Deportivo La Coruna have granted permission to Lucas Perez to withdraw from the squad to face Real Betis on Saturday amid media talks linking the striker to a potential move to Premier League club Arsenal.
David Moyes is the right man, who can help Sunderland shrug off their negative mindset but it may not happen overnight, according to midfielder Steven Pienaar.
The All Blacks won plaudits for the near perfect first half they played to rout Australia in their Rugby Championship opener last week, though captain Kieran Read has hammered into his team the need to improve even further.
Hammered on the field. Pilloried by fans and local media off it, the woefully out-of-form Wallabies have even been called delusional by one of their former players this week.
The answers lie in a British filmmaker, Chairman Mao and a hippie American.
New Zealand's Lydia Ko, seeking her fourth Canadian Women's Open title before the age of 20, made a promising start when she carded a five-under-par 67 in the first round in Alberta on Thursday.
England's five-week tour of Bangladesh will proceed as planned starting in late September, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced on Thursday after conducting a risk assessment.
US swimming star Ryan Lochte has been charged with making a false statement following his story about being robbed at gunpoint during the Olympics, Brazilian police said on Thursday.
Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter fought to overturn his ban from football in a marathon, 14-hour appeal hearing on Thursday, in a long-shot bid at redemption after his career ended in disgrace.
Argentina will be driven by a belief that the Pumas are capable of beating anyone on their day when they meet South Africa again in Salta on Saturday (1940 GMT), having let victory slip from their grasp last weekend.