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59-59 Wimbledon epic smashes records

AMERICAN John Isner and Frenchman Nicholas Mahut are deadlocked at Wimbledon in the most incredible, historic and record-breaking match in tennis history.When play was suspended for the day, the match was tied at 4-6, 6-3, 7-6, 6-7, 59-59 after a battle which had ebbed and flowed for exactly 10 hours. Isner had match point at 59-58 but Mahut fired down an ace to take it back to deuce.At this point - at 9.07pm local time and with the light fading fast - match officials decided to suspend play, although Isner wanted to carry on and spectators yelled "We want more''.

Vancouver

Today is Day 8 of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver Canada, almost the halfway mark, and it's time to have a look at the activities in British Columbia. Over 100 medals have been awarded so far, with the United States, Germany, Norway and Canada leading the medal race. This year's event has been nicknamed by some as the Glitch Games, with more than its share of problems, from a malfunctioning cauldron on opening night to weather problems and course troubles. VANOC officials said they were working on the issues they could control, and were optimistic as athletes continued to deliver amazing performances in the many venues around Vancouver. Collected here are some photos from Days 1-8, with more to follow in another entry after the closing ceremony.

Vancouver

Vancouver

Vancouver

Vancouver

Buzkashi

To understand how ambitious - even crazy - this is, consider the game. Buzkashi, which means "goat grabbing," is a violent sport with virtually no rules. Players, called chapandaz, gallop at breakneck speed over a dusty field, fighting over a dead animal without a head.Buzkashi is undergoing a renaissance in Afghanistan since the Taliban regime was ousted from power by U.S. forces in 2001. There are more games, players and spectators than ever before. Rashid says he has already contacted some Olympic officials.