Not for more than a decade has an England-Wales game captured as many hearts and minds.
Seven weeks and the best part of three Mobilink Jazz Cup series into their tour of the United Arab Emirates, England's cricketers could almost be forgiven a slight drop in ambient intensity levels.
Frank Bruno shuffles into the gym, ready for mischief – like his audience.
Nathan Cleverly's ambitions of unifying the light-heavyweight division remain intact but only after the Welshman came through a surprisingly less-than-routine third defence of his title against the American Tommy Karpency.
A professional golfer can hit the ball as far and as straight as he likes but, if he cannot chip and putt with the same excellence, then disappointment will never be more than a week away.
This really is a topsy-turvy tour.
Tom Daley received the full support of his synchronised diving partner Peter Waterfield on Thursday night after the pair finished a disappointing seventh at the Fina World Cup, a week after British Swimming's performance director had criticised the 17-year-old for supposedly taking on too many media commitments.
Even now, after so many gold-plated triumphs, Jessica Ennis-Hill retains the capacity to surprise.
Kell Brook marches on. The IBF welterweight champion stopped Frankie Gavin inside six rounds to retain his title and further the view he is a man who is well and truly for the big time, or to be specific, a clash with Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Samoa Joe has revealed he has come to WWE to win the World Heavyweight Championship.