Not long after 6.30 on pretty much any weekend morning in Mumbai during the cricket season, as another dusty dawn lightens the sky and the city starts to wake, the great Maidans are already buzzing with the game.
The Harlequins full-back Mike Brown is set to start on the wing for England when they unveil their side to face South Africa at Twickenham.
Formula One arrived in Brazil for the showdown between Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso for the drivers' title, with each driver having his own concerns leading up to Sunday's finale.
Ian Poulter must not want 2012 to end.
Roberto Mancini believes his job is not at risk even though his Manchester City side have crashed out of the Champions League group stage for the second successive season.
Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers has warned his side of the threat of Young Boys ahead of their Group A match on Thursday.
This is it, ex-US. The only four day weekend on the American calendar. It's going to be slow. So what are you going to do? Tell Thanksgiving jokes. Trust us, you've forgotten how hilarious clean jokes can be. (Note: very funny dirty joke at the end.)