It was third time lucky, then, for the endlessly compelling contradiction that is Mark Cavendish. Following two epic days of competition in only his third ever international class omnium, the Isle of Man cyclist finally had the Olympic medal he craved around his neck after bitter disappointment in Beijing and London.
By midnight, the Olympic Stadium can’t have been a quarter-full.
Gary Watson, the frontman of rising Scottish band the Lapelles, has died after falling into the river Clyde in Glasgow. The singer was due to celebrate his 22nd birthday the day after the accident occurred.
Leeds United have finally signed Liam Bridcutt from Sunderland.
Jeremy Corbyn has won local party nominations by a landslide in the Labour leadership contest, with 84% of constituency nominations at the final count.
Jeremy Corbyn is to renew his pledge to renationalise the railways and promise fare savings of up to 10% for passengers under a Labour government.
Massimo Cellino reportedly wants to add another centre back to the Leeds squad.
Joey Barton arrived at Ibrox after being signed by Glasgow Rangers boss Mark Warburton, but will he have an impact v Celtic?
The Hammers were beaten late on by Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
A relic of failure from the buyout boom is the gift that keeps on giving to Wall Street banks and law firms.
U.S. authorities issued subpoenas to Goldman Sachs for documents related to the bank's dealings with troubled Malaysia state wealth fund 1MDB, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing a person familiar with the matter.
Analysts are scrutinising the potential hit Royal Bank of Scotland and Barclays could take to their financial strength at times of market turbulence following the publication of EU-wide health checks on the financial sector.