Motoring, My worst car: The devil of an Imp

Ian Darke's hillman imp

Boxing: Hamed homes in on Kelley

Prince Naseem Hamed arrived in New York for his World Boxing Organisation title defence in confident mood last night. As expected Hamed, who meets Kevin Kelley at the mecca of boxing, Madison Square Garden, on 19 December, was dismissive of his opponent.

Tennis: Hingis starts with a win on the court and off it

The end of season finale of the Women's Tennis Association had looked like being no more than a moderate work-out for the world No 1, Martin Hingis. But her first appearance on court held some surprises. Bob Greene reports from New York.

Tennis: Hard graft gives Davenport the edge as erratic form evens out

Now the men have finished their smash 'n' grab raid at the ATP Championships in Hannover, it is the turn of the women to battle it out over their end of season booty. Jane Marlow reports from New York.

Pop: Hard-edged but not precious

Californian babe good looks, a mellifluous voice and a down to earth attitude makes Jewel a rare gem indeed - a pop star with her feet firmly on the ground


"Oh no, not again" might be your response to the news that Elvis is back, in view of the recent Presley overkill to mark the 20th anniversary of his death. Yet today's Elvis is Back! via satellite sale at London's Bonhams offers an alternative to the endless diet of Elvis films and concert footage. Following the success of the satellite link-up between Tokyo and London for their Beatles sale, Bonhams are staging a repeat performance between Knightsbridge and Berlin's Hard Rock Cafe. More than 300 lots are set to go under the hammer in the one of the largest collections of Presley paraphernalia ever assembled, with a total estimated price of pounds 500,000. The sale, with prices ranging from pounds 120 to pounds 120,000, reflects every aspect of the King's life, as a child, musician, army conscript and glutton. An autographed photo of Elvis as a bouncing baby is estimated at pounds 4,000, while an ashtray from the Graceland homestead is a snip at just pounds 120. At the more costly end of the market are Elvis's coveted stage suits. His trademark Peacock Suit, handstitched with gold thread and blue rhinestones, is expected to fetch up to pounds 120,000, while his "I Can Dream" suit is set to make a cool pounds 90,000.

Collins faces a burning ambition

Steve Collins faces a hitherto unknown challenger for his World Boxing Organisation super-middleweight title in Glasgow on Saturday. That does not mean Craig Cummings, a late replacement for Collins' original opponent, Anwar Oshana, will lack fire in his belly.

News Corp's sports channels to cover US

News Corporation, run by Rupert Murdoch, and TeleCommunications of the US are to pay $850m (pounds 510m) for a 40 per cent stake in Cablevision Corp's sports TV business to create a national US chain of cable-television sports channels.

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The Garden of Mammon

At the heart of Frankfurt's Commerzbank, the tallest building in Europe, is a series of 'sky gardens' planted with olive trees and acacias, enabling German bankers to commune with Nature while making their piles of money grow. By Jonathan Glancey

Obituary: Jack Kent Cooke

In a place of politicians, lawyers and bureaucrats mostly painted varying shades of grey, Jack Kent Cooke stood out like the Washington monument in a dime store. One reason was his ownership of the Washington Redskins football team, the one successful and universally loved institution in a city riven by failure and racial segregation. More important, though, he brought unpredictability, flamboyance and excitement wherever he went.

Obituary: Tony Zale

Tony Zale grew up in the searing, stinking heat of the steel town of Gary, Indiana, and fought his way out to become one of the greatest middleweight boxing champions of all time.

ITT sells sports teams to fend off Hilton bid

ITT has agreed to sell the New York Knicks basketball team, the New York Rangers hockey team, the MSG Cablevision network, and half of Madison Square Garden in New York, in an attempt to fend off a hostile bid from Hilton Hotels Corporation.


It's been two weeks since Mark Radcliffe and his sidekick Lard took over Radio 1's breakfast show. Ben Thompson asks them how it feels to be the new Gingers; overleaf, Cole Moreton meets John Peel, back on familiar ground as Radcliffe's replacement in the late-night slot

Boxing: Arrogance may yet rob Prince of his kingdom

Unbeaten, dual champion, big hitter, admiring public, darling of the tabloids, the prince of his shrewd promoter's boxing kingdom: what can prevent Naseem Hamed from achieving international stardom in the ring?
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Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves

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Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves, reports Rupert Cornwell
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Public relations as 'art'? Surely not

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