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Miami Heat recovered from their Game Two meltdown in the NBA Finals to beat Dallas 88-86 on Sunday and take a 2-1 lead over the Mavericks in the best-of-seven series.

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Stan Kroenke share offer remains open

Stan Kroenke's unconditional offer to Arsenal shareholders will remain open despite the American tycoon not completing a full takeover of the Barclays Premier League club.

Basketball: Jackson, NBA legend, Zen Master and acid dropper, bows out

The most successful coach in American major league sport has just retired. Rupert Cornwell reflects on an amazingly colourful career

Time is short in the last Nazi hunter's quest for justice

With the two most-wanted Nazi war crimes suspects finally in court, Efraim Zuroff tells Tony Paterson why his search for the culprits of the Holocaust will continue until the last one is dead

Arsenal board give backing to Stan Kroenke

Arsenal's board are confident Stan Kroenke will be a "safe custodian" of the club's future.

Rupert Cornwell: If a dispute is not settled, entire seasons can be lost

Major League Baseball's takeover of the Los Angeles Dodgers is but further proof of the tight, centralised control exerted by the American sports leagues – operating, in some respects almost literally, as laws unto themselves.

Barcelona overtake New York Yankees as best paid sports team

Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid have overtaken baseball team New York Yankees as the best paid team in sport.

What does the Kroenke deal mean for Arsenal?

Will the club be debt-laden, will Wenger stay, will there be cash to spend and will Dein return? Mark Fleming answers the questions

Stan Kroenke takes controlling stake in 'special' Arsenal

American businessman Stan Kroenke has vowed to bring silverware back to Arsenal's dusty trophy cabinet after taking a controlling stake in the club.

Silent Stan: sports nut with a record of success

American Stan Kroenke, the new Arsenal owner, has seen instant results at all his other clubs

A whole new ball game: NBA star buys himself a stake in Liverpool

One of the largest and most controversial stars in American sport is coming to Anfield – and it's bad news for whoever is sitting behind him.

Rupert Cornwell: Unlike our boat race, US college sport is big business

Out of America: University games are meant to be strictly amateur – but there are millions of dollars at stake

Basketball: Britain to play US in 2012 warm-ups

The US men's and women's basketball teams will prepare for their Olympic title defences with warm-up games against Britain next year in Manchester.

Perform plans public listing in London

Perform Group, a UK digital sports media group backed by the Russian billionaire Len Blavatnik, is set to float in London at a valuation upwards of £500m.

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