St Helens overcame an unexpected attack of opening night jitters to emerge deceptively comfortable winners from the first match at this wonderful new addition to the Super League landscape.
Caretaker coaches called Stuart are suddenly de rigueur in English team sport.
Rome may just have had its heaviest snowfall for 27 years but Martin Castrogiovanni is promising England the warmest of welcomes at the weekend.
England have now lost nine of their last 10 internationals.
England have opted not to rush Toby Flood back into their squad for the Six Nations game against Italy in Rome on Saturday.
Just as with the moving finger of Omar Khayyam – not a new mystery spinner – which having writ, moves on, so with cricket tours.
I love the pain," Laura Trott says, opening her eyes wide as she imagines the hurt that will accompany her pursuit of at least one gold medal at the Olympic velodrome this summer.
Floyd Mayweather Sr and Freddie Roach agreed on one thing on Thursday: Floyd’s son will try to knock out Manny Pacquiao in the early rounds of their fight here on Saturday night.
Boxer Manny Pacquiao is expected to get at least $80 million for his fight against Floyd Mayweather, but Pacquiao said Thursday he was fighting for his fans, not necessarily for the money.
Any visiting Martians out there wondering what professional boxing is all about might be enlightened to learn that the hot-air press conference here on Wednesday for the Fight Of The Century lasted eight minutes longer than it is possible for Saturday night’s bout to detain us.