Marino eyes TV career

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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.

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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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