We were treated to a spellbinding day of sport, capped off in the evening by three British track and field gold medals, that will live long in the memory.
Whether that can be followed up by a Super Sunday remains to be seen, but we do know that there is plenty of MLB action to add to the sporting mix this evening.
All times are in BST.
18.05. Cleveland at Detroit (Seddon - Scherzer)
18.05. Seattle at NY Yankees (Iwakuma - Garcia)
18.10. Pittsburgh at Cincinnati (Burnett - Bailey) *ESPN America
18.35. Minnesota at Boston (Blackburn - Morales)
18.35. Houston at Atlanta (Norris - Medlen)
18.35. Miami at Washington (Nolasco - Strasburg) *BBC 5 Live Sports Extra
18.35. Arizona at Philadelphia (Cahill - Lee)
18.40. Baltimore at Tampa Bay (Gonzalez - Price)
19.10. LA Angels at Chicago White Sox (Haren - Liriano)
19.10. Texas at Kansas City (Holland - Hochevar)
20.10. San Francisco at Colorado (Lincecum - Chatwood)
21.05. Toronto at Oakland (Laffey - Milone)
21.05. NY Mets at San Diego (Harvey - Marquis)
21.10. Chicago Cubs at LA Dodgers (Germano - Blanton) *ESPN America
01.00. Milwaukee at St. Louis (Estrada - Lohse) *ESPN America
For so many years now Pittsburgh Pirates fans have attended games in early August knowing that with two months of the regular season left to play, they were already playing for pride alone. Things are different this year. Even though the first two games of their headline series against the Reds haven’t gone their way, the Pirates have every reason to be excited to be in this position and they have a good chance to take a win from the series today as A.J. Burnett – surely one of the best trade additions of the 2012 season – takes to the mound.
The Washington Nationals are also revelling in their new-found position as leading contenders in the National League. Danny Espinosa’s three-run shot in the eighth inning led the Nationals to a 10-7 victory over the Marlins yesterday. Stephen Strasburg is scheduled to pitch for Washington today with his team leading the four-game series 2-1. Coverage is due to start on BBC Radio from 18.30, although this potentially may be delayed depending on how the day’s play at Headingley turns out.
In Philadelphia, Cliff Lee is still a Phillie despite all of the rumours that have suggested he might be wearing another uniform by this point. Roy Halladay delivered a very encouraging return to form yesterday with seven shut-out innings yesterday against the D-Backs and the Phillies will hope for something similar today from Lee.
Meanwhile, his former team mate Joe Blanton is scheduled to make his debut for the Dodgers against the Cubs.
All of these games are available to watch live via the MLB.TV subscription at MLB.com. BBC 5 Live Sports Extra can be found on digital radio, digital TV and on the BBC.co.uk website (coverage on the website is only available to UK residents).