The Hedonist: Dallas

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American Football: Jets one step from the Super Bowl

New York Jets coach Rex Ryan outfoxed New England Patriots counterpart Bill Belichick with a defensive scheme that put his team on the brink of a Super Bowl with just one more championship quarterback waiting in their path.

Album: Gorillaz, The Fall (Gorillaz.com)

It would be churlish to expect a considered album in the vein of Demon Days or Plastic Beach, and so Damon Albarn hasn't even attempted anything so polished or thought-through here.

American Football: Cardinals snatch late win over Cowboys

A missed Dallas conversion was followed by Jay Feely's 48-yard field goal winner with five seconds to play, as the Arizona Cardinals won 27-26 against the Cowboys in the NFL Christmas Day game.

Madagascar Oil shares suspended on licence bid

Shares in Madagascar Oil have been suspended, less than three weeks after the company was listed, because the island's government has made moves to buy back the company's licences.

Sale puts final nail in saga of JFK killer's coffin

The coffin in which they buried Lee Harvey Oswald, the man accused of shooting President John F Kennedy, is to be sold at auction in Los Angeles, almost 50 years after the events that led to his untimely death.

Colorado Rapids win MLS

The Colorado Rapids were crowned champions of Major League Soccer for the first time after a 2-1 extra-time win over FC Dallas on Sunday.

A Day That Shook The World: John F. Kennedy assassinated

On 22 November at approximately 12.30pm the thirty-fifth President of the United States John F. Kennedy was shot during a public parade in Dallas, Texas.



Beckham seals title for LA Galaxy

Former England captain David Beckham scored a key goal for the Los Angeles Galaxy as they secured Major League Soccer's Western Conference title with a 2-1 home win over FC Dallas.

Bush's 9/11 megaphone goes on show

To his supporters and detractors alike, they are objects that tell the story of George W Bush's presidency.

Americans' stalling tactic strikes out in the High Court

Liverpool sale set to be rushed through today as judge renders Texan injunction obtained by Hicks and Gillett null and void

Liverpool owners lose court battle again

Liverpool's American owners were strongly condemned in the High Court in London today for taking action in the US courts to try to block the sale of the club.

Ian Herbert: Judgment Day ends in a flurry of chatter, chants and cheers

When the owners saw that the sale process was going against them, they set out to renege on their agreement. There is no basis in the case that what they did is justified

Paul Heaton, Borderline, London

I suppose that somewhere in the chequered history of sports casual (did I miss, for example, a pair of Reebok Classics poking out from the papal robe?) a tracksuit top must have seemed more incongruous. But it's difficult to imagine. Paul Heaton has one on – resolutely zipped up to his chin despite the stickiness of a packed Borderline. Yet the voice that emerges from above it is about as far removed from commonplace as you're likely to get.

American football: Bears aiming to send Green Bay packing in battle of perfect starts

Through a sloppy pre-season and an opening win that felt more like a loss, the Chicago Bears insisted they're NFL title contenders.

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