Whatever has just passed when, later this summer, Jessica Ennis‑Hill sits back and decides whether a remarkable career should continue for another 12 months, she will never have had a period like this.
Soren Kjeldsen’s specialism isn’t so much of the course and distance type. More, wind and rain. Could a golfer from Denmark revel in anything less?
Any trickle-down effects from the Premier League’s astonishing revenue streams will be felt in good time both in Spain and across Europe, but for now La Liga is humming along with decent enough deals.
Critics of the Open’s move away from live BBC television coverage have been given impetus after the peak audience for the first day of the championship dropped by almost 80%.
Phil Mickelson, at 46, will become the oldest golfer to win the Open since 1867 if he carries off the Claret Jug here. And there were a few moments on Friday when Scotland stopped trying to pretend it was Bermuda, when the rain cascaded over the links and the wind seemed keen to join the wrecking party that the American looked every one of his years.
In the tournament where Phil Mickelson cited divine intervention for denying him a place in the record books Henrik Stenson must believe he is worthy of some.
Marc Wilmots has been sacked as Belgium head coach following the national team’s poor showing at Euro 2016.
Arsenal have started pre-season training ahead of the 2016-17 campaign.
Liverpool defender Joe Gomez has suffered an injury in pre-season.
Newcastle beat Crystal Palace 1-0 this afternoon to boost their survival hopes.
Here is how Leeds and Charlton will line up this afternoon...
There is nothing like coming in to a home grand prix on the back of a podium from an adrenaline-fuelled race, while carrying the edge from a spat with a four-times world champion.