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Annie Power, unbeaten in eight starts, goes on trial at Cheltenham on Wednesday in the Dornan Engineering Hurdle, but nobody seems really sure which Festival race she is on trial for.

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Port Vale 1 Arsenal 1 aet; Arsenal win 4-3 on pens

Science: Theoretically ... Dinosaur-speak/ Mouse urine/ Mussel power/ Mir walks again

Want to hear a "pretty accurate" dinosaur? The cry of one that has been dead for 70 million years has been reverberating around the globe on the World Wide Web - and caused its museum's Web site to crash. Tom Williamson, a paleontologist, and Carl Diegert, a computer scientist, used X-ray scans of the skull of a parasaurolophus to recreate the structure of air chambers inside the 4ft crest rising from the back of its skull. From that, they worked towards the sounds it could have made - particularly a "low-pitched, trombone wail that listeners feel as much as hear", as they say.

Football: Musselwhite rises to the occasion

Under Arsene Wenger's strict regime Arsenal's players drink nothing stronger than fruit juice on the premises at Highbury but this morning they will awake with something painfully close to a hangover having failed to overcome a battling FA Cup third round performance by Port Vale, whose goalkeeper, Paul Musselwhite even upstaged England's David Seaman.

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Giant-Killing was always on the cards at Naas yesterday, and Dorans Pride duly failed to beat his lower-division rivals in the Boyne Handicap Chase. But, even allowing for the conditions stacked against the horse who had started the day clear favourite for the Cheltenham Gold Cup, the manner in which he succumbed - he finished an exhausted last of five - was disappointing.

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Port Vale 0 Wolves 2

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Football: Stoke profit from Keen's capability

Stoke City 2 Port Vale 1

Racing: Fitzgerald chases ten wins on the trot

Mick Fitzgerald attempts to continue a remarkable sequence at Worcester today. The jockey rode a four-timer from as many rides at Huntingdon on Monday, completing a sequence of nine winners on the trot.

OPERA Die Aegyptische Helena Garsington

This is the opera with the omniscient mussel, the conch that knows everything. Since its premier in Dresden in 1928, Die Aegyptische Helena has never been staged in Britain. Perhaps that entry on the cast list (contralto) did not help? Sixty nine years later, it is presented on the open-air stage at Garsington Manor (with a side view of giant blue hollyhocks) and revealed as a fascinating, hugely enjoyable work. It is a sign of the seriousness and the success of the production that the mussel made sense: instead of being embarrassed by it (as Strauss was), David Fielding made it central. A big shell sat on stage and later functioned as the vessel for the two potions of forgetfulness and remembrance.

Quest for the last of the pearl mussels

This river was once full of precious gems. Now there aren't enough to make a necklace

Musselwhite's mistakes cost play-off place

Port Vale 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 2

Football: Sheron casts veil over Rudge's hopes

Stoke City 2 Port Vale 0

Blake prompts the P word

Bolton Wanderers 4 Port Vale 2

Glover gives Francis that sinking feeling

Birmingham City 1 Port Vale 2

Football: QPR come back from four down

Port Vale 4 Queen's Park Rangers 4
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