Joe Root and Ben Stokes shine a positive light on England's summer.
On a day in which he may have been content to remain in touch with the leaders at the BMW PGA Championship, Rory McIlroy admitted the mental strains of a hectic schedule are taking a toll.
Lewis Hamilton’s new £100m contract with Mercedes, which was announced here on Wednesday, is unlikely to make him the man who broke the bank at Monte Carlo, that surreal place where he still qualifies as only a medium-high roller, but it still propelled him to a rare status within British sport.
The England captain, Alastair Cook, went on record before Thursday’s first Test with New Zealand to deny issuing a him-or-me ultimatum to the England and Wales Cricket Board over Kevin Pietersen’s continued international exile.
The element of closure around Europe’s latest Ryder Cup triumph appropriately had Paul McGinley, Rory McIlroy and Sir Alex Ferguson as key protagonists.
Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo must follow the lead of another sporting giant Michael Jordan if he is to help the club win trophies.
Keith Pelley has not taken up office as the European Tour’s chief executive yet but will already have learned the willingness of key stakeholders to offer advice.
The New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr says NFL players should be paid more to reflect the dangers inherent in the league.
If Eddie Jones’s players live in perpetual fear of what he may think of next, they should discourage him from taking field trips to the mountain stages of the Tour de France. Jones flew in from Barcelona on Tuesday with a big grin on his face, having witnessed miles and miles of Pyrenean torment, while devising ever-higher standards for his England team.
Rory McIlroy’s last shot in an Open Championship was his winning putt at Hoylake in 2014.
One of the oddities about Open venues is that they often seem to turn up a similar type of champion to the ones they produced previously. This is certainly true of Royal Troon, which in the last six instances has thrown up an American winner, more often than not an unheralded one.