With the Rugby League World Cup looming on the horizon, preparation for the England side gets underway in earnest on Friday when they take on the Exiles at the Halliwell Jones Stadium in Warrington.
It would be unwise to underestimate Matteo Manassero.
Andy Murray says he would not have been able to play at the level Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic reached in their French Open semi-final on Friday but thinks his absence through injury before Wimbledon may be "a blessing in disguise".
They played the theme to Star Wars at the Stadio Olimpico but there was nothing galactic about Usain Bolt's performance as he was surprisingly defeated by Justin Gatlin in the 100m at Rome's Golden Gala meeting.
South Sydney Rabittohs, one of only two foundation clubs still playing in the National Rugby League have always been a club with a story attached to them.
Sam Warburton will be fit to lead the British & Irish Lions for the first time this week, easing fears he is struggling with a knee injury.
So the back-and-forth between the Miami Heat and the Indiana Pacers continues.
It is not often that Rafael Nadal explodes – off the court, anyway.
Frankie Dettori will be back in action at Epsom on Friday, having finally extricated himself from the restraining grip of French bureaucracy, 12 days after the end of his six-month ban for a cocaine positive.
Despite heading into their world title unification clash as the underdog, Scott Quigg has several things in his favour over Carl Frampton.
Basketball star Liz Cambage has come under fire after she called out a team-mate for wearing blackface at an end-of-season fancy dress party.
One day after Victoria Pendleton’s anticlimactic exit from the saddle at Fakenham, opinion among racing professionals was sharply divided on the key question of whether she should now be tried in the furnace of the Cheltenham Festival.