Another race weekend and another terrible time for McLaren.
Lewis Hamilton has said he is taking nothing for granted in his bid to win a third Formula One world championship this year, after a commanding win at the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday.
No sooner had Jessica Ennis-Hill celebrated her world heptathlon triumph with a small beer than she set her mind on what she hopes will be the crowning glory of her career: becoming only the third track and field athlete to retain an Olympic title after giving birth.
Mo Farah’s coach, Alberto Salazar, has told the Guardian he is increasingly confident the United States Anti-Doping Agency’s investigation into him will find no evidence of any wrongdoing and insisted the two-time Olympic champion would be staying with his Nike Oregon Project training group despite recent rumours to the contrary.
When Usain Bolt crossed the line 0.01 seconds ahead of his twice-banned American rival Justin Gatlin to retain his world 100m title, it wasn’t just yet another victory over the doubters.
Usually the last thing any heptathlete feels like doing at the end of an 800m, when their lungs and limbs are waving a white flag, is muster a smile.
Danny Cipriani is still clinging to his faint dream of World Cup selection as England prepare to finalise their 31-man squad for the tournament this week.
Roger Federer, who turned 34 two weeks ago, made the most eloquent statement of intent in advance of the US Open by crushing the world No1 Novak Djokovic in an hour and half on Sunday to win a record seventh Cincinnati Masters title here.
Serena Williams wore a victory smile in quiet, homely Mason on Sunday afternoon that will light up raucous Flushing Meadows without electrical help if she replicates the deed to seal a calendar grand slam in three weeks’ time.
She’s been called the world’s most dominant athlete, but Katie Ledecky showed a rare glimpse of mortality on Saturday in anchoring the United States to a silver medal in the women’s 4x100 freestyle relay final as the US swim team won their first medals of the Rio Olympics.
Britain’s Adam Peaty clocked 57.55 seconds in his 100m breaststroke heat at Rio 2016 to break his own world record.
It sounds eerily familiar: Jessica Ennis-Hill favourite in the heptathlon, Mo Farah gunning for gold in the 10,000m and Greg Rutherford desperate to prove the doubters wrong in the long jump.