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Is it time to substitute the ref?

Cricket and tennis have embraced new technology in the pursuit of a more accurate score. But football is dragging its boots. Eliminating human error will improve the game, argues Josh Sims

Outside Edge (30/05/10)

Everest – mountain or molehill? It seems conquering the world's highest peak is child's play these days as Jordan Romero of Big Bear, California became the youngest-ever, aged 13, last week while Sherpa Apa reached the summit for a record 20th time. But former England rugby player Josh Lewsey was not so lucky after he had to abandon his attempt when his oxygen supply froze 500ft from the top. Meanwhile the two youngest round-the-world solo sailors, Mike Perham of Potters Bar (17 when he circumnavigated) and Australian Jessica Watson (who finished on 15 May, three days before her 17th birthday) have become an item. We can expect even younger record-breaking kids soon.

Hicks expects Liverpool buyer to be found in Asia

Liverpool co-owner Tom Hicks believes a buyer for the club is more likely to be found in the Middle East or Asia.

Tooth Fairy (PG)

Three people I never imagined playing comedy together: Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Stephen Merchant and Julie Andrews. But you can never say never where family entertainment's concerned.

Murray progress delayed by rain again

Andy Murray and Juan Ignacio Chela completed only one game upon the resumption of their French Open second-round match today before rain forced the players off court.

Murray sparkles after rain delays meeting with Chela

The conditions could hardly have offered a greater contrast to his opening match as Andy Murray's second-round contest here at the French Open was called off midway through the second set last night. On a chilly evening the Scot was leading Juan Ignacio Chela 6-2, 3-3 when the umpire called a halt to play in fading light at 9.30pm.

Murray handed daunting French Open start

Andy Murray was today handed a nightmare first-round match at the French Open after drawing Richard Gasquet.

Pair admit manslaughter over neighbour dispute death

Two men pleaded guilty today to the manslaughter of a father of six who was attacked outside his home after a dispute between neighbours.

Bodies of family found after Canadian landslide

Authorities in Canada today said they have found the bodies of all four members of a family who went missing after their house was swallowed by a gaping sinkhole.





Hicks angered by two-year claim

Liverpool co-owner Tom Hicks is angry at the publication of comments from him which suggested it will take another two years to sell the club.

Ice Hockey: Britain edge closer to medal despite setbacks

Great Britain maintained their 100 per cent start to their World Championship campaign with a hard-fought 2-1 victory over South Korea in Slovenia yesterday.

Proof that this newspaper is a work of art

Competition winner takes delivery of her unique prize, created from the pages of the <i>IoS</i>

Barcelona can expect surprises says Mourinho

Inter Milan coach Jose Mourinho has promised Barcelona they can expect a "completely different" performance from his side when the teams go head to head for the third time this season in the Champions League semi-final.

Mourinho drops hint at England return

Inter Milan's former Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho admits he still misses managing in the Premier League.

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