Four months from the Ashes and Australian cricket is a global laughing stock after four players were dropped from this week's third Test in India for not handing in their homework – with the most senior, the vice-captain Shane Watson, returning home.
Cometh the hour, cometh the woman. Or rather, the women: for it seems you wait three decades for another plausible female prime minister, only for two to arrive at once.
There was an alarming end to the first day's racing here for John McCririck, the betting pundit familiar to millions for his decades of work with Channel 4, who was taken to hospital after falling ill.
What planet is George Osborne on? It's a reasonable question.
Lionel Messi delivered a "magisterial" display to inspire Barcelona to a 4-0 win over Milan and complete a remarkable comeback that took his side into the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
No decision have been made about reuniting the old 'Star Wars' cast in the coming sequels, Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger told CNBC.
The mention of Jack Wilshere and bone bruising in the same sentence is generally sufficient to induce palpitations among the Arsenal support and so Arsène Wenger's reaction to the midfielder's latest scan results was not surprising.
Arsène Wenger has given Jack Wilshere a three-week break on specialist's orders to guard against the fear that he could develop another stress fracture to his foot.