Mo Farah smashed the European 10,000 metres record in winning the Prefontaine Classic at the Eugene Diamond League meeting in Oregon. The 28-year-old Londoner's time of 26min 46.57sec wiped nearly six seconds off the Belgian Mohammed Mourhit's mark of 26:52.30 set in 1999, and also eclipsed Jon Brown's 13-year-old British record of 27:18.14.
Disgraced athlete Justin Gatlin has been told he will not be allowed to run in Europe even as he prepares to make his comeback from a four-year ban for doping.
John Ford would have hated this stark Western in which a girl and a native American emerge on top
The brewpubs and breweries of Portland provide a dizzying introduction to the city for John Lee
London's venues are still under construction, but in Weymouth – the site of the sailing events in 2012 – the waters already look ship-shape. Matt Barr takes to the waves in Dorset
In the bowels of the National Indoor Arena, Mo Farah had just finished his post-race parley with the gentlemen (and ladies) of the press and was preparing to make his exit, stage left. Having pocketed a tidy sum for his 13min 10.60sec shift in the feature race of the Aviva Grand Prix in Birmingham (£3,000 for winning the 5,000m, £3,000 for breaking the British and European indoor records and £1,000 for "outstanding performance of the meeting"), the star of the Second City show could afford to lay out a bob or two on childcare.
An enormous winter storm left millions of Americans shivering in its frozen footprint and crushed snow-laden buildings in the north-east of the country yesterday, where a combination of ice, snow and rain pushed much of the region to breaking point.
The mental hospital where One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest was filmed is attempting to identify the cremated remains of 3,500 of its former patients, which were left on shelves in a secluded storage area for several decades.
A Somali-born teenager was arrested yesterday for attempting to detonate what he thought was a car bomb at a Christmas Tree lighting ceremony in Oregon, US authorities said.
Blind patients suffering from a type of eye disease that strikes in childhood will become the second group of people in the world to receive stem cells derived from spare IVF embryos left over from fertility treatment.
Peter Broderick is a precocious but not yet wholly formed talent. The 23-year-old was plucked from obscurity in Portland, Oregon to the relative spotlight of the Danish experimental rock band Efterklang. Broderick left everything behind to move to Copenhagen, with a restlessness also apparent in his own music. Piano instrumental albums bashed out in an hour were joined in 2008 by a considered LP of guitar-based songs, Home. Virtuoso, singer-songwriter, sideman or star? The acclaim for his new mini-album, How They Are, and the reverent attention from the crowd packed into this beautiful 18th-century Soho church suggest that Broderick doesn't need to decide.
The latest group show organised by All Visual Arts sees artists such as the Chapman Brothers, Polly Morgan and Paul Fryer contributing works looking at the impermanence of pleasure when viewed from the perspective of death.
Callahan's cartoons won him a cult following. He was also a remarkable, brave human being. Robert Chalmers pays tribute
It was Ben Ainslie to the rescue in Weymouth on Thursday when the triple gold medallist went to the aid of Argentinian 49er pairing Sebastian Peri-Brosa and Federico Villambrosa.
Recorded in much the same way as previous efforts (jamming, recording, looping, cutting and pasting), the biggest surprise about the latest from this Portland, Oregon, trio is how darn traditional it sounds.
With an extensive coastline, a dramatic interior and historic towns, this New England state has plenty to offer, says Aoife O'Riordain