31 Jul 2008


6:48 am on 31 July 2008

The International Olymnpic Committee has admitted journalists will not get unrestricted access to the internet at the Beijing Olympics. Sites that will be blocked by the Chinese will include the spiritual group Falun Gong's webpages and the Amnesty International site

The South African cricketers have dismissed England for 231 on an easy paced pitch on the first day of the third crickt test at Birmingham. At stumps South Africa were 38 for one.

Sonny Bill Williams is a step closer to joining the French rugby club Toulon.The runaway league star who has been hiding out in London has now been issued a visa to allow him to enter France on his Samoan passport.

And a final decision on the fitness of halfbacks Jimmy Cowan and Andrew Ellis for Saturday's test against Australia in Auckland is due later today and it looks as if Cowan's likely to pass muster.