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Though Prince William was minus his fashionable other half, pregnant wife Kate Middleton, Saturday night, he nonetheless cut quite a dashing figure on his own. Attired in an elegant wide-lapeled tux, the royal dad-to-be attended the Winter Whites Gala held for the charity Centrepoint, of which he is a patron, in London. Although Kate stayed home to rest, William was in good company. Tennis stars John McEnroe, Björn Borg, Boris Becker and celebs including Sam Branson and Sadie Frost also came out to the Royal Albert Hall for the gala held to benefit the homeless. The duke made joking reference to his pregnant spouse: "They shouldn't call it morning sickness as it's a day and all night »
Muhammad Ali, Lewis Hamilton and Boris Becker attended the Sports for Peace Gala in honour of the great boxing legend at the V&A museum in London last night (July 25). The sporting stars were joined by Nancy Dell'Olio and Lady Victoria Hervey, both in daring silver gowns, Christopher Lee, Bob Geldof and Caprice at the ball which was raising money and awareness for the Muhammad Ali Center and research into Parkinson's. Other celebrities who turned (more) »
- By Naomi Gordon
In 1938, Henry ‘Bunny’ Austin played in the final of Wimbledon and so began a 74-year wait for another British men’s finalist. On Friday afternoon, Andy Murray answered the peoples’ prayers as he overwhelmed Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-3 6-4 3-6 7-5 to reach that prized place in the men’s final.
Murray’s path to the final of Wimbledon 2012 has not been easy and every one of his opponents has been, at one time or another, a top-20 player. With steely grit and determination, Murray has adapted his game well in each match and come out top, spurred on by the Wimbledon faithful who, this time, dare to believe.
Having appeared in three Grand Slam Finals before (Australian Open twice, Us Open once), Murray will not be flung into completely new territory although there is a certain expectation, prestige and hope around Centre Court which will no doubt play through »
- Edward Brereton
Poor Venus Williams's illness is making it tough for her to compete, though she is not the only one finding it harder as the years roll by
It's no fun being old and infirm. I had a taste of it at the weekend, in what I am calling a Woody Allen-related incident. I was rushing to the cinema to catch the documentary about the great man, due to start at 6pm, and because I was anxious to be in my seat in time for the trailers and deodorant ads, I put on a sudden spurt to cross a busy road. I can only assume it was the effort that caused me to tear muscles in my calf and crumple to the ground in pain, before an undignified crawl to a nearby shop doorway to recover my equilibrium.
I don't think anyone has ever called a policeman to me »
- Martin Kelner
It's a proven scientific fact* that tennis players are the hottest athletes in sports, and with the French Open in full swing, and Wimbledon right around the corner, it's time for our annual look at the men who provide the talent, skill, and yes, eye candy that keep us coming back.
* May not be true
We usually look at the top 20 players on the Atp, but since it hasn't changed much the last year, for this edition, we're going to shift our gaze to some of the men beyond the top twenty. They may be newbies, or veterans, you may know them well, or they may be strangers, but they're certain to grab your attention.
New balls, indeed.
Presenting ... 20 after 20.
#24 - Marin Cilic
Supermodel Bar Refaeli and tennis legend Boris Becker chose the heart of London on the eve of the Laureus World Sports Awards to unveil a new polo shirt designed by fashion house Shanghai Tang in support for the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation’s mission to use sport as a tool for social change and to help improve the lives of children around the world.
The elegant polo shirt, in dark blue or orange, carrying the Laureus name and the bold number ‘1’, was worn by members of the Laureus World Sports Academy, a unique collection of 47 of the greatest sportsmen and women in the world. Chinese characters on the back of the shirt spell ‘Laureus’ in Chinese.
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6 items from 2012
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