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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

Basketball: Manchester Giants sign Frankie Edwards

The Budweiser League side Manchester Giants have signed the 6ft 8ins Western Samoan forward Frankie Edwards, who has been released after averaging 16 points in his four games for Birmingham Bullets. The 26-year- old replaces American Kirk Baker in the Giants' squad.

Basketball: Hakeem Olajuwon found to have irregular heartbeat

Hakeem Olajuwon, the Houston Rockets All Star centre, was taken to a hospital with an irregular heartbeat at half-time of the home game against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday. He had complained of "jumpiness in his chest''.

Boxing: HIV positive Morrison makes `no risk' return

Tomorrow's promotion here in Tokyo, headlined by George Foreman's World Boxing Union heavyweight title defence against Crawford Grimsley, becomes a test case for HIV in boxing when the former World Boxing Organisation heavyweight champion Tommy Morrison, diagnosed HIV positive in February this year, makes a comeback bout.

Jordan's Bulls still hold all the aces

Richard Taylor previews the 50th NBA season that tips off today

JUDGEMENTS

Winners and losers of the last seven days

Land of the fee

Ian Whittell examines how the Dream Team will cash in after Atlanta

A tale of two Olympic worlds

KEN JONES

TWA crash adds to the nerves

ATLANTA 96: Despite security fears 'Dream Team' leader shows there is no business like business

'Magic' Johnson retires once more

Earvin "Magic" Johnson, whose comeback in the United States' National Basketball Association with Los Angeles Lakers after a four and a half year absence began in triumph and ended in controversy, yesterday decided to retire again, saying it was time to return to his business interests.

Johnson is banned for three games

Basketball

World record loses its Magic

Basketball

CHICAGO BULLS LOSE WINNING HOME RECORD

Basketball

BASKETBALL: COLIN IRISH TO LEAVE WORTHING

Basketball

Phoenix outshine Bulls

Basketball

Johnson still has the magic touch

Rapture greeted the comeback of one of American basketball's greatest players.
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A new Russian revolution

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Greene prays for chance to rebuild after injury agony

Welsh hurdler was World, European and Commonwealth champion, but then the injuries crept in
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The man who dared to go on holiday

New York's mayor has taken a vacation - in a nation that has still to enforce paid leave, it caused quite a stir, reports Rupert Cornwell
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Best comedians: How the professionals go about their funny business

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The Guest List 2014: Forget the Man Booker longlist, Literary Editor Katy Guest offers her alternative picks

The Guest List 2014

Forget the Man Booker longlist, Literary Editor Katy Guest offers her alternative picks
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Jokes on Hollywood

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