DUFNER NO DUFFER AFTER BRUSH WITH GREATNESS
Jason Dufner flirted with golfing immortality across the Pond at the US PGA Championship on Friday when he went within a shot of becoming the first player to shoot a round of 62 at a Major tournament. As it was he had to settle for a 63, which is still something to celebrate although you wouldn't know it from the laid-back American's typically calm reaction. While he remained cool as a snoozing cucumber, people all around him fell to pieces and Twitter went ape as the #dufnering craze was recycled.
AUSTRALIA SHOW SOME LYON-HEARTEDNESS
Having arguably been robbed of victory by the weather in the third Ashes Test at Old Trafford, Australia assumed a commanding position on day one of the fourth encounter in Durham, as England collapsed from 107-1 to 238-9 by the close of play. Nathan Lyon et al left many wondering what this series would have thrown up had the tourists pulled their finger out/mastered DRS about a month earlier...
ARSENAL, CLOUDS AND SILVER LININGS
The draw for this season's Champions League play-offs was made and initially it appeared to be a right stinker for Arsenal, who were paired with Fenerbahce. The Turkish side, along with AC Milan, Schalke and PSV Eindhoven, were one of the stronger teams in the draw but the Gunners could benefit from a lifeline, should they need it: Fener may still get the boot from European competition in the fall-out from match-fixing allegations. So, the draw might not have actually been that bad and Arsenal may have effectively already qualified for the group stages.
DOPING LAB SUSPENDED BY WADA
Another day, another doping scandal, this time not involving a sports star or team, but rather a entire testing laboratory in Brazil. The facility in Rio was pencilled in to be used during next year's World Cup and the 2016 Olympics, both to be held in Brazil, before WADA announced it had suspended its accreditation. No specific reason was given for the suspension, and speculation that a team of juiced up, bespectacled boffins were steaming through thousands of samples every hour are yet to be confirmed or denied.
THIS VIDEO MADE US LAUGH
Manchester United's summer has been nothing short of a horror show of embarrassment in the transfer market.
MOST VIEWED - Hull City renamed Hull City Tigers
This story certainly proved popular yesterday, if for all the wrong reasons. Hull City owner Assem Allam's confirmation the club would be renamed Hull City Tigers from the start of the new Premier League season sparked a fierce debate amongst our online community. Hardly surprising really, considering Allam, who clearly already has enough friends, opted to used words like "irrelevant", "common" and "lousy" when referring to the club's original incarnation.
THE AGENDA - WHAT'S ON TODAY
Get ready for 'Lightning Bolts' and 'Mobots' galore as two of athletics' biggest stars - and exponents of sport's most recognisable celebrations - headline day one of the World Athletics Championships in Moscow. Joining Usain Bolt and Mo Farah will be the likes of Justin Gatlin, Ashton Eaton and Edna Kiplagat.
Novak Djokovic has enjoyed messing around with a giant, smiling tennis ball in a baseball cap this week in Montreal - most recently while donning a huge afro - but the world number one is actually in Canada to win an important tournament. Rafa Nadal stands in his way today as the pair duel for a place in the final.
Tottenham, Chelsea, United, Liverpool and Arsenal have all hit the headlines this summer for various acrimonious transfer sagas but one name that has been largely conspicuous by its absence is Manchester City. They've gone about their business in relative serenity this time around but will nevertheless have a chance to show off their newly purchased gear when they meet far-from free-spending Arsenal in a friendly at 3pm today. Celtic play Liverpool in another big game that means nothing in a 5pm kick-off.