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Durham's bowling firepower was acknowledged as the chief ingredient to back-to-back County Championship triumphs at the end of the Noughties but they have a new recipe for success as they seek a third title in four years.
Andy Murray threw down his crutches and, as the clouds parted, did rise up and walk into the quarter-finals of the French Open.
Usain Bolt won his second race of the season to stave off the doubters following a shaky start to his season in Rome last week.
If there is many a slip 'twixt cup and lip, Owen Farrell, at 19 the youngest player on the field, applied a firm grip to ensure that Saracens lifted the Premiership trophy for the first time.
Good things come to those who wait.
Munster's third Magners League trophy, secured in a terrific game in front of a full house in Limerick, brought to six the number of such titles that have landed on Irish soil.
Far from suffering from an Olympic hangover, Britons are closing 2012 in a mood of fond nostalgia for the London Games, according to a Guardian/ICM poll.
Some of the sports held up as the biggest crowd-pleasers and legacy drivers during the London Olympics have had their funding cut altogether ahead of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games.
The trophy will soon adorn the bar of the Original Farmers Arms in Ecclestone, Lancashire. Bradley Wiggins, the Tour de France and Olympic champion and newly-crowned sports personality of the year, said that – after a spell on his nan's mantelpiece – the silverware had been promised to his local.