It has been a strange fortnight for Heather Watson. Having begun with a whimper, it could end up with a first Wimbledon title.
It is mid-afternoon on the south coast. For the first time, the brooding clouds that have covered the south coast have dispersed and the sun has broken through, glinting on the ear stud of the strapping young pace bowler striding up the hill from the sea end.
Mark Clattenburg has been chosen to referee Sunday’s Euro 2016 final between Portugal and France, completing a unique treble of showpiece fixtures in one season.
Tennis fans have questioned the BBC for allowing John McEnroe to commentate on the Wimbledon semi-final between Roger Federer and Milos Raonic while working as Raonic’s coach.
The Germany general manager, Oliver Bierhoff, has suggested his compatriot Jürgen Klinsmann is in discussions with the Football Association over the vacant England head coach role and would be a good choice.
A spider in the road is not usually an issue at the Tour de France but, when it is the “kilometre-to-go spider” – as the red inflatable arch is nicknamed – that is a rather different matter.
The Reds have brought four new signings to Anfield so far.
With three major championships in the bag, a 45th birthday to come next month and a subsequent date at Hazeltine as a Ryder Cup assistant captain, Padraig Harrington would be forgiven a pipe and slippers approach to life.
Antoine Walker opened up about the three biggest money lessons he learned.
As he became the first Canadian man to reach a grand slam final, Milos Raonic appeared not to know whether to laugh or cry. John McEnroe, acting as a coaching consultant to the big-serving Raonic, who secured victory over Roger Federer in five see-saw sets, had called on his charge to be more expressive on court.