It’s Hot or Not time again as Sportsmail’s IAN LADYMAN reveals what’s been making him feel warm and what’s been leaving him cold this week.
Few Open champions have been greeted with less warmth, largely because the Italian had the temerity to deny Tiger Woods his fairytale at Carnoustie.
Purists recognise true talent when they see it, though, and Molinari’s excellence continued at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, where an exceptional birdie on the last hole squeezed the life out of a top-class field.
Francesco Molinari’s excellence continued at the Arnold Palmer Invitational last week
Modern rugby league owes much to the ongoing backing of Sky and their relentlessly enthusiastic lead commentator.
Now Hemmings has announced he will retire next month to end an association spanning four decades. Nobody is irreplaceable but Hemmings’ absence will test the truth of that.
Until recently, news of Lukaku’s absence with an ankle injury would have prompted bad jokes about what a blow it was to the opposition’s chances of winning.
Such has been the Belgian’s return to form under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer that it is Manchester United with a problem to solve before Saturday’s stupid kick-off time in the FA Cup at Wolves.
Until recently, news of Lukaku’s absence with an ankle injury would have prompted bad jokes
The former Chelsea midfielder looked set for a career lift-off after making his England debut against Spain earlier this season.
But Chalobah’s progress has since stalled and he hasn’t started a Premier League game for Watford since early December. Injuries haven’t helped but Chalobah is 24 now and this is a time when he needs to be making strides forward.
One of the most fundamental laws of the game is now a complete mess. It used to be simple but has been complicated by so many tweaks and changes over the years that players, referees and supporters are struggling to interpret it.
It is time to press the reset button and think again. And then someone may be able to tell us if Harry Kane really was offside against Arsenal.
Nathaniel Chalobah’s career has stalled at a time when he needs to be making strides forward
Mitchell is the moron who attacked Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish and is now six days into a 14-week prison sentence.
It is clear the courts have made an example of him and maybe that’s understandable but the sentence did seem disproportionate to the nature of the offence.
Away from sport, our justice system hands out much less for much worse and one wonders if they have really got this one right.