Justin Gatlin has moved to head off the wave of criticism directed at him during the World Athletics Championships by releasing letters that reveal the extent to which he cooperated with US anti-doping investigators and apologised for his own offences.
In Beijing and beyond, there is no doubt who the stars of the last few days of these championships were for the hosts. And it was not Usain Bolt, Allyson Felix, Dafne Schippers or Mo Farah.
Sebastian Coe has defiantly defended his links with Nike, refusing to give up his role as a special adviser to the sportswear giant as he takes over as the most powerful man in athletics.
Heptathlon The hugely talented athlete arrived in Beijing confident that she was in podium shape despite suffering a frustrating quadriceps injury in June.
Inside Nick Kyrgios’s pink headphones, there are probably a thousand loud sounds that drown out the roar of disapproval that visits him almost daily, however many times he says he’s sorry for, well, being Nick.
We reckon this cameraman had a few quid on Justin Gatlin and now he's getting his revenge.
This is all sorts of amazing, but do you think you could do it?
Wayde van Niekerk became the fourth fastest man in history over 400m as he won his first world championship title, holding off the defending champion LaShawn Merritt and the Olympic gold medalist Kirani James in Beijing.
A spokesman for Muhammad Ali said the former heavyweight champion is being treated in hospital for a respiratory problem.
It will come as little surprise to New South Wales but Cooper Cronk will play the 2016 State of Origin series opener in Sydney after the Queensland halfback shrugged off the ankle injury that had threatened his participation in Wednesday night’s match – and sparked accusations of mind games from the opposition camp.
Frankie Dettori was fortunate to avoid injury just days before he is due to ride the Derby favourite when his mount slipped and fell shortly after crossing the line at Leicester on Tuesday. Riding Magillen, the Italian had been beaten a nose in a driving finish to the six-furlong contest and was still travelling at speed a few strides later when the two-year-old beneath him lost his footing.