Antonio Conte was keen to stress the importance of time in making Chelsea a long-term success.
Alastair Cook's "masterclass" for England against West Indies was a delight for team-mate Dawid Malan at Edgbaston.
Valencia have agreed a two-year loan deal with Inter for Colombia international defender Jeison Murillo.
It was a fond farewell to Leeds Rhinos' South Stand as they earned a potentially vital 16-14 win over St Helens.
Two second-half goals have helped Burton Albion get off the mark with a comeback win over Birmingham.
Wladimir Klitschko's decision to retire from boxing was understandable but disappointing for Anthony Joshua.
Bayern Munich opened their latest Bundesliga title defence with a 3-1 win against Bayer Leverkusen on Friday at a wet Allianz Arena.
Radamel Falcao struck with 12 minutes remaining as Monaco broke the record for consecutive Ligue 1 wins with their 15th in succession.
Nick Kyrgios lies in wait for Rafael Nadal after the Spaniard beat Albert Ramos Vinolas 7-6 (7-1) 6-2 in the Western and Southern Open.
Davinson Sanchez is top of the list of Tottenham's record transfers, but not all of them have proved to be good pieces of business.
Alastair Cook scored 243 as England finished day two of the first Test versus West Indies with a 470-run lead.
Barcelona players will pay respect to the victims of this week's attacks by wearing the city's name on the back of their shirts.
The list of the world's most expensive defenders has a new addition after Davinson Sanchez sealed a club-record move to Tottenham.
Annika Beck will take a spot in the main women's draw at the US Open as a wrist injury ruled 2011 champion Sam Stosur out of the tournament.
Following former Juventus stars Zinedine Zidane, Michel Platini and Didier Deschamps enticed Blaise Matuidi to join the Serie A champions.
Winston Reid has signed a six-year contract with West Ham, committing his future to the club to 2023.
Sampdoria forward Patrik Schick, whose move to Juventus collapsed, is the subject of a bidding war between Roma and Inter.
Mikko Ilonen needed just 11 holes to see off Matthieu Pavon on Thursday, but he was beaten by Marcel Siem 24 hours later.
Crowd trouble during Everton's 2-0 Europa League win over Hajduk Split has resulted in disciplinary charges for both clubs from UEFA.
Joe Marler will stay with Harlequins until 2021 after the England international agreed a new deal at The Stoop.