Racism rows, goalkeepers attacked, drugs cheats - just another week in the whacky world of sport.
Sometimes one wonders what happened to the actual sport.
The controversies and arguments that fly around it these days are in danger of swamping the action - the dramas and soap operas and vendettas overshadowing the deeds on the field of play.
There are occasions, however, when the controversies can be even more absorbing than the contests.
The Lance Armstrong furore is a case in point.
Watching his reputation collapse over the past few weeks has been fascinating and, for all those who had come to believe he was a fraud, deeply satisfying.
Monday's announcement by cycling's governing body, the UCI, that Armstrong has "no place in cycling" and would indeed be stripped of his seven Tour De France titles was as emphatic as could be.
Given the UCI's previous impeccable imitation of an ostrich, it was also as sharp a U-turn as any of its sports top performers could have managed.
It was also very welcome.
There is no way back for Armstrong now. He continues to pretend that he is the innocent party, and that all this is merely damaging his charity work.
But, as the sponsors and other backers unshackle themselves from the Armstrong caravan, he is finding himself an increasingly isolated figure.
The cycling world is moving on - without him.