The comedian insists he is doing it for the thrill of 'sliding fast down things'
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Friday 17 January 2014
Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards will teach the celebrities to conquer the ski jump
Tuesday 01 October 2013
Former captain in line for England team director's post after Strauss rules himself out
Saturday 22 June 2013
After Surrey’s latest captain won the toss and asked Yorkshire to bat, it was always likely to be a quiet reintroduction to competitive cricket for Kevin Pietersen as the England batsman stepped on to the field for the first time in more than three months.
Friday 21 June 2013
The batsman has been out since March
Sunday 16 June 2013
England bowler has his say on claims by former captain Bob Willis of cheating in defeat to Sri Lanka
Wednesday 14 November 2012
After a week of will-they, won't-they, England's bowling stocks for the first Test against India became clearer yesterday. Steve Finn will miss the match which starts tomorrow, Stuart Broad looks certain to be available and therefore will play.
Sunday 04 September 2011
Patel's innings counts for little as depleted world champions are denied from a position of strength after an encouraging display with the bat
Thursday 28 July 2011
Hamstring injury makes Ashes hero a doubt for second Test so able deputy Bresnan is on standby
Saturday 23 April 2011
Saturday 12 February 2011
It's a big weekend for...
Comeback Kings of Swing
Tiger Woods, who used to be good, and Sergio Garcia, who used to be good, are on the verge of being good again.
Friday 11 February 2011
Eric Illsley, the first sitting MP to face criminal charges over the expenses scandal, was sentenced to a year in prison yesterday – 24 hours after it was confirmed he had finally quit Parliament. On the same day, the former Labour MP Jim Devine was convicted of fiddling his Commons expenses. He will be sentenced in about four weeks.
Thursday 10 February 2011
David Cameron phoned cricket star Darren Gough to talk to him about becoming a Conservative MP, it was revealed today.
Sunday 30 January 2011
So what has Andrew Flintoff been doing while his old muckers have been winning the Ashes? After a decade of straining every sinew, quite literally, for his country, you might think he would put his feet up. But instead he has entered another world where the capacity to inflict pain is even greater: TV presenting.
Monday 13 December 2010
If Shane Warne had never been born not only would Liz Hurley be tucked up beside her Gloucestershire fireplace more often but Stuart MacGill would have a lot more Test caps to his name. The former Australian leggie spent a career as Warne's understudy and so knows a thing or two about the watching the art of spin and yesterday he slammed the decision of his country's selectors to call up Michael Beer.
Wednesday 17 November 2010
England's unity gives them a slight edge going into the Ashes, according to the former Australia wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist. The 39-year-old – who played in the last two Ashes series Down Under, both of them won by Australia – expects a tight series but he believes England's fastidious preparation for the first Test in Brisbane next week could be crucial as Australia struggle to decide on their best XI.
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