Despite being out of the qualification picture, Scotland have reacted in fine style to the appointment of Gordon Strachan as manager, picking up a fantastic win in Croatia and losing somewhat unluckily by the odd goal in a friendly against England.
Given how serenely he has been progressing, I expected Djokovic to be favourite for the US Open. But it’s Nadal who heads the market.
Looking ahead to next week, I’ll admit to feeling a mixture of enthusiasm and anxiety.
A lull in the serious football action as we head towards important international matches gives us a chance to assess what, if any, impact the transfers have had on the markets.
Bury went off odds against to beat Cheltenham at home on Saturday but turned in an impressive performance and delivered a 4-1 victory.
Winter at sea in any boat is challenging and brings with it increased risks but in a tiny rowing boat it would be ludicrous and unsafe.
Bayern Munich are my bet of the week in the Supercup match against Chelsea at the available odds of 8/11 with Betfair Sportsbook.
Sponsors and rival tournaments could be in line for compensation, while holding the Qatar tournament in the summer poses other costly problems.
Form book lovers will be salivating about the credentials of Kiyoshi fir this, as the 5/1 the favourite for next year’s 1,000 Guineas puts her reputation on the line in Ireland on Sunday.
This is a match that smacks of goals to me, although the bookies obviously agree because it’s long odds on that there will be at least three.
Latest from Independent journalists on Twitter