A triumvirate of the wealthiest players in cricket - India, Australia and the UK - have plans to arrogate even more income and power to themselves.
Another standard answer would be that we are a sporting nation, and that every capital city has to have major sporting venues that are of world standard.
'Dopes in sport' is an adequate term for sneering at participants who enhance performances, artificially, with chemicals.
The hounds have been baying at Essendon for months but it is still a surprise to see the confidence with which sports writers explain what will and ought to happen over the doping allegations.
It will inevitably be said that cricket was the winner, but which part of it?
A chorus of ape noises erupted from the stands whenever Eto’o touched the ball. It was the whole stadium chanting, not just a handful of fans.
'Greatest happiness' arguments can lead to immoral decisions which an individual can justify to themself.
Originally, we had reason for optimism. Winning at Augusta National shouldn’t be too difficult for an Australian.
These days sport is the physical twin of link bait.
There are many paradoxes in the case of drug cheat Lance Anderson.
In the United Kingdom, newly appointed Culture Secretary, Maria Miller, has written to broadcasters 'ordering them to stop burying coverage of women's football, rugby, cricket and tennis in their schedules …'
The Australian War Memorial does not tell only of Generals and Field Marshals and the National Museum of Australia does not feature only our Prime Ministers and Governors-General.