Gary Vaynerchuk: The wine world's new superstar

In a spartan room above a New Jersey liquor store, a revolution is fermenting. With his witty, irreverent, in-your-face approach to the time-honoured art of wine tasting, Gary Vaynerchuk, the 32-year-old son of Soviet immigrants,is a megastar in the making. He's a regular on primetime talk shows, he's penned a bestselling book – and he's broadcasting to millions of online oenophiles every week. Stephen Foley meets a man with a lot of bottle

Gangs and culture: ‘West Side Story’ strikes a chord with young Mancunians

The scene is an inner-city street on a sultry summer's evening. Two rival gangs are circling each other prior to starting a fight; some of the youths are carrying knives, and in the ensuing, bloodsoaked melee, one of the leaders is stabbed to death.

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American Football: 'Greatest Super Bowl play' by Manning ends Patriots' dream

On one level, it could be argued that the New England Patriots, poised on the threshold of sporting immortality, folded when it really mattered, but that would be to give scant credit to the New York Giants, whose 17-14 triumph here on Sunday night is probably the biggest Super Bowl upset since those other New Yorkers, Joe Namath's Jets, surprised the Baltimore Colts 39 years ago.

Super Bowl XLII: Giants spoil New England's perfect season

New York denied New England a place in the history books after the Giants overcame the Patriots 17-14 to win a dramatic Super Bowl XLII.

Super Bowl XLII: Moss ready to finish journey from misfit to Super hero

Wide boy who went to jail can add the gloss to New England's perfect season

Perfection the goal for driven Belichick

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James Lawton: Et tu, Alan? Shearer's coy prevarication starts to colour a black-and-white issue

Having just about exhausted all potential for self-parody, the affairs of Newcastle United now offer up one last question, though maybe it needs to be said straight away that even this one is getting a little threadbare. However, all those millions who caught Alan Shearer's performance on Match of the Day at the weekend are bound to ask it.

American Football: Perfect Patriots reach Super Bowl

The New England Patriots kept up their pursuit of a perfect season by beating the San Diego Chargers 21-12 in Foxborough yesterday to advance to the Super Bowl as American Football Conference champions.

American Football: Brady's pinpoint passing delivers for Patriots

The New England Patriots and Green Bay Packers advanced in the National Football League play-offs with victories in second-round games on Saturday night.

American football: Brady seals status as kingmaker of Patriots' dynasty

TOM BRADY, all the laws of his rough trade insist, will one day know a moment that came to Joe Montana - the man against whom he will now be measured every time he steps on to the gridiron.
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