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It was the size of a bus, and sea-loving Bishan Rajapakse came off worst
Tropical Storm Andrea took aim at Florida's northern Gulf Coast today and was forecast to cut across Georgia and up the US Atlantic coast, the US National Hurricane Center said.
The US international footballer immediately retired after he revealed he was gay
62-year-old apparently risked his life grabbing a six foot shark's tail as it approached the children
A row of men clutching surfboards stand waist-deep in a sludge-coloured river, buffeted by a chill wind. As a distant roar draws near, they look nervously over their shoulders.
A town in Australia has been covered in foam after strong winds blew the surf off the sea and onto the shore.
A surfer had part of his hand bitten off as he tried to fight off a shark off the New South Wales coast, while on the other side of the country shark sightings caused panic on one of the busiest days of the Australian summer, as scientists speculated that warmer ocean temperatures may be bringing the killers closer to shore.
Sailing's governing body reverses decision to replace windsurfing after international outcry
Western Australia called on the federal government yesterday to lift a ban on the fishing of great white sharks following an unprecedented fifth death in its waters within less than a year.
Known as "MP" among the surfing fraternity, Michael Peterson dominated Australian surfing in the early 1970s. But although he was regarded as the best in the world by his peers, his domination never spread beyond his native country. With his aviator sunglasses, leather jacket and brooding aura, Peterson was nothing short of intimidating. Resented by some but adored by the majority, he was supremely talented, but his career hit the buffers before it had had chance to blossom.
Jonathan Bennett braves a surfer's chilly paradise
With 100 days to go before the country decides, Sarkozy is campaigning as an outsider
To note that a particular coach has a philosophy of football is a staple of sports reporting. Suggesting something grander than a mere approach and less technocratic than a theory, a philosophy of sport hints at meanings beyond the winning and losing of games. Touchline philosophy it may be, but our sporting conversation is preoccupied with question of rightness and wrongness, of beauty and ugliness - the core concerns of ethics and aesthetics. For the Ancient Greeks, the relationship between sport and philosophy was obvious. The basis of a classical education was the alphabet plus swimming. The habits and discipline of preparing the mind and body were parallel and complementary. Plato, his name derived from platon or broad-shouldered, was an accomplished wrestler. Aristotle, an avid fan of the beauty of the pentathlete, taught at the Lyceum – itself a gymnasium.
Charles's ambitious housebuilding plans are not to everybody's tastes, Michael McCarthy discovers
ASP attempts to clean up sport's image to keep sponsors happy by bringing in random tests