Horse racing continues to suffer the effects of the cold weather and it appears unlikely that any action will be staged on turf before the weekend at the earliest.
Imperial Commander, who sustained a cut leg on the way to victory in the Betfair Chase at Haydock, was reported to be healing "really, really well" by Nigel Twiston-Davies, his trainer, today, but is still not certain to be fit in time to run in the King George VI Chase at Kempton Park on Boxing Day.
Andrew Strauss's assertion that Alastair Cook had played one of the great Ashes innings left England's Gabba hero wide-eyed in disbelief.
Many an England cricket supporter will have gone to bed on Friday night heartened by the sight of James Anderson and Stuart Broad full of threat with the second new ball, convinced that the first Test was in good hands.
Here was a reminder of the torment endured by England cricket teams in Australia over the past two decades.
The boxing trainer Emanuel Steward, who has died at the age of 68 from complications following surgery for the stomach disorder of diverticulosis, was revered throughout the sport not only as probably its greatest teacher of the modern era, but also as a supreme communicator. Few have analysed fighters and described their strengths and weaknesses with such clarity and simplicity.
Champions League football has returned to our screens, with TV station executives across the globe licking their lips at the prospect of high viewing figures and even higher advertisement revenue. But did you know that the Twenty20 Cricket Champions League finals in South Africa have been on our screens since the 9th October?
Former Rugby League player Martin Offiah says football can learn from his former sport in how to deal with racism. Does he have a point?