The trophy will soon adorn the bar of the Original Farmers Arms in Ecclestone, Lancashire. Bradley Wiggins, the Tour de France and Olympic champion and newly-crowned sports personality of the year, said that – after a spell on his nan's mantelpiece – the silverware had been promised to his local.
Amir Khan lives not just to fight another day, but another Danny Garcia.
Amir Khan Beats Carlos Molina in a TKO.
As Yorkshiremen go, it is reasonable to place Joe Root more in the Len Hutton category than the Darren Gough.
On Sunday night the annus mirabilis of British sport will conclude with one of 12 contenders being crowned BBC Sports Personality of the Year. The famous trophy – a silver-plated camera on a tripod with the name of each winner engraved on individual shields attached to the plinth – has always been prestigious. But never more so than in 2012, a year of unprecedented sporting success.
Debutant Joe Root announced himself on the biggest stage with a fine innings of 73.
James Anderson took crucial wickets in India’s first innings as the hosts ended the second day of the final Test on 87-4.
Kevin Pietersen paid tribute to Joe Root after the debutant came out at No6 and made 31 not out to help stabilise the England innings just as it threatened to fall apart.
Bradley Wiggins has gone back on his decision not to defend his Tour de France title, raising the prospect of going head-to-head with his Sky team-mate Chris Froome for cycling's ultimate crown.
A day in the life of Andy Murray, even in a setting as glorious as Miami in midwinter, confirms the impression that he inhabits a world of programmed pain some way removed from the scribbling trade.
The BBC has come under renewed pressure to remove the heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury from its Sports Personality of the Year shortlist after the newly-crowned world champion appeared unrepentant about a string of sexist comments, some directed at the Olympic and world champion heptathlete, Jessica Ennis-Hill.
Suddenly the Seattle Seahawks are thundering toward the playoffs and they may just be the team no one wants to face in the season’s final weeks. In what could be a first-round playoff matchup, the Seahawks trampled NFC North leader Minnesota 38-7.
Tom Brady had just hit Danny Amendola for an 11-yard touchdown pass. The Patriots were up 14-0 on the hapless Eagles, a team that had given up 45 points in consecutive weeks. It looked like New England were headed for their 11th win of the season.