Scarlets made a miserable start to their Heineken Cup campaign, losing 49-16 at Clermont Auvergne after having Morgan Stoddart sent off shortly before half-time.
Harlequins 40 Biarritz 13: Quins tear French side apart in second half but lose Evans to injury
This Basque beauty basks in late-summer sun, with a film festival and perfect pintxos adding extra appeal.
Far from being a failed state, this is a country that can do great things
Will Unwin traces the links that make Athletic Club more than a Basque stronghold
England coach ignores the critics and backs unchanged side to shock experienced French
Manchester United 2 Athletic Bilbao 3
Swim, golf, surf – or just Basque in the sunshine. The revamped, cliff-top La Réserve is full of patriotic local colour – and don't miss the chef's l'oeuf piperade
Every night, after the last visitor to Madrid's Reina Sofia Museum has left, the prestigious art gallery's newest curator flickers into life. The expert is a robot, which has begun the most exhaustive research ever performed on Picasso's renowned masterpiece, Guernica. The mission: to establish the extent of the damage the 75-year-old painting has sustained during its turbulent life.
The England caretaker's new broom will usher out big names today and fast-track youngsters. By Chris Hewett
Caretaker coach to put faith in fresh group of youngsters when he reveals his squad for the Six Nations today
Benetton Treviso made Pool Five of the Heineken Cup, the competition's obligatory pool of death, a little deadlier still – if that is possible – by beating Biarritz 30-26 in the Veneto yesterday.
Crime and punishment in Iceland
The Basque separatists want a new political life – but so far their electoral ambitions have been thwarted. Dale Fuchs reports
Italy's Francesco Gavazzi was declared the winner of the fifth stage of the Tour of the Basque Country yesterday after Spain's Oscar Freire was relegated from first place.
Olympic road race champion Samuel Sanchez defied intense heat to clinch the toughest stage of the Tour of the Basque Country for the second year running in Eibar, Spain, yesterday.