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Joe Calzaghe

New boxing champion third favourite for BBC award

In the wake of David Haye's victory over Nikolai Valuev on Saturday, the new WBA heavyweight champion has been made third favourite to be be named BBC Sports Personality of the Year next month.

Wales: A celebration

There is much for the Welsh to be proud of on this St David's Day. Cole Moreton, who has family in the valleys, reports

Boxing: A really intensive workout

It is not for the faint-hearted – but it's one of the fastest routes to all-round fitness. Richard Sharp steps into the ring and finds he's hooked

Adlington the new favourite to receive BBC honour

Rebecca Adlington is the new favourite to become the BBC Sports Personality of the Year after a flood of money continued to pour in at bookmakers across the country yesterday. The 19-year-old Olympic swimmer, who won two gold medals in Beijing, is now the odds-on favourite, at around 5-6, having displaced the long-time front-runner, Lewis Hamilton, now the second favourite at around 7-4.

Album: Tom Jones, 24 Hours, (Parlophone)

'24 Hours' is the umpteenth in Jones's attempts to reconnect with musical relevance, and this time the direction came courtesy of his son, who suggested the retro soul vibe of Amy Winehouse might suit his style.

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Boxing: Calzaghe keeps his cool

Joe Calzaghe smiled when Bernard Hopkins warned yesterday that he should be "willing to die" when they meet in a light-heavyweight world title bout in April.