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Hugo Lloris feels his decision to stay at Tottenham has been justified by the team's remarkable progress under Mauricio Pochettino. Lloris joined Spurs from Lyon in 2012 but after two turbulent seasons, which included the sackings of Andre Villas-Boas and Tim Sherwood, the France captain was considering his future at the club.
David Beckham bumped into MMA fighter Francis Ngannou on a trip to the UFC's Performance Institute in Las Vegas this week. The former Manchester United and Real Madrid midfielder took to Instagram to document his visit, posting numerous pictures around the venue used by Conor McGregor in the build-up to his fight against Floyd Mayweather in August.
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton visited NASA on Wednesday and revealed he would happily give up his Formula 1 career to be an astronaut. The 32-year-old, who leads the F1 Drivers' standings from nearest rival Sebastian Vettel by 59 points ahead of this weekend's United States Grand Prix, shared his visit on Instagram.
Gordon Hayward sent fans a special message from his hospital bed ahead of their first home game against the Milwaukee Bucks but could not inspire the Boston Celtics to victory. The star recruit, who suffered a horrific ankle injury just minutes into his debut in Tuesday night's season opener, sent good luck wishes to his team-mates as he told fans he was "going to be alright".
Crystal Palace are reportedly ready to step up their interest in Besiktas striker Cenk Tosun , according to the Mirror. The 26-year-old has been linked to Newcastle and Tottenham, but the paper says Roy Hodgson wants to take the transfer chase to the next level after another impressive display this week.
The Chicago Cubs finally put more runs on the board than their opponent in this series, as they defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers by a score of 3-2. The victory was the Cubs' first of the series, and it keeps them alive in the 2017 postseason.
Masahiro Tanaka pitched seven innings of three-hit ball and the New York Yankees finally solved Houston Astros nemesis Dallas Keuchel, beating the ace lefty 5-0 on Wednesday for a 3-2 lead in the AL Championship Series. Gary Sanchez hit an RBI single off Keuchel and later homered to help the wild-card Yankees win for the third straight day at home and move within one victory of their first trip to the World Series since 2009.
Lionel Messi scored his 100th goal in Europe as 10-man Barcelona maintained a winning start to their Champions League campaign with a 3-1 victory over Olympiacos. Leading through Dimitris Nikolaou's 18th-minute own goal, Barcelona suffered a setback when defender Gerard Pique, who had earlier been booked for pulling back Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe, received a second yellow card.
Jack Wilshere has defended the character of his Arsenal team-mates after it was called into question by Watford captain Troy Deeney. Per Mertesacker had headed the Gunners ahead before Deeney came off the bench to equalise from the penalty spot, with Tom Cleverley lashing home an added-time winner for the hosts.
The 39-year-old has been a regular participant in hunter chases in recent years aboard horses he owns, most notably steering the high-class Mendip Express to third place in the Fox Hunters' Chase over the Grand National fences at Aintree in 2016. The Philip Hobbs-trained Ballotin, formerly a smart performer in France, has also been bought to go down the hunter chase route, but could make up into a useful handicapper first judged on his winning British debut in West Yorkshire.