Ireland's Dan Martin came agonisingly close to a second victory in the Liege-Bastogne-Liege one-day classic in Belgium yesterday, when he was beaten into second place in the final metres of the 250km long race by Spaniard Alejandro Valverde of Movistar.
Ilie Nastase thumbed his nose at the International Tennis Federation (ITF) yesterday by strolling through the front door of the Tennis Club IDU. It was another indication that, in Romania, he can get away with anything he likes.
Whenever anyone asked Jericho why he was a mathematician - some friend of his mother, perhaps, or an inquisitive colleague with no interest in science - he would shake his head and smile and claim he had no idea. If they persisted, he might, with some diffidence, direct them to the definition offered by G. H. Hardy in his famous 'Apology': 'a mathematician, like a painter or a poet, is a maker of patterns'.
A week or so ago, the legal definition of British prisons was changed: they are no longer places of punishment. The new prison and courts bill, put forward by the justice secretary, Liz Truss, proposed that it was more important that they reform and rehabilitate offenders, and prepare them for a return to society.
Former world champion boxer Carl Frampton has said he believes a death threat sent to his family was "probably just a young lad being stupid" - but stated that people shouldn't have the right to send such messages.