As if having an entire nation on his back was not burden enough going into Wimbledon, Andy Murray has had to shake off the combined weight of a galaxy of former players in recent weeks who doubt the extent of his back problems. On Saturday night, angered to the point of combustion, he invited the sceptics to come and examine his medical records.
If anyone can light up Wimbledon on a grey day, it is Maria Sharapova, yet there will always be a hint of Russian melancholy about her, as if life some times is too good to be true and therefore should be treated with suspicion
Ascot has been generous to Frankie Dettori throughout his quarter-century in the saddle but the grand stage, the moment and the script have rarely combined with such sympathy as in the closing stages of Thursday's Gold Cup.
Aidan O'Brien can maintain his winning momentum by sending out Fame And Glory to a second victory in the Gold Cup, highlight of Ladies' Day at Royal Ascot.
Alastair Cook had said at the toss that his England team, though still shaken by the news of the loss of Tom Maynard they had received before a sombre practice session 24 hours earlier, were determined to put in a good performance at the ground the young Welshman had come to call home, to honour his memory.
Carlton House can fulfil his potential against a vulnerable favourite in So You Think and supply a memorable Royal success in the Prince of Wales's Stakes, the highlight of the second day of Royal Ascot.
There’s a reason they call boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. 'Money'.
What a tragic waste of a life.
The Tour de France winner Chris Froome has confirmed he will ride in the Vuelta a España, which begins on 22 August in Puerto Banús.
The scandal over allegations of blood doping in athletics has spread to the London marathon, with claims that it has been won seven times in 12 years by runners with suspicious blood scores.
Ronda Rousey demonstrated once more this past Saturday that she is without peer in the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s bantamweight division.