Tennis: Wimbledon: Forceful display has Richardson off mark

Guy Hodgson on a superb start for the British No 5 but disappointment for the first home player to lose yesterday

Wimbledon `97: Sampras intent on continuing love affair with lush lawns

Bud Collins wonders whether the men's world No 1 can serve two mistresses

Tennis: Man with a reputation to live down

Mark Winters talks to Jeff Tarango, the man who walked out on Wimbledon

Tennis: Kuerten calls the shots despite granny's advice

Having eliminated the past two French Open champions in five sets en route to tomorrow's men's singles final, the Brazilian Gustavo "Guga" Kuerten is not inclined to pay much heed when his German grandmother tells him how to succeed.



Football: Wright obsessed with the edge

Simon O'Hagan hears the Arsenal manager's defence of his volatile striker

Tennis: Muster wipes out his bad memories

Thomas Muster thoroughly enjoyed his first-round match at the Dubai Open last night, which was a picnic in an oasis compared to his experience here a year ago.

Smokin' Joe willing to end fiery feud with Ali


Urbane cowboy of the subtly subversive melody

Odd thing, hero worship, and this week it provoked a medley of surprise guest acts to pay homage and grab limelight on other people's stages. No one blamed them. It's just ... well, choose your moment, because some performers can't be topped.

No substitute for Borg

Plans to replay one of the classic men's matches between John McEnroe and Bjorn Borg as a fitting spectacle with which to officially close the soon-to-be demolished No 1 Court on Sunday have been shelved. Borg, 40, collapsed at a seniors tournament in the Netherlands last month and it has not been possible to bring in a replacement for the five-times singles champion.

Villain turns hero in B movie epic

Anyone who has spent an evening playing charades and heard the noises of a party coming through the wall would know how MaliVai Washington and Alex Radulescu felt yesterday, writes Guy Hodgson. What they were doing was interesting enough but you could not help feeling you were missing out on something.

Henman tries to keep up the impetus

YESTERDAY AT WIMBLEDON : Injury forces Becker to withdraw

Rusedski follows Henman through

Greg Rusedski moved into the second round of the Nottingham Open after a 55-minute victory yesterday over the second seed, Alberto Costa of Spain.
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Despite the result, this is the end of the status quo

Boyd Tonkin on the fall-out from the Scottish referendum
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The shoe designer who has been dubbed 'the patron saint of the stiletto'
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New biography sheds light on comic genius of Douglas Adams
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Shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D are little more than marketing tools
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12 best hotel spas in the UK

Some hotels go all out on facilities; others stand out for the sheer quality of treatments
These Iranian-controlled Shia militias used to specialise in killing American soldiers. Now they are fighting Isis, backed up by US airstrikes

Widespread fear of Isis is producing strange bedfellows

Iranian-controlled Shia militias that used to kill American soldiers are now fighting Isis, helped by US airstrikes
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Shoppers don't come to Topshop for the unique
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Toy breaks out of the nursery and heads for the gallery
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Ian Paisley’s decision to make peace with his IRA enemies

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