For the second week running at England nets a bowl-off was held, with Jake Ball and Chris Woakes both steaming in at Durham’s blustery Riverside ground hoping to catch the eye of both captain and head coach before Friday’s second Test with Sri Lanka.
Fiji-born Samu Kerevi and former rugby league player Karmichael Hunt are a chance to make their Test debuts after being included in the Wallabies’ training squad for a three-Test series against England in June.
Tommy Coyle is the current IBF International Lightweight champion and has fought for the Commonwealth crown.
Boxing is a dangerous game, and David Haye is not playing it very well.
Draymond Green has denied kicking the Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams in the groin on purpose on Sunday night, and has launched into an attack on Russell Westbrook’s “acting”.
Amélie Mauresmo is no doubt right: Andy Murray is “complex”; his on-court rants might well be “disconcerting”, totally at odds with his demeanour in private, and maybe she did have no alternative but to extricate herself from one of sport’s most interesting but stressful marriages.
Conor McGregor has spoken at length about his “publicized civil war” with UFC in a lengthy interview with ESPN.
Jo Pavey’s ambition to become the first British female athlete to run in five Olympics faces a make-or-break test on Saturday night at the Parliament Hill athletics track, London when she competes at the UK 10,000m trials.
Albeit the success of 2015 may influence his thinking, Jordan Spieth will place team success over that of an individual variety during the next fortnight. When asked which he would cherish more, a FedEx or Ryder Cup, Spieth’s desire to be part of a winning USA contingent at Hazeltine was abundantly clear for merely the latest time.
Tim Finchem, the outgoing head of the PGA Tour, believes golf’s showing at the Olympics will be sufficient to see the sport retained in the Games for the “long term”.