Fighting for brotherly pride: Two lion cubs come to blows before breakfast


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Fighting for brotherly pride: Two lion cubs come to blows before breakfast Alan Murray saw the tussle in the Phinda Game Reserve, South Africa The fight woke their sleeping siblings who piled in to calm things down By Helen Lawson PUBLISHED: 17:22 GMT, 10 March 2013 | UPDATED: 17:40 GMT, 10 March 2013 This is the moment a boisterous young lion tells his brother to shove off as he pushes him to the ground with his two front paws in a no-holds barred play fight. The two creatures woke early and finding themselves with nothing to do as the rest of the pride slept. They stalked one another before squaring up and lashing out.

Duchess of Cambridge accepts honorary membership at Wimbledon


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All England Club courts Kate: Duchess of Cambridge accepts honorary membership at Wimbledon Many believe the Duchess is being lined up to be the Duke of Kent's successor as All England Club president , has been a regular at the Royal Box in Centre Court in the past few years ” class=”blkBorder” /> Tennis fan: The Duchess of Cambridge, pictured with Prince William at Wimbledon in 2012, has been a regular at the Royal Box in Centre Court in the past few years Kate and William were court side for Andy Murray's London 2012 quarterfinal match held at Wimbledon where they did a Mexican wave Last summer Kate was a regular at the tennis, cheering on Andy Murray all the way to the final. Though he lost out to Roger Federer, she was back the following month to watch the Scot get his revenge in the Olympic final. Some will see her decision to accept the offer — U.S

Bradley Wiggins wins Sports Personality of the Year after historic victory in Tour de France and Olympic gold


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Cyclist Bradley Wiggins crowned Sports Personality of the Year after historic victory in Tour de France and stunning Olympic gold Wiggins presented award by Duchess of Cambridge in her first public appearance since falling ill Heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis in second, tennis star Andy Murray thirdLondon 2012 chairman Lord Sebastian Coe wins Lifetime Achievement award Swimmer Josef Craig, 15, crowned Young Sports Personality of the YearWon London 2012 gold after smashing world record in 400m freestyle S7Martine Wright wins Helen Rollason Award for 'achievement in adversity'Lost both legs in 7/7 bombings, but went on to compete in sitting volleyball | UPDATED: 07:33 GMT, 17 December 2012 Bradley Wiggins' dream year came to a perfect conclusion tonight as he was named winner of the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award in the city where he cruised to Olympic glory this summer. Having clinched gold in the time trial at London 2012 just 10 days after becoming the first Briton to win the Tour de France, Wiggins was always the strong favourite to win the prestigious award at London's ExCeL Arena. And the cyclist duly took home the gong tonight after receiving a 30.25 per cent share of the 1,626,718 votes cast.

Sports Personality of the Year 2012: Kate Middleton presents award to Bradley Wiggins


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Glorious in green: Kate puts a tough few weeks behind her as she presents Sports Personality of the Year award The Duchess of Cambridge presents Bradley Wiggins with the Sports Personality of the Year trophyKate also hands London 2012 chief Lord Coe with the Lifetime Achievement awardSmile shows she is trying hard to put a difficult time of late behind herLondon 2012 heptathlon gold medallist Jessica Ennis gets runners-up trophy, with Team GB gold-winning tennis star Andy Murray third | UPDATED: 10:53 GMT, 17 December 2012 She was a passionate and dedicated cheerleader for our athletes during this summer’s Olympics and Paralympics. And it seems nothing would stop the Duchess of Cambridge continuing that role last night – not even the crippling form of morning sickness that has plagued her for the last two weeks.

Olympics and Diamond Jubilee beat big-hitters Downton and X Factor to become most-watched TV programmes of the year


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Olympics and Diamond Jubilee beat big-hitters Downton and X Factor to become most-watched TV programmes of the yearCultural and sporting events triumphed over usual favouritesClosing Ceremony was most-watched show since records began in 1981 | UPDATED: 11:19 GMT, 13 December 2012 Half of the most watched programmes of the year were sporting or cultural events, according to figures released yesterday. The London Games, Euro 2012, and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee were among the most popular, eclipsing traditional audience winners such as The X Factor and Strictly Come Dancing. The Olympics Closing Ceremony in August was the most-watched programme of the year – attracting an average audience of 24.5 million, according to the Broadcasters’ Audience Research Board.

X Factor axed, UK heatwave and the Beckhams come home: Public"s top predictions for 2013


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A heatwave, the return of the Beckhams and the end of X Factor: What the great British public predicts will happen in 2013Top predictions for 2013 from UK public released by researchersMany Brits think X Factor will get the chop and Murray will win Wimbledon Grimmer predictions include another bank scandal, NHS strikes and the collapse of the Liberal-Conservative coalition | UPDATED: 13:57 GMT, 13 December 2012 Britain will swelter in a heatwave next summer, the Beckhams will move back to the UK for good and X Factor will finally call it a day, according to the public's predictions for 2013. Less optimistically, a number of people foresee nations leaving the EU, a leading bank prosecuted for fraud and the NHS crippled by strikes. Research company Opinium asked 2,012 adults what they thought might happen in 2013, ranging from economic and political issues to sporting and showbiz ones.

Jessica Ennis and Victoria Pendleton beat footballers Beckham, Messi and Ronaldo to most searched sports stars of 2012


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The year of girl power! Jessica Ennis and Victoria Pendleton beat footballers Beckham, Messi and Ronaldo as most searched sports stars of 2012 | UPDATED: 11:38 GMT, 7 December 2012 They were among the golden girls at the London 2012 Olympics who proved being a sports woman can be cool as well as glamorous. Now Olympians Jessica Ennis and Victoria Pendleton have cemented their status further by over-taking top male sportsmen like Usain Bolt and David Beckham as the most searched sports stars of 2012.

BBC Sports Personality shortlist: Mo Farah says he"s sportsman of the year


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Sportsman of the year That would be me says (not so) modest Mo as Sports Personality shortlist is unveiledMo Farah says he will win, but odds are in favour of Bradley WigginsList also includes Games' heroes Andy Murray and Sir Chris HoyUnlike last year, five women made it on to the list: Olympic winners Jessica Ennis, Nicola Adams and Katherine Grainger and Paralympic girls Ellie Simmonds and Sarah Storey | UPDATED: 08:10 GMT, 27 November 2012 He is widely considered to be the modest man of middle-distance running and a gentleman of the sporting world.