The number of stories swirling around Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth are enough to make you believe that this week’s USPGA Championship is only about two players. The Northern Irishman has jettisoned his long-time caddie, JP Fitzgerald, in an attempt to find the right chemistry heading into the final major of the season, while the American is looking to complete a career Grand Slam quicker than anyone who has ever played the game – he’d beat Tiger Woods’ record by six months should he lift the Wanamaker Trophy on Sunday.
The Carabao Cup, better known as the EFL Cup or the Football League Cup, gets underway this week when the clubs from League One, League Two and the Championship (all bar Hull and Middlesbrough, who finished best placed of the three teams relegated from the Premier League last season) compete in round one.
Andrew Mount gives his predictions and picks for the first round of the Carabao Cup.
So the football season is nigh and hope springs eternal.
As a lifelong fan I seldom tire of the prospect of a new campaign and Fulham are often decent with the sun on their backs. August still fills me with a somewhat blind hope but after last season’s dashing displays we have every reason to feel confident. In Slav we trust.
We’d all like to think we can spot a future great in the making, and this weekend at the Arena Ciudad de Mexico in Mexico City, UFC Fight Night 114 could be a chance to notch up a sighting.
Two of the most exciting young fighters in MMA clash, as shooting star flyweights Brandon Moreno and Sergio Pettis eye a tilt at the 125lb crown.