Lance Armstrong cried and admitted he was "sick" and "narcissistic" in the second round of his confessional TV interview with Oprah Winfrey, but avoided fleshing out his earlier, limited confession to having cheated his way to the pinnacle of world cycling.
The American ritual of celebrity confession and redemption is an exercise in having your cake and eating it too.
However queasy the prospect of Lance Armstrong "coming clean" under the Oprah Winfrey spotlight on Thursday night tonight may make you feel, one thing cannot be denied.
Lance Armstrong's decision to appear on Oprah Winfrey's OWN network on Thursday and confess that he used performance-enhancing drugs during his cycling career has precipitated a cascade of potential legal consequences.
It is now absolutely clear that Lance Armstrong will make some form of admission in Thursday's interview with Oprah Winfrey to the dope-cheating that the Usada report called "the great heist sport has ever seen".
According to Ivan Lendl, the Andy Murray project is going pretty much to plan, but he not only expects more, he demands it.
It took years of defiant rejection of his critics, recovery from cancer, seven now-discredited Tour de France victories and a position at the heart of the "most sophisticated doping programme sport has ever seen".
Rory McIlroy has floated the possibility of not playing in the 2016 Olympic Games, so as to avoid conflict over which country he chooses to represent.
Phil Taylor defeated Michael Van Gerwen to lift the Sid Waddell trophy and become 16-time champion of the world on New Years Day. But is the sport often maligned for its athletic aptitude becoming more the peoples game than football?
Phil Taylor regained his PDC world championship crown at Alexandra Palace in front of a boisterously unbound New Year's Day crowd, a 16th title confirming Taylor's status as the definitive champion not just in the modern pay-TV era but in the history of competitive darts.
Mo Farah rarely smiles after a loss. Usually it is too painful.
There was a breezy confidence to Mo Farah on Friday as he insisted 2016 would mark a fresh start for him and his troubled sport. A few minutes earlier he had flicked through a newspaper story about senior figures at the IAAF being banned for life, and his coach, Alberto Salazar, is still under investigation by the United States Anti-Doping Agency.
Paul Struthers, the chief executive of the Professional Jockeys’ Association, said on Friday that the PJA is “bitterly disappointed” by the decision of the British Horseracing Authority’s appeal board to dismiss an appeal by Michael Stainton against a two-year ban for a corruption offence.