Full links to 2012 Sport Relief special edition, edited by David Walliams

Charity telethon tops £50m on first night

Sport Relief has raised £50m in public donations, a new on-the-night record for the charity telethon.

Sport Relief raises record £50m

The Sport Relief fundraising extravaganza has raised a record on-the-night total of £50 million.

Miranda Hart and her Miranda co-star Sarah Hadland appear in a Sport Relief sketch which saw Hart mistaken for a male tennis professional

First Night: Sport Relief, BBC1

The night of light entertainment that never leaves a dry eye in the house

Frank Skinner in the pool

The lengths (and widths) they go to... Frank Skinner dives in

Comedian overcomes his fear of swimming to complete a length for Sport Relief

Meeting of minds: Marvin Humes, Aston Merrygold, JB Gill, and Oritsé Williams

Let's get physical, boys: Alan Carr gets chatty with JLS for Sport Relief

JLS are all over this year's Sport Relief – they've recorded the official single, they're on TV, at the O2, and running The Mall. Alan Carr meets the chart-toppers.

Rob Brydon: Federer said no... so I had to ask Jonathan Davies

Jonathan Davies (he of the 'cheeky little face') tells Rob Brydon about how it all began, his move to league and his new role on the box. Rob Brydon interviews Jonathan Davies

Bill Gates says of vaccines: 'We could save three million lives over the next decade'

Bill Gates: 'We could save three million lives over the next decade'

David Walliams talks to Bill Gates

Hit it off: David Walliams with Simon Cowell

This Briton's got talent: Simon Cowell reveals what it's like to be the most powerful person in pop

One man does more to shape our music industry than any other. As he begins another star search, the svengali talks to our guest editor David Walliams.

David Walliams talks to Eddie Izzard

'So, Eddie Izzard, were your marathons an attempt to trump my swims?'

David Walliams talks to Eddie Izzard

Sport Relief 2012: A letter from today's guest editor, David Walliams

Quality newspapers are normally quite boring. Not monumentally boring, just a bit dull and worthy. If they were a colour, they would be brown.

Brian May

Brian May - He will rock you

Queen's Brian May talks to film composer David Arnold about music and movies

Hold on to your hats: the Oscar-winning documentary
Undefeated

It's not the taking part but the winning

Documentary-makers are showing other directors how to cover sport – and landing big prizes, at last, too – says Kaleem Aftab

Red Noses for Red Nose Day

Richard Curtis: It's shocking just how easy it can be to save a life

I've been working on Comic Relief and Sport Relief for 27 years now and still feel the same passion for it as I did at the start, when I wandered around Ethiopia in the middle of the famine in 1985 wondering whether I could think of anything I could do to help.

Usain Bolt has significantly improved the average performance of the world's top sprinters

The Bolt Effect: How chasing Usain Bolt made the world run faster

Pursuit of the world's best sprinter has forced competition to be quicker than ever just to keep up

Leading article: Proud to be supporting Sport Relief

Generally, Britain is a comfortable country in which to live. By and large, people have enough food to eat and water to drink. The air is clean, the water supply constant and pollutant-free. Children will receive an adequate education. Our health service will care for us when we fall sick. Crime levels are low.

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Rugby UnionEngland v Australia: George Ford retains the No 10 shirt with Gloucester back Twelvetrees coming in after impressing head coach Stuart Lancaster
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Billy Joe Saunders will fight Chris Eubank Jnr. on Saturday 29th November.
BOXINGBilly Joe Saunders vs Chris Eubank Jnr: The traveller did not have a pampered upbringing... unlike Saturday's opponent
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rugby unionEngland vs Australia: England skipper praises opposite number ahead of Twickenham Test
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Brad Barritt will play at outside centre against Australia
England vs Australia: And he may have third partner in as many games, with Twelvetrees making strong case to play alongside
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Andy Murray with his girlfriend of nine years, Kim Sears who he has got engaged to
tennis
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aussie rulesThe author whose investigation of an AFL rape case could be named Sports Book of the Year
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England’s Moeen Ali hits out during his innings of 119 from 87 balls
cricketREPORTSri Lanka 317-6 England 292 (SL win by 25 runs): New opening batsman is the star in a mightily entertaining match, which England could have won
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Warren Gatland looks on as Wales succumb to defeat last Saturday
Wales vs South Africa: Further failure against the big three has led to calls for change but Edwards makes spirited defence of under-fire head coach
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Sir Ben Ainslie (left) and Sir Keith Mills, whose company will manage the America’s Cup World Series in Portsmouth, announce the return of America’s Cup racing to British waters
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West Brom striker Saido Berahino
FootballWest Brom striker stopped by police on the M6 motorway in the early hours oft his morning
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Bernie Ecclestone is known for being outspoken
Formula 1 Country hopes to boost sporting legacy ahead of the 2022 World Cup
Sport
Abu Dhabi GP: Mercedes driver toasts his world title with fruit drink and an early night
Sport
Constructors' champions ready to offer Hamilton a deal until 2016 with the option of an extra year
Sport
Anthony Dixon runs in a 30-yards touchdown for the Bills
NFLRound-up: Rescheduled match in Detroit sees Buffalo rout the Jets while Ravens see off the Saints
Sport
boxingFury will be a step closer to world-title shot if he can beat Dereck Chisora on Saturday
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Manny Pacquiao lands a blow on Chris Algieri
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Sport
Tony Bellew celebrates his win over Nathan Cleverly
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The Football Lawyer: The career of a Premier League footballer is similar to that of a City professional

In football, where money talks, there are few pronouncements louder than the salary of a Premier Lea...

A World Cricket XI for the ages

One man’s pursuit of cricketing nerd nirvana: an all-time XI made up of a player from each decade 19...

Wheels: Journeys in Parlympic Sport

The World Cup is all well and good, but James Moore can't wait for the arrival of new chairs for his...

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