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Meandre win makes France's day

National honour was upheld on Bastille Day when André Fabre won the Juddmonte Grand Prix de Paris for an 11th time last night. The trainer of Pour Moi has now introduced another three-year-old to the equation for the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, run over the same course and distance in October, after Meandre cut down the front-running Seville for a decisive success.

Benjamin Grosvenor, Wigmore Hall

What Andy Murray is to Wimbledon, Benjamin Grosvenor is to pianism: a bright young British hope. He’s come a long way in his 18 years, with a precocious win in the BBC Young Musician of the Year Award being one of the milestones.

Carlton House poses threat to O'Brien's dream of sixth straight Curragh success

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Atletico coach hopes Sergio Aguero stays

Atletico Madrid's new coach Gregorio Manzano said today that he hopes forward Sergio Aguero stays at the Spanish club.

Sevilla appoint Marcelino as coach

Sevilla have completed the signing of Marcelino Garcia as their new coach in place of Gregorio Manzano, the La Liga club said today.

Hold The Back Page: 04/06/2011

The conman, the Derby and Seville

When a Picasso goes at auction it's usually a win-win-win situation.

Seville's proven class can put Derby rivals in their place

Ever since connections of Frankel decided against stretching out his phenomenal speed, the Investec Derby has seemed only to draft characters in search of a plot. All that is supposed to change at York today, however, when a warm favourite will surely volunteer himself from the convergence, in the Totesport Dante Stakes, of three of the first four in the Epsom betting. Certainly, it is an engrossing race – and a most unusual one, too, in that the odds should implore all self-respecting punters to the same conclusion.

Album: Miloš;The Guitar, (Deutsche Grammophon)

Montenegrin guitarist Miloš Karadaglic was a child prodigy who became a star of Yugoslavian TV and radio in his teens before studying at London's Royal Academy, where he received the Julian Bream Award from the celebrated guitar legend himself – a passing-on of the torch which bears its first fruit with this striking debut album.

Spanish departments clear Emed's Seville project

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Luis Fabiano: Sevilla can win La Liga

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The Barber of Seville (or Salisbury), King's Head, Islington, London<br/>Stephen Kovacevich, Wigmore Hall, London

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