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.

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.

David Walliams talks to Eddie Izzard

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

David Walliams talks to Eddie Izzard

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

John Bishop: 'Footballers have more tattoos than the man on the fairground waltzer'

I took my son recently to buy some football boots. This is usually a bonding thing for a father and son to do, just like passing on the baton of sport in a "my-time-has-gone-now- its-your-time-son" sort of way. When I did it with my dad, we when to Woolworth's and bought of pair of own-brand Winfield's which, if you ran fast enough – and it was muddy – looked almost like adidas boots from a distance.

Stella McCartney on past olympic outfits: 'In the history of these events, it's all been very masculine, and the girls have been slightly overlooked in the design process'

Fashion, fitness and flying a new flag: Stella McCartney reveals her streamlined Team GB kit

Stella McCartney is no stranger to sportswear – although in fashion terms, that usually refers to anything not a suit or a ballgown. This season, she even created slinky cocktail dresses with Aertex panels.

Golden girl: Sue Lyon as Lolita in Stanley Kubrick's 1962 film

Lolita: the later years (as imagined by Peter Serafinowicz)

Lolita is now in her mid-seventies and is once again seduced by the lothario Humbert Humbert (105).

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An Arsenal fan tweeted a picture of his 'seat' at Anfield during the 2-2 draw with Liverpool
FOOTBALL Arsenal fan slams Liverpool for his £52 'seat' at Anfield
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Ched Evans in action for Sheffield United in 2012
League Two club deny reports after manager had hinted interest
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Menelik Watson
NFLMenelik Watson, born in Manchester, donated a week's wages to fan with a heart defect
Sport
Marshawn Lynch scored an incredible 79-yard touchdown in Seattle's win over Arizona
ROUND-UP But everyone else is shown up by Marshawn Lynch as the running-back scores an incredible 79-yard running touchdown
Sport
Andy Goode breaks clear to score a try
RUGBY UNIONMATCH REPORT Wasps 48 London Irish 16: Wasps were propelled into their brave new world by one of rugby’s age-old virtues: namely, the veteran outside-half Andy Goode
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Northampton captain Dylan Hartley is shown the red card and sent off by referee JP Doyle during the Aviva Premiership match between Northampton Saints and Leicester on Saturday
Hooker was dismissed against Leicester on Saturday
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Anthony Crolla celebrates his win over John Murray back in April
BOXINGBoxer leaves hospital after suffering a fractured skull when he tried to stop two burglars
Sport
Thierry Henry will be on Sky Sports next year
COMMENTView from the Sofa: A year of highs and lows on the box
Sport
Kevin Pietersen of the Melbourne Stars leaves the field after getting out during the Big Bash League match between the Adelaide Strikers and Melbourne Stars last week
CRICKETNo way back for sacked England star after ECB says book launch ‘burnt more bridges’
Sport
A disappointed Lindsey Vonn, with her right arm strapped up, leaves the course at Val d’Isère after crashing in the Super-G
SkiingAmerican must wait before she clinches her 62nd victory
Sport
Amir Khan is engaged in a broader battle than attempting to win a fight with Floyd Mayweather
BOXINGBoxer will travel to Pakistan this week in bid to ‘make a difference’ in the wake of army school massacre
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Boxing legend is being treated by doctors at an undisclosed location and is in a stable condition

Sport
Alastair Cook leads his England side from the field after rain and bad light stop play
CRICKETCook said it will 'take him a while' to get over it
Sport
MATCH REPORTGloucester 16 Bath 39: Bath’s pursuit of Northampton at the top of the Premiership continued
Sport
GolfCharley Hull’s words are like balls on a driving range: whacked out fast and in several directions.
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After another poor series in Sri Lanka, Alastair Cook claimed all players go through a lean period
more CRICKETCOMMENT There were several times this year when England could have asked him to stand down
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Caterham’s Kamui Kobayashi during final practice for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. He retired from the race itself while team-mate Will Stevens finished last
Formula OneBut surplus is small change compared to the team's £16.4m debt
Sport
Max Chilton qualified 21st in the lone Marussia
Bernie Ecclestone is determined to force through cost cuts on teams after the failure of talks
Sport
RowingMeet Pete Reed
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Sepp Blatter will have to stand down as football’s representative on the IOC when he reaches 80 in 2016
Fifa make surprise decision to make report into 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding public
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