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Jamie Elliott, the 20-year-old product of Northampton’s academy, scored three tries and denied the Irish one with his intelligent covering

Northampton Saints 40 London Irish 14 match report: Saints end mid-life crisis and boost play-off hopes

Northampton have been waiting for this since October. Five months ago their unbeaten start to the Aviva Premiership ground dramatically to a halt in Reading when London Irish registered a bonus-point win on their own turf; here they returned the compliment with interest – or "icing" as Brian Smith, Irish's director of rugby, said.

The Gradiente iphone. The Brazilian tech company could now go to court to enforce exclusivity

When is an iPhone not an Apple iPhone? Technology giant loses trademark in Brazil

Local company Gradiente registered name seven years before the US firm

Donald McCain saw Overturn winin his final race before the Arkle

Overturn on track to turn over Simonsig

Just because a favourite triumphs unchallenged at long odds-on by an extreme distance in a small field, it does not mean any lack of excitement. Such a spectacle, as those who followed Frankel last year on the Flat can testify, can be a thrill in itself. And so it was at Musselburgh yesterday, when the wholly admirable Overturn produced his third solo tour de force in as many runs over fences in his final outing before the Cheltenham Festival.

Alastair Cook

Alastair Cook eager to move on from defeat in India

England were beaten by 127 runs

Daughter of William and Kate will be a princess

The Queen has declared that if the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have a daughter she will be titled Princess.

The Business Matrix: Saturday 22 December 2012

ArcelorMittal cuts European value

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 – Review

A guilty pleasure, just one showing decided signs of ageing.

The Indian Angle: Late-night videos help bring opener's drought to an end

If, at the end of the day, cricket at the highest level is all about confidence, there are few better examples of this than Virender Sehwag. There are few players who trust their instincts more implicitly, back themselves to perform irrespective of the quality of opposition, conditions or form than Sehwag.

Blaze of glory: Overturn is 8-1 for the Arkle Trophy after winning by 14 lengths on his debut over fences yesterday

Overturn has jump on rivals for the Arkle Trophy at Cheltenham

Frankel notwithstanding, the jumping arm of the sport undoubtedly produces the more regular supply of equine folk heroes, and one certainly added to his already considerable fanbase yesterday.

Apple launches new patent claim against Samsung and Google Android

Apple has launched a new patent claim against Samsung and Android.

Apple and Samsung fined over patents

A tit-for-tat spat between Apple and Samsung has resulted in both companies being fined and their products banned from being sold in South Korea.

Darts: Stars gather at Waddell funeral

Stars from the world of sport including Eric Bristow and Andrew Flintoff attended the funeral of the "voice of darts", Sid Waddell, in Pudsey, West Yorkshire, yesterday.

Jason Kenny celebrates after winning the men’s sprint final yesterday

Cycling salutes King Kenny – Britain's new lord of the track

Jason Kenny justifies selection over Chris Hoy to win his second gold of the Games – and Team GB's fifth in the velodrome

Louis Smith tries his second-level routine in North Greenwich

Smith plays safe but falls just short

"Four years of work and all I have to show for it is 50 seconds on the pommel horse," Louis Smith said a few weeks ago. In the end it came down to even finer margins – a 10th of a point being the difference between winning the first gold medal ever by a British male gymnast, and the silver which he took. He took it well, showing off the easy, magnetic personality with which he has attracted a following to British gymnastics. Smith's score tied with the winner, Krisztian Berki, but the Hungarian took gold for a fractionally higher execution score.

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