Sport Nicklas Bendtner of Arsenal misses his kick against Coventry last month

Arsenal striker among five England-based players in the squad

Manchester City would like Daniel Agger to compliment Vincent Kompany

Manchester City must bid 'big' for Liverpool's Daniel Agger says Brendan Rodgers

Brendan Rodgers has warned Manchester City that they will have to dig deep if they want to prise Daniel Agger away from Liverpool.

Stevie Morrison and Ben Rhodes in 49er action

Team GB pair Stevie Morrison and Ben Rhodes miss out on 49er class medal

Great Britain's Stevie Morrison and Ben Rhodes saw their hopes of a bronze medal end today.

Dag Soras: 'I have a fear of flying. Some friends drink alcohol to calm themselves down. I board the plane feeling so hungover I will welcome death with open arms'

It's not all like The Killing. We can be funny too...

Scandinavian comedians hope to cash in on success of crime dramas

Ed Clancy poses with his bronze medal for the men's omnium

Clancy claims bronze in Omnium to take cycling medal haul to five

Briton rewarded for his consistency in what was thought to be GB's weakest track event

Flying Finn: Britain's Ben Ainslie has taken gold medal and become the most successful Olympic sailor is history

Team GB's Ben Ainslie takes gold

Great Britain's Ben Ainslie has won gold in the Finn class, making him the most successful sailor in Olympic history.

August 3, 2012: Edward Clancy, Geraint Thomas, Steven Burke and Peter Kennaugh of Great Britain compete in the Men's Team Pursuit Track Cycling

Team GB set up Australian clash in final of men's team pursuit

Great Britain's men's team pursuit squad were set to ride off for gold against perennial rivals Australia on the second day of competition at the London 2012 Olympic Velodrome after setting the second fastest time in history.

Ben Ainslie in action in Weymouth

Team GB's Ben Ainslie puts gold medal hopes in his own hands with fantastic display in Weymouth

Ben Ainslie's mind games worked wonders this afternoon to put a fourth Olympic gold in his own hands heading into Sunday's medal race.

August 2, 2012: Great Britain's Peter Chambers, Rob Williams, Richard Chambers and Chris Bartley pose on the podium before receiving their silver medals

Team GB's lightweight men's four pipped into silver medal position as South Africa claim first ever rowing gold

After simmering through the heats, this regatta is reaching a scalding boil. In qualifying, boats have been exchanging positions with painful reluctance, if at all, but today a home crew played a stirring role in the finish of the week so far.

Ben Ainslie in action in Weymouth

Ben Ainslie reins Jonas Hogh-Christensen in to boost Olympic gold medal chances

Three-time gold medallist Ben Ainslie stepped up his gold medal charge today by dramatically cutting Jonas Hogh-Christensen's lead at the top of the Finn standings.

Christopher Mohr (left) had to work in a bakery before going to training to make ends meet

Handball: Team GB cleaned toilets and slept on floors in pursuit of Olympic dreams

In a true underdog tale, members of Britain's first handball team had to clean toilets and work on building sites so they could compete in the Games after their funding was cut.

Ben Ainslie in action in Weymouth

Ben Ainslie slips into bronze medal position but Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson impress in Weymouth

Britain’s gold medal prospects were working hard in testing conditions on Weymouth Bay as Ben Ainslie slipped to third in the Finn singlehander but Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson climbed from fifth on the first day to first on the second.

Capital gains: The quality of the food appears to be higher in Copenhagen than elsewhere in Denmark

Mary Dejevsky: Denmark – no country for adult gourmets on a budget

Denmark has long been a great destination for families with young children, offering everything from broad, safe beaches and non-scary food to Legoland, the holy shrine of plastic bricks. But can it deliver for grown-ups? The Bridge, The Killing, and New Danish cuisine have certainly put the country on the map for couples – although my husband and I were drawn by long-standing interests in the history of the Vikings, and in contemporary design.

Brazil's pivot Fabiana Diniz celebrates during their handball match against Croatia

The delicate art and grand tradition of handball

The Copper Box arena was heaving, the press conference descended into something of a scrum after Brazil and Croatia had contested a 24-23 humdinger and by last night there was even a bit of a controversy brewing over the Brazilian women’s tight, flowery shorts. “Pyjamas,” one journalist scoffed.

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Danish maestro who is making a killing in Britain

Director Birger Larsen explains to Gerard Gilbert how he plans to bring Nordic grit to his first BBC crime series

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Danish maestro Birger Larsen makes a killing in Britain

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