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The Turd Umpire

Michael Clarke was involved in a physical confrontation with umpire Aleem Dar and England will press the International Cricket Council to change its rules over bad light as the Ashes series ended in boos and recriminations at the Oval. Clarke revealed he told Dar not to touch him after the official appeared to push him […]

Boston Manhunt Ends

Low Ryder

The cost of sending a delegation led by First Minister Alex Salmond to the Ryder Cup golf tournament in America was almost £470,000, the Scottish government has said. The trip in September was part of a plan to “maximise the economic benefits” of hosting the cup in Scotland in 2014. The government estimates the event […]

Going for Gold

Well, the Olympics are over. One of the primary news items here for the last two weeks has been Australia’s comparatively lacklustre performance in the gold medal stakes in the Olympics. Australia won 16 gold medals at the 2000 Olympics, 17 gold at the 2004 Olympics and 14 gold at the 2008 Olympics. In the […]

London Olympic Souvenir Edition Funnie

‘Dirty’ Protest

Naked Rambler Stephen Gough has walked free from prison after six years locked up for refusing to wear clothes. The 53-year-old said he was looking forward to seeing his children for the first time in years. A naked Mr Gough was spoken to by police as he was freed from Perth Prison, but was allowed […]

Peace Through Sport

Security for the Olympics has not been compromised by the failure of G4S to recruit enough security staff, London 2012 chairman Lord Coe has said. It emerged last Wednesday that 3,500 troops were being drafted in to plug gaps in staff provision. “We will work very hard, we will remedy this – security will not […]

The Car in Front is a Beetle

Volkswagen says it has agreed a deal to buy the remaining 50.1% stake in Porsche it doesn’t already own by the start of next month. VW will pay 4.46bn euros ($5.6bn; £3.6bn) plus one VW common share to acquire the stake. The two firms had agreed in 2009 to merge by the end of 2011, […]

Trenton! Trenton! Jesus Christ, Trenton!

With the awful inevitability of a dog chasing deer into oncoming traffic in Richmond Park, I present to you Trenton Oldfield (Hell’s bells, the names even rhyme), Australia’s shame. Yesterday, Trenton Oldfield did this at the Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race: First, Sir Matthew Pinsent, the former Olympic rower, thought he saw debris in the water. Then, […]

Eye Candy du Mer

Photographer Mark Tipple uses an underwater camera to capture the “battle” between man and the power of ocean waves in Australia. His book, called the Underwater Project, shows surfers, bodyboarders and swimmers diving below the surf to avoid being pounded. The Telegraph has two galleries of Mark Tipple’s work, or you can go to THE […]