Sport Wladimir Klitschko looks to land a shot on Alexander Povetkin

Heavyweight champion should be retired by the time Brit will challenge

Britannia rules the waves and wheels

A remarkable haul of nine medals in one day yesterday – four of them gold – was Great Britain's greatest Olympic showing for 100 years. And though in the early hours of this morning, Paula Radcliffe was unable to add any more precious metal in the marathon, she proved the doctors wrong who said her latest Olympic adventure would be a mission impossible.

Dynamite Brit stops super-heavyweight favourite

His team-mates call him Dynamite Dave and the British boxing team captain certainly lit the fuse of great expectations with an inspirational victory, unquestionably the most significant and dramatic of his career, a second round stoppage of the Olympic super-heavyweight Russian Islam Titmurziev - the gold medal favourite.

The Games of my life

Which have been the best Olympics in recent times? Alan Hubbard recalls his most cherished moments in his 44 years of covering the event and hands out the medals

Price is right for gold: 'Dynamite Dave' ready to make explosive impact

The 6ft 7in captain of Britain's boxing team has developed the class and clout to emulate some legendary past masters of the pugilistic arts. Alan Hubbard talked to him in Macau, China

Boxing: Big Audley finds God in his corner but screen goes blank

Eight years ago this summer, Audley Harrison posed on the podium in Sydney with the world in his fists. The Olympic super-heavyweight champion, Britain's first boxing gold medallist in 32 years, vowed that soon he would convert that gold into much bigger bullion as a pro, by winning the world heavyweight title. Alas, as another anniversary of that Olympian achievement looms, it still has not happened. Beaten in three of his last six fights, Harrison is not even a contender.

Boxing: Khan cuts loose after early blow

Lightweight notches another title defence but not before he's given a rude awakening by Gomez. By Alan Hubbard in Birmingham

Boxing: Ambitious Khan hops channels and crosses the Atlantic

Amir Khan makes his last appearance on ITV next Saturday and is likely to deliver a swift parting shot. This will be aimed in the direction of the former British super-featherweight champion Michael Gomez, the fourth challenger for Khan's Commonwealth lightweight title.

Boxing: Hayemaker lands blow for fellow fighters

Heavyweight 'saviour' talks with more than just his fists as he sets up company to promote low-profile pugilists.

James Lawton: Boxing's gilded age no match for era when four kings let loose the full furies of youth

Great fights were contested not by men augmenting their pension but in their prime

Boxing: Calzaghe: 'I'll make Hopkins feel his age'

Calzaghe vows to finish 43-year-old rival but he is taking a major gamble in Vegas

Boxing: Britain's magnificent seven ensure fight game finishes on top of world

The Hitman may have hit the deck, but 2007 was the year in which British boxing hit the heights. The battered old game's comeback anticlimaxed when Ricky Hatton ran into a reality check in Las Vegas, but otherwise it was a prodigious 12 months which produced a record seven world champions, one of them Joe Calzaghe, voted the BBC Sports Personality of the Year, while the coach of the year just happens to be his dad.

Athletics: Farah takes a long-distance viewpoint after quick start

Athlete of the year faces stiff test with old housemates

Market Report: Dealers urged to take Northern Foods off the menu

The light at the end of the tunnel does not seem to be getting any brighter for Northern Foods, the food maker which has warned on profits three times since January. Deutsche Bank became the latest broker to recommend selling the shares, despite Thursday's announcement that the company plans to sell £200m of assets to stop the rot.

Literary greats: Rebecca - Love, paranoia, obsession

Seventy years on, and its appeal is as broad as ever. As the NFT reissues Hitchcock's adaptation, Liz Hoggard revisits du Maurier's modern classic

First Night: An Inconvenient Truth, New York

Al Gore's global warming film lacks a little electricity
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The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
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