Kriss Kross singer, Chris Kelly, found dead

Chris Kelly, who for a brief period in the 1990s was famous as one half of the diminutive hip-hop duo Kriss Kross, has died in Atlanta. He was 34. Kelly, known as “Mac Daddy”, and his rap partner Chris “Daddy Mac” Smith, were only 13 when they were discovered at a local mall by producer Jermaine Dupri, who signed them to his So So Def label.

James Hood: Civil-rights pioneer who helped end US segregation

In the history of the US civil rights movement it is remembered as "the stand in the schoolhouse door" – when James Hood was admitted to the University of Alabama in June 1963 after a charged confrontation pitting the Kennedy administration against the South's most redoubtable champion of segregation, George Wallace.

Ben Ainslie looks to America's Cup

Ben Ainslie may have called time on his Olympic career yesterday but he is already looking forward to the next chapter, which he hopes will bring success in the America's Cup.

Paralympic profile: Jonnie Peacock, sprinting

In one respect at least, Jonnie Peacock, has yet to catch up with Oscar Pistorius. “No, I haven’t managed to have a chat with Oscar since then,” he says. “It’ll be interesting to see what he thinks about me now.”

James Lawton: It may feel wrong to doubt golden Ye but history tells

The young Tigress of swimming was almost in repose here last night. Ye Shiwen lowered the Olympic record, the one she had set a few hours earlier, by a mere one and a half seconds. If you didn't know better, you might have guessed someone had suggested she didn't draw too much attention to herself.

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Brazil’s Robert Scheidt snatches the world championship of the Star

The continuing battle between Brazil’s Robert Scheidt, reigning Olympic gold medallist Iain Percy, and Britain’s top sailors ramped up another notch in Hyères today as Scheidt, with crew Bruno Prada, snatched the world championship of the Star keelboat class from Percy and crew Andrew Simpson.

Travolta hit by second sex assault claim

A second unidentified masseur has joined a $2m lawsuit against John Travolta claiming the actor sexually assaulted the men in two separate incidents during private massages, according to amended court documents filed on Tuesday.