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Andy Murray has set his sights on usurping Roger Federer as the world No 3 after easing to his 19th career ATP title in the final of the Thailand Open yesterday.
BEIJING'S air was cleaner during last summer's Olympic games, but pollution levels were still much higher than at other recent Olympic venues.
SOME 500 doping samples from the Beijing Olympics will be retested in January, the IOC has confirmed. About 400 blood tests searching for the illegal use of CERA, a new version of the endurance-enhancing hormone EPO, will be conducted at World Anti-Doping Agency-accredited laboratories in Paris and Lausanne, Switzerland.
GORDON Brown last night told Britain's Paralympic stars they were an "inspiration to the country".
Olympic medallist David Florence has paddled far from the Water of Leith
Parade of the Heroes, BBC 1
IT was a chance to reflect on the golden days of summer and forget, for a moment, the gathering storm. The credit crunch and looming recession were both smothered under Union flags and buried by ticker-tape of red, white and blue as Britain celebrated the Olympians who yesterday brought gold, briefly, back into the City.
THOUGHTS of the credit crunch were banished – for just a moment yesterday – as London's Olympic organisers hailed the British stars of this year's Beijing Games in a Parade of Heroes.
THE plane was dipped in gold and so were the athletes carried by her wings. The most successful Paralympic team in British sporting history touched down yesterday to a heroes' welcome and promptly promised to try to top their astonishing achievement in London 2012.
PHIL Lane reflected on an outstanding success after Great Britain surpassed all the targets set before them in the Paralympic Games in Beijing.
DAVID Weir waited 12 years to become a Paralympic champion – now the Briton is celebrating a second success in three days at Beijing's Bird's Nest Stadium.
SWIMMER David Roberts will carry the Great Britain flag at the Paralympics closing ceremony after equalling Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson's haul of 11 titles with four gold medals in Beijing. The 28-year-old from Pontypridd led Britain's swimmers to a highly successful Games in the pool, with the team claiming 41 medals, 11 of them gold.
BRITAIN'S Paralympic athletes will tomorrow bring home a haul of more than 100 medals after ten days of competition in Beijing.
GREAT Britain's gold rush came to a halt as throwers Daniel Greaves and Stephen Miller were unsuccessful in the defence of their Paralympic titles in Beijing yesterday.
SWIMMER Jim Anderson was unsuccessful in defending the four titles he won at the Paralympic Games in Athens.
DAVID Weir and Rebecca Chin suffered contrasting emotions on day eight of the Paralympics – the wheelchair racer ended a 12-year wait extended by 24 hours for gold while the thrower was left in limbo by a reclassification ruling.
SWIMMER David Roberts won his tenth Paralympic title and equestrian rider Lee Pearson secured a 100 per cent success rate from three Games as Great Britain celebrated another golden day in Beijing.
THE Ireland team have called into question the integrity of the classification process for Paralympians with cerebral palsy after one of their athletes was expelled from the Beijing Games for being insufficiently disabled.