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Stuart Hall fought on without any sight in his left eye to claim the bantamweight title on Saturday

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Bannister at 80, back on the track of history

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Targetfollow, led by Ardeshir Naghshineh, the biggest shareholder in Woolworths when it folded in January, is in talks to buy the former Millennium Dome.

Jackson reveals his plans for comeback

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The most prestigious match in European club football will return to Wembley following a 19-year absence after Uefa chose the stadium to host the 2011 European Cup final.

Boxing: Haye set for Klitschko clash

David Haye will challenge Vitali Klitschko for the WBC heavyweight title next summer and has confirmed the fight is "100 per cent certain" to take place in London.

David Ross quits as Boris's aide

The Carphone Warehouse businessman embroiled in a share-selling scandal resigned today as Olympics adviser to the Mayor of London.

Australia summon spirit of 1908 to quell Barbarians

Barbarians 11 Australia 18

Tuqiri doubtful for tour as knee problem lingers on

Martin Johnson could probably use a little good cheer as he struggles to unravel the small-print complexities of the Rugby Football Union's long-term agreement with the Premiership clubs in time for next month's international programme at Twickenham, so the news from Australia that Lote Tuqiri, the high-class Wallaby wing, might miss the forthcoming trip to Europe must be music to the new England manager's cauliflower ear.

Football fans killed in crash

Police were investigating today after three football fans died in a car crash as they returned home from watching England's World Cup qualifying match at Wembley.

Katy Perry, Water Rats, London<br/>Madonna, Wembley Stadium, London

As this year's controversialist sparked mayhem at a pub gig, across town the original material girl was sounding, dare we say it, old

More FA jobs to go after exit of Barwick

The Football Association are determined to press on with the same management structure for both their internal organisation and the 2018 World Cup bid despite the conflicts leading to the announcement on Wednesday that Brian Barwick will be leaving Soho Square.

Barwick signals 'new chapter' for FA

Brian Barwick admits it is "time for a new chapter at the Football Association" after last night's confirmation he is to step down as chief executive.

Quintain to cut dividend, sack staff and sell off property

The company behind the regeneration around Wembley Stadium is suspending dividend payments, firing staff and selling £100m of its investment portfolio because of the slump in the property market.

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