Sir Alex Ferguson changed football – and he's leaving his successor with the hardest of acts to follow, writes Barney Ronay.
On Monday Harlequins wing Tom Williams was banned from rugby for a year for the footling offence of feigning injury.
Headers: they're so hot right now and Cristiano Ronaldo's headed goal, in particular, seems to have inspired a folkish reverence in the English media.
Test cricket will fill the sporting year, but these might be its last days in the sun. India has reinvented the sport as 'crickertainment'.
Men holding hands, while no longer entirely taboo, is clearly still very funny. Images of Liverpool players hand-in-hand during a team bonding exercise this week drew a predictably jeering response from the Sun, which decorated some damning shots of male glove-on-glove action with sniggering references to "Kopping off" and "a training camp".