Blair plans show of strength to squash leadership rumours

Tony Blair will seek to shore up his position as Prime Minister after Thursday's local and European elections by implementing a fightback plan in which he will outline new policies on health, education, crime and transport.

Kirtley's dazzling display adds to selection dilemma

Sri Lanka President's XI 142-8 v England

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Sporting Digest: Squash

World champion Cassie Campion became England's first women's world No1 player in January's updated World rankings.

Questionnaire: Peter Nicol, Squash World Champion

You're British and you're a World No 1, which is an unusual combination. What's your secret?

Squash: Stricken Nicol surrenders title

JONATHON POWER, the world No 1, won his debut British Open title on Sunday in the first final in the tournament's 69-year history that did not go the distance.

Squash: Nicol stands in way of Parke's progress

SIMON PARKE, who returned to the top level of one of the most demanding sports in the world after chemotherapy three years ago, followed his capture of last week's US Open title by reaching the semi-finals of the British Open for the first time in Aberdeen yesterday.

Squash: Champions' mission to put squash on the map

Cassie Campion and Peter Nichol are world champions but still struggle for recognition at home. By Richard Eaton
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