Joe Root hopes England’s victorious Ashes campaign convinces Alastair Cook to remain as captain long into the future and has revealed that the team has been driven on this summer by the pain caused in the previous whitewash defeat by Australia.
The scandal over allegations of blood doping in athletics has spread to the London marathon, with claims that it has been won seven times in 12 years by runners with suspicious blood scores.
There were joyful choruses of Rule Britannia and Land of Hope and Glory as England’s heroes embarked on a lap of honour in the sunshine.
Andy Murray is going to be a father in February according to best estimates – which might inconvenience his participation in the Australian Open in January – and everybody is happy for Britain’s best player and his wife, Kim.
Concern relating to participation in golf is at odds with a recurring sense of theatre attached to the sport’s top level. Joined-up thinking might even explore opportunities to link the two.
Little anger and few screaming headlines greeted the news from Trent Bridge that Australia had succumbed to Alastair Cook’s England after just 39 minutes of play on day three of the fourth Ashes Test.
England reclaim the Ashes after two days and 42 minutes at Trent Bridge
We've all been there when nature calls...
Let’s call it the curse of Baltusrol. Or perhaps the Baltusrol blues. The US PGA Championship could be destined for a Monday finish upon its return to the New Jersey venue at which Phil Mickelson triumphed in 2005. Eleven years ago, the Wanamaker Trophy was handed over on Monday because of weather delays.
The Russian swimmers Vladimir Morozov and Nikita Lobintsev have lodged appeals against their bans from the Rio Olympic Games with the court of arbitration for sport.
It is possible to demonstrate what a phenomenon Joe Root has become by churning out the figures (and we’ll have a go at that later on). But there is another way, which is to use our eyes.