Carl Froch is now a British ringmaster enjoying the very best of the spoils available to a world champion with little to prove but an awful lot to defend.
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Sunday 01 November 2009
The biggest musical event this week isn't a concert at all, but it's coming to a popcorn pit near you. By the time I'm writing this and you're reading it, Michael Jackson was meant to have performed 27 dates of his This Is It farewell show at the O2 in London, with a further 23 to follow in the spring.
Thursday 09 April 2009
Amir Khan will fight for a proper world title just months after it looked like his journey from idol to contender to obscurity was over.
Friday 07 December 2007
When a band gets back together after a lengthy hiatus, it's easy to assume that its members have run out of options or ideas and are just trying to recapture past glories. Not so Crowded House. Once the leader Neil Finn asked the bass player Nick Seymour to contribute to what was intended to be another solo album, this most organic of reformations became inevitable.
Michael Harrison's Outlook: As John and Jean decide to get hitched, what's a gal like Clara supposed to do?
Saturday 03 June 2006
Friday 28 January 2005
Sunday 03 October 2004
Sunday 15 August 2004
Sunday 13 June 2004
Ricky Hatton again brought his brand of phone-box warfare to the MEN Arena in Manchester and for the 36th time in his professional career it proved far too much for his opponent to handle. Last night it was the turn of the Argentinian Carlos Vilches to suffer the same fate as every other fighter who has faced Hatton as the British light-welterweight defended his WBU title by winning every one of the 12 rounds.
Sunday 11 April 2004
Tuesday 06 April 2004
Friday 02 April 2004
Thursday 01 April 2004
Sunday 28 March 2004
You don't have to be an expert judge of fighting flesh to appreciate that Ricky Hatton is on the brink of superstardom. No boxer in Britain generates more raw excitement or raucous support when the bell sounds.
Saturday 13 December 2003
Monday 20 October 2003
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Crisis? What crisis? A visiting US doctor gives the NHS a rave review
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again. It would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish Independence Referendum: Salmond described as 'arrogant, ambitious and dishonest' by Scottish women
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