If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, then you probably haven’t grasped the seriousness of the situation. In the wake of England’s 405-run steamrollering by Australia at Lord’s one thing is certain: Trevor Bayliss is calm.
When Paul Dunne teed off looking to become the first man from the unpaid ranks to lift the Claret Jug since 1930, winning the Silver Medal would have been seen as little more than afterthought.
Mike Yardy, the Sussex and former England all-rounder, is to retire at the end of the season.
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney met Superbowl winner Russell Wilson.
The American psychologist and social scientist author, David Niven, would have been impressed by Brendon McCullum and his New Zealand team.
This was nothing less than a calamitous day for England, the resurgent optimism that came with their win in Cardiff blown into smithereens by Australia.
The Royal & Ancient has defended its handling of the Open Championship, despite fierce criticism from players and a planned Monday finish for the first time since 1988.
Late on Saturday morning, a little before lunch, a barman carried three cases of champagne in through the back door of the Royal & Ancient clubhouse by the back of the 1st tee. It was, after all, shaping up to be a long afternoon, and so only sensible to lay in some fresh supplies for the members.
Right until the very end Tom Watson was a gentleman.
It appears the New York Jets and Ryan Fitzpatrick have finally settled a saga that was beginning to rival Deflategate in the NFL’s annals of tedium.
Sam Torrance has been named as Europe’s fifth and final vice-captain for the Ryder Cup at Hazeltine in September. Torrance, who captained the Europeans to victory in 2002, joins Ian Poulter, Padraig Harrington, Paul Lawrie and Thomas Bjorn as assistants to Darren Clarke.
Should he successfully defend the US PGA Championship, Jason Day will not so much have raised questions about the concept of ideal preparation as completely trashed it.