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Album: Big Talk, Big Talk (Epitaph)

Big Talk is the side project of Ronnie Vannucci, eccentric drummer with, and everyone's favourite member of, The Killers.

Letter from the editor: Gambling - It’s a mug’s game

It’s difficult to look at the page 2 graphic without thinking “why them?”. Yes, we should all be generous regarding the good fortune of others, but a more honest human reaction is summed up by Gore Vidal, whom I may have quoted before: “Every time a friend succeeds, I die a little inside”.

The Killers, Scala, London

It's a treat to see a multi platinum-selling band in such a small venue. Tonight, the intimacy of the Scala's modest space is magnified by the presence of the world-famous musicians who take to the stage with a smile.

Boxing: Froch keeps it real on the road to Las Vegas

In 2008, when Carl Froch talked about winning a real world title and making genuine defences against proper fighters, nobody believed him. Now, five fights and three years later, nobody doubts him.

Boxing: Pacquiao retains crown in face of Mosley's effort to cramp his style

Manny Pacquiao retained his WBO welterweight title with a unanimous points victory over a lacklustre Shane Mosley at the MGM Garden Arena in Las Vegas late on Saturday night.

Las Vegas tycoon hits an ever bigger jackpot in Macau casino boom

Lady Luck has always had a soft spot for Macau. The former Portuguese colony is the only place on Chinese soil where gambling is legal, and the industry's leading lights in the once-sleepy enclave are making even more money than they do in Las Vegas.

Boxing: McCloskey suffers cruellest cut as doctor and referee get it wrong

A week that started in confusion ended in farce on Saturday night when a tiny cut put an end to the Amir Khan and Paul McCloskey world title fight in front of more than 17,000 stunned fans at the MEN Arena, Manchester.

Senator fights to switch off bright lights of Vegas sex trade

What happens in Vegas... could be about to get a tiny bit more respectable. Heated debate has broken out among the good citizens of Nevada after their best-known lawmaker, Senator Harry Reid, called for an end to the free-wheeling libertarianism that has made it the only place in America where prostitution is legal.

Two held over Vegas $33,000 poker heist

Police in Las Vegas have made two arrests after an armed robber grabbed poker chips worth $33,000 (£21,000) from one of the city's casinos.

Arsenal were complacent and we out-thought them, claims Hearn

The Leyton Orient chairman Barry Hearn joked yesterday that the revenue from his side's lucrative FA Cup replay with Arsenal next week would "cover the legal expenses" of challenging West Ham's move to the nearby Olympic Stadium.

Dollar Dominatrix who saw the credit crunch coming

You have to believe Meredith Whitney when she says scheduling conflicts have kept her from agreeing to appear at today's House of Representatives hearing into state and local government finances. The woman they call the Dollar Dominatrix does not normally turn down an opportunity to espouse her apocalyptic views.

Chips are down for casino arrest man

A man has been arrested after a robber brazenly seized $1.5m (£930,000) in high-value casino chips from the upmarket Bellagio resort on the Las Vegas Strip. Anthony M Carleo, 29, a bankrupt real estate broker, is being held on charges of armed robbery and burglary.

Charlie Sheen trying to reconcile with Brooke?

Charlie Sheen and estranged wife Brooke Mueller are considering a reconciliation.

Vegas casino calls on thief to cash in chips

Las Vegas casino bosses are serving notice to the bandit who stole $1.5m (£972,000) in chips from the Bellagio: try to redeem the chips worth $25,000 soon or they will be worthless.

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