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Gebrselassie to chase Radcliffe in Vienna race

There will be at least one gold for Paula Radcliffe in 2012. Organisers of the Vienna City Marathon announced yesterday that the marathon world record holder will receive the presitious Goldener Rathausmann award at a special ceremony in the Austrian capital's City Hall - or “Rathaus” - a week on Friday.

Reading half marathon victim named

A man who died after collapsing at the finishing line of a half-marathon has been named as a fitness enthusiast who encouraged people to do exercise in their lunch breaks.

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One squad. 70 members. And a budget of just £5,000 a year. The Brighton and Sussex Waves are a co-educational cheerleading squad made up of students from the University of Brighton and the University of Sussex.

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Andy Murray blamed a misfiring return of serve after he suffered final heartbreak at the hands of Novak Djokovic, losing in straight sets at the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami yesterday.

Charity telethon tops £50m on first night

Sport Relief has raised £50m in public donations, a new on-the-night record for the charity telethon.

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In riding to victory in the Paris-Nice stage race last weekend, Bradley Wiggins not only strengthened his credentials as a major force in global cycling; he followed in the tracks of the late, great Tom Simpson, the only previous British winner of the race.

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The gloves are on: Meet the British women adding punch to the Olympics' newest sport

Seconds away, round one: women's boxing is to become an Olympic sport for the first time at London 2012. In this exclusive report, we go behind the scenes with Team GB to meet the young athletes who are going for gold.

Jake White, who coached the Springboks to their 2007 World Cup win, would not be in a position to start until after England's summer tour to South Africa

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England have the opportunity to put together a heavyweight coaching team of Jake White and Wayne Smith to lead England into the 2015 Rugby World Cup on home soil.

Graeme Morrison confident of upsetting Ireland

Graeme Morrison is confident Scotland can replicate their surprise victory on their most recent trip to Dublin in Saturday's RBS 6 Nations clash with Ireland.

Warren Gatland pleased with Wales' strength in depth

Wales will go into Saturday's RBS 6 Nations clash against Italy with coach Warren Gatland relishing the competition for places throughout his title-chasing squad.

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