Eddie Jones is ready to draw a line under the Stuart Lancaster era by appointing a new management team to take England through to the 2019 World Cup.
Alastair Cook touches down in South Africa on Friday with the sense his England side have a good chance to overturn the world’s No1 Test team in their own backyard despite leaving one of their most experienced batsman back at home.
After the disappointment of the World Cup, English rugby has bounced back quickly with some very encouraging performances in Europe.
If Dillian Whyte fights like he talks then Anthony Joshua has been forewarned: there will be plenty of low-handed potshots scudding violently towards him on Saturday night.
The IBF has stripped Tyson Fury of his world heavyweight title on account of his failure to defend the belt against the mandatory challenger, Vyacheslav Glazkov, instead choosing a rematch with Wladimir Klitschko, whom the Briton beat on 28 November.
“Even though he’s a moron I supported Tyson Fury,” David Haye says as he remembers watching the controversial new world heavyweight champion beat Wladimir Klitschko in a shock result that continues to reverberate.
The year 2013 was a good one for Jessica Ennis-Hill, the early favourite for this year’s BBC Sports Personality of the Year (Spoty) award.
LeBron James is Nike for life.
Mark Cavendish will compete in the 2016 Tour of Britain in September in his first appearance since winning a silver medal at the Rio Olympics.
Jordan Burroughs, the US Olympics champion freestyle wrestler, saw his hopes of winning gold again at Rio 2016 ended on Friday when he lost his 74kg quarter-final bout to Russia’s Aniuar Geduev.
The higher the stakes the more Jade Jones seems to like it. Four years ago she was a memorable teenage champion at the London Olympics and British taekwondo’s golden girl has now kicked and punched her way to fresh success in Rio. Her compelling blend of whirling feet and controlled aggression has once again left the world sprawling.