Sport Czech tennis star Tomas Berdych beat third seed David Ferrer to move into the Australian Open semi-finals

The Czech star rattled through the first two sets before overcoming a brief blip in the third to beat the Spaniard 6-1 6-4 2-6 6-4 and book his place in the semi-finals

Make a splash: fountains outside Kosice’s cathedral

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Tartan trouble: Craig Levein during Scotland's 2-1 defeat in Cardiff. After the match he blamed the officials

Craig Levein's highs and lows as Scotland manager

Craig Levein has left his role as Scotland manager. Here Press Association Sport looks at his highs and lows in the job.

Safarova seals Fed for Czechs

Lucie Safarova crushed the former world No 1 Jelena Jankovic 6-1, 6-1 today as the Czech Republic retained their Fed Cup title by beating Serbia 3-1 in Prague.

Professor Barry Cooper discovered the hymn in a sketchbook kept by Ludwig van Beethoven

History is made as premiere of Beethoven's sublime lost hymn shows him in a new light

Choral piece was found in a handmade sketchbook belonging to the composer

Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny

Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny missing for Norwich trip

Arsenal will be without defender Laurent Koscielny (back) for tomorrow's Barclays Premier League trip to Norwich.

Hoods and masks, along with a gun and detonator seized in the raid

Breivik 'supporter' accused of plotting copycat attacks in Czech Republic

Commandos find arms cache in raid on home after tip-off from neighbours

Shine a light: Prague Castle illuminated at night

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Modern Pentathlon: Team GB miss out on medals as Czech David Svoboda wins gold

Czech David Svoboda won gold in the men's modern pentathlon as British duo Nick Woodbridge and Sam Weale could only finish 10th and 13th.

Fans queue for last chance to get Olympic Games tickets

With only days remaining Olympic fans are queuing up to get the last tickets of the Games.

Perri Shakes-Drayton (left) struggles in the 400m hurdles semi-final last night

Agony for Shakes-Drayton as she 'misses final' after appeal

Perri Shakes-Drayton had been in the form of her life but last night it appeared she had received one of the unluckiest breaks of her life when she appeared to have been squeezed out of tomorrow night's final of the 400m hurdles.

Williams' sisters Serena and Venus talk tactics during their game against Czech Republic's Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka

Venus and Serena Williams become first players to win four Olympic tennis titles, taking gold in women's doubles

Venus and Serena Williams today became the first players to win four Olympic tennis titles after being crowned women's doubles champions at London 2012.

Czech court grants bail to metal band Lamb of God singer Randy Blythe in fan death case

The frontman of a US heavy metal band detained on suspicion of causing the death of a fan by pushing him off the stage has being released from jail in the Czech Republic after posting bail, a court spokeswoman said today.

Richard Chambers tells Team GB lightweight four crew-mates they have nothing to fear

Richard Chambers has told his lightweight four crew-mates they have nothing to fear as they step up their gold medal quest in today's Olympic semi-final at Eton Dorney.

The British gymnastics team at the 1948 Olympic Games in London

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