It's Hot or Not time again as Sportsmail's Riath Al-Samarrai reveals what's been making him feel warm and what's been leaving him cold this week.
Ronnie O'Sullivan exited the English Open hours after his latest bizarre claim over the K2 Leisure Centre in Crawley. The five-time world champion has maintained his criticism of the venue.
O'Sullivan had earlier reiterated his criticism of the K2 Leisure Centre venue, insisting it needed a 'complete refurbishment' and adding: 'Every day in Crawley is a day lost in my life.'
Chris Froome's comeback from career-threatening injuries gathered pace in Paris as the four-time Tour de France winner targeted victory in next year's race.
Tour de France organisers put a spring in the step of the climbers after unveiling the 2020 route featuring a mountain stage on the second day and one time trial on the eve of the final Champs El...
O'Sullivan won the 2017 edition of the tournament in Barnsley, but didn't have anything nice to say last year as he crashed out at the semi-final stage. And now he has hit out at the Crawley venu...
MARTIN SAMUEL - CHIEF SPORTS WRITER: It is a very peculiar form of racism that affects Mo Farah. It is the same racism suffered by Bradley Wiggins, by Galen Rupp, or even Maria Sharapova.
Petr Cech's professional ice hockey career got off to a perfect start as the former Chelsea and Arsenal goalkeeper saved a penalty and was named man of the match.
Ronnie O'Sullivan anticipates paring down his tournament appearances in the United Kingdom as he would rather devote the majority of his schedule to competing in China.
Simone Biles broke the all-time record for most medals by any gymnast at the World Championships by winning the balance beam competition on Sunday.
The pair had come face to face at both Smackdown and Raw and will settle their explosive feud in Saudi Arabia at the pay-per-view event.
IAN HERBERT: Eliud Kipchoge will again attempt the quest so significant to him that he gave no consideration to competing in the marathon at last week's world championships in Doha.
In a public park in Vienna, Kenyan runner Eliud Kipchoge will attempt to write his name into long-distance running folklore by doing what no one has done - run a marathon in under two hours.
Despite publicly standing by the coach who led Sir Mo Farah to four Olympic golds, Nike has responded to the backlash over the US Anti-Doping Agency findings by closing the set-up.
The earning potential of Team GB stars could dramatically increase before Tokyo 2020 if the British Olympic Association gets approval to relax 'stifling' sponsorship rules.
RIATH AL-SAMARRAI IN DOHA: Another night of history for Dina Asher-Smith . The distinctions in her career are piling up and so are the medals.
The BBC has secured broadcast rights to the 2021 and 2023 World Athletics Championships, it announced on Sunday evening after the conclusion of the 2019 event in Doha.
OLIVER HOLT - CHIEF SPORTS WRITER: To say Radcliffe's performance when asked about the ban handed down to Salazar by USADA was awkward would be an understatement.
The head of the US Anti-Doping Agency, Travis Tygart, who led the conviction of Alberto Salazar for doping offences has hit back at Paula Radcliffe.
RIATH AL-SAMARRAI IN DOHA: In the end it was all too much for Muir. There were simply too many injuries and one athlete who ran the sixth quickest 1500m time in history.
Johnson-Thompson could break the 12-year-old European heptathlon record, according to the former champion who played a major role in the transformation of her career.
HOT OR NOT: It's Hot or Not time again as Sportsmail's Riath Al-Samarrai reveals what's been making him feel warm and what's been leaving him cold this week.
There was a time, long before their visceral hatred of adidas fuelled a desire to become the biggest, brashest sports brand of all, when Nike had something resembling a soul.
MATT HUGHES - SPECIAL REPORT: During the years since Sir Mo Farah missed two drugs tests, his memory does not appear to have improved.
The forecast is for 32C and 50 per cent humidity for the 26.2-mile race, which starts at midnight to avoid the worst of the heat. The women's race last Friday saw only 40 of 68 starters completin...
Sportsmail has learned Salazar has instructed his lawyers to prepare for another lengthy battle after immediately announcing his intention to appeal USADA's judgement earlier this week.
RIATH AL-SAMARRAI IN DOHA: There were tears before bedtime for Katarina Johnson-Thompson and a few more after breakfast on Friday morning.
The 26-year-old broke Jessica Ennis-Hill's British record to post 6,981 points and take the title at the World Championships on Thursday. She beat defending champion Nafi Thiam by 304 points.
To Darren Campbell, the smile is the giveaway. To many on the outside it typifies the perceived wisdom that Asher-Smith fits that girl-next-door mould, but it represents something else.
IOC president Thomas Bach has described Alberto Salazar's ban as 'very worrying' and has called on the World Anti-Doping Agency to look at athletes who worked with the disgraced coach.
RIATH AL-SAMARRAI IN DOHA: After all the squirming and falling and doubting and fouling, the Kat finally let herself out of the bag. The 26-year-old can now officially call herself the world's be...
RIATH AL-SAMARRAI IN DOHA: Out of the sandstorm of a quite miserable World Championships came a magnificent ray of red, white and blue light.
RIATH AL-SAMARRAI IN DOHA: The Brit obliterated the field to win in a national record 21.88sec - a full 0.34sec clear of USA sprinter Brittany Brown and third-placed Mujinga Kambundji.
Her haul of 4,138 points puts her 96 clear of the Olympic champion from Belgium, which is not unusual - the configuration of this event is such that she usually has the best of day one.
IAAF president Lord Coe insists athletes' reputations should not be tarnished by association with Alberto Salazar after the American coach was given a four-year ban for doping violations.
From Christian Coleman winning 100m gold to Dina Asher-Smith picking up Great Britain's first-ever medal in a women's sprint event, each individual achievement has been undermined in Qatar.
Speaking on the BBC , a furious Denise Lewis, the 2000 Olympic heptathlon champion said the IAAF has 'let down' the athletes competing in the Qatar capital city.
Dina Asher-Smith underlined her favourite tag by powering through to the 200m final at the World Championships. The 23-year-old clocked 21.16 seconds.
More grime and no shine. But it was a close run thing for Adam Gemili, who came desperately close to lifting some of the mood around UK Athletics in the 200m final on Tuesday night.
MARTIN SAMUEL - CHIEF SPORTS WRITER: It was a witch-hunt, we were glibly informed. The truth would out. Well, now it has and it transpires the witches were real.
EXCLUSIVE BY MATT HUGHES: The IOC are facing calls to move the long-distance events at next year's Olympics away from Tokyo due to concerns over athlete welfare.
RIATH AL-SAMARRAI IN DOHA: One by one the women most capable of keeping Dina Asher-Smith from a 200metres world title fell or faltered on Monday.
Just 13,288 people - including 1,484 guests - watched the first session on Friday while attendances declined in the following two days but organisers have since responded to criticisms.
RIATH AL-SAMARRAI IN DOHA: Asher-Smith became the first British woman to win an individual World Championships sprint medal in 36 years as she claimed silver in the 100m final on Sunday.
COMMENT BY RIATH AL-SAMARRAI: To hear Christian Coleman in the early hours of Sunday morning was to feel bemused by the brazenness of it all,
Chris Froome shared a photo of himself as he steps up recovery from a life-threatening crash that left him with broken legs, ribs and elbow and neck.
RIATH AL-SAMARRAI IN DOHA: When it mattered most, Christian Coleman did not go missing. When it came to his whereabouts, he was there in plain sight on top of the world as the fastest man in the ...
The World Championships in Doha were brought to the brink of farce in the early hours of Saturday morning as almost half the field failed to complete the women's marathon in brutal conditions.
The World Athletics Championships got underway on Friday with a firework-filled opening ceremony in sweltering conditions in Doha, where temperatures exceeded 32 degrees.
RIATH AL-SAMARRAI IN DOHA: Christian Coleman is on course for 100 metre glory at the World Athletics Championships but his doping violations mean he can't replace Usain Bolt as the face of the sp...
Coleman was the only man to go under 10 seconds as the American clocked 9.98secs in the final heat to underline his status as favourite.
RIATH AL-SAMARRAI IN DOHA: It can safely be said that there was scepticism about the 2014 process which brought these World Championships to Doha and that sentiment lingers.
Mystery continues to surround Laura Muir's recovery from the calf injury that has kept her out since July. 1500m world-record holder Genzebe Dibaba is injured giving Muir hope.
RIATH AL-SAMARRAI: Some 36 years have passed since Kathy Smallwood-Cook became the last British woman to win a global medal at 100m or 200m.
MATT HUGHES IN DOHA: The women's marathon start has been put back until 11:59pm local time on Friday night, but the conditions are still expected to be gruelling.
Adam Gemili is in a rush. Not only in regard of getting from blocks to tape, but also in his wider objective of making up for the time he has lost to injuries and the whims of selectors.
EXCLUSIVE BY MATT HUGHES: Athletics' chiefs want to tighten the sport's drug-testing regime after the world's fastest man Christian Coleman escaped doping sanctions earlier this month.
The Men's Under-23 individual time trial, taking place on Tuesday morning, was badly affected by a constant downpour on the streets of Harrogate.
MATT HUGHES: Russia are facing a worldwide ban from all major sports events after being given three weeks to explain signs of tampering with drug tests.
Leon Madsen has described the amazing feeling of winning in Cardiff and Warsaw, even if he's not crowned world champion this season.
There was one particular moment two years ago that summed up how dry the well had become - both in terms of British athletic talent and excuses for below par performances.
EXCLUSIVE: UK athletics have suffered an embarrassing logistics failure ahead of the World Championships after relocating from holding camp due to inadequate facilities.
Russian hockey goalkeeper Saveli Kononov was handed an AK-47 after inspiring his side Izhstal Izhevsk to a 3-2 victory against rivals Chelmet.
Chris Froome has revealed that he does not remember any part of the horrific crash that almost cost him his life during a training ride in May.
Sir Mo Farah set a personal best for the half-marathon in the process of winning the Great North Run for a record sixth consecutive year yesterday.
Chris Froome is back in hospital again after cutting his thumb with a kitchen knife. Froome's hopes of a record-equalling fifth Tour title this year were ended in violent fashion in June when he ...
RIATH AL-SAMARRAI IN BRUSSELS: Her time of 10.88sec was a season's best, but more impressive was that she blitzed Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, the double Olympic champion from Jamaica.
The peloton did a lap round the playing surface in a controlled fashoin of the 53,000-capacity stadium in a remarkable sight at the beginning of Stage 13 of the Spanish race.
Fernando Alonso completed 700 kilometers (435 miles) in two days of training as he prepares for next year's Dakar Rally.
The 800m runner, who finished fourth in the worlds in 2017, was fined earlier in the summer for a row in which he appeared to shove a 74-year-old official at a meet in Watford.
Dina Asher-Smith ran her fastest 200 metres of the season to finish second behind brilliant Bahamian Shaunae Miller-Uibo at the Diamond League meeting in Zurich.
The 39-year-old was the first Briton to win the Tour de France in 2012 and took Olympic time trial gold just days later, but said he no longer wants to be defined by his sporting success.
RIATH AL-SAMARRAI IN BIRMINGHAM: There's a document on Adam Gemili's phone that lists some of the unflattering comments spoken about him by folk in athletics.
It takes a fair effort to upstage Dina Asher-Smith, but Ojie Edoburun managed it with a combination of his deeds and words at the British Championships on Saturday.
Hughes has made the call to contest both the 100m and 200m in Birmingham and in the absence of Reece Prescod, who is out with a hamstring injury, he will start as the favourite in each.
German sprinter Marcel Kittel has announced his retirement from cycling at the age of 31. The 14-time Tour de France stage winner left the Katusha-Alpecin team in May by mutual consent
The appointment ends an almost year-long search, with the highly-rated Hyde Peters seeing off competition from acting CEO Nigel Holl and former Olympic hurdler Nigel Walker.
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW BY RIATH AL-SAMARRAI: Alex Danson can laugh now. She can also jog a little. A polite term for it, she says, but when she ambles around the field near her home.
Chinese swimmer Sun Yang will get the rare public trial he wants after an appeal by the World Anti-Doping Agency. The Court of Arbitration for Sport says the hearing will likely be in Switzerland...
Jimmy White put a career of Crucible misery behind him to claim the World Seniors Snooker Championship in Sheffield. The 57-year-old beat Darren Morgan 5-3 to win his second Seniors title.
Sportsmail takes a look at the wider sporting world, casting an eye over who has been making the headlines for the right or wrong reasons.
Christian Coleman says he will not be drawn into any more social media squabbles in his efforts to be crowned 100m world champion this autumn. The 23-year-old posted messages at Noal Lyles.
The Government has intervened in a bid to avert a threatened boycott by India of the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham over the absence of shooting from the sports programme.
Laura Muir and Reece Prescod will miss the national championships this month because of injury with the latter a major doubt for the Worlds in Doha in the autumn.
EXCLUSIVE BY MATT LAWTON: Great Britain's chances of success in the men's road race at the UCI World Championships in Yorkshire next month may have suffered a serious setback.
A shambolic administration error caused Great Britain to be disqualified from the 4x400m relay final at the European Team Championships on Sunday evening.
Dylan Fletcher is confident of helping Great Britain to victory on home waters in the SailGP series on August 10-11 after breaking the 50 knot barrier in the F50 catamarans.
The 34-year-old suffered multiple broken bones after he collided with a wall during this year's event, but is ahead in his recovery and is targeting next year's race as a potential return date.
Italian cyclist Davide Cimolai has bemoaned 'the worst day of his life' after his wife left him during the Giro d'Italia. Cimolai had been married to his wife Greta for just six months.
Sun Yang was pictured walking through Hangzhou International Airport in China on Sunday after winning gold in the 200m freestyle at the World Championships in South Korea.
Warrington and St Helens will meet in the Challenge Cup final for the first time next month - when both teams will look to overcome their demons in the competition.
MATT LAWTON IN PARIS: Brailsford believes Bernal is capable of maintaining the team's dominance of the Tour de France for years to come. At 22, he is the youngest man to win in Paris since 1909.
MATT LAWTON IN PARIS: Wiggins and Thomas believe Team Ineos will continue to dominate the Tour de France with a young Colombian cyclist who could turn out to be the greatest in history.
Rob Cross held off a stirring fightback from Michael Smith to win the Betfred World Matchplay title at Blackpool's Winter Gardens on Sunday night.
Adam Peaty won his third gold of the World Aquatic Championships but it was team-mate Duncan Scott who took the accolades in the 4x100m medley with the second-fastest relay split of all time.
SOPHIE WATKISS AT UNIVERSITY OF BOLTON STADIUM: St Helens ended an 11 year wait to compete in a Challenge Cup final, with James Roby starring for Saints.
LIZ BYRNES IN GWANGJU, SOUTH KOREA: Olympic champion Adam Peaty has revealed he is fed up of doping in the sport after the the claims surrounding Sun Yang.
MATT LAWTON IN VAL THORENS: The 22-year-old Colombian held on to the yellow jersey in stage 20, and is set to be crowned the youngest Tour winner in 110 years.
OLIVER HOLT - MAIL ON SUNDAY CHIEF SPORTS WRITER: A year to go to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and, right on cue, the spectre of doping rides back into town.
MATT LAWTON IN VALLOIRE: Thibaut Pinot abandoned the race in tears and Julian Alaphilippe lost the yellow jersey on the brutal ascent of the highest paved pass in Europe.
England Netball have named Jess Thirlby as their new head coach following the departure of Tracey Neville in the wake of last week's World Cup bronze medal.
Thibaut Pinot's dream of becoming the first French winner of the Tour de France for 34 years is over after the Groupama-FDJ rider was forced to abandon early on stage 19 to Tignes.
MATT LAWTON IN VALLOIRE: To some extent it felt like normal service had been resumed here in the Alps, the sight of five Team Ineos riders leading the yellow jersey group up the final climb.
Hannah Mills is confident her new partnership with Eilidh McIntyre can help her seal a third Olympic medal in the 470 at Tokyo 2020, with the Games now a year away.
Giles Scott is aiming to bow out of the Olympics by defending the Finn gold medal he won at Rio 2016. Wednesday marks one year until the Tokyo 2020 opening ceremony
Trentin won by 36 seconds, while there was no change at the top of the general classification, with Julian Alaphilippe still leading ajnd Geraint Thomas trailing by 95 seconds.
British Olympic bosses have revealed they are trying to make Team GB the second favourite team at Tokyo 2020 by endearing themselves to the Japanese public and authorities.
Despite producing one of the most memorable moments of the Rio Olympics, the women do not get an automatic spot and have struggled for form under their new coach, Mark Hager.
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW BY LAURA LAMBERT: Jack Laugher is trying to explain how hard it is to string together six perfect dives. 'It is like taking a penalty in a World Cup final,' he tells Sportsmai...
MATT LAWTON IN NIMES: There is a reluctance in France to imagine how the scenes on the Champs-Elysees might compare to the night of the 1998 World Cup final.
The defending champion came off on a right-hander with around 130km of the 177km stage, which started and finished in Nimes, remaining. He was though soon able to rejoin the race.
Uzbekistan's most decorated Olympian Artur Taymazov has become the 60th athlete and eight gold medallist to be disqualified from London 2012 following analysis of doping samples.
The 34-year-old has now been named in the start list for Adriatica Ionica, which starts in Venice on Thursday, alongside his long-time lieutenants Mark Renshaw and Bernie Eisel.
MATT LAWTON IN NIMES: The tone was one of defiance; the message that Team Ineos are not dead yet. As Sir Dave Brailsford was quick to point out, they sit second and fifth.
Twenty-four hours after 'Project 56' was realised when he became the first swimmer to dip under 57 seconds, Peaty became the first man to claim a third successive world title in 57.14sec.
Thomas has blamed a 'minor fuelling issue' on his seventh-placed finish during the Pyrenean stages over the weekend, which saw him twice left behind by his rivals.
New Zealand held off an Australian fightback to win their first Netball World Cup since 2003 with a dramatic 52-51 triumph in Liverpool. The Silver Ferns' success completed a recent revival.
KIERAN GILL AT THE LONDON STADIUM: For Dina Asher-Smith, finishing second on Sunday to Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce served as a reality check ahead of her assault on Doha.
LAURA LAMBERT AT THE M&S BANK ARENA: It was not the colour they had hoped for, but the England Roses ensured they left the World Cup with a medal by putting on a confident display.
Peaty, 24, smashed the previous record of 57.10 seconds he set at last year's European Championships to win in 56.88,becoming the first man to break the 57-second barrier.
MATT LAWTON IN FOIX: There was a second stage win for Simon Yates, a first sign of human weakness from Julian Alaphilippe, not to mention further difficulties for Geraint Thomas on Sunday.
LAURA LAMBERT AT THE M&S BANK ARENA: Eighteen days later and in Liverpool rather than Lyon, but there was more heartbreak for England and a Neville in a World Cup semi-final.
MATT LAWTON ON THE COL DU TOURMALET: Owner of Ineos Jim Ratcliffe must have sat in the team car on Saturday afternoon and wondered if he had just bought a cycling team in decline.
LIZ BYRNES IN GWANGJU, SOUTH KOREA: It is no exaggeration to say that Adam Peaty has taken his events through a time warp while leaving the world in his slipstream.
KIERAN GILL AT THE LONDON STADIUM: Ellington finished ninth in his heat but this was about more than a clocked time of 10.93. This was celebration of an unlikely comeback.
Thibaut Pinot led a French one-two ahead of overall leader Julian Alaphilippe to win the 14th stage of the Tour de France, a 117.5-km mountain trek from Tarbes on Saturday.
The Roses have never made it beyond the last four and have finished third at the last two World Cups. But on Saturday is the chance for Neville and her record-breaking team to change that.
EXCLUSIVE BY MATT LAWTON AND RIATH AL-SAMARRAI: James Ellington's heroic return to the track in the London Anniversary Games on Saturday met opposition from within UK Athletics.
MATT LAWTON IN PAU: The sight of Julian Alaphilippe rising out of his saddle and powering up the steep ramp that came at the end of this individual time trial is sure to trouble Geraint Thomas .
Tour de France organisers are looking to launch a women's equivalent of the most prestigious race in men's cycling, they said on Friday.
England will avoid arch-rivals Australia in the Netball World Cup semi-finals after beating long-term bogey opponents South Africa in their final group game.
MATT LAWTON IN BAGNERES-DE-BIGORRE: The race for the big prize might have failed to ignite here on the first day in the Pyrenees but there was no shortage of fireworks
The Australian rider pulled out of the race with about 80 kilometers left on Thursday before the two big climbs in Stage 12 following reports of clashes with team officials.
England cemented their World Cup semi-final place on Wednesday, despite an up-and-down performance in beating Trinidad and Tobago.
Former UK Sport boss Liz Nicholl believes the United Kingdom should make a multi-centre bid to host the 2036 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Geraint Thomas and Team Ineos had every reason to be satisfied as they reached the first rest day of the Tour de France in an enviable position. He is in second place in the general classificatio...
INTERVIEW: Holly Bradshaw believes she is ready to shine on the world's biggest stages after overcoming injury problems and mental health struggles in recent years.
LAURA LAMBERT AT THE M&S BANK ARENA: England have all but secured their semi-final spot at the Netball World Cup after coming through a nervy battle with Jamaica.
Geraint Thomas and Ineos team-mate Egan Bernal profited hugely as French rival Thibaut Pinot was caught in a group who lost 100 seconds on the 217.5km stage from Saint-Flour to Albi.
EXCLUSIVE BY RIATH AL-SAMARRAI: Sportsmail understands the 33-year-old will this week be confirmed in the 100m field for the Diamond League meet in the capital on July 21.
England bounced back from losing one of their key players for the remainder of the Netball World Cup by comfortably beating Samoa to top their group. They won out 90-24 in Liverpool.
South African Daryl Impey added an individual stage win to his Tour de France happy memories when he prevailed at the end of a long breakaway from St Etienne on Sunday.
Geraint Thomas breathed a sigh of relief at the finish of stage eight of the Tour de France after he survived a team pile-up at the bottom of a fast downhill section on the approach to Saint-Etie...
Dylan Groenewegen of Holland - who crashed on the opening day of this Tour de France - took the third stage win of this year's race for the Jumbo-Visma team on Friday.
England got their Netball World Cup campaign off to a thrilling start on Friday, helped by shooter Jo Harten shining on her 100th cap with 29 goals.
Geraint Thomas took back control of the Tour de France on Thursday, with a surge of power taking him clear of his main rivals on the backbreaking finish to stage six in the Vosges mountains.
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW BY LAURA LAMBERT: For Tracey Neville, winning is like eating the best steak. And she is desperate for another mouthful - starting on Friday when England start against Uganda.
The Netball World Cup 2019 is about to get under way. Here's everything you need to know about the England squad, when it starts and how you can watch the tournament.
Geraint Thomas survived the first day of racing through the climbs of the 2019 Tour de France but then suggested that team-mate Egan Bernal is favourite for the first summit finish on stage six.
CHRIS MURPHY IN NANCY: Elia Viviani won stage four of the Tour de France in a sprint finish in Nancy as Deceuninck-Quick Step team-mate Julian Alaphilippe retained the yellow jersey.