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Andy Murray rushes into third round of US Open with straight sets victory over Ivan Dodig

Andy Murray is in a hurry. The 25-year-old Scot became the first man to reach the third round of the US Open here last night when he recorded his second successive straight-sets victory of the tournament. Just as in his opening encounter against Alex Bogomolov, the world No 4 never looked in any danger. Having coasted to a 6-2, 6-1, 6-3 victory over Ivan Dodig, he now faces the winner of today’s all-Spanish meeting between Feliciano Lopez and Pablo Andujar.

Dan Greaves has defied the foot deformity talipes to compete in able-bodied sport

Dan Greaves: Meet Discus Dan, the man who crossed the divide

This is his fourth Paralympics but he is proud to have a GB able-bodied vest as well, he tells Simon Turnbull

Paralympic Shorts: Two short as African nations fail to make line-up

Publishers of London 2012 trivia guides will be fuming after Malawi's two Paralympic athletes, the visually impaired sprinters Chisomo Jeremani and Janet Shedani, withdrew hours before the Games began, changing the number of competing nations from 166 to 165.

Paralympic opening ceremony organisers were 'resourceful' with budget

Creators of the Paralympic opening ceremony said they had been “resourceful” with the show's budget after receiving less funds than its Olympic counterpart.

Serena Williams breezes through first round of the US Open

Serena Williams was in fine form as she began her US Open campaign with a 6-1 6-1 victory over fellow American Coco Vandeweghe.

G4S to axe 1,100 jobs

The G4S chief executive Nick Buckles conceded for the first time yesterday that his job was at risk in the wake of the Olympic security debacle that cost the company £50m.

'Murderball' adequately sums up the excitement of wheelchair rugby

James Lawton: If you think this is Olympics MkII, you are missing the whole point

As the great overture to the Paralympic Games plays out in the Olympic Stadium, there is an insistent message that says what follows over the next 11 days has to be seen in the same light, and with the same fervour, as the 30th Olympics.

Archie Bland: We have to stop patronising Paralympics athletes

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Love: So Russell Brand, what DO you and the publicity-shy Geri Halliwell have in common?

Move on, definitely nothing to see here. If we all ignore them, they might just go away.

Rik Waddon and his Mohican can launch a Team GB gold rush

Waddon vows to do a Wiggins and get GB off to a flying start

Bradley Wiggins launched Britain's summer of sporting success with his historic win in the Tour de France and his influence is still being felt. With the action due to start tomorrow in the Velodrome, the latest to cite the Wiggins effect is Rik Waddon, one of British cycling's golden hopes in the Paralympics.

'Murderball' adequately sums up the excitement of wheelchair rugby

James Lawton: If you think this is another Olympics, you are missing the point

The Paralympic action is guaranteed to illuminate our care-worn lives

James Moore: Corporate bunglers could be put off by Buckles' barracking

Outlook If you paid a decorator up front to paint your house before putting it on the market you'd probably be rather cross if, when the time came for the work to be done, you were told that only half the rooms could be completed because he'd not hired enough people for the job.

Nick Buckles admits his G4S is job at risk after Games fiasco

The G4S chief executive Nick Buckles conceded for the first time yesterday that his job was at risk in the wake of the Olympic security debacle that cost the company £50m.

Andy Murray practises watched by his coach Ivan Lendl

Murray still coasting on golden high

Andy Murray says that "a week in sport can be quite a long time". No sooner are you basking in the glow of a tournament victory than you are answering questions in another city, perhaps on another continent, about a first-round defeat.

'It's not disability, it's the ability of the athlete,' says Oscar Pistorius

Pistorius: I'm as proud to be a Paralympian as an Olympian

On eve of Games, South African hails hosts' attitude and says London can change perceptions on disability

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