England needed this.
Uncertainty continues to hang over the postponed Six Nations Championship game between Ireland and France with the two countries unable to agree when the rescheduled fixture should take place.
Strangeness wraps itself around Dereck Chisora as completely as a glove covers his fist.
After Dwain Chambers crossed the line first in the 60 metres final of the UK Indoor Athletics Championship he had so much momentum that he disappeared head-first through the crash barrier at the end of the track.
This year's Six Nations Championship already has a curious feel to it.
Who knows how much more of this Andy Robinson can take? The man with a famous distaste for defeat is getting pummelled by them just now.
St Helens overcame an unexpected attack of opening night jitters to emerge deceptively comfortable winners from the first match at this wonderful new addition to the Super League landscape.
Caretaker coaches called Stuart are suddenly de rigueur in English team sport.
It has been called the fight of the century, the richest boxing bout in history, featuring “the two iconic superstars of their generation”. And for once, in a sport not given to understatement, the self-fulfilling hype may be justified – at least as far as the sums are concerned.
Floyd Mayweather Sr and Freddie Roach agreed on one thing on Thursday: Floyd’s son will try to knock out Manny Pacquiao in the early rounds of their fight here on Saturday night.
Boxer Manny Pacquiao is expected to get at least $80 million for his fight against Floyd Mayweather, but Pacquiao said Thursday he was fighting for his fans, not necessarily for the money.