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James Moore: What's the big deal with Aviva and its shares?

Outlook: Market watchers know about share ramping, but the FSA appears powerless

Dom Joly: Polite Canadians tip Balding over edge

Weird World of Sport: I like Clare a lot but she has this habit of saying something mean right out of the blue

James Lawton: The great red face-off

Ice hockey's two great stars, from Canada and Russia, are on collision course

TV gold – what not to miss from Vancouver

Men's downhill: Enter the speed freaks

Provided the fog doesn't cast an embarrassing shroud over Whistler this evening, the men's downhill offers a sparkling start to proceedings.

Murray wins emphatic victory over Gicquel

Andy Murray marched into the third round of the Australian Open with a straight sets win over Frenchman Marc Gicquel today.

Murray races through Australian opener

Fifth seed Andy Murray secured a routine 6-1 6-1 6-2 first-round win over qualifier Kevin Anderson to begin his campaign at the Australian Open today.

Experience will boost youngsters says Wenger

Arsene Wenger has no doubts his young Gunners will have grown from their "big jump" into the Champions League, despite going down 1-0 to Olympiacos after a battling display during last night's final Group H clash in Athens.

League of champions, graveyard of coaches

Talking point

Dom Joly: Pitch battles and last men standing

Weird World of Sport: If you see Aussie Rules fans in a bar it's a sign you're in the wrong part of town

Abe Pollin

Abe Pollin, who died on 24 November aged 85, was the owner of the Washington Wizards basketball team. Pollin (pictured right with the NBA championship trophy in 1978) was the NBA's longest-standing owner, who stood out as someone who ran his teams like a family business. He bemoaned the excessive salaries encouraged by the free agency system and said it would have been difficult for him to keep the Wizards if it were not for the NBA's salary cap.

James Lawton: Soviet conflict

Sinister, ruthless... and successful. The Communist system for sport provoked hatred and awe, but cracks were appearing long before the fall of the Berlin Wall. Our writer, who witnessed the good and the bad, looks back at a lost empire

Capello expresses dislike of divers

Fabio Capello has spelt out his dislike of diving but the England head coach admitted he would not "kill" one of his players if he dived to win a match.

Wednesday Champions League preview: Chelsea and Manchester United key battles

Chelsea will be hoping to maintain their 100 per cent start in Champions League Group D when they take on Atletico Madrid at Stamford Bridge while Manchester United tackle CSKA Moscow in the Luzhniki Stadium.

Grafite sets Wolfsburg back on track

Hat-trick hero Grafite believes Wolfsburg have rediscovered the form which swept them to the Bundesliga title last season after their 3-1 Champions League win over CSKA Moscow.

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Davies (let) says: 'Everybody thought we were having an affair. It was never true!'
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Iraq invasion 2003: The bloody warnings six wise men gave to Tony Blair as he prepared to launch poorly planned campaign

What the six wise men told Tony Blair

Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
25 years of The Independent on Sunday: The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century

25 years of The Independent on Sunday

The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century
Homeless Veterans appeal: 'Really caring is a dangerous emotion in this kind of work'

Homeless Veterans appeal

As head of The Soldiers' Charity, Martin Rutledge has to temper compassion with realism. He tells Chris Green how his Army career prepared him
Wu-Tang Clan and The Sexual Objects offer fans a chance to own the only copies of their latest albums

Smash hit go under the hammer

It's nice to pick up a new record once in a while, but the purchasers of two latest releases can go a step further - by buying the only copy
Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

The geeks who rocked the world

A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

Belle & Sebastian is taking a new direction

Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

A C Benson called him 'a horrid little fellow', George Orwell would have shot him, but what a giant he seems now, says DJ Taylor
Growing mussels: Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project

Growing mussels

Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project
Diana Krall: The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai

Diana Krall interview

The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai
Pinstriped for action: A glimpse of what the very rich man will be wearing this winter

Pinstriped for action

A glimpse of what the very rich man will be wearing this winter
Russell T Davies & Ben Cook: 'Our friendship flourished online. You can share some very revelatory moments at four in the morning…'

Russell T Davies & Ben Cook: How we met

'Our friendship flourished online. You can share some very revelatory moments at four in the morning…'
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef serves up his favourite Japanese dishes

Bill Granger's Japanese recipes

Stock up on mirin, soy and miso and you have the makings of everyday Japanese cuisine
Michael Calvin: How we need more Eric Cantonas to knock some sense into us

Michael Calvin's Last Word

How we need more Eric Cantonas to knock some sense into us