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Cook ‘desperate’ to lead the rebuilding of England side

2013 - the year in review: The best classical performances of the year

Written on Skin (Royal Opera House)

Style File: Pyjama party

At this time of year, snoozing becomes the national sport. Handy, then, that pyjamas have been given a luxurious new look, says Emma Akbareian

Students protest campus 'segregation' at the University of Alabama on Wednesday

'Segregated' University of Alabama sororities finally admit black students

50 years after southern university admitted its first black students, its traditional all-white sororities are following suit

Classical review: Elder and the Halle deliver a majestic Parsifal, the Signum and Hadland excel in Brahms

Prom 57 - Parsifal, Choruses of the ROH, Trinity, Halle Orchestra/Elder (****)

PCM 10 – Signum Quartet, Hadland (*****)

Roger Federer recovered from a slow start to beat Tommy Haas

Cincinnati Masters: Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal to resume rivalry in quarter-final

The pair will be vying for a place in the semi-final

Sir Elton John 'recovering well' after operation to remove his appendix

The singer was forced to pull out of a string of performances after being diagnosed with appendicitis

Friday's Hyde Park event - which Elton John pulled out of - is now free

Sir Elton John says he's 'lucky to be alive' after appendicitis health scare

Friday's Hyde Park event - which Sir Elton pulled out of - is now free

Andy Murray stretches to make a return during his win over Russia’s Mikhail Youzhny yesterday

Wimbledon 2013: 'I won't stop unless I can't hold a racket,' says Andy Murray

British No 1 determined to play through back problem after setting up quarter-final against Verdasco

Wimbledon 2013: Novak Djokovic refuses to underestimate Tommy Haas as second week begins with a bang

Tommy Haas is playing some of the finest tennis of his life, but Novak Djokovic knows that will not be enough if he plays to his best.

Jerzy Janowicz of Poland

Wimbledon 2013: Who can stop Andy Murray? It's about more than just Novak Djokovich

Andy Murray is four victories away from a first Wimbledon title after wins over Benjamin Becker, Lu-Yen-hsun and Tommy Robredo.

Roger Federer shows his frustration

Wimbledon 2013: So long, Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal. It used to be the Big Four - now it's Novak Djokovic vs and Andy Murray

Will Roger Federer want to carry with only a bit-part in the world's big events?

Steve Darcis

Wimbledon 2013: Steve Darcis enjoying time in the limelight following shock win over Rafael Nadal

Ranked 135 in the world, he stunned the two-time former champion

`Roger Federer with Andy Murray, who is ‘always tough to play’

Wimbledon 2013: Roger Federer has found the fun factor, and he’s still hungry

Defending champion has come back from his break fighting fit and eager for more titles

The Sport Matrix: Monday 17 June 2013

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Roger Federer on his way to his sixth Halle trophy success

Roger Federer resumes normal service to end title drought with Halle Open victory

World number three defeats Mikhail Youzhny 6-7(5) 6-3 6-4 to take Gerry Weber Open in preparation for Wimbledon

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