It was a good game to lose but preferably not by such a monumental margin as 90 runs.
Belgium's Philippe Gilbert lived up to the status of favourite on the tough circuit at Valkenburg, coming in alone to give Belgium the world championship road title after a searing attack on the final climb of the Cauberg.
Those behind the complicated setup of the FedEx Cup play-offs should now be assured of the thrilling climax the competition was set up to achieve.
The first Ryder Cup since the death of Seve Ballesteros could have no more fitting European captain.
Laura Robson has set her sights on breaking into the top 50 by the end of the year after narrowly missing out on winning a first WTA Tour title.
Rory McIlroy has moved back into pole position to earn a $10m (£6m) FedEx Cup bonus thanks to a second-round 68 in the Tour Championship in Atlanta.
The climax of the Aussie Football League season is about to start, so Chris Ramsey is on hand to tell you what you need to know...
Finally, the speculation, innuendo, hypothesis, guess-work, and extrapolation of gossip is at an end.
Rugby World Cup fever had definitely failed to reach Stratford High Street, where a confused posse of French visitors rattled their cases past pound shops and market stalls.
He kicked the first and last goals of the game, dived for and juggled acrobatic marks but in the end, Adam Goodes couldn’t stop his depleted Sydney side from being dumped from the finals in straight sets.
Back in 2009, Nick Diaz told the LA Times his method for avoiding positive marijuana tests despite frequently smoking weed and listening to jams.