There may have been a few tired faces in the European team on Monday morning when the Solheim Cup winners rose at 8.30am to catch a flight to Canada.
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Australia always take defeat hard and to go into this week's final Ashes test at the Oval three down with one to play is a bitter pill to swallow.
Serena Williams lost for only the fourth time this year when her closest rival, Victoria Azarenka, broke her 14-match streak to win the Cincinnati Open on Sunday over three compelling sets, 2-6, 6-2, 7-6 in just under two and a half hours.
What the IAAF jury of appeal take away with one hand they give with the other.
In picking the young Lancashire left-arm spinner Simon Kerrigan in an unusually expansive 14-man squad for the final Test at The Oval, England are either drawing a line under the Test career of Monty Panesar or, in keeping him out of the limelight, showing some understanding and duty of care to a troubled cricketer going through a tough patch in his personal life.
As the new NFL season approaches it is time for me to make some predictions, come February you can all laugh at how wrong I was but here they are, this is how the NFL season will pan out in my view:
Nineteen. N-n-n-n-nineteen, for those old enough to remember Paul Hardcastle. Nineteen runs to defend in the final over of the competition and the World Twenty20 trophy would be in England’s hands. Ben Stokes to bowl it, a young player gaining a reputation as a reliable “death” bowler.
Stoffel Vandoorne made a memorable qualifying debut for McLaren, finishing 12th on the grid for Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix – two places ahead of his vastly experienced team-mate Jenson Button.
This Masters already serves as Rory McIlroy’s odd one out. For the first time since 2012, the Northern Irishman will arrive at Augusta National without an all-consuming narrative as baggage.