The 2003 World Cup winners Will Greenwood and Lawrence Dallaglio have questioned the absence of Sir Clive Woodward from the Rugby Football Union’s five-man panel to review England’s World Cup failure, which includes two individuals who approved the appointment of Stuart Lancaster as coach three years ago.
Never anger a Scot, because you will have to face their wrath.
This was not Peyton Manning’s greatest day. The Denver Broncos quarterback had three passes intercepted on Sunday, including one that was returned for a touchdown. But even in imperfection he found a way to keep the Broncos perfect.
The Nottingham Forest fan has light-heartedly backed the Newcastle United goalkeeper for the Three Lions squad.
Just days ago, the Lone Star State stood to become the exclusive home of the American League Championship Series.
The players laid out their best hands, but in the end there was only one winner.
You could have bet the house, the family silver, the car and the cat on Alastair Cook making a century and batting through the day. There was never any doubt.
In the back of a funeral home on Seattle’s south end, a Vietnamese immigrant father mourns the boy who loved football, the Seahawks, and a defensive backfield called the Legion of Boom.
Jessica Ennis-Hill wasn’t going to die wondering. As she lined up for the 800m, the final event of the women’s heptathlon, she knew she needed to overturn a 142-point deficit to surpass Nafissatou Thiam, the brilliant young Belgian – nine years her junior – if she was to retain her Olympic title. That equated to 9.47 seconds: the exact difference between their two personal bests.
Gold medals never come easy, but Mo Farah’s third was harder than most. First Farah fell, and then he found himself in a fierce final sprint with Kenya’s Paul Tanui.
The record books tell everything about the cliff face Jessica Ennis-Hill will have to climb when she begins the defence of her Olympic heptathlon title on Friday morning.