The England squads for the ICC World Twenty20 and One Day internationals have been officially announced today and it will come as little surprise to many cricket fans to see the absence of the controversial Kevin Pietersen.
Steve Finn was not flattered by his figures in the second innings.
When Oscar Pistorius kneels in the starting blocks for the Paralympic sprints next week, he may feel a sense of deja-vu.
I have no private access to the particulars of the current situation, but it seems likely that the impasse between Kevin Pietersen and the England management and team is not just a matter of the recent text messages (whatever they contained).
Kevin Pietersen has been warned by the England captain, Andrew Strauss, that he remains some way from being welcomed back into the international fold, despite agreeing to make a public apology for sending texts to South Africa players that he has finally and reluctantly admitted were "provocative".
Kevin Pietersen has apologised over the texts he sent to South Africa players during the second Test at Headingley in the hope that it will clear the way for him to be considered for selection again by England.
Lewis Hamilton is close to signing a new contract with McLaren, according to the Formula One team's managing director, Jonathan Neale.
Wayde van Niekerk became the fourth fastest man in history over 400m as he won his first world championship title, holding off the defending champion LaShawn Merritt and the Olympic gold medalist Kirani James in Beijing.
Greg Rutherford has told his critics to finally recognise him as a “half-decent athlete” after becoming only the fifth Briton to hold Olympic, world, European and Commonwealth gold medals at the same time.