One of the most prominent figures in the British private equity industry is being lined up by David Cameron, the former Prime Minister, to take a key role in a new $1bn fund to invest in the UK and China.
When three Sunday Times rugby experts pick their England team to face South Africa and agree on only two positions it is abundantly clear that coach Eddie Jones is facing a monumental challenge to forge a team 10 months out from the World Cup.
Real Madrid's bid to win the Copa del Rey starts in Africa on Wednesday as new interim coach Santiago Solari makes his debut against UD Melilla, a third-tier side who hail from an autonomous Spanish city bordered by Morocco.
South Africa's number eight Duane Vermeulen expects a bruising forward tussle in the Springboks' opening November international against England at Twickenham on Saturday and believes the set-piece battle could go a long way to deciding the contest.
The chief executive of the World Golf Foundation, which oversees the sport's Hall of Fame, has defended the organisation's selection process amid criticism that some of the game's best players have yet to be inducted.