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Boxing: Vasyl Lomachenko on title course

Vasyl Lomachenko, the Ukrainian featherweight regarded as one of the finest amateur boxers in history, eased to a fourth-round knock-out victory over Mexican Jose Ramirez on his professional debut.

The Week in Radio: Jarvis Cocker's night crossing is the stuff of

I'm not quite sure how I missed Radio 4's Wireless Nights the first time around. This is the late-night, awards-strewn show in which the Pulp frontman-turned-national treasure Jarvis Cocker reveals the peculiar stuff that British people get up to under cover of darkness. (Oh, stop it, not that).

Older and greyer, OJ Simpson is back in court

America’s most famous convict, OJ Simpson, appeared in a Las Vegas courtroom on Monday to plead for a new trial in the 2007 armed robbery case for which he was sentenced to 33 years in prison.

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Jonathan Rendall: Writer on boxing and gambling who lived life close

The theme of Jonathan Rendall's writing life was risk. He came to prominence in the late 1980s as a vital new voice covering that most literary of sports, boxing, and captured in urgent, seductive prose the risk to life and limb that assails a fighter every time he enters the ring. But the risk came closer to home too. Rendall wrote about playing the odds in a book called, ominously, Twelve Grand. The terms of the contract with his publisher were that he would take his advance – the titular £12,000 – and gamble it. It's one measure of how well the gambling paid that later in life he would joke about a sequel called Twelve Quid.

At least 30 Nascar fans hurt in horror crash at Daytona

A horrifying crash on the last lap of a race at Daytona International Speedway injured at least 30 fans yesterday and provided another stark reminder of what can happen when a car going nearly 200 mph is suddenly launched toward the spectator areas.