On the BBC a few weeks ago the New York Times pundit David Brooks explained to his British audience that American voters are "looking for an excuse to vote against the president". Spot on, I thought. Voters are disappointed in the promise that Barack Obama represented in 2008, but Mitt Romney has been making it hard for swing voters to elect him president instead.
Denis MacShane, Britain's most tireless pro-European campaigner, ended his political career when he resigned from parliament after a cross-party committee of MPs called for him to be suspended from the House of Commons for 12 months after submitting false invoices.
Formula One teams face a potentially devastating rise in the fees they must pay to enter next year's world championship. The FIA, the sport's governing body, has unveiled a new, two-tier structure based on the number of points won in this year's championship.
The Brighton manager, Gus Poyet, emotionally branded Neil Warnock a "hypocrite" following a remarkable draw against Leeds United, which included two goals from Craig Mackail-Smith, three penalties awarded and a result that flattered the away side.
Hillary Clinton would be on course for a landslide victory over Mitt Romney, with a lead five points larger than Barack Obama's, if she was on the ballot paper instead of the president in Tuesday's US election, according to a poll.
Barack Obama goes into the final hectic weekend of campaigning as favourite, holding a slight edge over Mitt Romney in the polls and buoyed by better than expected job figures.
Manchester United to edge victory over Arsenal, Swansea to hold the leaders Chelsea, Newcastle to draw at Anfield, along with wins for Everton, Stoke, Sunderland, Spurs, QPR and West Brom.
The Belgian has been an integral part of their early season system, but could be side-lined for as long as six weeks. How should Spurs adapt to his loss?