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To most of us, lions are African, but many of the great beasts of legend were Indian. Now a zoo plans to breed more of them

Jonny Wilkinson celebrates winning his first Heineken Cup after the 16-15 victory over Clermont Auvergne

Heineken Cup: Leicester Tigers travel to Ulster to kick-off new season of European rugby as Round One and Two fixtures are announced

Other standout matches include Ospreys v Leinster and Racing Metro v Clermont while the second round will kick off with Saracens entertaining Toulouse in the first ever Friday night rugby match at Wembley

Ian Poulter holes for par on the 14th

The Open 2013: Ian Poulter gets that wild look but can’t quite match the Miracle of Medinah

Last day charge from Englishman see's him with clubhouse lead but Phil Mickelson dashes any hopes of Open victory

A roaring success: LOVE for a true fashion bible

Five years on from its launch with Beth Ditto as curvaceous cover girl, Katie Grand’s biannual LOVE continues to challenge. Alexander Fury lionises a true fashion bible

Round-Up: Warwickshire lose title hero Wright to injury for six months

Just as it seemed their disappointing season might be about to perk up, champions Warwickshire have lost Chris Wright, leading wicket-taker in their title-winning side, for the remainder of the season with a stress fracture in his back.

Adetomiwa Edun (Charlie Ashanti) in Complicite's 'Lionboy'
Tyson Fury, left, has his eyes on a match with David Haye

Kevin Garside: Haye-Fury may be good business but it’s nothing to do with sport

The Way I See It: If money is the name of the game, this is a contest legitimised by loot

Alun Wyn Jones and I get down to some serious celebrating

Jamie Roberts: Scoring in a Lions series was a heck of a buzz – a moment I'll treasure

In the Lions Den: I'll miss living in Wales hugely but the move is really exciting

James Horwill addresses the Lions after their series victory

Christ McGrath: James Horwill and Novak Djokovic remind us that sport can be about dignity and respect

The Last Word: Djokovic’s interview was a masterpiece in decorum

<b>A – Agony:</b> <br/>Wallaby full-back Kurtley Beale – fresh out of rehab and back in the Test squad – was brought on early in the first Test due to injuries. He was then dealt the unenviable task of kicking a 46, penalty to win the game. He slipped, missed, and the rest will go down in Lions history. It was followed up by his opposite number Leigh Halfpenny having a similar chance in the second Test, albeit from 53m. His kick just fell short, and the Lions were left to lick their wounds that week. But none more so than the third Test - the final swansong for flanker George Smith. He had recovered from injury to start the series decider in what would be his final appearance for the Wallabies. Within five minutes, he had been knocked-out when he ran into the rock-hard head of Richard Hibbard. He managed to come back on, but his farewell on the Test stage ended in a resounding defeat for the legendary back-row.

British and Irish Lions 2013: Re-live the series with our A-Z guide of the tour of Australia

What made this year's tour so special? We bring you the A-Z of the 2013 Lions tour to Australia

Leigh Halfpenny (right) and Alex Cuthbert arrive at Heathrow

In-demand British and Irish Lions star Leigh Halfpenny set to be tempted by lucrative French offers

Cardiff Blues fight for Lions' man of series but will struggle to see off Top 14 clubs

Sam Warburton signs an autograph after arriving at Heathrow Airport

British and Irish Lions 2013: Sam Warburton leads the victorious Lions home

Warburton and the rest of the squad touchdown at Heathrow Airport as Test series winners

Robbie Deans speaks to his players after defeat

Australia confirm Robbie Deans' resignation as head coach following defeat to the British and Irish Lions

Ewen McKenzie becomes the new head coach of the Wallabies

Premiership backs proposal for globally integrated rugby season

IRPA proposals given approval

Robbie Deans: The Wallabies coach is expected to be sacked after five years in charge

British and Irish Lions 2013: Australia waste little time in making head coach Robbie Deans the scapegoat, with Ewen McKenzie lined up as successor

Robbie Deans’ failure to lead Australia to a series win over the British and Irish Lions was last night expected to result in the coach’s sacking. Ewen McKenzie was lined up to be named as Deans’ successor.

Brian O'Driscoll celebrates the series victory
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Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

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