Arts and Entertainment Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone attend the 'Grudge Match' Rome Premiere

The screenplay is as sclerotic and slow moving as its two punch drunk leads

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown: Spare me from Whitehall's well-being committee

The pursuit of happiness is itself an invitation to perpetual unhappiness

Palestinian premier promises to pay wages after protests by security forces

Ismail Haniyeh, Prime Minister of the Hamas-led Palestinian Authority, promised yesterday to start paying salaries to government employees in the aftermath of angry demonstrations by security officers over the non-payment of their wages.

Boxing: Klitschko can prove true king of clout

Ukrainian giant of the heavyweights risks it all against dangerous but erratic American challenger

Eastman left clutching at straws by Hopkins' masterclass

Howard Eastman complained bitterly and demanded a re-match after his points defeat to Bernard Hopkins for the unified middleweight world title at the Staples Center, Los Angeles, on Saturday night.

Sail of the century

While the crowds cheered Britain's record-breaking sailor in Falmouth yesterday, her sponsors were indulging in a quiet moment of celebration. Cahal Milmo reports on a very substantial DIY deal

Boxing: Williams strips away false images in search of champion or coward within

Danny Williams, in this low-rent district where the inhabitants might be a thousand miles from the glitter and the big, easy money of Las Vegas Boulevard

James Lawton: In mourning for big fights of Las Vegas

En route to Las Vegas for the world heavyweight title fight between Vitali Klitschko and Britain's Danny Williams, there is, inevitably, an old stirring of that anticipation which is familiar to almost anyone who has attended a big fight. But there is an ache too.

Boxing: Danny goes for broke in chasing the big one

Klitschko stands between Williams and lifelong goal

Gunners reduced to the ranks

There is no aura quite like the one of invincibility. It wrapped Mike Tyson in a fearsome cloak. In the shape of Don Bradman it cosseted Australia through a vicious depression and it can lead to statements that in retrospect appear quite astonishing.

The familiar nightmare had once again come to the darling of British athletics

Paula Radcliffe stopped and then started again but you could see she was consumed by a terrible truth. Her Olympic marathon was over, at 36 kilometres. The Panathinaiko stadium was no more than six kilometres away, but it might have been a thousand miles.

Boxing: Maskaev fight lined up for Williams after Tyson win

Danny Williams will fight Oleg Maskaev on 9 October at the ExCeL Centre in London's Docklands in his first bout back since beating Mike Tyson in Louisville 10 days ago.

Boxing: Williams aims for title shot at 'pushover' Klitschko

Danny Williams arrived back in Britain yesterday insisting he had won over America by proving his fighting heart.

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