They say nothing lasts for ever in the Eternal City but this was ridiculous.
The benefits of special diets for athletes have been well documented, but Serena Williams may have taken things too far on Wednesday when she decided to sample her pet dog’s dinner.
The angst Jordan Spieth suffered by virtue of closing his opening round at the Players Championship with a seven, the one number that may bring him out in a cold sweat, surely intensified with a glance towards one of the his playing partners. Jason Day, who has succeeded Spieth as the world No1, endorsed his status once more with a course record-equalling 63. Day had birdie putts at all 18 holes.
The University of Dayton center Steve McElvene has died suddenly at the age of 20, the school has confirmed. A cause of death has not yet been given.
In Cardiff, Welsh assembly politicians and their aides were hammering out deals, exchanging insults in the press and attempting to compromise on a deadlock that has prevented the creation of a new government.
There is no evidence that a police force attempted to cover up allegations of child sex abuse against Sir Edward Heath in the 1990s, the police watchdog has found.
Michael Owen was shocked with Everton’s performance against Sunderland in the Premier League on Wednesday.
Massimo Cellino says that he is ready to sell Leeds United.
Nine police forces have now launched inquiries into whether the Conservative party breached spending rules during the 2015 general election campaign.
David Cameron looks set to avoid facing either Boris Johnson or Michael Gove in the EU referendum live television debates, despite the leave campaign threatening to complain to Ofcom or launch legal action.
Leaving the European Union would hit house prices significantly and make mortgages more expensive, George Osborne has claimed, as the referendum campaign steps up a gear.
Pressure is mounting on the Scottish Labour leader, Kezia Dugdale, to push for Scotland to gain even more independence within the UK after the party’s humiliating defeat in the Holyrood elections.