Japan’s wing Kotaro Matsushima (centre right) jumps for the ball during their Rugby World Cup Pool A match against Russia at the Tokyo Stadium on Friday. Agence France-Presse
Japan coach Jamie Joseph promised the hosts would “give 150 percent” to hit their target of reaching the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals after naming his 31-man squad on Thursday.
World Player of the Year Johnny Sexton scored two tries as 14-man Ireland secured a 47-5 bonus-point win over Samoa to reach the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals on Saturday.
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will look to bounce back against a rampant Delhi Capitals in their third Indian Premier League match on Friday after going down against Rajasthan Royals (RR) by 16 runs.
Road cycling’s world championships start this week with Tour de France champion Tadej Pogacar eyeing the crown days after crossing the finishing line on the Champs-Elysees.
Frank Lampard said Kai Havertz is just getting started after opening his Chelsea account with a hat-trick in a 6-0 thrashing of Barnsley, while Arsenal also booked their place in the League Cup