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Since his blistering run of 9.91sec in the 100 metres semi-final at the UK Trials, James Dasaolu has become something of an invisible man in sprinting terms. After becoming only the fourth Briton to dip under that dream 10sec barrier, the hope – in fact, expectation – was that Dasaolu would back that up... and soon.

Chambers wins right to compete at indoor trials

Dwain Chambers has called UK Athletics' bluff and won the right to compete at this weekend's Norwich Union World Indoor trials. The domestic governing body wanted to exclude the 29-year-old sprinter, who returned to athletics in 2006 after a two-year doping ban, because he had not been on their out-of-competition drug-testing register for a minimum of 12 months before his latest comeback following the collapse of his American Football career.

Chambers causes headache with Birmingham victory

An emphatic victory in the Birmingham Games 60m has provided Dwain Chambers with the qualifying time he needs to contest next weekend's World Indoor trials. It has also provided UK Athletics, which is determined that he should not be allowed back into the international running until he has been regularly drug-tested for a year, with an increasingly intractable problem.

Chambers to challenge 12-month 'quarantine'

Dwain Chambers is considering legal action to force his way back into the reckoning for the British team this season following last week's statement from the chief executive of UK Athletics, Niels de Vos, that the sprinter should not be allowed to return to the sport until he had completed a 12-month period of random out-of-competition testing.

Athletics: Banning threat to Chambers

UK Athletics is urgently considering a policy review that would include banning competitors who return after serious doping offences from representing their country.

Liverpool agree £10m deal to sign Kuyt

Liverpool's long pursuit of the Feyenoord striker Dirk Kuyt appears certain to end in success in the next couple of days with the two clubs likely to agree a £10m fee.

Five people held in Vieira gas raid

French police were yesterday holding five people suspected in the robbery of Patrick Vieira's home while the France and Juventus midfielder and his family were knocked out by gas.

The Third Leader: Green is the new white

Ding dong! In a timely reminder that love hurts, Friends of the Earth are urging plight trothers to exercise their passion responsibly, think about the 14.5 tonnes of CO2 the average wedding pumps out, and make sure that theirs is a green one.

Boxing: Khan to face first serious test against Komjathi

The unique ring education of Amir Khan will continue tonight in front of 5,000 fans at the King's Hall in Belfast.

Donkey's Years, Comedy Theatre, London

It's not clever, but it's funny

JAMES LAWTON: Drink, drugs and depression: the tragic demise of a Super Bowl hero

As America prepares for a sporting showpiece on Sunday, a former gridiron hero fights for his life in a Miami hospital

DRUGS IN SPORT: Scientists find new designer steroid

SCIENTISTS HAVE discovered a second steroid especially designed to evade drug testers, anti-doping officials revealed yesterday.

DRUGS IN SPORT: Scientists counter new designer steroid threat

SCIENTISTS HAVE discovered a second steroid especially designed to evade drug testers, anti-doping officials revealed yesterday.

Drugs in sport: New designer drug uncovered

The World Anti-Doping Agency has announced the discovery of a second designer steroid in the wake of the ongoing THG scandal which ensnared the likes of Dwain Chambers.

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

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The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
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Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

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The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

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Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

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Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

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Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee