Essex won the English County Championship for the first time in 25 years when closest rivals Lancashire lost to Somerset by seven wickets on Friday.
Arsenal's Europa League match to FC Cologne was delayed with five arrests made for public order offences after police had to be deployed to The Emirates Stadium.
Harry Kane struck twice as Tottenham made a flying start to their Champions League campaign with a 3-1 win over Borussia Dortmund.
Sergio Aguero scored his 50th goal in European club competitions as Manchester City romped to a record 4-0 victory over Feyenoord in their Champions League Group F clash.
Liverpool paid a heavy price for a first-half penalty miss as Sevilla grabbed a late equaliser to earn a 2-2 draw in their Champions League group E opener at Anfield.
Arsenal were thrashed 4-0 by Liverpool last month and have already lost twice in four league games this season.
The deal runs to 2024 and allows the broadcaster to stream all midweek Championship (second tier) matches.
Steven Davis has warned his team they will face a highly motivated Crystal Palace side in the Premier League this weekend.
West Ham claimed their first points of the season by beating Huddersfield Town 2-0, giving some breathing space to Slaven Bilic who could finally celebrate his birthday.
Chris Froome secured his first Vuelta a Espana victor to become the first rider since Bernard Hinault in 1978 to win the Tour de France and Vuelta in the same season.
A relentless Rafa Nadal thumped Kevin Anderson 6-3 6-3 6-4 to win the U.S. Open, earning the Spaniard his second grand slam title of the season and 16th of his career.
Sloane Stephens won her maiden grand slam title in the U.S. Open after defeated Madison Keys.
London clubs' erratic start to the Premier League season improved with victories for Chelsea, Tottenham and Arsenal but Manchester City and United are the top two.
It took eight years but Rafa Nadal gained his revenge, ending Juan Martin del Potro's hopes of another dream run to the U.S. Open final with a semi-final victory.
FIFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against England midfielder Dele Alli after he made an obscene gesture during a World Cup qualifier.
The Premier League transfer window will now close before the start of the season
He has called for perspective after their 4-0 defeat by Liverpool in their last Premier League game.
Mings joined Bournemouth from Championship side Ipswich Town in 2015 but sustained a serious knee injury on his league debut.
Northern Ireland made sure of a top two finish in their World Cup qualifying group with a 2-0 win over Czech Republic.
The record-breaking fees paid during the recent transfer window are unlikely to fall in the near future and are sustainable for the modern game
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