The former Nottingham Forest stopper has established himself as Rafael Benitez's first-choice goalkeeper in recent weeks.
Now that the authorities have cracked down on his persistent poor behaviour, the question for Nick Kyrgios to answer – and hopefully it is one that he will be asking himself during his unexpected sabbatical – is whether he owes it to himself to explore the outer reaches of his vast talent.
Tom Brady clammed up last week when asked to comment on the genital-grabbing talk of his good friend Donald Trump, but on Monday he explained why he acted so evasively: because he didn’t want to be a distraction to his team.
Colin Kaepernick will remain as San Francisco’s quarterback for Sunday’s game against the Buccaneers, despite a challenging reintroduction to the NFL that saw his team fall to a 45-16 loss against Buffalo on Sunday.
If the world was watching, as the hype would suggest, then Liverpool and Manchester United owe a lot of apologies. The biggest ticket the Premier League has to sell to a global audience did not include incident or entertainment at Anfield and Jürgen Klopp looked beyond convenient excuses to lament his team’s responsibility for the non-event.
The Football Association chairman, Greg Clarke, has suggested it may be too soon for the highly rated Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe to be thrown into the “furnace” of the England job.
For Leicester City the Champions League anthem seems to have the effect of smelling salts.
The first game of the Five Nations rugby championship in 1995 was not a happy one for Ireland.
Tottenham Hotspur face Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League on Tuesday.