Nico Rosberg may pretend he does not think about winning the Formula One world championship but the thought probably occurred to the Mercedes driver at least half a dozen times as he strolled through the paddock at Interlagos on Friday.
The future of Ron Dennis – one of Formula One’s most dominating figures – was the subject of intense speculation on Friday night with reports that a consortium of Chinese investors had tabled a £1.65bn takeover bid for his McLaren team.
Aside from the first pictures of Donald Trump inside the White House there was no disputing the week’s most terrifying image.
Eddie Jones does a good fireside yarn and he was on cracking form when looking forward to England’s opening game of this autumn’s series.
Sympathy for Keith Pelley was in short supply last week. No sooner had the European Tour’s chief executive praised strong communication with players with regards to safety at the Turkish Airlines Open than one of the group contradicted him.
Joe Root has long accepted the expectation that comes with being England’s top batsman and, after his opening day hundred against India, hoped a message has been sent to his team-mates that they too can thrive in this Test series.
The breakout star of this football season may very well be a punter. If that sounds like some sort of backhanded compliment of a 2016 NFL season that has seen poor reviews and declining ratings, maybe it is.
England are poised to restore Northampton’s Tom Wood to their back row against South Africa but have dropped Alex Goode and Semesa Rokoduguni from the squad to face the Springboks. The uncapped Nathan Hughes, Ben Te’o, Kyle Sinckler and Josh Beaumont have made the cut, with at least three set to be on the replacements’ bench at Twickenham on Saturday.
It was a three-word tweet which spoke volumes. No sooner had Andy Murray completed his remarkable ascension to the top of men’s tennis, Nick Kyrgios paid homage on social media. “U the man” wrote the Australian before posting a picture of him rubbing Murray’s head. A heartwarming tennis “bromance” for the ages.
Liverpool are due to face Leeds United in EFL Cup action later this evening.
Could Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino take charge of Real Madrid or Barcelona in the future?
Eddie Nketiah scored a hat-trick for Arsenal's under-23 side.
The Tottenham Hotspur youngster looked impressive for the second string this week.
Tottenham tasted defeat during their clash with the Blues, but their former manager has praised two of their stars.
Arsenal overcame the Cherries 3-1 in the Premier League this weekend.
Leeds loanee had a late cameo at Charlton as they fought back to draw with Sheffield United.
Mark Warburton’s Glasgow Rangers are unlikely to compete with Old Firm rivals Celtic, suggests Sir Alex Ferguson.
Victor Moses netted the winner for Chelsea against Tottenham at the weekend.
Robbie Savage gives his view that Manchester United were simply too wasteful.
Alastair Cook has soaked up some tough days during his record 57 Tests as England captain but Monday in Mohali – which ended with him out for 12, his opening partner unable to bat, his side four down and 56 runs adrift with hopes of a series win close to blown – was quite some challenge to his fortitude.
Usain Bolt has admitted he struggled to motivate himself to train before the Olympic Games in Rio but says the pressure is off as he approaches his final season on the track.