St Johnstone earned a first win in five matches as they comprehensively beat 10-man Inverness Caley Thistle 3-0. Liam Craig scored a 14th minute goal and the home side were helped when the Inverness skipper, Gary Warren, was sent off in the 61st minute following two yellow cards in the space of just 60 seconds.
There has been so little to cheer for Leeds United fans over the past decade or so that nights such as this are perhaps to be truly savoured.
Lyon’s Ligue 1 match at Metz was abandoned on Saturday after firecrackers were thrown at the goalkeeper Anthony Lopes, one of which exploded next to him as he was receiving treatment.
Both Manchester clubs seem to be worried about Liverpool winning the Premier League this season to judge by the number of times Pep Guardiola and José Mourinho mention that the Anfield club are at an advantage through having no commitments in Europe.
As someone who played in the last England side to come close to winning a tournament Gareth Southgate is well placed to discuss what it might take to foster a sense of togetherness within the squad that he will take to the World Cup in Russia. Of all the accusations aimed at England over the years the players’ apparent lack of enjoyment from international football seems easier to remedy than their tactical or technical failings.
There’s no doubt that the story behind Sully, the latest solid, awards-courting drama from Clint Eastwood, is an extraordinary one.
The populist right are “political parasites feeding on people’s concerns and worsening conditions”, Jeremy Corbyn has told a gathering of European socialist and progressive parties.
Mark Lawrenson is predicting a 1-1 draw between Everton and Manchester United this afternoon.
Southampton and Crystal Palace went head-to-head this weekend with the Eagles coming out on top.
For a driver who strove with such fierce diligence to win the world championship Nico Rosberg has given up its fruits very quickly; champion on Sunday, retired on Friday, he was not even a six-day wonder.
Professional athletes lead a crazily short and often lucrative working life, over within a decade or so of its beginning, wreathed in success or disappointment. Memories of glory, often embellished, are revived in middle age for nostalgia or for reheating in ill-advised comebacks.
There is a mountain for England to climb whatever the formbook might say. Recent history suggests they have a better chance of winning here than anywhere else in India since they have been victorious in their past two Tests at the Wankhede Stadium.