What the papers say
Manchester City have met with Lionel Messi’s father about a potential sensational move to the Premier League club, the Sun are reporting.
Jurgen Klopp felt his Liverpool side were rewarded for more than a year of hard work as they secured qualification for the Champions League group stages.
Colin Ingram blasted an unbeaten 70 from just 43 balls to guide Glamorgan to the NatWest T20 Blast Finals Day with a comprehensive nine-wicket victory over Leicestershire in Cardiff.
Liverpool got off to a blistering start against Hoffenheim in their Champions League play-off round.
Last season’s runners-up are out of the Carabao Cup as Southampton were stunned 2-0 at home by Championship side Wolves.
Liverpool overpowered Hoffenheim 4-2 at Anfield to ease into the Champions League group stages with a 6-3 aggregate play-off victory.
Olympic bronze medallists Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge enjoyed a straightforward route into the men's doubles last 16 at the World Championships in Glasgow.
Misuse of helplines is inevitable, so when such misuse at least puts a smile on your face it’s something which should be appreciated.
Neymar is to fight a claim by Barcelona for compensation following his move to Paris St Germain and has also promised to battle his old club for part of his 2016 contract renewal premium which he claims has not be paid.
Tottenham have completed the signing of Ajax defender Davinson Sanchez, subject to a work permit.
Everton will bid to reach the Europa League group stage without two of their major summer signings.
Paul Pogba on Wednesday helped to launch UEFA’s new Respect campaign to promote greater inclusion, diversity and accessibility in football.
If there’s one thing England fans love at a major football tournament, it’s a future star, and arguably no English teenager shone more brightly than Wayne Rooney.
Astana rider Alexey Lutsenko broke clear on the uphill finish at Alcossebre to claim victory on stage five of the Vuelta a Espana, with Great Britain’s Chris Froome extending his overall lead for Team Sky.
Stuart Law has urged West Indies to ignore the condemnation they have received from various former professionals following their Edgbaston horror show.
Sale are bidding to buy the AJ Bell Stadium and say that, if they are unsuccessful, they will build their own.
Ken Owens has said the All Blacks’ pummelling of Australia has made him appreciate just how well the Lions did to tie a series in New Zealand.
England wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow believes there are still a few tweaks needed to make day-night Test matches work out in the middle.
AB de Villiers has stood down as South Africa one-day captain after six years to concentrate on playing in all three formats of the international game.
Emily Scarratt believes England’s class of 2017 is “right up there” with the team that was crowned world champions three years ago.