Granit Xhaka said his miss in Switzerland's penalty shootout loss to Poland at Euro 2016 would make him stronger and promised he would not back down from taking penalties in the future.
Rostov head coach Kurban Berdyev has ended speculation about his future by signing a new two-year deal to stay with the Russian club, the governor of the Rostov region Vasili Golubev announced on Sunday.
The last time Wales reached the quarter-finals of a major football tournament, at the 1958 World Cup, the might of Brazil and a fledgling Pele stood between them and progress.
France coach Didier Deschamps has made four changes for Sunday's last-16 tie against Ireland at the European Championship with talisman Dmitri Payet and striker Oliver Giroud among those back in the starting 11.
England manager Roy Hodgson has said he is prepared to remain in the job after Euro 2016 but will not be 'begging' for a new deal.
Iceland, the smallest nation ever to reach the finals of a major soccer tournament, have no fear of their more illustrious opponents at Euro 2016 thanks to their coach's "tactical brainwashing", defender Haukur Hauksson said.
New Zealand's long dominance of world rugby shows no sign of coming to an end any time soon but England's historic sweep of Australia and Ireland's June tour of South Africa offered some hope of a northern hemisphere resurgence.
The All Blacks sent a clear message with their 3-0 test series sweep against Wales that they had definitively moved on from the legacy left by the departure of six stalwarts who guided them to their third World Cup title last year.
AC Milan striker Carlos Bacca scored the only goal as Colombia defeated the United States 1-0 to clinch third place in the Copa America Centenario.
Eddie Jones will publicly admit to having no timetable for the revival of English rugby but if it does exist, the wily Australian coach cannot fail to be ahead of schedule.