When Randy Lerner put Aston Villa up for sale last May, the end game of the American billionaire's reign was predicted to cause only further doom and gloom for the Premier League strugglers.
The design of a new flesh-coloured kit that makes a Colombian women’s cycling team look naked below the waist has been described as unacceptable by Brian Cookson, the president of the UCI.
It looks unlikely that Heyneke Meyer will realise one of his initial aims of winning silverware on the way to the 2015 Rugby World Cup, but the Springboks do look a good bet to triumph when it really matters.
Shivnarine Chanderpaul's unbeaten 63 guided his team to 208 for four, an overall lead of 427, at stumps on the third day of the second and final test at the Beausejour Stadium on Monday.
A Curtis Davies own goal gifted West Ham United a point after Hull City had twice taken the lead in a 2-2 draw in the Premier League on Monday.
Valentino Rossi delighted the Italian fans as he won the San Marino MotoGP, handed an easy path to the chequered flag when Marc Marquez fell.
Tiger Woods, his 39th birthday looming in December, laughed off 20-something Rory McIlroy's recent estimation that the 14-time major winner and compatriot Phil Mickelson are in the back nine of their careers.
Former runner-up Paul-Henri Mathieu of France advanced to the second round of the Moselle Open in Metz, France, on Monday with a 7-6 (2), 7-6 (3) win over Benjamin Becker of Germany.