Aussie Trent Waterhouse led Warrington for the first time

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Two late scores from Richard Whiting gave resilient Hull a shock win over one of Super League’s pacesetters last night.

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Reading manager Nigel Adkins

Market Report: Fresnillo left with a free float dilemma

How will punters be able to get their hands on shares in the world's largest silver producer? Mexico's Fresnillo was discussing just that today. The miner is one of a handful of groups on the benchmark index facing a ticking clock – the deadline for their free float to reach 25 per cent is the end of the year.

My Autobiography, by AP McCoy

Two days to go to the Cheltenham Festival. AP McCoy is only third favourite to be leading jockey but whatever happens, the Northern Irishman looks certain to be jump racing's champion for the 18th consecutive year, and at 38 shows no signs of retiring.

Weekend work: Time to sow snapdragons

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Heather Watson at the Royal Albert Hall yesterday

British No 1 Heather Watson ready to muscle in on the elite

After landmark title in Japan, 20-year-old is adding aggression and big shots to her game so she can keep climbing the world rankings

Chris Robshaw ‘is doing a great job,’ claims Stuart Lancaster

Richie McCaw defends under-fire England captain Chris Robshaw

England take on New Zealand tomorrow

Petr Cech fails to gather Danny Guthrie’s free-kick

Petr Cech predicts 'the score could be quite entertaining' when Chelsea face Manchester United

Petr Cech has predicted another goal-fest in Chelsea's Barclays Premier League showdown against Manchester United - unless both teams tighten up.

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Continued his terrorising form against United, winning every ball. Constant source of anguish for the visitors. 9/10

Marouane Fellaini 'frustrating as hell' says Everton team-mate Phil Jagielka

Everton's Phil Jagielka admits team-mate Marouane Fellaini is "frustrating as hell" for defenders when he displays the form which caused Manchester United such problems at Goodison Park.

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Each plant of the weed Shepherd's purse can produce 5,000 seeds

Weeds have run rampant during the wet summer - it's time to go on the attack…

It's been an amazing season for weeds. In the hideous conditions of the past few months, docks have grown to tropical proportions and you can wring enough water to wash in from the crunchy stems of sow thistles. Round here, there have been endless reminders of how thinly order lies on chaos. In the steep lane that leads out of our valley, more than 50m of bank let go of its moorings and slid so smoothly down, that the trees in the landslip stayed upright. The day after the fall, it was like looking at the beginning of the world: torn earth, gloopy mud, impenetrable tangles of briar among the tree trunks. Impassable.

Victoria Pendleton of Great Britain competes during the Women's Sprint Track Cycling

Team GB's Victoria Pendleton a good bet for goodbye gold

Victoria Pendleton began her bid for a third and final Olympic gold in sensational fashion in qualifying for the women's sprint at the London 2012 velodrome.

Friday 3, August: Dani King, Laura Trott and Joanna Rowsell of Great Britain set a new world record in the Women's Team Pursuit Track Cycling qualifier

Great Britain women set new world record in team pursuit qualifier

Great Britain's women advanced with a world record in team pursuit qualifying on the second day of competition at the London 2012 Olympic Velodrome.

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Government gives £250,000 to Independent appeal

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