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Rory McIlroy aims to raise game again in quest to emulate Luke Donald's double top

World No 1 heads strong field in Shanghai this week looking to cement his lead in Race to Dubai

Shanghai’s South Bund

Shaking it up in Shanghai

Waking up in the super-sleek bed in my room at The Waterhouse (1-3 Maojiayuan Road; 00 86 21 6080 2988; waterhouseshanghai.com) leaves me delightedly confused – the last time I awoke in Shanghai I was in a grotty hostel. This time around, we're poshing out at the minimalist boutique hotel in the up-and-coming Cool Docks – a refurbished part of Shanghai's South Bund.

Andy Murray squanders five championship points as Djokovic takes his revenge in Shanghai

Andy Murray wasted five championship points as Novak Djokovic gained revenge for his US Open final defeat with a thrilling triumph at the Shanghai Masters.

Andy Murray in action in Shanghai

Andy Murray storms into Shanghai Masters quarter-finals

Andy Murray made short work of Alexandr Dolgopolov at the Shanghai Masters today, advancing to the last eight in under an hour.

Andy Murray of Great Britain talks to Andy Ireland and Jez Green after his practice in Shanghai

Andy Murray advances in Shanghai after Florian Mayer withdraws with injury

Andy Murray enjoyed a free pass into the third round of the Shanghai Masters today as scheduled opponent Florian Mayer withdrew through injury prior to their match.

Hamish McRae: Real worry is how we fell so far behind the world

So for the first time school exam results have slipped. Last week we had a fall in the numbers of students getting As and A*s at A-level and now we have a fall in the top grades at GCSE. But can that really be right, or are exams being marked more severely and the decline a reaction to many years of grade inflation?

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Daniel Fogg while competing in the men's 10k open water race

Team GB's poor swimming form continues as Daniel Fogg finishes fifth

Great Britain's poor Olympics in the water concluded today with just three medals after Daniel Fogg finished fifth in the open water in the Serpentine.

Keri-Anne Payne: 'I am always pushing my body to the brink of potential illness'

Payne ready to suffer in the Serpentine in quest for gold

The world open-water champion faces a hard-fought test of stamina in Hyde Park today, writes Robin Scott-Elliot

Kung Fu Panda 2, from Dreamworks, launches in China on Wednesday

DreamWorks to make 'Kung Fu Panda 3' in China

DreamWorks Animation and Chinese partners announced plans today to co-produce the next Kung Fu Panda movie and develop an entertainment district in Shanghai, expanding Hollywood's fast-growing ties to China.

Lucas Moura in action for the Brazil Olympics side

Manchester United confirm interest in Brazil international Lucas Moura

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed his interest in Brazil international Lucas Moura.

Drogba with Shanghai owner Zhu Jun yesterday

Reports linking Didier Drogba with Barcelona switch 'complete nonsense'

Barcelona president Sandro Rosell has dismissed media speculation linking Didier Drogba with a move to the Catalan giants.

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