Everton made a successful return to European football with a 4-1 victory over Wolfsburg at Goodison Park.
Tottenham started their Europa League campaign with a 0-0 draw away to Partizan Belgrade.
Celtic twice surrendered the lead to draw 2-2 with Salzburg in their thrilling Europa League Group D opener in Austria.
Wigan are 80 minutes away from another Grand Final after thrashing Huddersfield 57-4 in tgheir play-off clash.
The R&A has voted "overwhelmingly" in favour of allowing women members for the first time in its 260-year history.
Felix Magath has been sacked by Fulham, with Kit Symons taking over as caretaker manager.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has left his post as Cardiff City manager by mutual consent after nine months in charge.
FA chairman Greg Dyke was given a £16,400 watch by the Brazilian FA during the World Cup but will return the gift.
Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has had talks with club owner Mike Ashley - but insists they did not discuss his future.
Bernie Ecclestone has suggested F1 is poised for a dramatic change should a number of cash-strapped teams go to the wall.
A review of Thursday's LV= County Championship action as Chris Rogers' double century helped Middlsex draw at Somerset.
|Next 5 Races|
|T20 Champions Lge|
|Cape Cobras v
|ATP Tour Open de Moselle|
|Kohlschreiber (3) v
|Tsonga (1) v
|Janowicz (7) v
|Sousa (6) v
|WTA Tour Toray Pan Pacific Open|
|Suarez-Navarro (8) v
|Kerber (1) v
|Ivanovic (3) v
|WTA Guangzhou International Women's Open|
|Niculescu v Wang (4-0)|
|WTA Korea Open 2014|
|Pliskova (2) v Gibbs (2-3)|
|Radwanska (1) v
Everton manager Roberto Martinez praised his side after they beat Wolfsburg 4-1 at Goodison Park.
Have a look at Phil Taylor's Darts World Grand Prix history.
Wladimir Klitschko says Anthony Joshua has got the potential to be one of the true heavyweight greats.