Keith Pelley has not taken up office as the European Tour’s chief executive yet but will already have learned the willingness of key stakeholders to offer advice.
Jessica Ennis-Hill’s hopes of returning to the heptathlon next week – in what would be her first multi-event competition since winning gold at London 2012 – are in the balance after the latest stage of her comeback offered more questions than answers.
Andy Murray pulled out of the Rome Masters on Thursday afternoon, citing tiredness after an unprecedented run of success on clay that finally caught up with him, and will return to London before resuming his preparation for the French Open, which starts on Sunday week.
Mo Farah admits that the European 3,000m record is in his sights when he gets his outdoor track season under way in Doha on Friday.
Andy Murray cannot stop winning on the red stuff.
Rafael Nadal’s searing honesty has always sustained him in troubled times and, while the Spaniard is perhaps a couple of defeats short of a crisis, he admits this summer has not been one of his best.
The networks said revenue was mainly driven by pay-per-view purchases in the United States, where the fight was bought 4.4 million times.
Andy Murray, setting aside doubts about his recovery time before the French Open later this month and nursing a niggling split in his right thumb, has decided to carry his unprecedented form on clay into the Rome Masters this week.
Not many rugby players have changed their sport forever inside a few weeks. Even fewer athletes have been so far ahead of their time that, two decades later, the global impact they made remains unsurpassed.