Marino eyes TV career

AMERICAN FOOTBALL: McNair magic stalls Jaguars

BEFORE THEIR trip to Nashville on Sunday, the Jacksonville Jaguars boasted the best record in the National Football League, with a record of 13 wins from 14 contests. However, most of their triumphs had come against the game's lesser lights, fuelling a belief that they might not fare so well when facing opponents of genuine quality.

American Football: Tampa Bay's worst reverse on day of surprises

WITH ONLY two weeks remaining in the regular season, the race to qualify for the play-offs remains wide open following another set of unexpected results over the weekend. Only four teams have so far qualified for post-season play, with a further 16 still strongly in contention for the remaining eight spots.

American Football: Tampa go top to cheer hardy fans

FOLLOWERS OF the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are used to suffering. Pre- season expectations are generally so low that their supporters in the UK produce a monthly fanzine entitled There's Always Next Year, summing up the frustration and futility of following one of the NFL's most consistently mediocre franchises.

American Football: Marino lashes out as Colts overcome Dolphins

THE INDIANAPOLIS COLTS, winners of only three games last season, were tipped for better things in 1999, but not even their most fervent supporters could have expected them to achieve so much so soon.

American Football: Johnson loses on return

THE DALLAS COWBOYS ruined the return of their former coach, Jimmy Johnson, with a 20-0 NFL win over the Miami Dolphins on Thursday.

AMERICAN FOOTBALL: Favourites fall to leave Super Bowl stage set for surprise

WITH ONLY seven weeks left in the regular season, the battle for a place in the Super Bowl continues to throw up surprise contenders and unexpected heroes. The only certainty is that January's finale is likely to be between teams who were not among the pre-season favourites.

American Football: Testaverde's injury brings downs the Jets

IT HAS not taken long for the New York Jets' hopes of a first Super Bowl victory in 31 years to dissipate. The Jets were selected by many as pre-season favourites, but their prospects already seem bleak following the loss of their quarterback, Vinny Testaverde, who ruptured his left Achilles tendon in the 30-28 loss to the New England Patriots and will be out for the rest of the season.

American football: Marino battles ravages of time

American football: Dolphins' quarterback begins another campaign for elusive Super Bowl win on Sunday

Theatre: Still tough, still at the top

Chita Rivera made her Broadway breakthrough in 1957 as the fire- spitting Anita in West Side Story. Now 66, the legendary dancer arrives in London to play Roxie in Chicago, the smash-hit in which she starred in the original 1975 productiondict
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Turkey-Kurdish conflict: Obama's deal with Ankara is a betrayal of Syrian Kurds and may not even weaken Isis

US betrayal of old ally brings limited reward

Since the accord, the Turks have only waged war on Kurds while no US bomber has used Incirlik airbase, says Patrick Cockburn
VIPs gather for opening of second Suez Canal - but doubts linger over security

'A gift from Egypt to the rest of the world'

VIPs gather for opening of second Suez Canal - but is it really needed?
Jeremy Corbyn dresses abysmally. That's a great thing because it's genuine

Jeremy Corbyn dresses abysmally. That's a great thing because it's genuine

Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, applauds a man who clearly has more important things on his mind
The male menopause and intimations of mortality

Aches, pains and an inkling of mortality

So the male menopause is real, they say, but what would the Victorians, 'old' at 30, think of that, asks DJ Taylor
Man Booker Prize 2015: Anna Smaill - How can I possibly be on the list with these writers I have idolised?

'How can I possibly be on the list with these writers I have idolised?'

Man Booker Prize nominee Anna Smaill on the rise of Kiwi lit
Bettany Hughes interview: The historian on how Socrates would have solved Greece's problems

Bettany Hughes interview

The historian on how Socrates would have solved Greece's problems
Art of the state: Pyongyang propaganda posters to be exhibited in China

Art of the state

Pyongyang propaganda posters to be exhibited in China
Mildreds and Vanilla Black have given vegetarian food a makeover in new cookbooks

Vegetarian food gets a makeover

Long-time vegetarian Holly Williams tries to recreate some of the inventive recipes in Mildreds and Vanilla Black's new cookbooks
The haunting of Shirley Jackson: Was the gothic author's life really as bleak as her fiction?

The haunting of Shirley Jackson

Was the gothic author's life really as bleak as her fiction?
Bill Granger recipes: Heading off on holiday? Try out our chef's seaside-inspired dishes...

Bill Granger's seaside-inspired recipes

These dishes are so easy to make, our chef is almost embarrassed to call them recipes
Ashes 2015: Tourists are limp, leaderless and distinctly UnAustralian

Tourists are limp, leaderless and distinctly UnAustralian

A woefully out-of-form Michael Clarke embodies his team's fragile Ashes campaign, says Michael Calvin
Blairites be warned, this could be the moment Labour turns into Syriza

Andrew Grice: Inside Westminster

Blairites be warned, this could be the moment Labour turns into Syriza
HMS Victory: The mystery of Britain's worst naval disaster is finally solved - 271 years later

The mystery of Britain's worst naval disaster is finally solved - 271 years later

Exclusive: David Keys reveals the research that finally explains why HMS Victory went down with the loss of 1,100 lives
Survivors of the Nagasaki atomic bomb attack: Japan must not abandon its post-war pacifism

'I saw people so injured you couldn't tell if they were dead or alive'

Nagasaki survivors on why Japan must not abandon its post-war pacifism
Jon Stewart: The voice of Democrats who felt Obama had failed to deliver on his 'Yes We Can' slogan, and the voter he tried hardest to keep onside

The voter Obama tried hardest to keep onside

Outgoing The Daily Show host, Jon Stewart, became the voice of Democrats who felt the President had failed to deliver on his ‘Yes We Can’ slogan. Tim Walker charts the ups and downs of their 10-year relationship on screen