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The contenders: Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee

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Sporting siblings are nothing new. It is almost half a decade since the footballing Charltons were part of the England side that won the World Cup. In the 21st century, the Klitschkos rule the boxing ring – and, as witnessed only a fortnight ago, the Williams sisters continue to wreak havoc in women's tennis.

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Gadgets

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Bring the power of the internet to your living room and share it with the family, with this week’s top gadget. Probably best to clear your browser history first

1. Sony NSZ-GS7 internet player with Google TV
Regular readers, or anyone who’s bought a TV in the past 18 months, will know that internet-equipped TVs are nothing new.

Kit

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Let the big dog eat: nothing in golf is more satisfying than a booming drive. Here are the hottest clubs with which to launch one

1 Cobra Orange AMP

Any ideas what Rickie Orange Fowler’s favourite orange colour is? Now he has an orange driver to match his clothes. You can’t miss with this huge sweet spot.

£329 cobragolf.com

2 Wilson Staff DXi Superlight

Here’s an interesting twist on driver technology – the lightest one on the market. At 269 grams, the DXi is 50 grams lighter than most other drivers. Still works, though.

Entertainment

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An Abbey Road opus, a remastered sci-fi classic, but this Friday really is all about one film... The Art of Rap. Right?

Film

The Dark Knight Rises

Athletics: Samsung Diamond League: Monaco

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Friday July 20
Stade Louis II
BBC Red Button 7pm

Bearing in mind that the all-singing, all-jumping Diamond League roadshow spent two days at Crystal Palace only a week ago, it might seem strange for any British athlete to bother flying out to Monaco for Friday evening’s Herculis meeting at the Stade Louis II.

But that’s exactly what a good number of Team GB stars are doing, no doubt keen to sharpen those competitive edges as much as possible ahead of London 2012.

Horse racing: King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes

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Saturday July 21
Ascot
BBC Two 4.35pm

Three of the biggest names in flat racing have dominated recent runnings of the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes – and they are set to do so once again at Ascot on Saturday, as horses trained by Aidan O’Brien, John Gosden and Sir Michael Stoute sit at the top of the betting for the 2012 renewal.

Formula 1: German Grand Prix

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Sunday July 22
Hockenheimring
Sky Sports F1 1pm

The Nürburgring and Hockenheimring have alternated hosting Germany’s Grand Prix since 2007. This year, it’s the turn of the latter. Sharing the honours seems to work in Germany, though that way of thinking seems to have caught on for the drivers this year, with seven different winners form the season’s first nine races.

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