Quite how hollow a victory would have beckoned Frankel at Goodwood next week, but for the sporting intervention of Sheikh Mohammed, became evident yesterday when only seven others remained in contention for the Group One Qipco Sussex Stakes. These include his own pacemaker, Bullet Train. Fortunately the sheikh had already committed his Godolphin stable to supplementing Farhh, an excellent second to Nathaniel in the Eclipse last time. That colt was duly added to the field yesterday for a fee of £19,500. Even so, a lap of honour so surely beckons the unbeaten champion that Coral offer odds of just 1-20. "Though the addition of Farhh ensures a new foe, it will still be one of the biggest shocks ever seen on a racetrack if Frankel does not make it win No 12," said the firm's spokesman, David Stevens.
Hillary Clinton launches search after photograph appears to show fate of US pioneer's aeroplane
From a £400 Alice Temperley Filofax to a gold-nibbed Montblanc pen, Britain's stationery fetish is refusing to be erased by technology
Wakefield have lost two players from their projected squad for the next Super League season. The Wildcats have released the 29-year-old prop Richard Moore who is now expected to sign for Crusaders, and have cancelled the contract of the Papua New Guinea centre Jessie Joe Parker.
England 36 Papua New Guinea 10
England have flown to Auckland looking for a face-saving display after their Four Nations failures. Defeats to New Zealand and Australia have left Steve McNamara's team facing the wooden spoon, should they lose to Papua New Guinea on Saturday.
Australia 34 England 14
Papua New Guinea, one of the 'last frontiers', can also be reached by luxury cruiser
A team of archaeologists who uncovered a 1,400 year old pyramid in Peru say that the finding is particularly unusual. The flat-topped pyramid, which was built by the Moche culture, was used for the living rather than just for the dead, and contains a wealth of artefacts, murals and human remains.
Kyle Eastmond will get his first taste of life as St Helens' regular scrum-half tonight in Mike Bennett's testimonial against Halifax at Knowsley Road.
The England second-row forward, Jon Wilkin, is likely to miss this autumn's Four Nations tournament after being told that he needs knee surgery.
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A tide of torture and killing of innocent women linked to 'sorcery' and the 'dark arts' is overwhelming the nation's police. Ramita Navai, in Port Moresby, reports
You wouldn't think that the austere harp-like chime of intertwined koras would sit well with distorted bursts of lead guitar, but this Guinean quartet has a gift for making music that's greater than the sum of its parts.