Like Mark Twain's death, reports of England's demise have been greatly exaggerated
With Rory McIlroy ruled out, there is a chance for some pleasing golf symmetry as the top spot in the game is up for grabs.
After becoming the first Australia captain to oversee 12 Test defeats away from home, Michael Clarke conceded his personal drought with the bat from No4 meant his side were playing this Ashes series with 10 men and suffering because of it.
The debacle that is Deflategate has long stopped being about underinflated footballs – if it ever really was.
The New England Patriots owner, Robert Kraft, has generally been one of Roger Goodell’s biggest supporters.
Sir Peter O’Sullevan, known to many as simply the ‘Voice of Racing’, has died at the age of 97.
The reason Boston’s residents didn’t want to be Athens is the same reason the residents of Oslo or Krakow or Stockholm don’t want to be Athens. Hosting an Olympics is a corporate sinkhole sucking billions of dollars and a city’s future into a bottomless abyss of excess.
There was little room for doubt about the identity of Glorious Goodwood’s new sponsor as racegoers arrived for the first day of the meeting on Tuesday, and Qatar was able to celebrate a success on the track as early as the second race of its 10-year, multimillion-pound deal.
When racehorses are injured beyond repair and have to be put down on the course, large green screens are used to shield spectators from the grisly deed.
Nawal El Moutawakel, the head inspector of the International Olympic Committee, has said Rio is “ready to welcome the world”, but other observers seem less sure.
Surely Carl Frampton knew what he was getting into when he surrendered his super-bantamweight titles and immediately targeted the biggest, baddest opponent at 126lb: the undefeated three-division champion Léo Santa Cruz.