When Gay Talese came to write the story of Floyd Patterson, he decided to call it The Loser.
Andy Murray has worked so hard to reach the top of his sport – which he marked emphatically by beating Novak Djokovic in straight sets on Sunday – that he intends to stay there for as long as he can.
It is nearly 10 months since Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic squared up to contest the first big title of the season, in the considerably warmer surroundings of Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne.
It was framed as a question but it sounded more like a threat.
Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic meet for the 35th time on Sunday in a match loaded with more significance than even some of their many contests for majors: the championship of each other, as someone once described the trilogy of world heavyweight title fights between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier.
Novak Djokovic, eight times out of 10 for most of his career, has found a way. On Tuesday night he did it again with tennis which he admitted was short of his best but palpably too good for the eighth time in a row against Milos Raonic.
Liverpool's Jordan Henderson played with Luis Suarez for three years at Anfield.
Tottenham Hotspur full-back Danny Rose stated his intention to leave the club on a free transfer yesterday.
Celtic currently sit top of the tree ahead of Old Firm rivals Rangers in the Scottish Premiership.
Leeds United are looking to kick on and win promotion.
Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi has been given regular game time by Frank Lampard so far this term.
Everything you must know about why Game Freak Lied is currently trending on Twitter just a couple of days before the release of Pokemon Sword and Shield.
Will Celtic dip into the transfer market when the window re-opens in January and buy another striker?
Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane wears the armband for England, but Liverpool's Jordan Henderson had to act as peacemaker.
The Leeds United star played alongside the legendary hitman for Valencia.
Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger is heading out of contract, and Tottenham Hotspur could be in the market for a central defender.