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It’s showtime again in LA as the world’s highest-priced sports team are closing in on their first appearance in the World Series for 25 years

Yankees 'best-paid team in sport'

Survey shows baseball team lead Real Madrid in international pay league

Basketball: Bryant fires as Lakers pip Kings in nail-biter

Bryant pours in 38 points to help Lakers over the line in double-overtime thriller

Twitter names top topics for 2009

Iran's fraught election, the demise of Michael Jackson and Google Wave were the dominant topics on microblogging service Twitter this year.

Fate offers final word to 'The Translator'

Mourinho relishes chance to knock out his old club and defending champions Barça

Basketball: NBA great diagnosed with leukaemia

Basketball great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is being treated for a rare form of leukaemia, and he said his prognosis is encouraging.

Basketball takes a shot across the pond

NBA boss Adam Silver tells Mark Leftly how he wants one of America's favourite games to rival soccer – and make a fortune – with a European league of its own

Andy Warhol art worth millions stolen in LA

A collection of Andy Warhol paintings valued in the millions of dollars has been stolen from the home of a Los Angeles businessman, police said yesterday.

Mystery grows around Michael Jackson's death

One day after Michael Jackson's sudden death, speculation was already turning today to what killed the 50-year-old "King of Pop" just weeks before his long-awaited series of comeback concerts.

Basketball: America entranced by the life of Bryant

Grumpy Lakers superstar thrills the celebrities as their team closes in on first NBA title since 2002. Guy Adams joins the stars courtside

Headphones: The head boys of hip hop

Two of rap’s biggest stars are branching out into high-end headphones – the better to enjoy those monster beats. Paul McKenzie plugs in

The Ten Best NBA Playoffs

On Wednesday night the marathon 2008-2009 NBA regular season came to a close.

A sponsored walk round the big top

Wily marketers have found that the tent now known as The O2 is providing the perfect schmoozing environment. Ian Burrell reports

'Real' basketball fans hit out at David Beckham

A backlash is brewing against David Beckham and his fellow band of famous Lakers fans, whose prime seats cost up to $20,000 each
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Our leaders lack courage in this refugee crisis. We are shamed by our European neighbours

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Britain's 24-hour culture

With the 'leisured society' a distant dream we're working longer and less regular hours than ever
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The addictive nature of Diplomacy

Bullying, betrayal, aggression – it may be just a board game, but the family that plays Diplomacy may never look at each other in the same way again
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Charlie Austin: Queens Park Rangers striker says ‘If the move is not right, I’m not going’

Charlie Austin: ‘If the move is not right, I’m not going’

After hitting 18 goals in the Premier League last season, the QPR striker was the great non-deal of transfer deadline day. But he says he'd preferred another shot at promotion
Isis profits from destruction of antiquities by selling relics to dealers - and then blowing up the buildings they come from to conceal the evidence of looting

How Isis profits from destruction of antiquities

Robert Fisk on the terrorist group's manipulation of the market to increase the price of artefacts
Labour leadership: Andy Burnham urges Jeremy Corbyn voters to think again in last-minute plea

'If we lose touch we’ll end up with two decades of the Tories'

In an exclusive interview, Andy Burnham urges Jeremy Corbyn voters to think again in last-minute plea
Tunisia fears its Arab Spring could be reversed as the new regime becomes as intolerant of dissent as its predecessor

The Arab Spring reversed

Tunisian protesters fear that a new law will whitewash corrupt businessmen and officials, but they are finding that the new regime is becoming as intolerant of dissent as its predecessor
King Arthur: Legendary figure was real and lived most of his life in Strathclyde, academic claims

Academic claims King Arthur was real - and reveals where he lived

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Axe-wielding Man fells half the world’s trees – leaving us just 422 each

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60 years of Scalextric: Model cars are now stuffed with as much tech as real ones

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