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World Championship – live scores

The draw and schedule of play for the World Championship in Sheffield.

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  • Cricket World Cup – Canada v Kenya scorecard

    Latest score from Monday’s World Cup match at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium in Delhi.

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  • Paul the octopus, who ‘predicted’ the outcome of seven matches at the 2010 World Cup, has died at an aquarium in Germany.

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  • GB men excel in World qualifying

    Britain’s men produce an impressive qualifying score of 357.033 at the World Gymnastics in Rotterdam.

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  • The Misleading World of Atari 2600 Box Art

    Buffalo55 writes “These days, you don’t have to worry about misleading box art, thanks to sophisticated video game graphics. In the 70s and 80s, though, companies tried to grab a consumer’s attention with fancy artwork that bore no resemblance to the actual game. Atari, in particular, was one of the biggest offenders, particularly with its 2600 console.”

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  • Simmonds wins fourth world crown

    Great Britain’s Ellie Simmonds wins her fourth title of the IPC World Swimming Championships when she took gold in the S6 100m freestyle.

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  • If you have $765 burning a hole in your pocket, and a penchant for drinking alcohol out of a taxidermied animal, the good folks at BrewDog have just the drink for you. Their latest creation, called The End of History, is a 110 proof beer that comes packaged in a variety of small stuffed animals.

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  • Spanish fans buy a ball used in Spain’s World Cup final win over Holland for $74,000 in an online charity auction.

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  • Parasite Correlated With World Cup Success

    mahiskali writes “A parasite commonly found in cats, Toxoplasma gondii , has an unnerving relation to World Cup victories by country. (This parasite was discussed here twice in 2006.) Toxo can be found in almost every type of mammal, from rats to humans. The overall goal of the parasite is to end up in a feline stomach, which is the only place it can reproduce. In other mammals, humans for example, the parasite heads for the brain. It is estimated (more…)

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  • Live – World Cup build-up

    Friday’s first batch of games see Brazil target top spot in Group G and Portugal try to confirm their qualification while Ivory Coast chase a hatful of goals against North Korea to keep their slim hopes alive.

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