They look like so many asparagus fronds. There are eight long rows of them, stuck into holes in the top of a green box, suggesting garden centre rather than racecourse, but they form the new core of what is supposedly one of the most challenging obstacles in sport, a Grand National fence.
Connor Jupps writes on an exciting World Track Cycling Championships.
The shock of the American veteran Tony Thompson destroying the 6ft 8in British heavyweight hope David Price in two rounds in Liverpool earlier in the evening reverberated all the way to London, as Audley Harrison again lit a fire under his interesting career by winning his second Prizefighter trophy, becoming the first man to do so.
Now table tennis isn't a sport we usually cover, but this is pretty cool.
Oscar Pistorius is due to appear at Pretoria magistrates court at 9am local time (7am GMT) .
The family of Oscar Pistorius have criticised the media for sensationalist coverage of the murder case against him.
If Ricky Burns can hold on to his WBO lightweight title when he meets the IBF champion Miguel Vazquez next month, the Scot could be a couple of arguments over money away from sharing a ring with Adrien Broner.
The Illinois attorney general on Wednesday deemed daily fantasy sports to be illegal gambling under state law in another blow to embattled companies DraftKings and FanDuel.
The downhill skiing champion Marcel Hirscher escaped unharmed after a drone carrying a camera fell from the sky and narrowly missed him on his way down the slope during a race in Italy.
Sebastian Coe’s closest aide Nick Davies has stepped aside from his position at athletics’ governing body and submitting himself to an investigation by the IAAF’s ethics commission.