Neil Maidment

Pistorius overcomes nerves to make Olympic history

South Africa's Oscar Pistorius has made history by becoming the first double amputee to compete in an athletics event at the Olympics.

UK left scrambling after last-minute security shortfall

Britain could be forced to deploy thousands of extra troops during the Olympics after a last-minute security blunder dealt an embarrassing blow.

Man United kick off with new legs at West Brom

Manchester United's sparkling performance in the Community Shield should put them in good heart to begin their Premier League title defence.

Boks finish season on high

SA comfortably beat England 21-11 at Twickenham on Saturday to end their season on a high and revive confidence ahead of the World Cup.

Honda drives Japan to win over Cameroon

Keisuke Honda carried Japan to their first World Cup finals victory on foreign soil when he scored the goal which beat Cameroon 1-0.

Late Scholes goal earns Man U dramatic victory

A stoppage-time goal by Paul Scholes gave Manchester United a dramatic 1-0 win at Manchester City on Saturday.

Liverpool up for sale, new chairperson appointed

Liverpool went up for sale on Friday after American owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett appointed Barclays Capital to find a buyer.

Savaged by the Beast, Vickery expects to lose Test place

British and Irish Lions prop Phil Vickery does not expect to retain his place for the second Test against South Africa.

Federer gives Switzerland 2-0 lead

World number two Roger Federer recovered from a shaky start to see off Kristof Vliegen and hand Switzerland a 2-0 lead over Belgium on Friday.

Nadal hopes for double Spanish glory

Rafael Nadal has been granted his wish for an early start at Wimbledon on Thursday so he can watch Spain's Euro 2008 semifinal against Russia.

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