...changed a country. In his own quiet way Basil D'Oliveira probably changed South Africa and the fortunes of it's people more than anyone else.
...purpose. That was ex-England manager Graham Taylor's opinion. But maybe the only purpose it served was England finally beating Sweden after 43 years.
...here today. R.I.P. Smokin' Joe Frazier one of the great heavyweight boxers during a great era of boxing, who fought in two of the memorable bouts of that age against Muhammad Ali.
...passenger. Rooney's three match ban meaning he'll miss the group games in Euro 2012 but Fabio will still take him along just in case.
...in Cav we trust. Britain has only it's second ever cycling road race men's pro World Champion. Mark Cavendish the best in the business.
...in Mo we trust. Mariano Rivera breaks the regular season record for saves in the Yankees victory over the Twins.
...what more needs to be said. Mariano Rivera get's his 600th save in the New York Yankees 3-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners.
..for Wiggins, Froome and Sky. But we should overlook all the what ifs and marvel at a great Vuelta a España that ended with two British riders on the podium.
...post here. But as Ian Gillan famously sang on a certain song 'But some stupid with a flare gun burned the place to the ground.'.
...disguise? England yet again stuff India, this time by an innings and plenty, to take over from the visitors as the number one ranked team in the world.
...again? If you didn't know the test rankings but were told one of these was number one and then watched the first two tests of this series you wouldn't pick India, would you even have them in the top 5?
...for the set. Ian Bell wasn't naive but just slack and stupid to be run out before tea on the fourth day of the second test. But apparently he was only partly to blame.
...right up until they got stuffed. With a full house at Lord's for the final day of the opening Test of the series against India it got a bit screechy until the Indians were put out of their misery.
...with a damp meh. Three damp squid test series against Sri Lanka finished appropriately with rain stopping play as England yet again struggled to bowl the visitors out to win the final test.
...centenary celebration. A documentary by B.B.C.'s Sportsnight programme from 1982 about Spurs through it's then 100 years of being in existence.