Sport Didier Deschamps' France side face a tricky first leg in Ukraine

The clash of giant egos is in Lisbon, the romance in Reykjavik, and the only previous winner under threat plays in Kiev, but perhaps the most intriguing European World Cup play-off begins on Friday night in Athens.

Super Bowl fans will be spared risqué ads

The US Super Bowl may be the most watched event on television in a nation known for its love of this couch-based pastime. But this year, an estimated 130 million viewers will not be confronted with the type of risqué references favoured by advertisers, after the brief revelation of Janet Jackson's breast during a half-time show in 2004.

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Giggs left to feel like an exile on home soil

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Oprah's show investigated for indecency

The crackdown on smut on America's airwaves has entered new and surprising territory following reports that less than open-minded federal regulators have turned their attention to an unexpected target - the perennially popular Oprah Winfrey Show.

Album: The Hidden Cameras

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Racing: Stag proves dear failure

RUNNING STAG, who was supposed to use a minor race at Lingfield yesterday as a gentle stepping stone towards a valuable Hong Kong event next month, contrived to get beaten at odds of 1-3. He attracted over pounds 20,000 in three- and four-figure bets alone.

Pop: The band that came back from the edge of the world

The Walkabouts met and got the hell out of Seattle before the music industry had even heard of the place. Fifteen years on, having survived oblivion and grunge, they've found home. By Nick Hasted
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