This may be the start of a run of Frenchmen for Andy Murray if he wins today he could have an opponent from across the Channel all the way until the semi-final.
Roger Federer must surely believe 2012 will be his year again.
If you already know what Tebowing is, feel free to move on. If you're a bit unsure, stay with us. But be prepared: it's not anything like tea-bagging.
Muhammad Ali is 70 on Tuesday and those of us who were assembled in Atlanta, Georgia on the evening of 19 July 1996 may be celebrating with a feeling of slight astonishment.
While Ray Lewis marshalls the defence the Ravens will always stand a chance, but Flacco has to give the side a chance of matching the incomparable Tom Brady.
Ryan Harrison is the sort of all-American teenager who calls his father "Sir" and has an athlete's tan and tooth-perfect smile that would not look out of place on a carton of low-fat yoghurt.
Roger Federer was expected to make his first meaningful statement at this Australian Open off the sweet centre of his racket in the first round against Alexander Kudryavtsev, under lights in front of his adoring public in Rod Laver Arena.
My friend Stan Hodgson, who has died aged 86, played his entire rugby union career for Durham City, appeared 11 times for England, and toured with the British Lions in South Africa.
Tony McCoy will have one more chance to win a Grand National when he lines up in the Scottish version on Saturday at Ayr but punters keen to back him in one of the year’s biggest betting races will have to wait to find out which horse he will ride.
“I regret it every day,” Ben Flower says simply of the terrible violence he unleashed at the start of rugby league’s Grand Final last October.