The problems continue to pile up for Alex McLeish after it emerged that Aston Villa supporters have taken the unprecedented step of paying for an advert on the back page of Saturday's Birmingham Mail calling for the manager to go.
A special ceremony to unveil a new statue of Sir Bobby Robson will take place outside St James' Park on Sunday morning.
After adapting his jumping style to imitate the four-times Olympic long jump champion Carl Lewis, Greg Rutherford is already feeling the difference after the 25-year-old equalled the British record with a world-leading 8.35 metres.
The new British men's four came into this season as red-hot favourites to win the Olympic gold medal.
Fourteen trainers from Great Britain, France and Ireland will saddle runners in the QIPCO 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket on Saturday.
Another excellent day for Mick Newell was marred only by reports suggesting that the Nottinghamshire director of cricket is a strong contender to be the next coach of Bangladesh.