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Ruby Walsh quits role as Paul Nicholls' No 1 jockey

Even now, its greatest race cannot find a way to the top of the British racing agenda. True, the prospect of riding in the Investec Derby on Saturday continues to animate Frankie Dettori as he approaches a final obstacle to the restoration of his licence in France. Today, however, it was a jockey of equivalent standing in jump racing who unexpectedly dominated the sport's conversations.

On the fast track to happiness

For one crew represented at this year's London Marathon, running is about so much more than keeping fit, discovers Ian Burrell

Photography: Smooth operator

People always edit their lives on Facebook, picking photos, links and "likes" to make themselves seem as awesome as possible.

New-look Chelsea are quick but vulnerable says Manchester United

Darren Fletcher has seen enough of Chelsea over the last few years to know that they have changed radically. The team laden with playmakers under Roberto Di Matteo is a world away from the powerful, efficient machine Jose Mourinho once used to steamroller opponents.

Boxing: Price tells Olympic stars to use spending power

It is exactly eight weeks since Britain's weekend of glory in the Olympic boxing ring. Time enough for the fistful of fighters who departed the ExCeL with medals draped around their necks to cash them in for the brighter lights and supposedly bigger paydays awaiting them in the professional game. But so far none has put pen to contract, and maybe some never will.

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Survivors' pageant is criticised

Fourteen women who survived the horrors of the Second World War have paraded in a pageant, vying for the honour of being crowned Israel's first "Miss Holocaust Survivor". The winner of the controversial event was Chava Hershkovitz, far right.