Arts and Entertainment Pregnant actress Halle Berry with Olivier Martinez

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

James Lawton: OJ nation of baseball fans live the big lie

At the dawn of the great baseball steroid scandal Barry Bonds, the man now at the heart of it, was approached by the colourful boxing character and former editor of Ring Magazine, Bert Randolph Sugar.

Baseball: Rose hustles one last time in pursuit of enshrinement

Letter From America: Public's love-hate relationship with baseball great continues with release of a third autobiography

Maybe he wants Pop's DNA. Or just to wake him up

After baseball legend Ted Williams' son had his body frozen, the family went to court. Andrew Buncombe reports on the macabre row dividing the US

Captain Angry makes point

NatWest Series: Hussain battles to brave century and then rounds on his critics

Ripken gets 3,000th hit

The Joe DiMaggio memorial row

FOCUS: PARENTS UNDER PRESSURE: Fathers must bear the load

Men will have to pay the price for stable families - but so will the Government

Baseball: McGwire in 500 club

MARK McGWIRE became the fastest player in major league history to hit 500 home runs, then took his total to 501 on Thursday. With two out in the third inning of a game against the San Diego Padres, the St Louis Cardinals slugger hit a pitch from Andy Ashby on to the grassy area beyond the centre-field fence to become the 16th member of the 500-homer club.

Cricket: World Cup - Klusener grows into lead role

SUDDENLY, ALL the world's a stage for Lance Klusener. He plays the part of the noble savage from Natal in South Africa, but he would understand the Shakespearian reference. His official biography says his favourite play is Hamlet and, after a number of giddy giggles, inarticulate responses and cries of "thanks, man" to praise for his match-winning innings against Pakistan last Saturday, he unexpectedly described the successful run as a "feather in my cap". This is a country boy who has spent time in town.
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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee