Andre Greipel won his 15th career Tour Down Under stage as he burst to victory in a bunch sprint over the final 600 metres of stage four.
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Sunday 12 August 2012
Darts broadcaster Sid Waddell has died at the age of 72, his manager has confirmed.
Sunday 12 August 2012
David Cameron will today guarantee Lottery funding for Britain's best athletes for four more years in an attempt to confound predictions that the legacy of London 2012 might be squandered before the next Games, in 2016.
Saturday 11 August 2012
The managing director of the National Lottery has warned of the "very serious threat" posed by Richard Desmond's controversial Health Lottery to Team GB's chances of gold medal success at the Rio Olympics by depriving them of more than £100m in funding.
Friday 10 August 2012
David Cameron today defended scrapping targets for the amount of sport children play in school, saying some youngsters spent two hours performing “Indian dance”.
Wednesday 08 August 2012
Australia's sports minister Kate Lundy will don a Team GB shirt and row a length of the Eton Dorney course after conceding defeat in a bet with her British counterpart over which nation wins most gold medals.
Thursday 26 July 2012
Spotlight on the main medal contenders: Greipel versus Cavendish is one of several head-to-head clashes with the hosts to savour
Monday 16 July 2012
Pierrick Fedrigo claimed France's fourth win of the Tour de France on stage 15 to Pau today as the peloton opted for a day of respite.
Wednesday 11 July 2012
Health Lottery mogul plots move into scratch cards – if he beats angry Camelot's court challenge today
Wednesday 04 July 2012
World champion Mark Cavendish's bid for a 22nd Tour de France stage win was ended by a crash today as Andre Greipel won stage four to Rouen.
Friday 29 June 2012
Friday 22 June 2012
Lottery organisers took to the streets today as they stepped up the hunt for a mystery millionaire.
Saturday 16 June 2012
Mark Cavendish finished runner-up on the second stage of the Ster ZLM Toer, but time bonuses meant Team Sky's world champion took the overall lead in his final race before the Tour de France.
Friday 15 June 2012
Perhaps, before Olympic madness seriously sets in, we could quietly drop the much-repeated mantra of the Games, "sport for all". The events of this week have made that principle seem a touch silly, maybe even hypocritical. Far from providing what Lord Coe has called "a symphony of inspiration that will create lasting change", the London Olympics, along with English football's Premier League, have been offering a stirring overture of financial exploitation. The true motto of the moment is "sport for maximum profit" and, as one has come to expect, it has been those least able to afford it who are being exploited.
Saturday 09 June 2012
A couple won almost £100,000 on the lottery twice over, after accidentally buying two tickets, Camelot has revealed.
Friday 25 May 2012
A one-off National Lottery draw will create 100 millionaires as a "thank you" to participants for helping to fund the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Ukip says babies born to immigrants in the UK should be classed as migrants – which would include Nigel Farage’s own children
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