Andrew Strauss made more history on a sunny Trent Bridge afternoon when he became the first England captain to lead the team to seven consecutive home series wins.
Andy Murray is a floater in this 2012 French Open.
Major championships are what matter to Luke Donald, winner of the 2012 BMW Championship on Sunday, but the flagship event of the European Tour is hardly a consolation prize.
England stole the moment – and with near absolute certainty the match as well as the series – in the final session with the sort of compelling performance that separates the best sides from the merely industrious.
Shane Williams's script writer surely hails from Hollywood.
The Ernie Els outburst has become an annual tradition here and it duly arrived on a warm and windy day at the BMW Championship when the scoring headed north and the big man's temper headed south.
Drawing Andy Murray on to the punch is about as easy as tempting him to the net.
Rafael Nadal has launched a withering broadside at the Spanish tennis federation after its president was suspended pending a financial investigation, adding to the sense of disarray enveloping the organisation as a result of the controversy surrounding Gala León’s appointment as the country’s first female Davis Cup captain.
Earlier this year, the story goes, Sir Dave Brailsford was watching the time-trial stage of a World Tour race on television, witnessed one of the 22-year-old Yates brothers riding out of his skin to a high overall placing and muttered something like: “Ouch, we should have signed that one.”
The prospect of Mo Farah being questioned by the US Anti-Doping Agency appeared to move closer after Treniere Moser, his fellow Nike Oregon Project athlete, revealed that Usada officials had spoken to her in the past week.