Mark Cavendish said he was "relatively OK" after colliding with a car while training in Italy and following Bradley Wiggins and Shane Sutton to become British cycling's third well-known figure to crash in a road accident recently.
Reinventing Chekhov has been all the rage this year – from the existential slapstick approach to Uncle Vanya taken by Moscow's visiting Vakhtangov company to Benedict Andrews's radical makeover of Three Sisters at the Young Vic.
For the second time in 24 hours, the centre of Manchester came to a standstill today for the funeral of one of the policewomen killed last month in a gun and grenade attack.
If Brit wins today's sprint stage, he equals André Darrigade's record of 22 stage victories. Alasdair Fotheringham tracks down 83-year-old who is happy to hand over his crown
Team Sky's Mark Cavendish has targeted the leader's jersey and victory in the team time trial at the Giro d'Italia next month.
Chris Killip and I are looking at the same photographs. But we are seeing different things. They are dense, vivid, solid, black-and-white images of working people in the North of England in the Seventies and Eighties. To me they speak of a grim, bleak, alienated breed – unsmiling, ground-down, resigned or even perhaps crushed and defeated. To him they celebrate the resilience of the human spirit.
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Mark Cavendish fought off the aftermath of a fever to claim his first victory in the world champion's rainbow jersey for Team Sky here yesterday, fulfilling his promise to "hit the ground running" in a year where a crack at Britain's first Olympic gold of 2012 is beckoning.
Full of East End promise
Irish rider Derek Brien has been killed in an accident at the Isle of Man TT. The 34-year-old from County Meath crashed at Gorse Lea on the second lap of yesterday's Supersport race, which was subsequently red-flagged. An investigation into the circumstances of the accident is under way.
Forget Houston, the Isle of Man is the location for the world's latest space hub. It's a tiny island with grand ambitions, says Jonathan Brown
The Top Gear presenter is at war with neighbours over ancient rights of way bordering his Isle of Man home. Tom Peck on a six-year feud
The two men who will support Mark Cavendish's attempt to win the International Cycling Union World Championships road race were yesterday named by British Cycling.
You don't need a motorbike to ride round the Manx TT circuit, says Rob Ainsley
Walter Jonathon Foster was an Austrian who as a teenager fled from the Nazis and went on to spend a lifetime dedicated to advancing relations between his homeland and Britain, his adopted country. The Nazis killed most of his family, the Second World War propelling him on a hazardous journey which took him to England and Australia, then Austria, and finally to England again. His post-war efforts brought him both an OBE and the Republic of Austria's highest civil award for his work in promoting cultural and political understanding between the two countries.