Sport No Saints: Southampton were ‘furious’ at Mark Clattenburg’s alleged remark to Adam Lallana, but the scourge of players abusing referees is trivialised

Inept FA lack the ability to recalibrate the ‘fury’ and ‘anger’ inanely taking a sport to fever pitch

Rugby Union: New-look Healey can put words into deeds

A fitter, humbler Leicester Lip is ready to claim England wing berth for the World Cup.

Letter: Timely sex lessons

Sir: The debate concerning teenage pregnancy appears to be focused on the need for appropriate sex education in schools, but ignores the fact that teenage pregnancy involves a much greater set of variables than simply education ("You're wrong, Mr Blunkett: sex education is essential", 3 September).

A-Level Results: Clearing scheme flooded by calls

THE ANNUAL rush to fill university places has had its busiest start. A record 202,000 people had university or college places confirmed by yesterday afternoon.

Athletics: Rawlinson rockets into the big time

AS WEDNESDAY night became Thursday morning Chris Rawlinson stood in the lobby of the Nova Park Hotel, headquarters of the Zurich Weltklasse meeting, as if it were the top of the world.

Student Sport: Britons finding graduation tough at World Games

AFTER 10 days of competition, of toil, sweat, tears and some blood, the British team was still waiting for its first gold medal of the 20th World Student Games here. Clearly, the messages are that the competitions here are by no means second rate and that if you have the ability to be a world student champion, the chances are that come next September you will be up there when the medals are handed out at the Sydney Olympics.

Sporting Digest: Swimming

Sue Rolph is the first British swimmer to gain pre-selection for the Sydney Olympics after winning the 100m freestyle at the British Championships in Sheffield. The 21-year-old lowered her own British and Commonwealth record by 0.12sec as she recorded a time of 55.05sec - 0.10sec inside the pre-selection time for next year's Olympics.

I'd rather be bored than go on a course

Summer courses for children are a growth industry, but who are they intended to benefit - bored kids or their working parents?

ATHLETICS: No rest for busy Radcliffe

NO SOONER had Paula Radcliffe claimed a world record on Saturday than she began planning for another.

Hush-hush police teams admit rustling on duty

THE POLICE are facing a new hazard in their battle against crime - rustling trousers.

Children learn lack of ambition as inequality triples in 30 years

SUCCESSIVE generations of children are learning to be poor. New research has revealed that children growing up in low-income families learn from an early age to limit their expectations of what their parents can afford, leading them to reduce their hopes and aspirations for the future.

Sport for girls 'not feminine enough'

FORTY PER cent of girls drop out of sport by the time they are 14 partly because they are self-conscious about their bodies. Research from Loughborough University into girls' attitudes to sport also found that they were put off sport by the media image that it is unfeminine.

Sports Funding: Ten centres will dip into Lottery cash

THE LONG-HERALDED British Academy of Sport took its final shape yesterday - as the British Academies of Sport. Although Sheffield is nominal HQ of the 10 regional centres announced by the Secretary for Culture, Media and Sport, Chris Smith, the network of facilities proposed will operate on an egalitarian basis, accessing pounds 160m of Lottery-based funding set aside for the project.

The Independent Collector: John Windsor's Guide to Collecting Contemporary Art. This Week: Dave Morris

IS IT a pile of pigs or a heap of aubergines? Are the pointy bits snouts, stalks or nipples? Is there a buttock or two in there?

Hockey: Reading ready to hit form

A DEPLETED Loughborough University travel to Reading today for their rescheduled EHA fifth-round Cup match. Manager Bob McBlane was putting on a brave face yesterday, but without four squad members who are sitting final examinations and their player-coach Jason Lee cup-tied, his side have a tough task.

Hockey: Double bill for Loughborough

SPARE A thought for the students of Loughborough University this weekend. At the Cocks Moors Woods Centre in Birmingham today they will be playing in the National Club Indoor championship for a place at finals night at Crystal Palace next month for the first time, and tomorrow afternoon they travel to Bowdon in their postponed fourth-round EHA Cup tie, where they will be striving to reach the fifth round of the national competition for the first time.
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