To say that it’s not the winning that counts, but the taking part must be the most overly used cliché in sport. However, at the Rugby 7’s World Cup, for one nation in particular, it was certainly true.
A round up of the latest news stories from the world of professional sport.
Andy Murray admitted on Monday night that the ongoing shocks at this year's Wimbledon would act as a warning against complacency after he moved into the quarter-finals.
It is as well that Novak Djokovic can operate within the tightest of margins, for he faces expectations from the Wimbledon public requiring fine calibration.
The British & Irish Lions will be without their captain, Sam Warburton, for the decisive final Test in Sydney on Saturday.
23-21. 16-15. A single point currently separates the Lions and Australia, but really this test series could, and possibly should, have been over already.
A select round up of the biggest news stories from the world of sport.
Johnson Charles failed to reach a ton but his 97 helped the West Indians to a victory they did their utmost to avoid.
Brian O'Driscoll is on standby to lead the British & Irish Lions into the decisive third Test against Australia amid fears that Sam Warburton's tour will end prematurely.
Eddie Jones says his England team remain hungry for a first grand slam in 13 years despite having already clinched this year’s RBS Six Nations title with a week to spare.
No amount of sentiment could carry the wholehearted Liverpool veteran Derry Mathews to a fairytale high point of a long, hard career here on Saturday night but, in front of his own fans, he gave the world lightweight champion Terry Flanagan all the trouble he could handle over 12 absorbing rounds.
David Haye’s sharp eye for an opening could be leading him to an unexpectedly early shot at his old world heavyweight title, against the new Australian champion, Lucas Browne, at the O2 Arena in London on 21 May.