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Howley preaches need for speed as sluggish Wales engulfed by gloom

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A stunning image of a spiral shell of cosmic dust and gas around a red giant star was captured by astronomers using the world's highest terrestrial telescope.

Argentina's military forces go on strike

Argentina's coast guard and military police have held unprecedented wage protests, prompting the government to fire the heads of both services while Congress called for an orderly resolution of the dispute.

Firefighters walk across the pitch after Argentina's supporters threw 'chipas' after the announcing of the suspension of the friendly

Floodlight failure blacks out Argentina v Brazil friendly

Argentina's friendly against Brazil was abandoned before kick-off last night due to a floodlight failure at the Centenario stadium in the northern city of Resistencia.

Francois Louw may not return to his club Bath until mid-October

Bath will lose Louw after one game as South Africa seek reinforcements

Bath, in dire need of a strong start to the Premiership season after missing out on Europe with a below-the-fold finish last time out, suffered a heavy blow yesterday when their best player, the South African flanker Francois Louw, was recalled by the Springboks for the next tranche of southern hemisphere Rugby Championship games.

The Argentina striker scored 23 Premier League goals last season

Knee injury only expected to keep Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero sidelined for one month

The Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero is expected back in action in less than a month following the knee injury he suffered against Southampton on Sunday.

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Manchester United on verge of signing Chilean striker Angelo Henriquez

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is reportedly on the brink of landing a striker - 18-year-old Chilean Angelo Henriquez.

Basketball: Russia snatch bronze from Argentina in chaotic final seconds

Russia snatched bronze away from Argentina in the chaotic final seconds of the third-place play-off in the London Olympics.

Alex Danson #15 and Crista Cullen #5 of Great Britain react during the first half against New Zealand during the Women's Hockey bronze medal match

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New Zealand 1 (Michelsen 69) Great Britain 3 (Danson 44, Cullen pen 61, Thomas 65)

Roderick Weusthof of Netherlands celebrates scoring his team's ninth goal during the Men's Hockey Semi Final match between Netherlands and Great Britain

British are humiliated as Bakker leads Dutch on a nine-goal rampage

The Dutch haven't actually invented the term yet but it was nothing less than totaalhockey, a punishing brand of attacking play which blew away four years of planning for British men's hockey at a stroke last night. Jason Lee's side had been watching a film called "Miracle" before this tournament: they cannot have known quite how much they would need one as they pursued their first Olympic final place in nearly 25 years.

Hockey: Billy bags hat-trick as Team GB are victims of Orange crush

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Britain's Stuart Bithell and Luke Patience pack up their boat as light winds prevent sailing for the day in the men's 470 sailing class

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Luke Patience and Stuart Bithell believe the delay to the men's 470 medal race could work in their favour and also sets up what may prove to be a “golden day” for Great Britain.

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