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Tiger Woods says his former caddie 'is not a racist'

'Hurt' Woods lets Williams escape

It will puzzle a lot of people why Tiger Woods decided to give his former caddie Steve Williams such an easy ride yesterday – in public at least. "Stevie is certainly not a racist – there's no doubt about that," said Woods in Australia as if he was leaping to the defence of a close friend wrongly accused of saying something bad about somebody else.

Anthony Rose: 'There are three to five million Chinese drinking wine today. That could grow to 50 million within five to 10 years’

While I was in Shanghai for the China Wine Challenge last month, I was amazed to discover a shimmering array of bronze wine drinking vessels from over 2,000 years BC and older on display at the Shanghai Museum. I had never really thought of China as a wine culture before, but the evidence of my own eyes clearly showed that the Chinese, albeit at the highest social levels and most likely for ceremonial purposes, had indeed been drinking wine long before the first Anglo-Saxon downed his first goblet of Roman-inspired plonk.

400,000 flee as typhoon hits Shanghai

Typhoon muifa pounded Shanghai yesterday with high winds and heavy rain, while more than 400,000 residents along the country's east coast were moved to shelters, and tens of thousands of fishing boats recalled to port.

Typhoon Muifa heads towards China's Qingdao port

High waters and heavy surf battered China's northern port of Qingdao as Typhoon Muifa approached today on its way up the coast.

200,000 evacuated as China braces for Typhoon Muifa

Chinese authorities evacuated more than 200,000 residents from eastern Zhejiang province and cancelled more than 200 flights, as the region braced itself for a typhoon that could be the worst in the area in years.

Disaster alert as typhoon heads for Shanghai

China warned residents and alerted emergency relief centres yesterday to prepare for a powerful typhoon forecast to hit the country's heavily populated eastern coast.

Swimming: Phelps says Shanghai setbacks will spur him on for London

Michael Phelps endured the novel experience of being second best for significant parts of the world championships. It left the multi-decorated American frustrated but adamant that he will be swimming notably quicker come next year's Games in London where he will be looking to add seven Olympic gold medals to the 14 he already owns.

Adlington claims gold for Britain in Shanghai

Rebecca Adlington today claimed the gold medal in the 800 metres freestyle with a wonderful swim at the World Championships in Shanghai.

Halsall inches from a medal as Lochte takes his gold haul to four

Fran Halsall missed out on a World Championships medal by just 0.06sec when she was joint fourth in the 100m freestyle in Shanghai yesterday.

Swimming: Gandy takes silver as Lowe misses out

Britain's Ellen Gandy won silver in the 200m butterfly at the World Swimming Championships in Shanghai.

Spofforth: I almost quit after woeful backstroke

Britain's Gemma Spofforth has admitted she almost quit the sport after losing her 100m backstroke title at the World Championships in Shanghai this week. The 23-year-old spent Tuesday night pondering her retirement but yesterday morning made the decision to continue and focus on 2012.

Swimming: Spofforth's hopes sunk by sickness

Illness has wrecked Gemma Spofforth's hopes of defending her World Championship 100m backstroke title, failing to make the semi-finals in Shanghai. Britain's hopes in the event now lie with Lizzie Simmonds, who has made the final. Ellen Gandy came fifth and Jemma Lowe eighth in the 100m butterfly and Hannah Miley was seventh in the 200m individual medley final.

The Lost and Forgotten Languages of Shanghai, By Ruiyan Xu

Battle for affection loses something in translation

Diving: Daley plunges to sixth as partner's illness takes its toll

Tom Daley and Pete Waterfield finished a distant sixth in the final of the 10-metre synchronised event on the first weekend of the World Championships in Shanghai. The pair's preparations were badly disrupted by an illness to Waterfield and it showed as the competition wore on and they slipped down the leader board. The event was won by the Chinese pair of Qui Bo and Huo Liang, who will be strong favourites to repeat their success at next year's Olympics.

Diving: Daley drops out of synchro event

Tom Daley will dive in the 10m platform only at this weekend's British Championships as last night the teenager and his synchro partner Peter Waterfield pulled out of tomorrow's team event. The duo will now focus on Sunday's individual platform, the event in which 17-year-old Daley is world champion.

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