A symbol of these complex times, which shadow the buildup towards Euro 2016, took the form of a special visitor to Clairefontaine, as the French national team gathered to continue their preparations for a tournament on home soil.
The British title fight that left Nick Blackwell in an induced coma should have been stopped three rounds earlier, according to a leading neurosurgeon who has operated on boxers with life-threatening head injuries.
The Italian was at Upton Park for Mark Noble's Testimonial on Monday afternoon.
Lothar Matthaus rates Arsenal and Germany international star Mesut Ozil highly.
The latest betting update when it comes to England's starting line-up in the summer.
It was a day to remember for West Ham as Mark Noble's testimonial ended 6-5 to a current XI against a club legends XI.
Dimitri Payet, Mark Noble and Adrian have been superb for West Ham United so far this season.
Ian Rush believes the Reds will improve massively under the Germany manager next season after he has a full pre-season.
Spurs star Alli was many people's man of the match as England beat Germany 3-2 on Saturday.
The Leeds duo were in action on the training field for their country.
Nico Rosberg took out his frustrations on the track here on Friday, when he set the fastest time in the afternoon practice session as he warmed up for Sunday’s Mexican Grand Prix.
Massimo Cellino says he is 'sad and embarrassed' about his time at Leeds.
The 25-year-old is now playing for Huesca in his native Spain.