Andy Flower has indicated his determination to rebuild his relationship with Kevin Pietersen with the expectation that the saga will finally be brought to an end in Colombo on Wednesday.
And he's off.
The Paralympics inspired thousands of Britons to decide that having a disability was no barrier to sport as they cheered on David Weir, Ellie Simmonds and other stars of the Games.
With Dwight Howard gone, it is at least the off court distraction dealt with, but on it his impact will be felt.
Can the New York Knicks recapture the buzz and winning streak they had with Jeremy Lin on board?
The Milwaukee Bucks should improve on last year, but will it be enough to take them to the NBA playoffs?
Can LeBron James and Miami Heat win a second NBA Championship in a row? Jason Torquato takes a look.
Can the Pacers build on their impressive year and finish higher than third? Jason Torquato says it will be tough.
Will it be another losing record for the Pistons? Jason Torquato expects it will be.