Mervyn Westfield was sentenced to four months in prison at the Old Bailey on Friday, becoming the first county cricketer in England to be jailed for spot fixing.
If this test event is about markers, signposts and confidence-boosting on the road to London, then Great Britain's team sprinters Victoria Pendleton and Jess Varnish and their team pursuit counterparts Laura Trott, Dani King and Jo Rowsell have set off in the grandest style possible.
Saturday's WBC heavyweight division title fight sums up all that is wrong with boxing’s heavyweight division.
The England scrum-half Ben Youngs has conceded he is struggling for form and needs to stop "trying too hard" if he wishes to feature in the starting XV for the remainder of the Six Nations.
Vitali Klitschko has a recurring dream.
The contest between Jason Kenny and Sir Chris Hoy for the single slot available in the match sprint at the London Olympics is pure sporting soap opera, one subplot following another as each of them pursues the ultimate prize.
Chris Robshaw says he is keen to lead England for the forseeable future after being confirmed as captain for his side's three remaining Six Nations Championship games.
It was a case of not quite but almost the same again for England, who have one hand on the Mobilink Jazz Cup after a 20-run victory in Abu Dhabi put them 2-0 up in the series with two to play.
Where were you in early February 1988? Ronald Reagan was still president of the United States and Eddie the Eagle was plummeting to global stardom at the Calgary Winter Olympics.
Of all the mountain peaks that overlook the frayed six-lane running track in the Austrian town of Götzis, none is as steep as the challenge Jessica Ennis-Hill has set herself in the next 15 months: to return from giving birth and retain her Olympic heptathlon title.
Top WWE star Brock Lesnar's return to TV has been revealed.
Bill Goldberg say he could have been as good a heel as Brock Lesnar but felt uncomfortable letting the kids down.