Sport John Button celebrates with his son Jenson after he claimed the 2009 Formula 1 drivers' world championship

The British driver was talking at the launch of McLaren's new car

Mario Balotelli

MotoGP: Lorenzo keeps heat on Pedrosa after his 'cat and mouse' victory

Yamaha's Jorge Lorenzo trimmed the gap to championship leader and compatriot Dani Pedrosa at the top of the standings to seven points when he stormed to victory at a sweltering Catalunya Grand Prix yesterday.

Jorge Lorenzo salutes the Barcelona crowd

Jorge Lorenzo takes victory in Spain but Britain's Cal Crutchlow crashes out

Spanish riders lock-out the podium in Barcelona as Lorenzo finishes ahead of Honda duo Dani Pedrosa and Marc Marquez

Man held after police officer hit by car in Birmingham

Officer suffered suspected fractured pelvis attempting to stop vehicle

Japan's Keisuke Honda keeps the ball against Australia during the Asian final qualifying round for the 2014 World Cup. Japan drew 1-1 to qualify for next summer's tournament

Japan become first nation to qualify for the 2014 World Cup

Keisuke Honda scores last minute penalty against Australia to secure point and qualification for tournament in Brazil

Jorge Lorenzo defends in vain against Marc Marquez

Pedrosa wins but Marquez steals the headlines in Spain

Honda secure one-two finish after last corner collision between Marc Marquez and World Champion Jorge Lorenzo

Marc Marquez in record hunt at Spanish MotoGP

The Spanish rookie Marc Marquez has the chance to break more records at the Spanish MotoGP this weekend as the youngest leader of the World Championship.

The 10 Best lawnmowers

The sun is finally out, so there’s no excuse not to tidy up that lawn. Here’s our pick of the finest grass trimmers in town

150,000 UK cars among 3.4m Toyotas, Nissans and Hondas recalled over airbag defect

Some 150,000 Japanese cars owned by UK motorists have been recalled after a fault was discovered with their front passenger seat airbags.

Marc Marquez in practice action before tomorrow’s race in Qatar

Motorcycling: On your Marc Marquez... but will it be historic debut?

Spanish whizzkid has style and class to go for victory – maybe even a title – first time out

Rory McIlroy showed signs of regaining his best form at Doral

Rory McIlroy happy to stalk in the shadow of Tiger Woods

Ulsterman can return to No 1 with victory in Houston but is glad of a spell out of the spotlight

Tiger Woods with Lindsey Vonn

Is love helping Tiger Woods to bounce back from the firestorm of 2009?

While Rory McIlroy struggles with celebrity scrutiny, American has the mental strength to cope with it

Japanese car giant Honda recalls 250,000 vehicles worldwide over a braking problem

Japanese car giant Honda is recalling nearly 250,000 vehicles worldwide over a braking problem.

Tiger Woods putted brilliantly in the first round at Doral

Tiger Woods whips up another blizzard of birdies as Rory McIlroy starts to shine

Former world No 1 leads by two after impressing on the greens but faces McDowell challenge

World No 1 Rory McIlroy stunned spectators here at the Honda Classic yesterday when, close to tears, he quit the tournament

Jack Nicklaus joins chorus of disapproval over Rory McIlroy's withdrawal

World number one quit unexpectedly at the Honda Classic

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Smash hit go under the hammer

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