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Charlotte Edwards, the England captain, believes there is no need to panic despite a second successive defeat to Australia following a pulsating finale in Hobart.

British and Irish Lions 2013: Full fixture list and itinerary for tour of Australia and Hong Kong

Sam Warburton will captain the side's summer tour

Robert Milkins, right, came from behind to see off Neil Robertson

Snooker: World No 2 Neil Robertson crashes out of World Championship

Robert Milkins produced a stunning upset by knocking Australia's Neil Robertson out of the World Championship at the Crucible. In a first round that has seen a host of shocks, the win of the 37-year-old from Gloucester against the world No 2 was among the biggest.

On a night of comedy and high farce at the Crucible, the joke was on Dechawat Poomjaeng

Snooker: Dechawat Poomjaeng has it all to do against Michael White

On a night of comedy and high farce at the Crucible, the joke was on Dechawat Poomjaeng.

Danny Cipriani

Danny Cipriani sees funny side after close shave: 'Feel like I've been hit by a bus'

Sale Sharks fly half not seriously injured by collision in Leeds but faces uncertain future 

Vettel

F1: Red Bull pinpoint problem areas ahead of Malaysian Grand Prix

Sebastian Vettel finished third in opening Grand Prix

Man given life sentence for murdering £3,000 casino winner

A man has been handed a life term after stabbing a gambler to death who had won £3,000 at a casino.

Hamish Rutherford celebrates his century

New Zealand v England first Test: Record-breaking debutant centurion Hamish Rutherford gives hosts imposing first-innings lead

Record-breaking debutant centurion Hamish Rutherford piled on England's agony in the first Test at the University Oval.

Fernando Alonso (right) and Felipe Massa at the launch of the new Ferrari F138 in Italy

Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali confident ahead of new F1 season

The opening Grand Prix takes place in Australia

Del Potro admitted he was tired

Juan Martin del Potro is made to toil as Novak Djokovic takes it easy

Novak Djokovic was probably more in need of a run-out in his first tournament since the Australian Open, but instead it was Juan Martin del Potro who was pushed to the limit in his opening match here at the Dubai Duty Free Championships. While Djokovic took just 67 minutes to beat his fellow Serb Viktor Troicki, 6-1, 6-4, Del Potro needed two and a half hours to get past Marcos Baghdatis 4-6, 6-4, 7-6.

The Melbourne street circuit has played host to the Australian Grand Prix since 1996 using the roads that circle Albert Park Lake. The streets were re-laid for the inaugural event fourteen years ago therefore making it smoother than other street circuit and popular with the drivers.

Bernie Ecclestone keen for Australian Grand Prix to remain on Formula One calender

Local opposition and rival bids are threatening the Melbourne race

Clinical Storm seize world title as Burrow blows Leeds' chance

Leeds 14 Melbourne Storm 18

Cooper Cronk: ‘British teams are thought to be more physical,’ says the Storm half-back

Leeds Rhinos can hurt star-studded Melbourne Storm

The big-match expertise that has made Leeds the dominant team in Super League faces perhaps its biggest test at Headingley tomorrow night.

BHP Billiton becomes third FTSE 100 global mining giant to change CEO in as many months

BHP Billiton became the third of the FTSE 100 global mining giants to change its chief executive in as many months as the industry braces itself for a long period of sluggish resources prices.

Andy Murray is heading back out on to the practice court

Andy Murray back in training eager to avoid spring slump

Scot takes five weeks off from competition to work with Lendl after Australian final defeat

Andy Murray loses out to Novak Djokovic in Australian Open final

Andy Murray's bid to claim back-to-back grand slam titles ended in disappointment after the Scot was beaten in the Australian Open final by Novak Djokovic.

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