Real Madrid coach Rafael Benitez has called for fewer meaningless international games during the season after losing James Rodriguez and Danilo to injury whilst they were on international duty in the past week.
West Ham`s Ecuador international Enner Valencia apologised on Wednesday for comments criticising the club`s medical staff over the injury that has kept him out of the first three Premier League games of the season.
Everton are fretting on Romelu Lukaku`s injury and manager Roberto Martinez said the club will know in the next 48 hours if the Belgian forward will be fit to face Watford in their Premier League opener on Saturday.
Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris is likely to miss the Premier League opener against Manchester United on Saturday as the France international has not yet fully recovered from a fractured wrist, manager Mauricio Pochettino said.
A persistent ankle injury threatens to jeopardise Ye Shiwen`s world championships campaign as China`s double Olympic champion prepares to race in Sunday`s 200m individual medley heats and final, reports Xinhua.
The funeral of Jules Bianchi, the French Formula One driver who died after spending nine months in a coma following a crash at last season`s Japanese Grand Prix, will be held in his home city of Nice on Tuesday.