PORTUGAL 6-0 ANDORRA: Cristiano Ronaldo showed off his trademark celebration (left) after dishing out brutal justice on Andorra's hatchet men by inspiring Portugal to a rout of the Group B minnows. The Real Madrid forward had missed Portugal's opening defeat by Switzerland last month due to a knee injury sustained in the European Championship final win over France. But he was back with a bang on Friday night, scoring four goals despite Andorra targeting him with some rough treatment (top right and bottom right).
Velodrome drug swoop: British Cycling in crisis as dream factory is targeted by investigators after Sportsmail's revelations about Wiggins and Team Sky - EXCLUSIVE
MATT LAWTON: British Cycling headquarters at the Manchester velodrome, the dream factory once described as 'the beating heart of Britain's ascension to the top of world cycling', was swooped on by investigators from UK Anti-Doping.
It's Burns' night in Glasgow as Scot holds off tough Relikh to defend world title... and then sets his sights on Broner superfight
Ricky Burns claimed victory by unanimous decision as he held off the challenge of Belarusian fighter Kiryl Relikh in Glasgow to defend his WBA world super-lightweight title. Relikh came forward throughout but was wobbled in the eighth round, before finding a second wind in the 10th, although Burns was able to hang on to take the win by unanimous decision.
'Your job is to train well and play well... not buy a Louis Vuitton wash bag!' Everton ace Coleman's warning to young players
IAN LADYMAN: However long Seamus Coleman stays at Everton, it will always be one day less than it should have been. February 2009 and the 20-year-old Coleman's flight to England from his home in County Donegal was cancelled because of snow. There was another from Belfast but he did not take it. He took the chance to have one last night at home. 'It was hard coming over,' said Coleman. 'I knew I had to come, knew I had to take my chance but I didn't want to, deep down. It was scary. I had to force myself to come here.'
Great Britain's Michael Bisping was at his provocative best as he came face to face with Dan Henderson for the final time before their highly-anticipated middleweight title fight at Saturday's UFC 204 showpiece.The pair both made the 185lb weight limit in Friday morning's official weigh-ins before coming together to take part in the ceremonial event at Manchester Central. The ever-brash Bisping (185lbs) was the polar opposite of his reserved long-time rival Henderson (184lbs) as they came together in front of a raucous crowd.
It is hard to find someone who has a bad word to say about Gareth Southgate. Now he is England manager, that is likely to change. It comes with the territory. Southgate has reached the top of the tree, and it's a long way down from there. Intense scrutiny and snap judgments await the 46-year-old. Absolutely everyone will have an opinion. One FA official said this week that Southgate would be a success in any vocation, his drive and intelligence would see that. 'He's just an all round top guy,' said the official.
BELGIUM 4-0 BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA - ADAM CRAFTON AT THE KING BADOUIN STADIUM: It is a long time since a Roberto Martinez side has been applauded off the field quite like this. By the end of his reign at Everton, the best he could hope for was mild indifference from the terraces and on some of those particularly uncomfortable days at Goodison Park, the tenor from the terraces became really rather unpleasant. Indeed, only last month during his first match in charge of Belgium, there were groans to greet both the half-time and full-time whistle of a comprehensive 2-0 defeat by Spain.
HOLLAND 4-1 BELARUS: Tottenham striker Vincent Janssen produced the finest of strikes as Holland eased past Belarus to rise to the top of Group A.
FRANCE 4-1 BULGARIA: France produced a scintillating show as they put memories of one of the most painful moments in their soccer history to one side by crushing Bulgaria 4-1 in a World Cup Group A qualifier on Friday. Les Bleus had not hosted Bulgaria since an infamous qualifier in November 1993 when they conceded a late goal to lose 2-1, a defeat that meant they missed out on a place at the following year's World Cup in the United States.
Toulon's comic book magnate owner Boudjellal reveals why he put Wilkinson on a pedestal... along with Spider-man
NIK SIMON: Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of Mourad Boudjellal, whose office in Toulon is filled with figurines of trolls, hairless camels and babies carrying spears. On his desk is a placard reading: 'Quiet! There's world domination in progress!' But as well as power reforms in European rugby, the billionaire comic book magnate is talking through his latest animation idea - a story about England head coach Eddie Jones.
It is less than an hour's drive from Wigan to Sale - but Josh Charnley knows his code-switching journey across Greater Manchester could be lined with danger. The winger will bid a grand farewell to rugby league after Saturday's Grand Final, 12 years after arriving at his first training session as an underweight 13-year-old. He will make an identical switch to Jason Robinson and is determined to follow in the footsteps of 'Billy Whizz', rather than the recent trail of destruction of Sam Burgess.
Italy forward Graziano Pelle has been removed from the team's squad for refusing to shake coach Giampiero Ventura's hand after a substitution. The incident occurred on Thursday in the second half of Italy's 1-1 draw with Spain in a World Cup qualifier. The Italian soccer federation says Pelle has been sent back to his club Shandong Luneng in China, where he earns an estimated £260,000 a week, and will therefore miss Sunday's qualifier at Macedonia.
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Watch out, boss! England players give Southgate the runaround ahead of his debut at Wembley as Antonio even crunches in on manager with two-footed challenge
England interim manager Gareth Southgate picked up 57 caps for the national side during his career and appears happy to return to the fold in training. Southgate was active in Friday's training session at St George's Park, getting stuck into passing and defensive drills with the current crop of players. The former Middlesbrough and Aston Villa defender is gearing his Three Lions up for Saturday's World Cup qualifier at Wembley against Malta.
The new drill sergeant of Swansea City intends to draw on the example of his war hero father as he begins his task as the Premier League's first American manager. Bob Bradley used his public unveiling at Swansea's Marriott Hotel yesterday to address the usual stereotypes and assumptions made about Americans who make their living in this game.
If his arms are moving Pep Guardiola is engaged and that was the case when the Manchester City manager spoke at length about the late, great Johan Cruyff on Thursday. Sat downstairs in a London bookshop as Cruyff's posthumous autobiography, 'My Turn', was unveiled, Guardiola looked alive when talking about how his own career was shaped.
Wearing an oxygen mask, on a stretcher... and chased by police! Watch Valencia being followed by officers during match amid claims he didn't pay £13,000 child support
Enner Valencia's child support row appeared to take a new twist on Thursday as reports suggest police chased the Premier League star off the pitch. Valencia is said to owe the mother of his daughter £13,000 in child maintenance bills and police even turned up to Ecuador's training session ahead of their 2018 World Cup qualifying clash with Chile. And the local police in Quito, according to reports in Argentina, went one step further during the clash at the Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa after Valencia was forced off with altitude sickness in the 82nd minute.
Argentina were held 2-2 by Peru in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers on Thursday, their second successive away draw without injured talisman Lionel Messi, which dropped them to fifth in the South American group. Defender Ramiro Funes Mori put Argentina ahead after 15 minutes but was responsible for Peru's late penalty equaliser that was converted by Christian Cueva. In between, Peru's veteran striker Paolo Guerrero equalised early in the second half and Gonzalo Higuain restored Argentina's lead in the 77th minute.
Now that's what you call passion! Italian mascots join stars to belt out the national anthem ahead of facing Spain
Passion flared as the Italian national team faced Spain this week in their World Cup qualifying clash. The two giants of world football came head-to-head in what was a rematch of their Euro 2016 last 16 match in France. But it was the Italian players and their mascots who caught the eye after belting out the national anthem of Italy with patriotic fervour.
Dillian Whyte took the vacant British heavyweight title after a bruising 10-round slug fest with Ian Lewison at the SSE Hydro Arena in Glasgow. Lewison, the much heavier man, wore a kilt and from the first bell started throwing bombs with intermittent success. Whyte, 28, began returning with haymakers and both men took their share of punches as the rounds moved on.
Argentina captain Agustin Creevyhas challenged his side to secure a second Rugby Championship victory this weekend, to avenge their World Cup semi-final defeat to Australia at Twickenham. The former Worcester hooker also insisted that Argentina are keeping their eye on their world ranking ahead of May's pool draw for the 2019 World Cup.
An all British affair at the quarter-final of the China Open was tightly contested and Kyle Edmund forced Andy Murray into a first-set tie-break. Murray edged out his Davies Cup teammate 11-9 to take control of the match which he said before the contest would make him 'uncomfortable'. The second set saw Edmund exhibit impressive resilience but the Wimbledon champion eventually had too much for him.
What happens when you LEAVE Barcelona? From Eto'o to Figo, Sportsmail assesses how shipped-out stars follow up success
Some say the only way is down once you leave Barcelona. But then try telling that to Samuel Eto'o who joined Jose Mourinho and won the treble in Italy, Luis Figo who joined Real Madrid was thrown a pig's head but won the European Cup, or to Yaya Toure who missed out on a birthday cake and some Champions League glory but won two Premier League titles at Manchester City. Sportsmail looks at what happens when players walk away from, or are ushered out of, the most successful club of the 21st century.