World Cup title-holders South Africa are set to arrive in Australia on Friday for two Rugby Championship matches, seeking consistency after erratic early-season form.
Gianluca Scamacca scored his first West Ham goal on Thursday to help secure a 3-1 win over Danish minnows Viborg in the Europa Conference League play-offs.
World Cup organisers on Thursday sent 1,300 buses onto the streets of Doha in a test of what they have called one of the most elaborate transport operations ever mounted for an international event.
Top-ranked Daniil Medvedev advanced to the ATP and WTA Cincinnati Masters quarter-finals on Thursday while women's world number one Iga Swiatek was upset by American Madison Keys.
Olympic champion Jakob Ingebrigtsen won the European 1,500m title in Munich on Thursday to seal a back-to-back distance double.
Marco Jansen and Keshav Maharaj took South Africa into a first-innings lead of more than a hundred runs in the first Test against England at Lord's on Thursday following a fine fifty from Sarel Erwee.
Daniil Medvedev kept Denis Shapovalov winless against world number one players with a 7-5, 7-5 defeat on Thursday at the ATP and WTA Cincinnati Masters.
Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez called for "patience" after his side's draw with Rayo Vallecano in their season opener, but will know the team are expected to challenge for the La Liga title this season after a raft of high-profile signings.
This year's US Open will award a record $60.1 million in total player compensation, the US Tennis Association said on Thursday, with $2.6 million going to each singles champion, twice the runner-up total.
The evening session of the European Athletics Championships scheduled to start at 1805 GMT on Thursday started with a 20-minute delay due to a "severe weather warning".
Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson was issued with an 11-game ban and fined $5 million by the NFL on Thursday in a settlement between the league and the NFL players union.
Rooted to the bottom of the Premier League for the first time in 30 years, Manchester United's disastrous start to the season on and off the field could still get worse when they face Liverpool on Monday.
Tottenham boss Antonio Conte expects to take his place on the touchline for Saturday's visit of Wolves despite being sent off after a fiery 2-2 draw against Chelsea at the weekend.
Manchester City footballer Benjamin Mendy told one of his rape accusers that if she kept quiet she could come to his house "every night" like it was a "privilege", his trial heard Thursday.
Opening batters Shubman Gill and Shikhar Dhawan starred as India cruised to a 10-wicket victory over Zimbabwe on Thursday in the first of three one-day internationals.
Chelsea are investigating after racist abuse was allegedly directed against Tottenham forward Son Heung-min at Stamford Bridge, threatening the "strongest action".
Returning RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner says his side have the quality to "annoy" perennial Bundesliga title winners Bayern Munich this season, despite his side's poor start.
A total of 2.45 million tickets have been sold for this year's World Cup in Qatar after over half a million were snapped up in the latest sales period, organisers announced on Thursday.
Ukrainian heavyweight Oleksandr Usyk has drawn on his Cossack heritage as he prepares for his world title clash with towering Briton Anthony Joshua, whose career could face a reckoning on the Red Sea.
Mohammad Rizwan and Agha Salman made unbeaten half-centuries as Pakistan eased to a seven-wicket win over the Netherlands in the second one-day international in Rotterdam on Thursday to complete a series victory.
Andres Iniesta's Vissel Kobe shrugged off their domestic woes to reach the Asian Champions League quarter-finals with a 3-2 win over fellow Japanese side Yokohama F Marinos on Thursday.
Wolves have broken their transfer record to sign Portugal international Matheus Nunes from Sporting Lisbon for an initial fee of 45 million euros (£38 million, $46 million).
Danish cyclist Jonas Vingegaard has been having a "tough time" since winning the Tour de France in July, the sporting director of his club Jumbo Visma said Thursday.
Colombian cyclist Nairo Quintana said Thursday he will not race in the Vuelta a Espana, following his disqualification from the Tour de France for taking a banned pain medication.