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.
Antoine Walker opened up about the three biggest money lessons he learned.
As he became the first Canadian man to reach a grand slam final, Milos Raonic appeared not to know whether to laugh or cry. John McEnroe, acting as a coaching consultant to the big-serving Raonic, who secured victory over Roger Federer in five see-saw sets, had called on his charge to be more expressive on court.
Lumiere, unraced since finishing last of 16 when second-favourite for the 1,000 Guineas in early May, returned to form in striking style here on Thursday with a six-length success in the Listed Sir Henry Cecil Stakes.
After the first set of her semi-final Serena Williams lifted a towel and used a corner to dab her forehead. It was the first sign she had broken any sweat. She defeated Elena Vesnina, the world’s 50th-best player, in 48 minutes.
Sometimes an athlete’s body language speaks far louder than words.
Graeme McDowell and Castle Stuart have never been a match made in heaven.
For as long as they play the game, Andy Murray and Tomas Berdych will always have the semi-final of the 2015 Australian Open.
No one likes losing but when things are taken out of your hands, it hurts that little bit more. Britain’s last representative in the juniors, Gabriella Taylor, was forced to retire from her quarter-final because of a virus, ending her hopes of a first grand slam title.
Nick Kyrgios has been fined $16,500 (£13,535) for his behaviour during his second-round match defeat by Mischa Zverev at the Shanghai Masters.
Jessica Ennis-Hill’s coach has said the 2012 Olympic heptathlon champion has chosen the right time to retire after a glittering career that also saw her crowned world champion twice.