i Great Britain's Libby Clegg, centre, during the Women's T12 100 metres during the Sainsburys International Para Challenge at the Olympic Stadium, London

Hungry Hamilton savours debut Mercedes victory

Anguish of a slow Hill start

Arrows of misfortune for the world champion as Formula One show gets on the road; David Tremayne in Melbourne says Britain's top driver faces testing times

Hill driven back to the real world

Britain's world champion has been reduced to the ranks this season. Derick Allsop talked to him

Motor racing: Hill sits more comfortably in his Arrows

The last thing Damon Hill would have wanted as he prepared to start defending his place on the Formula One throne was a problem as absurd as his tailored racing seat going missing.

Motor-racing: The duel for Damon's domain

When the Formula One season slips into gear in Melbourne on Sunday, the world champion has no hope of mounting a successful defence

Motor-racing: Wheel to wheel combat

David Tremayne welcomes the tyre wars which give the sport a new edge

People & Business: Damon Hill races away with Everton's funding

Danka, the photocopying business, has just cancelled its sponsorship deal with Everton, and the question is why. Some press reports over the weekend suggested that Danka was less than impressed with Everton's footballing success and their sale of star winger Andrei Kanchelskis to Fiorentina.

Motor racing: Hill's new tyres get seal of approval from Berger

Damon Hill will be a serious Formula One competitor this coming season - especially with his team's new tyres, one of his main rivals, Gerhard Berger, predicted yesterday.

Chelsea joins with Geldof to launch radio station for fans

The rapid commercialisation of football showed no sign of abating yesterday when Chelsea announced it was teaming up with Bob Geldof's independent production company, Planet 24, to launch a radio station for fans of the London club.

Motor racing: New car fires Hill's optimism and ambition

He marched into the hall a mite starchily behind a brass band and stood uneasily beneath the explosion of bangers and sparklers, before completing the rehearsed ritual by declaring, "something's missing," from his new car. At which point the offending cover was peeled away to reveal the world champion's No 1.

From Ardal to OJ: the names in the frame

Every year, people who have been analysing the births columns write to The Independent to tell us that Sophie has edged ahead of Tamsin again or that James and John are still popular. Regular readers of this column will know that I have a more sophisticated approach: I take names only from the newspaper headlines, thus making sure that I find all the most influential names of the year.

Accolade for Major's boyhood cricket hero

New Year Honours: Sport

Middle-of-the-road honours for middle-brow Britain

Perhaps it will be known as John Major's slippers-and-cardigan list. Cosy, safe, middle-of-the-road, the New Year Honours sum up the Prime Minister's image as a man who enjoys his frozen peas. They smack of a man in his last days of office who wants to say a big "thank you and good-bye" to all those who have kept him entertained along the way.

Why didn't you just belt it? Barbara Southgate to her son Gareth after his penalty miss against Germany in Euro 96

SPORTS QUOTES OF 1996: Mum has the last word in a year of sage sayings and verbal vigour. Compiled by Rob McLean

Sport on TV: Horse laughs and boom-boom time for gimmicks

Some people have suggested that the Sports Review of the Year (BBC1) is an anachronism now that the corporation has lost its grip on so much sports coverage. If they stuck to the stuff that they still show, the argument runs, the programme would be 10 minutes long, not two hours. Shadow of its former glory . . . irrelevant . . . isn't Des looking old? . . . and so on. Except it simply isn't true. Any show that can get Donovan Bailey to take part in a celebrity kickabout while Michael Johnson and Evander Holyfield watch from the studio audience is not without clout.
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