In 1973, the combined bands of the Grenadier and Coldstream Guards played the European anthem, Wembley switched on new and improved floodlights and Bobby Charlton made his final appearance at the famous old stadium in a special football match to celebrate Great Britain’s entry into the "Common Market" known more formally as the European Economic Community (EEC). There was even an Irish backstop, goalkeeper Pat Jennings.
London's Wembley Stadium will stage an additional four matches at the 2020 UEFA European Championship after Brussels was stripped of its hosting rights due to concerns over a proposed new venue.
Trousering the thick end of £15 million ($19.4 million/€17.8 million), a fraction of what is likely to come his way in the future, Anthony Joshua declared after his stunning conquest of Wladimir Klitschko on Saturday night that his proudest possession remained not a world championship belt, but his Olympic gold medal.
The brand identity for UEFA's 2020 European Championships, which will be taking place across Europe in four years time, has been unveiled by the governing body.
Mike Rowbottom: Tottenham Hotspur, Mansfield Town’s Trisha, weightlifting upgrades, Paralympic heroics - tales of the expected, and the unexpected
Some things in sport are relatively easy to predict.
Among tragic events that grab the world’s attention, such as what happened in Paris (and Beirut) a couple of weeks ago, there are always good things that happen and good people that give solace, courage and hope. You read something, listen to something, watch something - and just say ‘wow’.