Today Bradley Wiggins will arrive in Paris donning the yellow jersey hoping to complete one of the most incredible British sporting achievements in securing the Tour De France crown.
Gareth Bale is a star man Stuart Pearce's side could really do with at the forthcoming Olympics.
Shinji Kagawa's performance against Ajax Cape Town brightened the mood of Manchester United fans who learned before kick-off that Chris Smalling could be ruled out for 10 weeks due to a broken bone in a foot.
Arsène Wenger is still intent on keeping Robin van Persie at Arsenal despite the Dutchman stating that he wants to leave and the club receiving bids from Manchester United, Manchester City and Juventus.
The tragic events that unfolded inside a Colorado movie theatre on Friday have prompted greater attention on the gun law stance of the two men fighting it out to lead the US.
Police in Aurora on Saturday used a robot to largely defuse a complex series of booby traps in the apartment of suspected theater spree shooter James Holmes.
Graeme McDowell has insisted his major-winning experience will be of little relevance in his quest to overhaul Adam Scott on the final day of the Open.
They brought several major upgrades to the German Grand Prix, hoping to significantly improve performance, but McLaren remain perplexed as to why they cannot make their car switch on different types of tyres in differing conditions.
I was there, in Rotterdam just two years ago, when Team Sky made their Tour de France debut and it was not an especially auspicious introduction to the world's greatest cycling race. Scratch that: it was a humbling beginning to what would become an unmitigated, three-week nightmare.