Wales are left trailing as Argentina’s Juan Manuel Leguizamon makes a break on Saturday

Howley preaches need for speed as sluggish Wales engulfed by gloom

Coach's men under pressure to rediscover their sharpness against Samoa on Friday

Nervy Turnbull conscious he has big boots to fill

Playing out of position is one thing, but also taking the place of last year's Six Nations player of the tournament means Josh Turnbull had good reason to admit to nerves yesterday.

Boxing: Kell Brook brawling for world honours in IBF eliminator

Kell Brook will climb through the ropes at the Sheffield Arena tonight knowing he is a win away from a shot at a world title, just 14 months after quivering with nerves ahead of an innocuous bout at a leisure centre.

The Big Six: Patagonian lodges

EcoCamp Chile

The spiral around the red giant R Sculptoris is probably caused by a hidden companion star

Highest telescope reveals wonders of the Universe

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.

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson

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

Hockey: Team GB's women claim bronze in historic campaign

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

Netherlands 9 Great Britain 2

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

Delay to men's 470 medal race may play into Team GB's hands

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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The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

Netanyahu knows he can get away with anything in America, says Robert Fisk
Families clubbing together to build their own affordable accommodation

Do It Yourself approach to securing a new house

Community land trusts marking a new trend for taking the initiative away from developers
Head of WWF UK: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

David Nussbaum: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

The head of WWF UK remains sanguine despite the Government’s failure to live up to its pledges on the environment
Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Set in a mythologised 5th-century Britain, ‘The Buried Giant’ is a strange beast
With money, corruption and drugs, this monk fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’

Money, corruption and drugs

The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

150 years after it was outlawed...

... America's first slavery museum is established in Louisiana
Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

The first 'American Idol' winner on how she manages to remain her own woman – Jane Austen fascination and all
Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

You won't believe your eyes

Tony Oursler's new show explores our uneasy relationship with technology. He's one of a growing number of artists with that preoccupation
Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn
Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

The shadow Home Secretary on fighting radical Islam, protecting children, and why anyone in Labour who's thinking beyond May must 'sort themselves out'
A bad week for the Greens: Leader Natalie Bennett's 'car crash' radio interview is followed by Brighton council's failure to set a budget due to infighting

It's not easy being Green

After a bad week in which its leader had a public meltdown and its only city council couldn't agree on a budget vote, what next for the alternative party? It's over to Caroline Lucas to find out
Gorillas nearly missed: BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter

Gorillas nearly missed

BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter
Downton Abbey effect sees impoverished Italian nobles inspired to open their doors to paying guests for up to €650 a night

The Downton Abbey effect

Impoverished Italian nobles are opening their doors to paying guests, inspired by the TV drama
China's wild panda numbers have increased by 17% since 2003, new census reveals

China's wild panda numbers on the up

New census reveals 17% since 2003