When the England players went into a huddle at the end of their pre-match warm‑up, Chris Robshaw spoke a few words as captain and then opened the floor.
Despite the "bloody cold" weather at Lee Valley this week – a stark contrast from recent altitude training in Kenya – Hannah England is allowing thoughts to stray to this summer's Olympics and the boost her 1500 metres medal at last year's world championships gives her.
British businesses are being warned that they could lose their internet connections during the Olympics due to a surge in the number of people going online at key times.
Stuart Lancaster has called on his England side to restore pride in the red rose when the Six Nations Championship kicks off at the weekend.
23rd over: Pakistan 46-7 (Asad Shafiq 17, Saeed Ajmal 0) Sky are just running through all the wickets, which is most welcome seeing as I'm in a daze and this morning has been a bit of a blur.
If the Indian Premier League is to be a distraction for England's cricketers this year, it is unlikely to prove so during the third Test here.
Mo Farah admits that the European 3,000m record is in his sights when he gets his outdoor track season under way in Doha on Friday.
Andy Murray cannot stop winning on the red stuff.
Rafael Nadal’s searing honesty has always sustained him in troubled times and, while the Spaniard is perhaps a couple of defeats short of a crisis, he admits this summer has not been one of his best.