Lance Armstrong, John Terry & Danny Rose have had as many column inches as the ongoing presidential debates, and the vast majority of the stories have made unpleasant reading which highlights sport is losing what made it enjoyable in the first place.
Frankel has won the Champion Stakes at Ascot and will be retired with his unbeaten record intact. This final victory was not, however, achieved without a degree of drama as the colt made an uncharacteristically slow start to the race and had to work harder than usual to overcome Cirrus Des Aigles.
It was on a late September afternoon in 2010 that Frankel first did something extraordinary.
The San Francisco Giants had a surprise for the St Louis Cardinals in NLCS Game Five: Barry Zito.
Marilyn Okoro, a talented middle-distance runner once hailed as the next Kelly Holmes, has spent the past few days writing letters to private sponsors in an attempt to secure her financial future.
Kevin Pietersen has been included into the Test match squad for the tour of India and his reintegration period back into the England side has started. This is massive and positive news for England in a number of ways.
Lance Armstrong fell further from grace on Thursday when another sponsor announced it had abandoned the shamed former cyclist.
While the World Anti-Doping Agency has said it found widespread doping and corruption by Russian athletes, Russian officials have said their country is being held to a double standard and called the watchdog’s report a “political hit job”.
The World Anti-Doping Agency independent report has recommended that Russia be banned from international athletics following details of systematic doping and a state-sanctioned cover-up.
There have been quicker strikes in Liverpool but even Ian Rush would have done well to score as rapidly as did Callum Smith here on Saturday night, as he felled his fellow Scouser Rocky Fielding in just 165 seconds to win the vacant British super-middleweight belt and move within some quality haggling of a world title shot.