The inaugural Betfair Super Saturday meeting at Newbury this weekend, which already has Long Run, Grands Crus and Zarkandar among its likely runners, acquired an unexpected fresh attraction on Monday when the Scilly Isles Novice Chase, which was due to take place at Sandown last weekend, was added to the card.
Now we can talk about legacies.
When the England players went into a huddle at the end of their pre-match warm‑up, Chris Robshaw spoke a few words as captain and then opened the floor.
Despite the "bloody cold" weather at Lee Valley this week – a stark contrast from recent altitude training in Kenya – Hannah England is allowing thoughts to stray to this summer's Olympics and the boost her 1500 metres medal at last year's world championships gives her.
British businesses are being warned that they could lose their internet connections during the Olympics due to a surge in the number of people going online at key times.
Stuart Lancaster has called on his England side to restore pride in the red rose when the Six Nations Championship kicks off at the weekend.
As befits the pantomime buffoonery that attends professional fisticuffs, Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather made their “grand entrances” in Las Vegas on Tuesday in separate casinos, a mile and several hours apart, an appropriate metaphor for the lingering distance between them.
There is more at stake here on Saturday night than the unification of three versions of the welterweight title.
A lingering shadow hangs over Floyd Mayweather. As hundreds of journalists from around the world descend on Las Vegas this week to pour over every detail of his fight against Manny Pacquiao, the best boxer of his generation stands accused of making light of his troubling history of abusing women.