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A resonant and timely 'procedural thriller' on a fictional invasion by North Korea
John W Henry anticipates Champions League qualification for the club this season
A-Rod suspended until end of 2014 but appeal allows first Yankees game of the season last night
Six years after supposedly closing the books on its “steroid era”, baseball is embroiled in a new drug scandal that has already felled one of its top stars, and could end the career of Alex Rodriguez, its highest-paid player.
Sport does not take place in a social vacuum. It will admit many poisons
Out of America: You can't attend a match without a patriotic preamble – complete with soldiers and flags – that lasts nearly as long as the game
Until now, I've always had the World Service and Radio 4 down as the places to look for hard-hitting, politically challenging documentaries. You know the kind. The ones that can deposit you, still in your dressing gown and slippers, into the middle of a sub-Saharan war zone, or a Bolivian coke factory, and deliver a sharp punch to the guts any time your concentration might be in danger of drifting off.
Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius has been arrested over the fatal shooting of his girlfriend
Marvin Miller was the founding executive director of the Major League Baseball Players Association who led a revolution in sports by expanding the concept of free agency, which made many leading athletes multi-millionaires. "I loved baseball, and I loved a good fight, and, in my mind, ballplayers were among the most exploited workers in America" he wrote in his memoir, A Whole Different Ball Game.
God rest ye merry gentlemen and don't let the winter weather cause you any dismay. All you need is a decent coat and a bit of layering.
Ryder Cup hero blasts American institution and claims he would make a great sports psychologist
Life's mirrored art for centuries, but now it seems to have moved on to video-games. Two former MIT students have invented cameras that can bounce and roll, allowing front-line servicemen to throw them around corners - a technique they claim could save lives.
Tim Burton's career, which seemed in tailspin with the Gothic resurrection comedy Dark Shadows earlier this year, has somehow righted itself with Frankenweenie, his most enjoyable film in ages. This too is a Gothic resurrection comedy, a monochrome stop-motion animation that revisits and extends a live-action short he made for Disney in 1984. On one level it pays affectionate homage to horror classics such as Bride of Frankenstein – Burton is an obsessive pasticheur – though more importantly it shows that he still has an instinct for a good yarn.
Washington DC has long been a backwater for baseball, but finally has a team to be proud of
Dream On is just a publicity stunt that highlights the dangers of a sport selling itself to sponsors
Without any pommel-horse gyrations and contortions, I can offer one genuine affinity between Olympic artistry and the other sort of contest embodied in the long-list for the Man Booker Prize. Aritomo, the mysterious Japanese gardener in Malaya of Tan Twan Eng's novel The Garden of Evening Mists, also excels at archery.