Why would a referee go into a world championship fight wearing a pristine white shirt? It seems terribly unwise, given the possibility that the evening will end with it splattered with claret.
The contest has been settled, surely, and the concession speech made.
Boxing champions generally prefer invitations to invasions.
It is hard enough when you need to beat the No1 in the world to end the season as Europe's top golfer.
The timing of Denman's retirement from jump racing on Friday may seem significant to the sport's more committed followers, coming 50 years to the day after the racecourse debut of Arkle, perhaps the only other horse who could have beaten him at his peak.
Mild-mannered and polite, Luke Donald could not start a fight in a boxing ring but the Englishman has only gone and done it now.
A difficult year for Lewis Moody has ended prematurely after Bath confirmed that England's World Cup captain will be out of action until March, having undergone shoulder surgery.
Paula Radcliffe has criticised Nike’s decision to award controversial sprinter Justin Gatlin with a new sponsorship deal, describing the decision as not reflecting “the core values of the Nike that I am proud to represent”.
Mark Cavendish has slammed the recent report from the UCI’s Independent Commission into doping in cycling, stating it contains “all the shit from the last years compiled into one document,” and the section dealing with the ethical state of the sport today is from “unreliable sources”.
God, like everyone else who can get a ticket, is coming to Las Vegas.