Charlton host Oldham in League One this evening.
The Los Angeles Clippers forward Paul Pierce will retire at the end of the coming season, his 19th in the NBA.
West Ham hero Dimitri Payet has had a tough start to the season.
The centre-back has plenty of experience playing under both men.
The Championship side offered McClaren a job working alongside manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink.
Neil McCann comments on Glasgow Rangers midfielder Joey Barton’s performance against Celtic in the Old Firm derby.
Timing is everything in boxing – inside and outside the ring – which is why, after the sad retreat from battle of Tyson Fury at the weekend, Anthony Joshua is being catapulted towards an unexpected multi-title world heavyweight fight with Wladimir Klitschko, possibly in the UK in late November.
In what will be portrayed either as a motivational masterstroke or a needless act of compassion, Bubba Watson has been named as a fifth and final vice-captain to the USA Ryder Cup team.
Elevated into Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid team during the opening two weeks of the La Liga season, the attacking midfielder was included in Julen Lopetegui’s first squad for a friendly with Belgium and Monday’s visit of Liechtenstein, though he did not make it off the bench for the win in Brussels on Thursday.
With the greatest respect to Sam Allardyce and the opening of a new England era, most people will be relieved when the first international break of the fledgling season is out of the way and business proper resumes on Saturday with an eagerly anticipated Manchester derby.