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At last - the column all the chimps are talking about

AT FIRST, my people wanted the full fortnight. Panabisha, they said, you are all over the Sunday papers as the first upper primate to be able to speak. This week you're hot. Next week, there could be some celebrity wedding or death; a talking bonobo chimp will be yesterday's bananas. Kington's away: go for the full fortnight at top rates.

ROWING: Danes give debutant Coode a rough ride

STEVE REDGRAVE and Matthew Pinsent, with their partner of three years, James Cracknell, gave their new boy, Ed Coode, rowing this season in place of Tim Foster, an introduction in the art of brinkmanship and winning medals at Henley yesterday.

Football: Derby hope Borbokis will face Liverpool

DERBY COUNTY expect to tie up the signing of Vas Borbokis from Sheffield United today. The Rams' proposed swoop for the Greek wing-back, with Jonathan Hunt, Robbie Kozluk and around pounds 500,000 heading to Bramall Lane, has dragged on since Tuesday. However, talks were continuing last night and the east Midlands club are hopeful the 30 year old will soon be a Derby player.

Football: Hamburg must wait for Dahlin

MARTIN DAHLIN is still finding it hard to shake off the memory of his disappointing spell in the Premiership, despite leaving Blackburn Rovers to join the German club Hamburg on loan.

Right of Reply: Marcel Knobil

The Chairperson of the Superbrands Council responds

Q & A: What the Czech?

Q. What became of two Czech internationals signed by Derby County in 1988 after being granted political asylum in England?

Q & A: Supporters singing for their supper

Q. Are there any European football equivalents to Oldham Athletic's new terrace song "Meat Pie, Sausage Roll" and, if so, what food is featured? I ask this because a French colleague once told me about an early 1980s Paris St-Germain chant featuring "Croissants et Boissants"?

Myths that leave a sinking feeling

The 'Titanic' has become a myth. Every time the word Titanic comes up, the word myth is never far away - and not just because the latest Hollywood blockbuster about the doomed ship is the most expensive film ever. James Mckenzie visited Hamburg, site of Europe's largest Titanic exhibition and met the show's historian, Gunther Babler, in an attempt to separate myth from reality, fact from fiction.

European Football: Kaiserslautern claim the half-way lead in Germany

A last-minute goal by the Bulgarian midfielder, Marian Hristov, gave Kaiserslautern a 2-1 victory over nine-man Hamburg on Saturday and made them the first promoted club to reach the half-way stage of the German Bundesliga in the lead.

Yeboah transfer stalled

Tony Yeboah's proposed move from Leeds United to the German Bundesliga side Hamburg is unlikely to be concluded until early next week following "unexpected further developments" throughout yesterday.

Football: Celtic track German

Celtic are interested in signing the German goalkeeper Richard Golz, who is out of favour with the Bundesliga club Hamburg.

McFarlane scores in Hamburg

Ross McFarlane, whose father Noel was a Busby Babe at Manchester United in the 1950s, won his first European Tour event when he won the Deutsche Bank Open at Hamburg yesterday.

Football: Arnold Laver, president of Sheffield United, dies

Arnold Laver, president of Sheffield United, died in hospital on Saturday evening, aged 74. He had been suffering from leukaemia.

Football: Chelsea sign Channel 5 deal

Chelsea have signed a deal with Channel 5 for exclusive live coverage of their European Cup-winners' Cup campaign next season.

Big Mac generation opts for conservative approach

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