster their line-up with a sixth specialist batsman for the third test against England starting at Trent Bridge on Saturday, captain Virat Kohli said on Friday.




Tite brings in young blood for Brazil friendlies in USA

Manchester United's Andreas Pereira and Barcelona's Artur are among the new names in a much-changed Brazil squad for upcoming friendlies against the United States and El Salvador, coach Tite said on Friday.




Settled Kolisi ready to lead from the front against Argentina

Siya Kolisi says he has settled into his role as captain of South Africa after his whirlwind appointment in June and is looking for a strong start when the Springboks host Argentina in their Rugby Championship opener at King's Park on Saturday.




Everton's Mina to miss Southampton clash with foot injury

Everton's Yerry Mina is still recovering from a foot injury and Saturday's Premier League visit of Southampton comes too soon for the Colombia international defender to make his debut, manager Marco Silva said on Friday.




Matip fitness boost for Liverpool ahead of Palace trip

Liverpool defender Joel Matip is close to full fitness and could return to the squad for Monday's Premier League game at Crystal Palace, manager Juergen Klopp said on Friday.




French soccer fans queue for shirt carrying second star

Scores of French soccer fans queued on Friday to snap up the first of the national team's new shirts carrying a second star to mark Les Bleus' World Cup win in Russia.




Man City's De Bruyne out for three months with knee injury

Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne will miss up to three months of action but will not need surgery after scans revealed the full extent of his knee injury, the Premier League club said on Friday.




I've never been happier with Pogba, says Mourinho

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho on Friday dismissed talk of a fallout with Paul Pogba, saying that he "couldn't be happier" with the World Cup-winning France midfielder.