No sooner had Eddie Hearn offered Carl Frampton £1.5m to defend his IBF world super-bantamweight title against Carl Quigg in Manchester on 18 July, than the Belfast boxer had rejected it.
The Securities and Exchange Commission announced fraud charges against former NFL player Will Allen and a business partner, accusing them of operating a $31 million Ponzi scheme.
The absence of Arnold Palmer from the Masters par-three event on Wednesday will be seen by many as a sad note in history.
A majority of golf professionals believe Tiger Woods will win another major, according to an ESPN poll.
Perhaps this was continuing a theme of attracting as little attention as possible. Or maybe the idea was simply to hand a thrill to a young amateur golfer.
They say a change of scenery is as good as a rest and Alastair Cook looks to have benefited from both if the performance of England’s Test captain on day one of this opening tour match is anything to go by.
Tiger Woods declared himself ready to end a near seven-year wait for a 15th major victory, and what would surely rank amongst the most sensational of all, after taking to the course for 11 holes at Augusta National on Monday.
England began their post-World Cup rebuilding operation on the idyllic Caribbean island of St Kitts today with the start of a low-key two-day game against local opposition.
England are doing their best to move on from their embarrassing World Cup campaign but even the Atlantic is not wide enough to get away from the Kevin Pietersen soap opera.
Tennis fans have questioned the BBC for allowing John McEnroe to commentate on the Wimbledon semi-final between Roger Federer and Milos Raonic while working as Raonic’s coach.
A spider in the road is not usually an issue at the Tour de France but, when it is the “kilometre-to-go spider” – as the red inflatable arch is nicknamed – that is a rather different matter.
With three major championships in the bag, a 45th birthday to come next month and a subsequent date at Hazeltine as a Ryder Cup assistant captain, Padraig Harrington would be forgiven a pipe and slippers approach to life.