Why Trevor Eve is lucky to be back on the screen

Brian Viner on a return from career-threatening injury

Squash banks on a show of Power

Iain Fletcher finds the colourful new champion is vital to his sport

Soundbites and slogans join great quotes of the age

THE SOUNDBITE has been acknowledged as equally important in the history of the 20th century as the seminal political speech or the utterances of the greatest scientists and inventors.

Tennis: Dream that made the Davis Cup

ALTHOUGH THE first Davis Cup match was played in 1900, the centenary of the event has been brought forward a year, possibly to avoid clashing with other celebrations, such as those marking the 21st century and the millennium.

Tennis: A legend lives on in style

MAGNETISM IS important if you are a tennis player. I had realised a year before that John McEnroe, whom I had paid no previous attention to, had it. He had been on a chat show, shirt half open, (this had nothing to do with it), being funny and clever. Not brattish and no sign of the fluffy cartoon hair.

Tennis: French flair, fun and all the old favourites

THERE WAS a 10-minute delay before the start of the Honda Challenge here yesterday afternoon. The carpet court had developed an unsightly wrinkle along one of its service lines, and a man with an iron arrived to try to smooth it away. Since an assortment of veteran tennis stars were about to attempt the same trick, it seemed rather appropriate.

Interview: John McEnroe - First among senior citizens

He's old, he's loud and he's back, talking up his rivalry with Jimmy Connors.

Tennis: Rusedski's luck runs out for Hanover

GREG RUSEDSKI'S worst fears came true yesterday as Yevgeny Kafelnikov took the final place in the end-of-season ATP World Championships in Hanover.

Tennis: Henman set for Olympia doubles

TIM HENMAN, still battling to win a place at the ATP Championship at Hanover later this month, will make a rare appearance in London on 3 December, when he plays in a exhibition doubles match at Olympia. The British No 1 will partner the Iranian Mansour Bahrami against a pair still to be named.

Tennis: Henman ready for Olympia

TIM HENMAN, the British No 1, will make a rare home appearance when he competes in a special doubles event at the Honda Challenge at Olympia, London, from 3 to 6 December.

SPORTING DIGEST: TENNIS

SPORTING DIGEST: TENNIS

Tennis: McEnroe's 'toilet paper' volley at umpire

JOHN MCENROE was in familiar territory yesterday - winning a tournament and then having to defend himself after bursts of offensive behaviour.

Arts: To Shirley, with love

The dresses are gone, the voice is deeper - but the solo David McAlmont is still in search of his feminine side.

Troubled times for the Gazza of the green

Football has long been known for its bad boys. But bowls? Down in Torquay they've never seen anything like Griff Sanders. By Alex Hayes

Pretty little babies

Child stars rarely make it to dignified maturity. Will the latest baby faces fare any better? asks Tobias Jones
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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

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