Sport Bo Jackson of the Kansas City Royals stands ready at the plate during a game against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in 1990

In the United States, Bo Jackson is revered as one of the country’s greatest ever athletes. He broke no world records and is in no Hall of Fame, yet those who saw him simultaneously in the NFL and MLB still spread his legend.

John W Henry, Liverpool's principal owner, is concerned that other clubs might seek to find ways around Uefa's forthcoming financial fair play rules

Liverpool make appointment... in the commercial department

Liverpool's owners have brought in a familiar face to help run the financial side of the business with the announcement they have appointed Billy Hogan as chief commercial officer.

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Ian Herbert: Fenway Sports Group have identified their Billy Beane in Roberto Martinez

In so many ways Martinez fits the criteria which FSG has laid out for a Liverpool manager

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As the seasons change it makes sense to have more than one option in your outerwear arsenal, says Rebecca Gonsalves

Andrew Luck is one of the names to watch at the NFL draft

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It is fantasy football come true. Thirty-two teams picking future gridiron superstars live on prime-time television. What's not to like?

Northwest Corner, By John Burnham Schwartz

A compelling family story in changing times

Four in court over bin body

Three men and a woman were remanded in custody when they appeared in court today charged with the murder of a man whose burnt body was found in an industrial bin.

Albert Pujols left the St Louis Cardinals last December and signed for the Los Angeles Angels

Baseball: Go west to see the best

As the new season begins, there has been a power shift from the East Coast, with TV deals, star names and big bucks going to LA

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Baseball: Magic Johnson set to buy Dodgers for record $2bn

A group spear-headed by former basketball great Earvin "Magic" Johnson agreed to buy the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team for a record $2bn, team owner Frank McCourt announced yesterday, capping a two-year drama that started with McCourt's divorce and wound its way through bankruptcy court.

Hold on to your hats: the Oscar-winning documentary
Undefeated

It's not the taking part but the winning

Documentary-makers are showing other directors how to cover sport – and landing big prizes, at last, too – says Kaleem Aftab

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Hunt for violent prisoner

A nationwide hunt is on for a violent prisoner who escaped after his two guards were threatened at gunpoint when they arrived at hospital.

The Art of Fielding, By Chad Harbach

It's a very good swing, just not quite knocked out of the park

The 'Moby-Dick' of baseball? A match at Oriole Park, in Baltimore, Maryland

The Art of Fielding, By Chad Harbach

If Chad Harbach's much-vaunted debut novel is too well-mannered, too readily digestible, to be called the Moby-Dick of baseball, Melville's whale certainly lurks beneath, and quite frequently breaches, its surface. On the strength of his sublime natural gifts as a "shortstop" –the pivotal infielder positioned between second and third base – Henry Skrimshander, an unassuming South Dakotan 17-year-old, secures a place at Westish College, a small, "slightly decrepit" liberal arts school "in the crook of the thumb of the baseball glove that is Wisconsin". As an undergraduate at Westish some 40 years earlier, its current President, Guert Affenlight, had unearthed a document that proved Melville gave a lecture there in 1880. That furnishes Affenlight with a lifelong enthusiasm, the Small Quad with a statue of Melville, and Harbach with the sound narrative rationale for loading his book with enough Melville references to sink a Nantucket whaleship.

Zelig (PG)

Starring: Woody Allen, Mia Farrow

18 February 2011: Tahrir Square protesters have switched their focus from demands for Hosni Mubarak’s downfall to anger at delays in the transition to a fully fledged democracy

Bemoaning a revolution in name only

You can get almost anything you want in Tahrir Square these days: corn-on-the-cob, suitcases, a cheap holiday in Sharm el-Sheikh, eggs, empty tear-gas cartridges and lots and lots of arguments and heaps of banners extolling the courage of martyrs and the evils of policemen. There are still a few thousand there every day – today, the revolutionaries are calling for another million – but the many more millions who queued to vote on Monday and Tuesday have put Tahrir Square's integrity in doubt.

18 February 2011: Tahrir Square protesters have switched their focus from demands for Hosni Mubarak’s downfall to anger at delays in the transition to a fully fledged democracy

Robert Fisk: Back to Tahrir Square

When they massed to call for the fall of Mubarak, Egypt's protesters were filled with hope. Now they are disillusioned with the army they trusted – but just as angry as ever

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The new 'educational entertainment experience' in London's Shepherd's Bush will allow children to try out the jobs that are usually undertaken by adults, including firefighter, doctor or factory worker
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Disney plans live-action remakes of animated classics

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Pupils to visit First World War battlefields

A new Government scheme aims to bring the the horrors of the conflict to life over the next five years
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