Lewis Hamilton won the German Grand Prix to go third in the Formula One driver’s championship.
The Englishman snatched the lead from Mark Webber at the start but lost it and regained it before holding off Webber and Fernando Alonso.
Championship leader Sebastian Vettel finished fourth but still holds a 77-point advantage over second-placed Webber with Hamilton five further back, four ahead of Alonso.
Mark Cavendish, from the Isle of Man, became Britain’s first winner of the Tour de France’s green jersey for the best sprinter.
Cavendish won the final stage of the tour, which finished in Paris. Australia’s Cadel Evans took the overall prize, the coveted yellow jersey.
Amir Khan knocked out Zab Judah in five rounds to unite Boxing’s light-welterweight titles in Las Vegas.
The 24-year-old defended his WBA belt and took Judah’s IBF crown, ultimately by landing a right-hand blow to the body.
Rugby League’s Challenge Cup semi-final draw has thrown up two derbies with Wigan to face arch-rivals St Helens and Castleford meeting Leeds.
In the quarter-finals Wigan beat Warrington 44-24, St Helens thrashed Hull KR 54-6, Castleford edged Huddersfield 22-18 and Leeds overcame Hull FC 38-22.
In Cricket, England’s first Test with India at Lord’s was set for an enthralling final day with the hosts requiring nine wickets for victory and the tourists an unlikely further 378 runs.
Kevin Pietersen’s first-innings double century put England in control before Rahul Dravid’s hundred ensured India avoided the follow-on. Andrew Strauss’ side were in trouble at 62 for five in their second innings but Matt Prior’s ton allowed Strauss to declare, setting India 458 to win.
County Championship Division One leaders Durham lost by nine wickets to Somerset, leaving the title-race open after second-placed Lancashire and third-placed Warwickshire beat Yorkshire and Sussex respectively. Bottom side Hampshire drew with Nottinghamshire.
Division Two leaders Northamptonshire drew with Derbyshire, second-placed Middlesex beat Surrey and third-placed Gloucestershire saw off Kent.
In the Pro40, Sussex and Surrey remained on course for the semi-finals with victories over Worcestershire and Warwickshire. Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Lancashire also boosted their prospects with wins.