Max Whitlock has always been a shy kind of sportsman. It does not matter now. The history books – and an army of fans – will shout loud enough for him, after he ended Britain’s 116-year drought with not one but two gold medals in the Olympic Arena and established himself as -simply the greatest gymnast the country has produced.
The Frenchman was the star of the show for West Ham United last season.
The Magpies have kicked off their Championship campaign with two defeats.
After a few days of reports chronicling his conspicuous non-appearances at the velodrome, there were sarcastic sighs of relief when Cavendish finally turned up.
Brendan Rodgers claims losing Dorus De Vries hurt him as much as losing Luis Suarez.
The pair previously played together at Leeds United.
It was one of those moments when the fine lines of sport suddenly crack open into a chasm. Sadio Mané’s lashed strike to put Liverpool 4-1 up sent an electric charge of excitement through his team, his manager, his supporters.
Arsène Wenger said that Arsenal were not ready on a physical level to start the Premier League season, after he saw his team beaten 4-3 by Liverpool on a wild afternoon at the Emirates Stadium.
The first broadcast by Optus of English Premier League football action has infuriated fans who paid to watch the exclusive live coverage only to have it disrupted by major technical faults.
Roy Hodgson has insisted his England players would feel “ashamed” if they allowed themselves to be distracted by Wales’ provocative rhetoric before the teams’ eagerly anticipated meeting at Stade Bollaert-Delelis and has dismissed the talk as cheap.
Didier Deschamps rang the changes for France and admitted afterwards that Paul Pogba and Antoine Griezmann were unhappy about being dropped to the substitutes’ bench for their team’s victory over Albania.
As the Russian saying goes, another town another temper.