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Sport on TV: A great spectacle puts everyone else in the shade

Some say the Sky is falling in after BT Sport's hijacking of the Champions' League broadcasting rights. Yet without the satellite platform we might not have seen Sachin Tendulkar's 200th and final Test match (Sky Sports 2, Thursday). They have been faithfully delivering cricket from all corners of the old empire since early 1990, coinciding with all but three months of the Little Master's remarkable 24-year career.

Video: The world's longest ever basketball shot

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'AP stands for always perfect': Martin Pipe pays tribute to Tony McCoy

Up to 5,000 racegoers made the most of the free admission which is granted at Towcester, the only course to provide that concession, and watched history being made in the autumn sunshine as Tony McCoy celebrated his 4,000th win. "There's been a great buzz here today," said Robert Bellamy, clerk of the course.

<p>Andros Townsend</p>
<p>Perfect evening. His run down the right made the first goal before his brilliant strike made the game safe. 9</p>

England v Poland: Tottenham winger Andros Townsend vows not to get carried away following 'perfect debut' for England

The 22-year-old scored a stunning goal against Montenegro to cap a fine display

Hix fix has been the biggest-selling cocktail in all of the restaurants

Hix fix

Makes 2

The David Pipe-trained Standing Ovation clears the last from his stablemate Basil Fawlty to win the three-mile handicap Chase at Exeter

Toormore owners dismiss rivals for champion's crown

Newmarket's Future Champions Day has had its share of critics since the fixture was created to complement Ascot's Champions Day in the restructured autumn programme. But few have gone so far as to declare the event redundant, as connections of the unbeaten Toormore did in the build-up to Saturday's renewal.

Waitresses at Kitsch nightclub hold bottles of champagne

Russian multi-millionaires rack up £130,000 bill after spending contest in Mayfair nightclub

Pair were handed £66,778.91 and £64,279.70 bar tabs after ordering bottles of Cristal champagne and Dom Perignon.

A survey of 2,000 drinkers has found that, for all its glamour, champagne is still mired in ignorance and snobbery

Britain fails the fizz quiz: A new survey reveals that we don't know much at all about Champagne...

... Matthew Bell fills in some gaps (answers below)

White knight: The flanker Ben White is the hero for Exeter

London Irish 23 Exeter Chiefs 29 match report: Ben White steals win as Exeter sink the walking wounded back

Ben White capped a remarkable 15-point run with the decisive try as Exeter battled back to overcome a London Irish side whose long injury list gained two additions in a rugged encounter.

Edward II at the National Theatre

Theatre review: Edward II, Olivier, National Theatre, London

Director Joe Hill-Gibbins can’t seem to decide quite what he wants his production (part of the Travelex season) of Christopher Marlowe’s Edward II to be - or indeed when.

Blueberry fizz is a bit of a take on Mark's house cocktail, the Hix Fix

Blueberry fizz

Serves 4

New iPhone will be gold, but 'think champagne, not ingot'

Gold colouring expected on high-end iPhone update, the new iPhone 5S

Album review: Waxahatchee Cerulean, Salt (Wichita)

Former stalwart of minor American indie bands like The Ackleys and Bad Banana, Katie Crutchfield now ploughs a solo furrow as Waxahatchee, whose second album, Cerulean Salt, sounds like a throwback to the days when Liz Phair anatomised the emotional ups and downs of slacker-era America. Only not quite so openly: Waxahatchee's raw electric guitar chords mostly support a string of non sequiturs which defy illumination.

Simple and summery: Mark's strawberry Bellini

Strawberry Bellini

Serves 4

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