Dimitri Payet played well for West Ham United against Watford in the Premier League on Saturday.
Mario Balotelli scored twice for Nice in the win against Marseille in Ligue 1 on Sunday.
Pep Guardiola tends to look a little tired at the final whistle. At Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon he looked closer to exhausted: drawn, pale, woozy, a man released from some gorgeously more-ish kind of agony.
José Mourinho has confirmed Marcus Rashford will make his first club start of the season at Feyenoord in the Europa League on Thursday after giving another glimpse of what the Manchester United manager described as the 18-year-old’s “brilliant future” in the second half of Saturday’s derby defeat at Old Trafford.
The scrutiny surrounding Manchester City's goalkeeping position looks set to rumble on after Claudio Bravo's error-strewn debut at Old Trafford.
Nottingham Forest’s Hildeberto Pereira was sent off at Aston Villa.
Nurse, it’s happening again! Stoke City have suffered a relapse of the sickly form that beset them at the start and end of last season and Mark Hughes needs to find an effective treatment quickly. Otherwise his ears will be assailed anew by the three little words that he least wants to hear: Queens Park Rangers.
David Moyes believes the lack of a top-class centre-forward cost him a chance of winning the Premier League title with Everton and now fears Sunderland’s acute striker shortage could leave them struggling at the opposite end of the table.
Mario Balotelli was once again making headlines on and off the field, scoring twice on his Nice debut before calling his Liverpool move “the worst mistake of my life”.
Swansea City ended Chelsea's perfect start to the Premier League season with a 2-2 draw at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday.
For the first time since his debut at the 1995 Masters, Tiger Woods will miss all four majors in a calendar year after confirming he will not play in this month’s US PGA. His agent later confirmed the former world No1 will not play again this year.
Mark Cavendish pulled out of the Tour de France during the rest day on Tuesday, returning to the UK in order to save his strength for his next challenge, the omnium and possibly the team pursuit at the Rio Olympic Games.
At least one thing became clear on Tuesday as the International Olympic Committee placed Russia’s athletes in a holding pattern high above Rio: it does not want – or trust – Russia to host any major international sporting events.