The sporting world seemed poised to give the cold shoulder to Oscar Pistorius after a court in South Africa allowed the Olympic and Paralympic star to return to international competition.
The women's 1500m Olympic champion, Cakir Alptekin, faces a second potential ban from sport after blood "abnormalities" were discovered during her biological passport testing, the International Association of Athletics Federations confirmed on Friday.
HSBC takes a stab at wacky correlations between the performance of the 28 teams taking part in Hong Kong's most celebrated annual three-day sporting event, the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens, and economic trends.
Lewis Hamilton's adventures as a unicyclist, table tennis player and footballer are not well chronicled but he invoked them all as he talked about the renewal of his rivalry with Nico Rosberg.
Did we see something pivotal in Indian Wells? Was that one of the great rivalries of sport working its way to a quiet conclusion on a warm, Californian night?
Frank Warren glanced at three of his elite fighters – Nathan Cleverly, Dereck Chisora and Liam Walsh – and cautioned the doubters who reckon he might be finished.
There was an alarming end to the first day's racing here for John McCririck, the betting pundit familiar to millions for his decades of work with Channel 4, who was taken to hospital after falling ill.
Within a couple of hours of signing for Eddie Hearn on Monday the WBO lightweight champion, Ricky Burns, learned that the promoter he left behind, Frank Warren, intended to sue him "for substantial damages".
Norwegian prodigy Magnus Carlsen is the Tiger Woods of chess.
The staging of the pre-fight press conference in a cinema is probably as box office as this bout will get. Taking his first steps down an uncertain path he hopes will lead to him regaining the world heavyweight crown, David Haye looked in good shape but mildly embarrassed on Wednesday while sitting in front of Screen 5 of Cineworld as he talked up his comeback at the O2 Arena on Saturday night.
Sebastian Coe, the president of world athletics’ embattled governing body, will be under further pressure on Thursday as fresh allegations are outlined of widespread corruption at the heart of the sport.
Former Butler star Andrew Smith, a key player on Brad Stevens’ team that went to the national title game in successive years, died on Tuesday from cancer. He was 25.