July 30, 2012: Shin Lam was left in tears after controversy in the fencing

Fencing: Distraught South Korean Shin Lam says 'I should have won' following clock controversy at London 2012

If there was a gold medal for most tears shed at these Olympics then Korean fencer Shin A Lam would have woken up with it alongside her this morning.

July 30, 2012: Shin Lam was left in tears after controversy in the fencing

Fencing: South Korean Shin Lam in tears amid major London 2012 controversy

South Korean fencer Shin Lam was in floods of tears at the ExCeL arena tonight after arguably the biggest controversy of the Olympics so far.

Andrew Willey was hit with a one-shot penalty for slow play at Troon eight years ago

R&A announces assault on curse of slow play

The curse of slow play will not be a blight on Lytham, according to the Open organisers. The players set forth today impelled to get a move on, and for those who don't, disqualification is the ultimate sanction.

Hilary Clinton is looking forward to taking a break from politics

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M4 motorway to remain closed after delayed repair works on Olympic route

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Serena wears a Casio computer watch, while Federer, right, wears his luxury Rolex

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He'd just won his seventh Wimbledon title and Centre Court was going wild, but Roger Federer had been well-drilled by his corporate sponsors, so calmly sat down and strapped on his wrist watch.

Album: The View Cheeky for a Reason (Cooking Vinyl)

Attempting to arrest their steady career decline, on Cheeky for a Reason, The View have gone for what singer Kyle Falconer describes as "Fleetwood Mac's Rumours done by The Clash", a claim alas only intermittently borne out.

The panda was born to Shin Shin, a seven-year-old taken to Japan from China just before Japan's devastating earthquake and tsunami last year

Panda born at popular Tokyo zoo for first time in 24 years

A panda has been born at a Tokyo zoo for the first time in 24 years.

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So what will you do with your extra second tomorrow night?

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Carlton House can gain Group One glory in the Queen's colours

Carlton House ready to show touch of majesty

He could not quite pull off the Derby itself last year, but his fulfilment – and the gratification of royalist punters – may prove to have been merely deferred. For Carlton House (3.45) has excellent prospects today of winning the monarch her first Group One race since 1977, another jubilee year, in the 150th running of the Prince of Wales's Stakes.

The special one: It is a bold move by Black Caviar’s owners to put her unbeaten record on the line in Britain

Black Caviar bound to turn heads

Beautiful giant from Melbourne provides the star attraction at Royal Ascot

Mayweather fights losing battle over jail food

A judge in Las Vegas has denied a request by the boxer Floyd Mayweather Jnr that he be released from jail because of the poor-quality food being served to him there.

Prince Charles sporting his polo look

The Prince of Wales: A new name in fashion royalty

Depending on your republican leanings, it could be argued that the British Monarchy represents both the best and worst of the country. So perhaps it's fitting that although the Prince of Wales was recently named as one of GQ's best-dressed men, he has featured on worst-dressed lists. But that hasn't stopped his odd ascent to the top of British fashion.

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