It is impossible to overstate the gale of fresh Pennines air which has begun to blow through English rugby.
Britain's male gymnasts qualified in style for the London 2012 Olympics in the arena in which they will compete this summer, confirming a full quota of places at the Games.
Graham Onions will officially join the England squad for the series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates after Tim Bresnan was ruled out by his elbow injury.
It was not much of a start to the new year for England's scrum-halves.
Saracens are swapping Watford for Cape Town this week, enjoying a warm-weather mini-break before returning home for their Heineken Cup pool game game against Biarritz.
Charming and approachable, Kat Driscoll radiates energy.
Amir Khan says his next fight will be a mandated rematch with Lamont Peterson, the American who took his world titles in interesting circumstances in Washington DC a month ago.
Floyd Mayweather’s meeting with Manny Pacquiao next month is set to become the most expensive pay-per-view broadcast in history, with customers in America expected to have to pay $89.95 (£60.50) to watch the fight.
Sir Bradley Wiggins has secured his first victory of the season after winning the stage 3b time trial at the Three Days of De Panne.
By the time you read this Eddie Hearn’s 48-hour deadline for Amir Khan to accept a fight with his IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook at Wembley Stadium in June will probably have dwindled out of sight, with no winners.