Australia's golden girl Sally Pearson overcame the drama surrounding the team camp this week to win gold in the 100m hurdles on day nine at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow - and then took aim at former coach Eric Hollingsworth.
He was the best player on the field as Manly took another big stride towards their first minor premiership in 17 years, but coach Geoff Toovey confirmed five-eighth Kieran Foran was no certain starter in Friday's 16-4 win over Brisbane.
Yes, the Bombers would have loved to beat Sydney and sure, they may drop out of the eight by Sunday night. But a 22-point loss was nowhere near the worst thing that could have happened to Essendon up at the SCG on Friday night.
Sydney coach John Longmire is far from certain star forward Lance Franklin will be fit to take on Port Adelaide in a blockbuster clash at Adelaide Oval next weekend.
A remarkable run on the back nine set up Sergio Garcia's three-shot lead at the halfway mark of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.
Roma coach Rudi Garcia said his side has been in good form, as they eye a berth in the International Champions Cup final.
Usain Bolt underlined his joy at competing in the Commonwealth Games after guiding Jamaica to victory in their 4x100 metre relay heat.
Usain Bolt delivered on his Commonwealth Games bow as he guided Jamaica into the 4x100 metre relay final.
Ekaterina Makarova and Svetlana Kuznetsova set up an all-Russian Citi Open semi-final, but only one took to the court on Friday.
A weakened Swansea City suffered a 3-1 pre-season friendly loss to Championship side Bournemouth on Friday.
Jari-Matti Latvala continued his dominance of his home rally in Finland with five stage wins on the second day of action on Friday.
Manuel Pellegrini fears the state of the TCF Bank Stadium pitch poses a "high risk" of Manchester City players being injured on Saturday.
The San Antonio Spurs have revealed that inspirational point guard Tony Parker has signed a multi-year contract extension.
Gus Poyet has vowed to cash in on Sunderland striker Connor Wickham if he refuses to sign a new contract.
Adrian Ramos made his debut as Borussia Dortmund laboured to a 1-0 pre-season friendly win over Chievo on Friday.
Gary Medel's agent has revealed that he is in Cardiff in an attempt to finalise the midfielder's seemingly imminent switch to Inter.
In-demand striker Loic Remy is to join QPR on their pre-season trip to the Republic of Ireland, manager Harry Redknapp has confirmed.
Dominic Thiem defeated defending champion Marcel Granollers and 2007 victor Juan Monaco on Friday to reach the Kitzbuhel Cup final.
Monaco striker Radamel Falcao will return to action in Saturday's Emirates Cup clash with Valencia, coach Leonardo Jardim has revealed.
Arsene Wenger has refuted transfer talk over Mario Balotelli, as well as Steven Gerrard's claim that Luis Suarez was "too good" for Arsenal.