The most encouraging development yet for Fabrice Muamba arrived as Bolton Wanderers prepared to replay their FA Cup tie with Tottenham Hotspur.
David Luiz was welcomed back to the Estádio da Luz as a returning hero at Chelsea's pre-match training session on Monday night though, judging by the Brazilian's testimony, Benfica's support are in for a surprise.
It's great to be back in the big time - especially if you've never really been away!
Clearly, the now-decade-old hype (about a far more ancient procedure) is right: it's all about the thread.
The 49ers, Jets, Broncos, and Redskins have been among the big players in one of the most intriguing off-seasons for years.
Manchester United may never have another man who wears the number 11 shirt with such distinction. But there is a man in Italy whose achievements deserve similar adulation...
Kai Herbert, a Switzerland-based currency trader, has been busy suing JPMorgan for about $920,000 over an employment contract dispute. And the verdict's in.