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Lewis vows to overcome five-place penalty

Lewis Hamilton's bid for a third Chinese Grand Prix victory was rocked a little yesterday when it emerged that he will receive a five-place grid penalty in Sunday's race. Final inspection of his McLaren within the last 48 hours revealed that it will need a change of gearbox, which means that the 2008 and 2010 winner will at best start from sixth, if his recent form of setting the fastest qualifying lap continues.

Tommy Godwin: The Chris Hoy of our 1948 team

Now 91, he was captain of the British cycling team in the Austerity Games. He tells Robin Scott-Elliot about a time of mum's spam fritters, hiring your own towels and winning two medals

Puffin Classics at 30

As it marks a landmark anniversary, the children's publisher hopes to rival the appeal of video games, reports Genevieve Roberts. Leading authors cite their favourites

Cold shoulder for O'Gara in Paris as Sexton holds his ground

The rivalry between Jonathan Sexton and Ronan O'Gara is now so long-standing it is hard to believe anything could crank it up another notch. But local Irish broadcaster RTE is currently at the centre of a debate over whether they are seeking to heighten tensions by deliberately zooming in on O'Gara whenever Sexton misses a kick.

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Sir Frank quits as Williams F1 chief

Team principal Sir Frank Williams signalled the end of an era yesterday with his decision to follow co-founder Patrick Head in stepping down from the board of the former Formula One world champions, the team that bears his name.

Bragging rights are vital to Martin O'Neill

On Martin O'Neill's CV is five years' worth of dealing with Rangers-Celtic and everything that particular fixture brings with it. It does not guarantee anything ahead of the first Newcastle-Sunderland fixture he has ever attended, but it will not hurt. The ground rules in these tribal affairs are fairly generic.

Somali soldiers storm al-Shabaab stronghold

Somali and African Union soldiers have regained a key area on the outskirts of Mogadishu. AU soldiers used heavy weaponry, including anti-aircraft guns and tanks, to drive al-Shabaab rebels out of the village of Maslah during a battle that lasted several hours, residents in the war-torn city reported.