Joey Barton has been banned for 12 matches and fined £75,000 by the Football Association, an unprecedented tariff that places his future at Queens Park Rangers in serious doubt.
Fernando Torres need not worry.
Roy Hodgson is worried about Danny Welbeck's fitness as he puts together his Euro 2012 plans and tries to make up for Wayne Rooney's absence in the first two games.
Chelsea have released two more of their Champions League-winning team, with José Bosingwa and Salomon Kalou told to find fresh employment.
The world rankings do not lie and neither does Rory McIlroy.
For the first time in his career Dwain Chambers has begun using a sports psychologist.
The Rugby Football Union has been accused of insensitivity by London Welsh and faces a protracted row over the decision to block their promotion to the Premiership.