Raymond Van Barneveld has not won a big televised individual darts title for five years.
Brian Oliver: Absence makes weightlifting grow stronger as dopers push new names towards Tokyo 2020 podium
There has been a lot of angry talk recently from "clean" weightlifters who feel they were cheated out of a fair chance during decades of doping by other countries.
Nancy Gillen: Ronaldinho the star attraction at World Teqball Championships as he helps the sport grow
Ronaldinho is far from Brazil here in Budapest, with the Hungarian capital's snow-topped gothic buildings a stark contrast to the tropical warmth of the footballer's home country.
In its first fortnight, Frozen 2 has grossed over $742 million (£565,000/€670,000) in worldwide ticket sales and seems set to break all cinematic records for an animated film.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is hardly one to talk about conflicts of interest.
There is only one viable subject for this week's blog and, yes, eagle-eyed readers will spot it is the same as last week's: the Russian doping crisis.
Gender equality is the hot topic in the sporting world at the moment. The phrase is quickly joining the list of hackneyed jargon often used at General Assemblies and Executive Council meetings.
The magic of the Cup. Does it still exist? I think so. I hope so.
Spare a thought for Switzerland.
As the sun sets here in El Salvador on eight days of competition at the International Surfing Association World StandUp Paddle (SUP) and Paddleboard Championship, a new dawn is just around the corner for surfing.
Forty years ago, preparations for the Moscow 1980 Olympics were proceeding smoothly with less than eight months until the opening day.
In the words of Irish soft-rock band The Script, Gian-Franco Kasper has often resembled the man who can’t be moved during his reign as International Ski Federation (FIS) President.
Here we go again. Ahead of Rio and Pyeongchang, when the question of imposing doping crisis-related sanctions on Russia affecting the country's presence at the Olympic and Paralympic Games arose, the issue set international sports bodies - and observers - at each other's throats.
For years there have been mutterings that what British sport needed was something or someone that would make a finite decision on escalating controversies. In came hi-tech remedies like Hawkeye and VAR (Video Assistant Referee). Yet the malady lingers on.
My football team stepped up their pursuit of a first major trophy for over a decade this week, although the Oscar for Best Documentary might not be the honour most fans have in mind.