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Athletics: Samsung Diamond League, Shanghai

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Saturday May 19,
Shanghai Stadium,
BBC Red Button 12.30pm

American sprinters Justin Gatlin and Allyson Felix ensured the 2012 Diamond League got off to a sparkling start in Doha last weekend, but any ovation they received will soon pale into insignificance if home favourite Liu Xiang races to victory in the series’ second meeting in Shanghai tomorrow.

BT Paralympic World Cup

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Tuesday May 22,
Manchester Regional Arena,
Channel 4 12pm (next Saturday)

With the Paralympic Games in London just over three months away, budding medallists can outline their credentials a couple of hundred miles further north in Manchester next week, at the BT Paralympic World Cup.

Amlin Challenge Cup Final: Biarritz v Toulon

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Friday May 18,
Twickenham Stoop,
Sky Sports 1 8pm

Remember a certain England number 10 hitting that drop-goal back in 2003? Well, Lord Jonny of Wilkinson is at it again over in Toulon – it was his last-minute strike three weeks ago that secured the French side’s place in tonight’s Challenge Cup final against Biarritz.

Scottish Cup Final: Hearts v Hibernian

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Saturday May 19,
Hampden Park,
BBC One Scotland/Sky Sports 4 3pm

It’s been 116 years since Hearts and Hibs last met in a Scottish Cup final, so it’s doubtful anyone in Britain (except possibly David Weir) will have any memory of the original Edinburgh derby final. That lends this year’s Hampden showpiece a refreshing air, even if one team do start as fairly clear favourites.

TV guide: best of the rest

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FRIDAY

Cricket

England v West Indies: First Test Day 2,
Lord’s, Sky Sports 1 11am

Rugby League

Super League: Huddersfield v Wigan,
Galpharm Stadium, Sky Sports 2 8pm

Boxing

British Heavyweight Title:
David Price (pictured) v Sam Sexton,
Echo Arena, Liverpool,
Sky Sports 1 11pm

SATURDAY

Cycling

MotoGP: Round 4 - French Grand Prix

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Sunday May 20,
Le Mans, France
BBC Two 12.30pm

The world’s elite motorcycle racers have the chance to brush up on their GCSE French as MotoGP heads to Le Mans this weekend. With three of the season’s 18 races gone, we mark some of the riders on their early-season form

Horse racing: JLT Lockinge Stakes, Newbury

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Saturday May 19,
Channel 4/Racing UK 3.40pm

Last Saturday, the unbeaten Australian wonder mare Black Caviar continued her extended journey into horse racing history with victory number 21 of an astounding career.

A week on, and her northern-hemisphere equivalent is set to make his own seasonal bow in tomorrow’s Lockinge Stakes at Newbury. That’s right people, Frankel is back.

Gadgets

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So, you've loaded your new iPad up with the best apps, but you still don't feel complete. Our favourite iPad accessories might help fill the gap...
  1. Incipio Premium Kickstand
    £35 stormfront.co.uk
  2. Speck WanderFolio
    £45 speckproducts.com
  3. Scosche boomCAN Speaker
    £20 squaregroup.co.uk
  4. Speck HandyShell
    £35 speckproducts.com
  5. The New iPad

Kit

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The weather might be terrible, but when (or if) that one nice evening does come along, these lot will see you through

Grooming

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This week, we doff our cap to the brands that existed long before the concept of male grooming was ever dreamt up
  1. Nivea for Men Skin Energy Moisturiser Instant Effect Q10
    Last year marked a century since the launch of the iconic Nivea Creme – but they’re still thriving today, as witnessed by a moisturiser that revitalises tired skin while reducing signs of stress – a 21st-century winner.
    £8.99 boots.com
  2. Gillette Series Deodorant Olympic Gold Edition
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