Asian Games, Doha, Qatar

Howard Harding, Media Manager, WSF: After a short break to celebrate her successful defence of the World Open Squash Championship title in Belfast on Sunday, Malaysian Nicol David must set her sights on reclaiming a major title she does not hold, at the Asian Games in Qatar in December. David and compatriot Mohd Azlan Iskandar have been named as top squash seeds in the sport’s third appearance in the quadrennial Asian Games, in Doha from 10-14 December. Read more of this post


James Bond meets his match

The dancing penguins of Happy Feet have held off Casino Royale at the North American box office for the second weekend in a row.  Its  stayed at number one, taking $37.9m (£19.6m), compared to $31m (£16m) for the Bond movie. Happy Feet has now earned $100m (£52m) in a fortnight, compared to the 007 movie which has generated $94.2m (£48.6m) in North American cinemas and $224m (£115m) worldwide.

Valentino Rossi wins Monza Rally

Valentino Rossi scored his first win on four wheels at the Monza Rally. Rossi has ambitions to further his rally experience, and may switch to Rallying after he has finished with MotoGP bikes.

Italy’s Fabio Cannavaro European Footballer of the Year

2006 Ballon d’or Results
1. Fabio Cannavaro (Real)
2. Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus)
3. Thierry Henry (Arsenal)
4. Ronaldinho (Barcelona)
5. Zinedine Zidane (retired)