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The 47-year-old has given birth to a baby boy

Yasiel Puig signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2012

Cuba ends ban on sports stars playing abroad

Unclear whether ruling will allow baseball players to jump to the US Major Leagues without restrictions

'Luis Suarez moving to Arsenal is ludicrous': Liverpool owner John W Henry insists striker must stay and they will not sell to rival for top-four place

John W Henry anticipates Champions League qualification for the club this season

With the National Baseball Hall of Fame weekend kicking-off today, how exactly do you qualify?

There is a strict code to adhere to if a player is going to be considered for inclusion in a rather exclusive club

Tony Blair's double appearance on Sky News

Portraits of the rich and famous: Is it cool to put yourself in the frame?

It’s tricky for a politicians, who may look like some kind of narcissist dictator. But Cristiano Ronaldo has no shame about his huge nude portrait, which hangs above his grand piano

Boxing: Anthony Joshua agrees Hearn pro deal

Anthony Joshua, who won super-heavyweight gold for Britain at the Olympics, is expected to finally announce he has turned professional this week, and has signed a four-year deal with Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom promotions.

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David Haye (right) has Dereck Chisora in trouble at Upton Park

Boxing: David Haye set to unveil comeback plans

The former undisputed cruiserweight and WBA heavyweight champion has not fought since stopping domestic rival Dereck Chisora i

Cassius Clay (later known as Muhammad Ali) lands a right on the body of Sonny Liston in 1964

Steve Bunce on Boxing: Punchy spoilers preferable to shameful charlatans of yore

There is no science or set of rules attached to the sport of heavyweight boxing and becoming a rich champion is as random as a raffle.

Quiet perfection: Musial at bat for St Louis Cardinals at Philadelphia Phillies in 1946

Stan Musial: Baseball player considered one of the best in history

On a late summer's day in San Francisco in 1962, a modest crowd gathered to watch the visiting St Louis Cardinals baseball team do battle with the hometown San Francisco Giants. The Cardinals were not strong that year, while the Giants were challenging for the National League divisional baseball championship. Still, the Cardinals were always interesting to watch because of the presence on the team of their aging superstar, Stan Musial, known down the years to anybody exposed to the sport as "Stan the Man".

Toddler was 'beaten to death at flat'

A two-year-old boy was found beaten to death at the home of his mother's boyfriend after suffering months of ill-treatment, a murder trial jury has heard.

Audley Harrison will make another return to the ring

Boxing: Audley Harrison back in prize hunt

Audley Harrison will make another return to the ring in next month's Prizefighter tournament.

Peter Herbert at his offices in London

Lawyer Peter Herbert vows to tackle racism in football - but is he just an opportunist who saw an open goal?

The barrister Peter Herbert sees himself as a civil rights campaigner in the tradition of Martin Luther King and he wants Britain’s black footballers to stand alongside him in the struggle. Go to his website (“D Peter Herbert OBE: Barrister at Law”) and you will find “fan” photographs of him alongside the likes of Jesse Jackson and the Rev Al Sharpton.

Boss departs from defence firm Chemring

The chief executive of Chemring, in the takeover sights of US private equity house Carlyle, yesterday experienced the defence firm's own ejector seats, leaving "with immediate effect".

David Price is set to face Audley Harrison

Boxing: Harrison's talk is a sideshow to Price potential

It should not be about Audley Harrison tonight when he finally, after 12 years and 33 fights, gets the chance to win the British title he once claimed he could win in his first bout.

Hollywood's Mr Angry back on winning run

Charlie Sheen's new sitcom is soulless and formulaic but it will still be a big hit, predicts Sarah Hughes
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Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history
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Four months after the bombardment, Gaza’s wounds are yet to heal

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Is gastric surgery really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

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Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction

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Autism-friendly theatre

Pantomime leads the pack in quest to welcome all
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The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

Sony suffered a chorus of disapproval after it withdrew 'The Interview', but it's not too late for it to take a stand, says Joan Smith
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Panto dames: before and after

From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Booksellers say readers are turning away from dark modern thrillers and back to the golden age of crime writing
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Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best'

Ten million of us have used the JustGiving website to donate to good causes. Its co-founder says that being dynamic is as important as being kind
The botanist who hunts for giant trees at Kew Gardens

The man who hunts giants

A Kew Gardens botanist has found 25 new large tree species - and he's sure there are more out there
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The 12 ways of Christmas

We speak to a dozen people who will be working to keep others safe, happy and healthy over the holidays
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The male exhibits strange behaviour

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Famous diaries: Christmas week in history

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From noble to narky, the fall of the open letter

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A Christmas ghost story by Alison Moore

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