The unveiling of the World Cup squad has always come with surprises, so it's safe to say there will be rumblings this time too.
The IAAF has suspended Kenyan athletes Koki Manunga and Joyce Zakary after they tested positive for doping at the World Championships in Beijing.
Jamaican retains title at World Athletics Championships in Beijing, ahead of twice-banned American rival Justin Gatlin.
Will John Terry still be dancing to José Mourinho’s tune if John Stones arrives from Everton? And should Manchester United have kept Robin van Persie?
It calls for the coach to be ruthless, but he will largely get his way and might even increase the Boks' chances of success.
Pirates' attitude sits as a large anomaly where other Premier Soccer League (PSL) teams should regularly be in the line for honours.
The world champs in Beijing features a galaxy of rising local athletics stars hoping to clinch gold.
How can it ever hope to challenge the Big Three when it can't resolve a squabble over a TV fee?
Sunday's game against Manchester City was yet another sign the "Special One" was less special than his reflection indicated.
Chelsea's official website follows José Mourinho in claiming that the team's 3-0 defeat at Manchester City was "completely fake".
As odd as the timing of their tour to South Africa may be, New Zealand and the Proteas are seizing the opportunity to play.
The team offer their opponents much more midfield space, a chance to dominate them in the centre of the field and a defence that has looked rickety.
Argentina's triumph over the Springboks heralds the team's migration away from underdog status.
It was a mixed weekend for defenders as Branislav Ivanovic endured a rocky time, Kyle Walker struggled but Dejan Lovren shone in Liverpool's win.
Manuel Pellegrini hasn't done a full squad overhaul but that may be due to company policy in what may well be his valedictory season at the club.
Clive Rice got black armbands and tributes but Nico van Oordt, a soldier for nonracism, was largely forgotten.
It's as vital for the cricketing 'gods' to invest in veteran players as it is to motivate the young guns.
His coach called him a land-locked surfer and weened him off sugary drinks. He has just taken his 400th Test wicket.
Meyer can rely on sterling assistance in finding the ideal balance between ?youth and experience.