Twitter users will now be able to report individual tweets for abuse or spam in an attempt to clamp down on online harassment.
As the college football season kicks off, the reigning Heisman Trophy winner, Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel, almost lost the chance to repeat the honor.
It's a testament to the NFL's massive financial success that they can claim victory while still agreeing to hand over $765 million.
I can walk down the street and someone will come up and say, 'Weren't you the bassist in Nirvana?'" says Krist Novoselic.
José Mourinho has suggested he and his sides are victims of a conspiracy in Uefa competition after reacting furiously to Ramires' dismissal in the Super Cup final, claiming the Swedish official had "killed" the contest and that the red card tallied with his personal "history" with European football's governing body.
Paolo Di Canio and Ian Holloway are arguably the Premier League's two most unconventional managers so when their teams meet at Selhurst Park on Saturday evening considerable attention will be focused on the dugouts.
When Hollywood does Armageddon it tends to be in the form of asteroids, aliens or zombies, with the action on screen.
BP has become embroiled in an acrimonious slanging match with one of the US Gulf states most affected by pollution from the Deepwater Horizon blowout in 2010 with the two sides trading blows over the oil company's cleanup record.
Vodafone may still be negotiating its $130bn (£84bn) exit from the US, but the prospect of a Verizon Wireless sale is already prompting speculation that the British mobile phone group could itself become a target for a similarly sized acquisition.