Sport on TV: Jonah has a whale of a time – shame about the rest of us

Chris Evans is no stranger to car crash television but Famous and Fearless (C4, Sunday to Friday) hasto go down as one of the slowest-motion wrecks of all time. The first episode was fully two hours long – 20 minutes tops would have sufficed – at the end of which Kelly Holmes performed a daredevil car-rolling stunt. She had just won a street luge contest despite being sent tumbling off the track halfway through. It was a case of the Dame meets the Dukes of Hazzard, and though she's no Daisy – more a shy, retiring violet – Evans was doing a fine impression of Boss Hogg, hogging the TV schedules for an entire week.

Boxing: Haye left in the shade as Chisora gets Klitschko call

Dereck Chisora will get his shot at world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko on 30 April after last month's bout was called off. Klitschko, the IBF, IBO, WBO and Ring magazine champion, had been due to defend his belts against the untested Londoner in Germany on 11 December until a stomach injury forced him to pull out at the last minute.

Boxing: Brook believes he can send Pacman packing

Sheffield showman is set to increase Britain's stable of world champs to five

Boxing: Klitschko brothers pledge 2011 Haye bout

Brothers Wladimir and Vitali Klitschko have issued a joint statement saying they are ready to fight Britain's world champion David Haye in 2011.

Boxing: Klitschko ready to face Haye

Vitali Klitschko says his brother, Wladimir, is ready to agree a fight with David Haye, it was reported today.

Boxing: Dereck Chisora determined to have title shot

Dereck Chisora insists he will not let fellow Briton David Haye scupper his chances of a shot at the world heavyweight title.

Boxing: Klitschko out of title fight due to back injury

Wladimir Klitschko withdrew from his WBO and IBF heavyweight title defense against unbeaten British challenger Dereck Chisora because of a torn muscle in his back.

Boxing: Audley Harrison plans to carry on fighting

Audley Harrison has decided to carry on fighting despite last month's pathetic defeat by David Haye.

James Lawton: McCoy deserves to be favourite but surely Strauss should also be a runner in the BBC's top 10?

Strauss probably needs, like McCoy, the best part of two decades to get across that he is a man of exceptional performance

Boxing: Vitali Klitschko wants David Haye fight

David Haye has been challenged to move on from the grubby aftermath of his facile win over Audley Harrison by signing a deal to fight Vitali Klitschko in a world heavyweight title unification bout.

Boxing: Board accepts Haye's denial over Harrison bet

The British Boxing Board of Control is willing to accept David Haye's "categorical" denial he bet on himself to stop Audley Harrison in the third round of Saturday's WBA heavyweight title fight.

Boxing: David Haye escapes punishment over betting

The British Boxing Board of Control are willing to accept David Haye's "categorical" denial he bet on himself to stop Audley Harrison in the third round of Saturday's WBA heavyweight title fight.

Diary: Murdoch's laureate of lunacy goes too far

Will this vile persecution of Andy Coulson never cease? What days these have been for any PhD student researching the thesis entitled "Conspiracy Theory and the Murdoch Empire: Seeking a Common Thread". We'll come to Sky Box Office at the end, but first to Glenn Beck, Fox's lachrymose laureate of lunacy, who last week launched the most overtly anti-semitic attack any mainstream media in any western democracy has known in decades against George Soros, a hate figure to the far right for championing progressive causes.

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