France striker, Olivier Giroud, says criticism has always motivated him to do better. The 31-year-old is pleased to silence his detractors with his stellar work rate in his team's World Cup triumph in Russia.
Golf will never be completely drug free according to retired South African golfer, Gary Player, who has also questioned why it took so long for the British Open to implement blood testing as part of its anti-doping regulations.
When teenager Kylian Mbappe netted France's fourth goal in the World Cup final, thoughts turned to the possibility that the French could go on to emulate the dominant Brazilian teams led by their great striker, Pele.
England captain, Harry Kane, is confident he can recover from the fatigue of a taxing World Cup campaign as he aims to return to action in Tottenham Hotspur's opening Premier League fixture against Newcastle United on August. 11.