There was a time when an England trip to Moldova heralded a new beginning.
Here's something sent in by a Liverpool fan on the subject of the club's start to the season under manager Brendan Rodgers.
With wide reports of a transfer request being requested during a meeting with Real Madrid president Florentino Perez could Manchester City be the only team with the required wealth to sign the former World Footballer of the Year?
The Brazilian 20-year-old double amputee who sprinted from nowhere to shock the world's most famous Paralympian has said he felt "let down" by claims by Oscar Pistorius that he had won his gold medal unfairly.
Ellie Simmonds sent a packed Aquatics Centre into rapture on Monday, winning her second gold medal of these Games and her fourth Paralympics title overall with a stunning victory in the SM6 200m individual medley.
Andalucía, Spain's most populous region, has said it needs a €1bn (£800m) advance to pay its bills.
Cable for Clegg ?
Jeremy Hunt is expecting to lose his post as culture secretary in the impending cabinet reshuffle, according to sources familiar with the cabinet member's thinking.
The Democratic national convention in Charlotte culminates with Barack Obama's acceptance speech on Thursday night. Before then, the convention will feature a mix of fresh and familiar faces. Here are six worth watching: