Tears were aplenty at the Tour de France after the penultimate stage, a 54km time trial, that – barring disaster - assured two local riders would ride into Paris for Sunday’s finale with places on the podium awaiting them.
The least that can be said about this match is the most that can be said: it lived up to its billing.
Rugby union fanatic James Teague was supposed to be sitting in the stands watching his beloved Waratahs take on the Brumbies on Saturday night.
In a season supposedly beset with underwhelming footy, Hawthorn and Sydney produced what was surely the season's highest calibre game, in a contest between teams that will surely meet again at the season's pointy end.
The NSW Waratahs beat the ACT Brumbies 26-8 in the Super Rugby semi-final in Sydney on Saturday night.
Suffering for your art is one thing, suffering for someone else's is a whole new level.
Michael Hooper wasn't ready to think about his first ever shot at a Super Rugby title on Saturday night.
Manly coach Des Hasler admitted his side had their chances in their 20-12 loss to the Cowboys on Saturday night and was noticeably grumpy in the post-match press conference.
Cowboys prop James Tamou was rushed to hospital with a suspected neck injury during his side’s shock 20-12 win over the Bulldogs on Saturday night.
England's Serena Guthrie has taken a parting shot at an "over the top" physical approach by Australia after a tense and rough netball clash in Glasgow on Friday that was pinched by the Diamonds in a dramatic finale.