According to Ivan Lendl, the Andy Murray project is going pretty much to plan, but he not only expects more, he demands it.
There could be no wild Friday night celebrations for England in the dry state of Gujarat after the nine-run victory over India in the first ODI, although the Saurashtra Cricket Association did lay on a spectacular display of fireworks and lights to mark the first international at this spacious new stadium.
David Cameron's entire European strategy has been thrown into doubt less than two weeks before his landmark speech on the European Union as Germany backs away from initiating negotiations that would give Britain a chance to claw back some powers from the EU.
Barack Obama and Afghanistan president Hamid Karzai came close to sealing a deal at the White House on Friday that would keep a small US force in the country after the pullout of most international forces at the end of 2014.
George Osborne has delivered the strongest warning to date that Britain might be forced to leave the European Union unless a fresh settlement is negotiated by its 27 leaders.
Ed Miliband is to set himself apart from old and New Labour when he declares that both strands in his party's postwar history have lost relevance in 21st-century Britain.
The King's Speech director plus the globally adored musical: it's a match made in commercial heaven, a third-hand version of a 19th-century French saga, and the most epic celebrity karaoke session ever filmed.
Manchester City are considering offering Carlos Tevez a contract extension to try to prevent the striker, who cost £25m, leaving for free when his current deal expires in 18 months.
Brendan Rodgers has claimed Luis Suárez thrives on the controversy that Sir Alex Ferguson believes the Liverpool striker is "laden with" and fears could cost Manchester United when the great rivals meet at Old Traffordon Sunday .
Newcastle United have been highly linked with a move for the talented Dutch-Brazilian and with the news that Fabricio Coloccini is seeking a return to Argentina the deal could prove imminent. But should Chelsea take a look at the 25-year-old?