World champion, Marc Marquez, will be out for revenge after being pipped to victory in the last two races this season as he looks to match Italian star Valentino Rossi's record of three wins at the San Marino MotoGP on Sunday.
Cristiano Ronaldo returns to Italian league action after his four-goal spree for Portugal as Juventus head for Fiorentina on Saturday also boosted by coach Maurizio Sarri's highly-anticipated debut on the bench after a bout of pneumonia.
New Zealand will be made to fight all the way for a third consecutive title as a ground-breaking Rugby World Cup gets under way in Japan next week with half a dozen teams confident of jockeying for the William Webb Ellis trophy.
Henrik Stenson will return to the Nedbank Golf Challenge hosted by Gary Player for the first time in three years, when the 2016 Open champion tees it up in the penultimate event on the 2019 Race to Dubai from November 14-17, 2019.
A new report from UEFA showed record spending in Europe during the recently closed summer transfer window with the majority of all money spent on transfers coming from clubs involved in either the Champions League or Europa League group stage.