England cricket captain Alastair Cook says all-rounder Ben Stokes gives England the "X factor" and put his improvement down to the work he has done to play against spin.
Inter Milan midfielder Gary Medel has been handed a three-game ban for violent conduct after elbowing Atalanta's Jasmin Kurtic in Sunday's 2-1 defeat, the Serie A disciplinary committee said.
MILAN Manolo Gabbiadini's rapturous welcome at Napoli seemed a world away on Monday as the hapless forward got a two-match ban to add to his recent woes after his red card in the 2-1 win at Crotone.
Tottenham Hotspur will not contest midfielder Moussa Sissoko's violent conduct charge by the Football Association over an incident involving Bournemouth's Harry Arter, manager Mauricio Pochettino said.
MADRID Cristiano Ronaldo's team mates have issued a strong defence of his value to Real Madrid as the Portuguese striker grapples with a barren streak that has sparked a debate about his place in the team.
Midfielder Leon Britton is convinced that Premier League strugglers Swansea City can shrug off their sluggish start to the season as the Welsh club ended their run of four successive league defeats with a 0-0 draw against Watford in the weekend.