Normal service was resumed from Jos Buttler in a new role as England chalked up another victory in Sri Lanka’s last match on tour. They needed only 141 for victory but on a surface that did not allow constant, free-flowing strokeplay they needed Buttler, the opening batsman, to be at his most ruthlessly clinical.
It would be fair to say that Steve Eskinazi has enjoyed an eventful start to his first class career. Last September, he made his debut for Middlesex against Yorkshire at Lord’s, batted at five and found himself walking to the crease at the end of the first over of the match as Ryan Sidebottom disposed of Paul Stirling, Nick Compton and Dawid Malan.
There are no plans for players to be handed more control over stoppages in play because of bad light or adverse weather during grand slams, despite several matches at Wimbledon featuring disputes with umpires about the conditions.
It is 19 years since Venus Williams first played at Wimbledon, an opening step on the path to what has been an incredible career. Almost two decades on, the 36-year-old is back in the semi-finals here for the first time in seven years, an achievement which in many ways is every bit as good as any of the five titles she has pocketed here along the way.
The thought occurred that the stronger server was the favourite when the second set rolled into a tie-break.
Andy Murray is investing in a combination of Gyrotonic yoga and cantaloupe melon to ensure he is at his formidable best before Wimbledon’s quarter-finals on Wednesday.
This offseason was always going to hinge on what Kevin Durant would do when he hit free agency.
The Arsenal man has stood out in Euro 2016 so far.
Manchester United have less than two weeks to prepare.
The pair are understood to enjoy a strong relationship after working together at Juventus.
Early Monday morning in Augusta. On Washington Road, which runs out from downtown to the golf club, workmen are already packing away cones and pulling down signs. The police who spent the past week directing traffic are gone, so are the scalpers offering spare tickets and the Jehovah’s Witnesses, who have quit their quiet roadside vigil.
Liverpool are reportedly closing in on a deal for Ipswich Town teenager Andre Dozzell.
Sunderland, Newcastle United and Middlesbrough could all be swapping divisions this summer.