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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Roger Federer on his way to his sixth Halle trophy success

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