Dave Brailsford likes to term July the "pointy end" of the cycling season, and in 2012 the pointy bit is as spiky as Everest, with just five clear days between the finish of the Tour de France and the opening cycling event, the men's elite road race.
Phillips Idowu has pulled out of a pre-Olympic training camp in Portugal so that he can receive treatment on a persistent hip injury.
Links golf could never reasonably be described as ageist.
Tim Cahill has ended his eight-year spell with Everton by agreeing to join Thierry Henry at New York Red Bulls.
The Spain winger Santi Cazorla has told Arsenal that he is prepared to leave Málaga to join them.
The Brazil playmaker Oscar has said that it would be a "dream" to join Chelsea, as he passed comment for the first time on the prospect of playing for the European champions.
America got its first glimpse of James Holmes on Monday as the man believed to have murdered 12 people and injured at least 58 in a mass shooting at a Colorado movie theatre made his first appearance in court.